Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Showed off the yarn more?
and then I'll try it in the shades of blue loveliness!
It feels wonderful to have those needles in hand once more!
And the wool socks feel nice as well. And the fire.
What can I say? I do love cozy.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Since their dolls all "needed" babies in backpacks, and I thought it might be a bit too challenging for their skill level,
I promised to make some babies and mail them over the summer.
Well, September isn't really summer, but
into the mail they have gone.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
But a friend recently mentioned that perhaps we Americans are
a bit afraid of orange.
There's nothing like that sort of comment to make me start seeing orange everywhere!
Plus it is that time of year.
I do remember well the first piece of new clothing which I chose as a child...
it was a jumpsuit in a very bright green with very bright orange polka-dots.
I wore it until it was a rag.
When a friend asked if I would custom dye 12 yards of silk for curtains,
in a nice golden yellow, I said yes.
But really it needed to be orange. Yikes!
I experimented with color from my natural dyes,
but got either yellows or pinks and the two would not
meet in the middle!
(though I was just told that onion skins plus a handful of rusty nails will do the trick.
I can't wait to try!)
But for this time, I resorted to Country Classics dye
and loved the ease plus the even coverage.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
and follow it up with a visit to MacNab's Tea Room,
where the hand-knit tea cozy is chosen to match the flavor of your tea.
and the other Smokey Russian Caravan.
Of course, scones and lemon curd with the tea.
And since my last visit there, they have stocked one room with Rowan yarn, as these women are huge fans of Kaffe Fassett, as anyone in her right mind would be!
I wish I could show you a picture, but maybe you should go and see for yourself!