Wednesday, May 24, 2006

When You're Up, You're Up and When You're Down, You're Down, and When You're Only Half Way Up, You're Neither Up Nor Down

Since Bridget is my patron Goddess; I wanted to make Her a healing mantle. I had this idea in my head about how it should look and I searched high and low for the right color but nothing was quite right. Then I remembered one of the bloggers I follow, dyes her own merino and I asked her to custom design me some "hues of winter yarn."

Isn't it beautiful? She did such an amazing job! It is exactly what I wanted! Thank you Heather; a thousand times thank you! I've added her Etsy shop to the side bar of Yarn Stores I Love to Frequent.

This is my "Happy Sweater." I am in love with the simplicity of the top-down way of knitting. There are no seams and I can try it on as I go. This is that lovely October hand-dyed merino I bought at the super-bowl sale. I am in love with it! I can't wait till Fall to wear it.

I've decided I want this sweater to cover half of my butt, so I have a little farther to go...but I'm at my waist now. I swear this sweater seems to knit Mrs. Weasley's sweaters... :)

Finally this is the dreaded stake marking where the fence will go in our yard. There has been good and bad this week and I'm going to focus on the good. I've got a mantle to make and new yarn to fondle... )

And....the Laurene Lace Shawl is on the needles and since it is itsy bitsy there isn't enough to show yet. But it is shaping up like my design; and that makes me happy!

Happy crafting,


1 comment:

rueyeet said...

Okay, more or less in order--

Bridget's yarn is perfect. The color of a winter's day when you don't know what the weather wants to do, and it's ominously cloudy one second and blue-skied the next. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

The sweater is really looking fabulous. I'm glad that the top-down knitting isn't turning out to be as difficult as it looked at first in the book.

And WOW that stake is WAY down the hill! We're going to lose the crocuses and daffodils we planted up on the hill, too. I guess we'll have to look at it as an opportunity to plant MORE stuff, to hide their fence. But HMPH.

I know this is getting long but--I almost have A HAT! WHOO! I'm altering the one pattern as I go, the one with the earflaps, and it's actually working! *bounces*

OK, I shut up now. LOVE!