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22.1.12

The sweet smell of success!

This week I received a giveaway from Fleur.  Two lovely little hand knitted bags filled with lavender.  The smell is heavenly!  Thank you, Fleur (Fleurtje-Eliza on Ravelry).  I was feeling a bit low the day they arrived and it was a wonderful surprise to see the package from you.
Heaven scent!
I finished the SWAK & Hugs vest.  I love it.  It blocked beautifully and the Naturally Tussock is wonderful yarn--a perfect choice for the project.  The buttons are absolutely perfect--success!
Blocking the vest.
Now on to finishing the Kasuri Chanchanko (or as I dubbed it, Tangled). That has more to do with the yarn than the project.  The first skein I wound into a ball turned into yarn barf and I had a heck of a time untangling as I wound.  Knitted up, the yarn creates beautiful fabric with a lovely hand and drape.
Eeek, steeks! They have been cut
and it was relatively painless (to me).
Kathryn plied her singles together and has hanks of her first hand spun yarn.  Well done, Kathryn!  We have our last session this week, so it is time to get out the calendar and get more classes on the schedule.  Upcoming one-session classes:  Thursday, February 9, 6 pm to 8 pm, Drop Spindle and Thursday, February 23, 6 pm to 8 pm, Finishing Touches.  The next Spin-In is on Saturday, February 11, from 10 am to 12 pm!  Exploring Color and Texture begins on Tuesday, February 7, and continues the 14th, 21st, and 28th.  I have two more evening sessions of It's Your Choice on Wednesday, February 1st and 22nd.  Look for another evening and a daytime class on the schedule!
Happy knitting and spinning!
From bottom to top (Blue-Faced Leicester):  2-ply hank,
bobbin 1--good, bobbin 2--better, bobbin 3, best.

4 comments:

Mary said...

Congratulations! You are an inspiration. To me, steeks are just mythical creatures. Someday, though. Someday!

Fleur said...

Thanks for mentioning the lavender bags here in your blog. I am so happy that you like them!

It was a pleasure having a tiny giveaway on my own blog at the world wide online art project www.BlueMarkForME.com

I had to laugh about your 'heaven scent', I love little word plays (is that the correct expression?) like that!

Have a nice day, everyone! Ciao, Fleur (Fleurtje-Eliza on Ravelry)

Kathy said...

Great job on the vest! You can wear it when your honey takes you out on Valentine's Day.

Thanks again for my bag of goodies the other day. So glad we had a chance to get together.

P.S. Can you send me the link for the knitted crown? I might have a princess who would like one.

Joanne said...

What wonderful sachets! Such a great idea. Your SWAK vest is wonderful, I love that pattern. I am always amazed at your fairisle projects, just gorgeous. AND love the yarn, great job, Kathryn!!