Saturday, April 21, 2007

For Baby Smith

This sweet little dress was given to Amanda (one of our contributors) last night at the couple's baby shower my hubby and I threw for her and her husband. We had a riot. I haven't laughed that hard in a while. The guys playing the clothesline game was a hoot! They had to see how many baby clothes they could hang on a clothesline in 30 seconds, while talking on a cordless phone and holding a baby doll. So funny.

This dress was made with Fourth of July and the pattern is from Natural Knits for Babies and Moms by Louisa Harding. I love the way it knitted up and it is so soft. The little flowers were fun and easy to do too!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

morning glory wrap

morning glory wrap, a design for briar rose wistful, a luxurious blend of merino/alpaca/silk in a DK weight yarn. pattern from knitspot.


Sunday, April 15, 2007

The Fiber Event - Greencastle, IN

I wanted to share my haul from The Fiber Event in Greencastle, IN...
Clockwise from top - Fourth of July, Grace, Sea Pearl, (dead center) Sonoma, Wistful, more Wistful, more Fourth of July. I need to knit all of this up because Chris will be in Ann Arbor, MI in a few weeks and I will need more fiber!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Chocolate Covered Cherries!

Rosebud vest, modified to knit at a gauge of 4 sts/inch, on size 8 needle
Yarn: Abundance, approximately 700 yards used.
Color: Gorgeous.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Summer's on its Way

There's snow covering my daffodils, and Summer seems far off, but here's something I'm looking forward to:

The Great Lakes Fiber Show is held in a small, friendly town in Ohio. There are sheep and alpaca, fried sweets and cold lemonade, and all manner of woolly confections. Best reason to go: to see and touch Briar Rose yarns and to chat with Chris and her family.

Lucky for me, this show is only an hour away from my house! What festivals will You be attending?

Monday, April 02, 2007

That's What I'm Talking About

This is the red combination I had been dreaming about. Cherries. Chocolate Covered Cherries. I bought this Abundance from the web site. Not being sure about monitor accuracy, the color received is sometimes a surprise, but never a disappointment. What impressed me about the Abundance, besides the luscious smell of all Briar Rose Fibers, was that it had 850 continuous yards of lovely wool, without a knot to be found. My ball winder and swift had a workout. I had never knit with Corriedale before. I found it to be rather sticky, and had to pull it apart from itself during the knitting and winding. I think the stickiness (think velcro) would be an advantage if you're knitting with it double stranded. For this vest, shown in its unfinished state, I wasn't sure I could knit the largest size, lengthened with 850 yards, so I tweaked the numbers a bit and knit a single strand with a size 8 needle. I'll post my finished lightweight Rosebud in a few days. I have a fair amount of yarn left over. If you've ever stopped by my blog, perhaps you can figure out what I'll do with the left overs, and who the intended recipient will be.