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19.6.13

Veil Nebula

I completed one WIP this week.  My go-to projects seem to be scarves.  The yarn for Veil Nebula (Kwoosh) was too difficult to resist.  Adding the crocheted edging was a nice touch.  I like the olive drab green with the Post Apocalypse colorway.  The green matches, although in the photos it does not appear to match.



12.6.13

UFO no more

I finally finished the Hitchhiker.  It turned out really nicely.  Unfortunately it has been so dark and dreary I cannot seem to turn out a good photo of it in natural light.  It is raining right now so the outdoor photo session will have to wait.

I found this gem at a local thrift shop.  When I was a little girl we had this tray at home.  I looked for it when we cleaned out the house, but never found it, so this was quite a find.  I would fill my favorite mug with milk grab a wax-paper wrapped package of graham crackers, put them on the tray and take them into the living room so I could sit on the floor and watch Captain Kangaroo in the morning.  I still love clothes with pockets, overalls, oatmeal boxes (the Captain could make lots of great things with oatmeal and shoe boxes), and graham crackers and milk.

This cheery face always made me smile!


Dancing Bear, Bunny Rabbit, Captain Kangaroo, Grandfather Clock,
Mister Moose, and Mister Green Jeans.  (photo

Looking at the photo makes me want some graham crackers and milk, and craft something out of construction paper and an oatmeal box...

5.6.13

WIPs

Works in progress (WIPs)--a constant for me!  I am currently working on shop samples.  After a couple of hiccups with Jane's Tunic, I am almost finished with one side.  There is a concern about the amount of yarn (5 hanks) being enough to finish, but I will soldier on and maybe hold a hank back just in case.  I love knitting with the linen.  The drape is lovely.  Next is the Pine Bough Cowl.  HiKoo Kenzie (merino/nylon/angora/alpaca/silk noils) makes knitting a breeze--plus knitting in the round traps the long floats on the wrong side of the fabric.  The yarn is soft and the colors beautiful.  The yarn rep was at the shop recently and had a washed and blocked swatch--oh my goodness, it was so soft!  There is not a large range of colors, but the colors available are wonderful.

As for the other WIPs and UFOs, they are anxiously waiting in their bags!