Friday, December 3, 2010

In With the New

So I've finished up a couple of large projects ... what's a girl to do? Start new ones!!!

Here are pics of the mittens that I knit for Amanda -
the blue is Classic Wool & the green is my KoolAid dyed Philosophers Wool. I know, but Amanda loved the lime green so much (me too!!!) & she swears that it's not itchy. "You just think that it's itchy because you're used to working with alpaca and stuff." Okay, I admit that I've been spoiled but seriously - even compared to the CW it's picky. But I give the people what they want!!

After knitting scarves for some of the deserving people in my life I got a bit selfish and knit a cowl from a Trendsetter scarf skein (Thanks Michelle!!!). I added in some Hanah Silk that Amanda had bought for me at Julie's tent sale & some Malabrigo Silky Merino - they worked in perfectly and made for a generous cowl; I was obviously in some sort of blue mood today. Ignore the lack of makeup - it was an at home day & I have an eye infection and I'm afraid that make up will only make it worse. I'm just glad that I have antibiotic drops and that blinking no longer gives me a headache.

I'm on the 2nd sock for Elise ... Top Secret.

The swatches are for a design modification that I'm working on for Windy Valley Muskox.
The yarn is their Majestic Blend and let me tell you - it's totally majestic - I'd swear that there is more qiviut in it than there is!! I did three swatches to make sure which gauge I loved the most and I'm going with the largest one - it's airy without making the fabric lacy. (The green is a light sage in RL)

Thank you all for your support and encouragement through my cancer treatments - it really does make a difference, more than you know. I didn't know nearly as much as I know now about breast cancer, chemo therapy and the side effects and I do hope that even if you never have to draw on the knowledge that it helps someone if they need it.


  1. You get to play with qiviut? Wow.

  2. I know!! No wonder Philospher's Wool feels picky! LOL ;-)

  3. That's exactly what I was thinking - qiviut to Philosopher's wool... how's a girl supposed to react?

  4. I love the idea of complementary mittens - What fun! She's a stylin' lady!

    I am so grateful to you for sharing your trip through chemo and recovery. Your honesty and openheartedness are courageous and inspiring. Oh foo! Words don't do it. You are quiviut and silk and angora in the stash of my friends.

  5. Amanda is showing off her style - good for her.

    If she likes PW, well, be glad......don't let her touch the qiviut LOL!!!

  6. Yeah, keep Amanda away from the qiviut! You should make a qiviut cap for yourself -- or someone should send you a skein or two in the color you want!

  7. I love the cowl. Did you just make it up as you went?

  8. Yup - 250 sts in a garter stitch Moebius and added in a few of my own yarns as I thought they'd fit in.