I recenly joined ReKAL 2005 because why not have a cute button and knitalong for something that you already do? I have about 6 sweaters at various stages of "unravelment". Here is the most recent find–and the best one in my opinion! (Shout out to my girl, Michelle, who made me realize that I really do like this color!)
|Specs: Abercrombie & Fitch 100% Wool pullover, ca. 1975; Great tweedy wool with little flecks of color mixed in with all the orangey goodness; One sleeve missing because I "pulled this thread and walked away…"|
|I couldn’t get a good picture, so I missed a step here… after unraveling, I washed it and weighted it to dry without the kinks. Then trying to make some order out of all of this, I measured the yardage. Then it was off to the swift and ball winder with this little baby…|
|…and a little orange tuffet with a center pull was born! One sleeve yielded about 200 yards, so I am probably looking at 1000-1200 for the whole sweater… and what do I want to do with it?|
Well, believe it or not, I have never tried felting, so I think that this yarn will be perfect for it! I am thinking something big and functional–like the Farmers’ Market Bag in Weekend Knitting, or one of the Candy Stripers Messenger Bags from SnB Nation. More to come on this front…
Well, the first installment of Lolly’s Favorite Things was more of a success than I expected!Â I just wanted to show off all of my scarves!Â About the Hump Day tee–picked it up at aÂ discount store for $5.Â (More than I would usually pay, but it is all about the message!)Â It is manufactured by Hollister Co., and while I could not find this shirt on their site (it is SO 2004!) I did find other shirts that were equally funny / cool (this one, and this one in particular).Â I am considering the Lolly’s Favorite Things as a weekly installment.Â I think I like enough things to keep it going for awhile… but, I definitely could write about things I don’t like too… I am an opinionated girl!
|Balmoral is in the decrease section now, but it pretty much looks the same, so no picture of the same ol’ same ol’… this time, I will show you the bag that it lives in! This was a free gift from my other LYS, All About Yarn in Columbia, Maryland, when I bought all of the Sisik and needles for this project. Nice little perks!|
|The Dulaan Project is my other focus right now, and I am churning out scarves of all sizes for the people in Mongolia. I will share my love of scarves with them! I started this variegated one last night. Yes, it is Red Heart. Yes, I like it. Enough said.|
My Lucky Clover Wrap knitalong has had a great response with 30 knitters signed up so far! Although we officially begin on March 1st, you can join and start knitting at any time. Check out the blog for all the info!
Oh, I have big plans for this long weekend! I can’t wait to tell you about them… you will just have to wait!!