Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A little Bit of Eye Candy

I know, I know, I'm terribly unreliable at posting. I'll try to get better. Thank you for your responses to my dilemma with my handspun in the last post. That project is on the back burner at the moment, I'm letting the ideas percolate. I had one vote for a vest, one for the Emerald Cardigan , and also another suggestion for a pattern, the "Jawbreaker Cardigan" from a back issue of Interweave Knits. I like them all, so I'm just letting it sit for the moment.

In the meantime, I have not been idle. I had a gift certificate to my LYS and I picked up this scrumptious yarn with it....

Jo Sharp Alpaca Silk Georgette, a fingering/4 ply weight blend of Alpaca, Merino and Silk. I am designing a cardigan for my husband and if it turns out I will submit it so unfortunately I can't show you any pictures of the work in progress...

Eye candy...couldn't resist this gorgeous fleece from the shop at my spinning group. I really enjoyed working with the other fleece and I can't wait to start on this one. I've recently acquired some Majacraft Mini Combs, so I think I'll prepare it with the combs for worsted spinning.

And lastly, more eye candy. We recently celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary. A very dear family friend is a gifted quilter and sent us this beautiful work of art made of batik fabrics. Thank you Jackie, it's keeping us warm and cosy during our subtropical "cold snap" (night time lows of 3-5 C, days of 20 C).

More photos and FOs once we get the other computer back from the repair shop.

1 comment:

IHateToast said...

that's a gorgeous quilt. i'm sure you're putting it to good use. while your clicking away with the needles, can i request that you make me a knitted set of sheets? i'm cold.