Friday, April 08, 2005

Red stained hands and a birthday present!

Isn't it funny how you can think of a million things to say, but when you finally sit down at the computer your mind just draws a blank? All week long I've been thinking, "Oh, I need to put that on my blog." Now I can't remember half of it! LOL

So, does anyone else have problems completing projects? I've started yet another project, but haven't managed to complete any since starting this blog. :sheepish grin: I've started Knitty's Variation on a Frill. (Side note...I'm THRILLED that the new Knitty is up! Here's my progress:

I'm using Sugar n' Cream in strawberry and size 7 needles. I've got 3 more repeats to go and then I can drop the stitches! I can't wait!

I've also been very busy on our KAL. I went to the Salvation Army and Goodwill stores on Tuesday and got a couple of things. Two sweaters didn't really work out. One was 100% cotton, but had pilled enough that the stitches were hard to frog. Another was a 100% wool sweater that I was hoping to practice some felting but the stitches were so tight that I ended up cutting the yarn more than the stitching. However, I did have two items that were a success! The first is this top:

Out of it I was able to salvage this!

I paid $5.99 for this top. I haven't measured the yardage yet. It's an acrylic gauze/ribbon.

Then, I also bought this for $2.99:

It is a ramie/cotton blend so it frogged very easily. I then dyed it with food coloring. I started with Kool-Aid but hated the sickeningly sweet smell and I didn't have enough concentration of color for the amount of yarn the sweater yielded. I'm quite pleased with the results. Here is one of the skeins:

It produced a neat varigated pink yarn. Plus, the dying was as much fun as the knitting will be! Two days later and my hands are still red/pink in some spots. I'll have to wear gloves next time. LOL

On a side note, I've ordered some wool from the coop and a tote bag from knitnana. I'm anxiously awaiting both arrivals.

My birthday is this week and my parents gave me a nice gift certificate to Elann. I've played on the site but haven't decided what to order.

On a personal level, I should be doing laundry and packing right now. My 3 year old is going to Florida with my parents for a week. I can't wait! I'll miss her terribly, but it will be a vacation for me as well. So, I'm off. Thanks for reading!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my god! It´s like dejá vu!!! I´ve done the variation on a frill in the exact same colorway... Wanna see?
I hope yours turns out beautiful too!

Thursday, April 28, 2005 9:23:00 AM  

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