Spending the Afternoon with Old Friends
Let's peruse some highlights, shall we?
Ok, though lovely, it's not the most exciting yarn to look at. Peace Fleece Hemlock. It was going to be an Everyday Cardigan from the Peace Fleece pattern line. But then I remembered this blog post about the most beautiful bog jacket i've ever seen, and I decided to abandon the Everyday Cardigan for now and make the bog jacket from this yarn. So the photo is nothing to speak of, but the thought of making myself a beautiful tweedy green bpg jacket is exciting. And I've remembered how much I adore Peace Fleece and how I want to knit about a thousand things from Peace Fleece.
I also found this tweed - from my former LYS near my apartment in Milan. Yum. Merino with a touch of Rayon. Soft, fluffy, and tweedy good. I know exactly what I want to knit with this yarn, but it's not nursing friendly so I think it'll wait one more year.
Blackberry Ridge Grapes on the Vine. Delicious felted merino. Stretchy, soft, barely pills. Ever. I have 4 skeins of this. I think it should be a long cardi for the Squid. Or maybe a dress.
Last but not least, this Rowan Wool Cotton. I have fifteen skeins of this, in the most extraordinary color. I need to make myself something stunning out of this yarn. Not sure what.
I also found my stash of Blue Sky Alpacas organic cotton. Slated for a Top Secret Project. And a couple of other handpainted merinos that have no project in their future. I'm enjoying photographing and cataloging all of my yarns. Since I've got little time for knitting with it, dreaming about it is keeping me pretty happy right about now.
Speaking of knitting, blue chenille bunny is nearly complete. I ordered some plastic eyes and even a plastic bunny nose to see if it makes the toy seem less offensively hand-made to the Squid. We shall see.