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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Indigo Totoro

Indigo Totoro by acornbud
Indigo Totoro, a photo by acornbud on Flickr.

Yarn from It is handspun from her Romney sheep and dyed with her natural indigo. Totoro likes his umbrella all the way from Italy (gift from JT) and his new acorns from MM. He is getting ready to travel and like me, still needs some ends woven in;)

I excited to be visiting the Knitted Brow. I decided to take that extra suitcase and overpack, heh. And the weather has changed and while it's chilly now in Georgia, it is downright cold in Wisconsin where I'm heading next. Blogless sister Susan will be coming back to Hawaii with me. I will miss sistah Rita's visit except for a hi how r u later today but the folks and Kiko the wacko cat will be so happy to see her!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Punch Fun

10/16/2011. The fairy's flower bag is done! Cascade 128.

I have done little knitting after Hanami. I totally missed out on the yellow month of Project Spectrum. I did manage to block my Sampler Stole and turn it in to a poncho. I envisioned the end to side "classic" poncho, but the neck hole was too large, so I did the side to side version. I think this will be my airplane "blankie" instead of my usual Clapotis for my upcoming trip.

The new Knit Simple Holiday 2011 has a very cute pattern for fairies. It even has a little flower bag to put the fairy in. I'm hoping to have this done for my nieces's daughter. I've used bits of sock yarn and made her barefoot. I still have to find some yarn to make her wings. I think I'll use the Baruffa Cashwool, and hold it double. There she is sitting on a pile of punch fun! My latest obsession is the Stampin' Up Punches. One leads to another. So far I have a pile of strawberries, acorns, bats, turkeys, lady bugs and a few pumpkins.
I'm in to some mindless repetition right now.

My house refi is nearly done and I'm looking forward to my trip to Atlanta, North Carolina and Wisconsin. SAFF here I come! I'm looking forward to seeing Kbrow, meeting her sister and visiting the Piedmont and Blue Ridge Mountains! I think I'll be at the Fair all 3 days!

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Hanami, FO

Pattern: Hanami Stole by Melanie Gibbons
Yarn: Baruffa Cashwool. I didn't weigh what I have left, but there is plenty, maybe half a ball.
Needles: Addi Lace, size 3
Mods: none
Comments. This is such a unique and beautiful pattern. The basketweave portion required concentration and I frogged many a row. There are some baggy stitches where I tried dropping stitches down to fix. The cherry blossom portion went much faster, but still I threw in a few k3tog when I ended up with an extra stitch and there are some baggy holes in that section. I'm sure scrunched up they won't be noticeable.