Sunday, February 25, 2007

Sock yarn scarf: Koigu

Another sock yarn scarf knit on the diagonal, about 6 feet long, 5 or 6 inches wide. What a great raspberry color, with subtle variations; the yarn is hand dyed (and on the expensive side). Finished it yesterday, wore it already today. Koigu yarn, 100% wool.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

New materials

My mom had to go to Germany for some family things, and brought me back this wonderful yarn in great colors as a present. Not sure what it's destiny is yet, maybe a sweater, maybe a hat... Wolle Roedel, superwash merino, 100% wool.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Cactus #2 and #3

Two more cactuses are blooming! Only one is holding out. Maybe next year...

Saturday, February 10, 2007

BOT - The Orchid Thief

By Susan Orlean, read by Jennifer Myers. Lots of fascinating history of England and Florida, with insight into the world of passionate orchid collectors, past and present.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Stripezag sweater

Combined some stripes, zig zags, and colors I liked into this sweater. I made it a little oversized already, and when I washed it, it really stretched out. So, I felted it slightly, and I think it will work out okay. Haven't tried it on yet, as it's still drying. Felting a sweater by hand is hard work - but very fun too. Yarn: Cascade 220, 100% wool.