Sunday, November 16, 2008

I don't know how or why

I am truly at a loss to explain how this big dog could possibly be comfortable sleeping like this, but since he does this all the time, I guess I am going to have to admit he must be comfortable.

I just don't see how!!!!

I have actually been doing some knitting. The "snake scarf"- a freebie online-see it here-,guid,08a5d2d5-438b-6079-92d7-0007e96ddfa0.aspx-is a project that I have had bookmarked forever. I liked the way it was wavy, and well, kind of sexy. Annie has two teachers this year, and one of them is going to get this scarf. I made it in Noro Silk Garden (LOVE that stuff!) in a bright blue/green mix (it was a a leftover from an entrelac jacket I made for a friend). All I have left to do is the blocking.

Annie's other teacher apparently likes oranges and browns. So- I have the pattern booklet from Berroco for this-

It is a Berroco booklet- Norah Gaughan 3- and the booklet is packed with really nice patterns. This scarf is actually paired with a sweater- it has a bodice-with a straight seam sort of above bust, and then a very gentle A-line shape, with the design detail from the scarf (the leaves) down one side. Very smart. I think I have some chocolate brown or maybe even some mid brown tweed to do it in. Yeah, the tweed might be smarter. It seems tweed is very "in" these days.

I think I am going to have to get my black armband out again-yeah, the snow thing, but EVEN WORSE-Needful Yarns has gone bankrupt, and Filatura di Crosa is also in financial trouble. I swear I am doing my very best to keep these companies going, but c'mon! I can't do it all by myself! One of my most favourite yarns is by Fil di C-it is called 127 print. It has this long run of solid, luscious colour, interrupted by a tweedy/stripey/mixed up colour band. It is a self-striping yarn, but not like Noro, which has lots of stripes. It just is a very sophisticated version of self- striping yarns. In sweater quantities, I have it in red (now a sweater- my so called "boyfriend sweater"), and in black (still undetermined), have ordered it in dark brown, and I have a half dozen balls or so in the lilac. Go find yourself some- it is a dreamy treat. AND, I just recently bought some Needful Yarns London Tweed--a big sweater/coat is going to come my way in the teal, and I have sweater amounts in black tweed. The stuff is like butta.

Go get yourself some, before it is gone. Forever.

Added later: I was asked how many balls of Silk Garden for the scarf- I used 2 balls, with a 4.5 mm needle.


Carol said...

I hate hearing that good companies are going down. It is so sad.

Bea said...

Too distracted today to read the whole thing, but man is Bear cute! He's probably practicing to hang out with Abby in small spaces while she heels.

Anonymous said...

Can I ask how many balls of silk garden were used and what size needles for the snake scarf?


DianeS said...

Gypsy here...Bear you looks comfy to me. I likes to be tummy up, feets every which way & hang my head over the edge...almost to floor. I try your comfy and you can try mine.