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True Blue
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True Blue

Yesterday when I was with dear Donna, we talked about our affinity for blue. Yeah, most of my knits are in the pink/purple color family, but I took a look at my stash and saw the lovely blue yarns that I have collected in reserve for some great projects in the future…

…and right now, I am finishing up Kris’s blue pullover. This sleeve has another 9 inches left until I am ready to block and seam it. I will be so happy to have this one out of my stash–it has been lingering way too long.
The Bernat Denim Style is a good yarn. I saw someone sub it for Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim Aran and it was a close match and much cheaper as a whole. I know that this pullover is going to be too big for Kris. I am hoping that it will shrink a little in the wash and be a better fit. I should have made the smaller size… can’t wait to be done with this one.

… and when you dig a little deeper into the knitting bag…

… you find my Cotton Ease pullover in Candy Blue. This will probably be one of the brightest things in my closet when I finish it, but gosh, I love this yarn. I just discovered it too, and now they are discontinuing it. Just my luck. I do plan another trip to JoAnn to stock up on some more.
These blue buttons were another gift from my dad after his South American trip. They are made with an amazing cobalt blue base and a mother of pearl face. I have to find the perfect cardigan to use these on–ideas? They are large buttons, so maybe only a one or two button cardi would be best, and the leftovers could be used on another project or in some jewelry…

Today was a wonderful day outside… see the blue sky!

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33 Responses

  1. Chelsea

    How pretty! I keep looking at the yarn, trying to identify by fiber. I’m not that good though. I think I might cast on my Tempting tonight. Wish me luck!

  2. elisa

    I vaguely remember blue sky…you’ll have to come for a visit and bring some with you. ;)

    Those blue buttons are excellent!

    Now, quit reading comments and go finish the pullover! ;)


  3. Jessica

    Ahh yes…can’t go wrong with blue. But then again, it’s my fav color, so I may be a bit biased. ;)

  4. Amy

    Am I blue….oh so blue….

    Blue is YOU! With your coloring, you look great in it.


  5. Rachele

    I love how you’ve dressed your blonde doll in the sidebar! I bet there’s knitting in her cute leopard bag!

  6. eyeleen

    You have quite the stash on pretty blue yarns.

  7. emy

    I love reds and pinks (the deep shades) and I’m having a ball with the new blue!

  8. Carolyn

    I’ve heard of this cottonease…I must get me some to try so I can buy it all out! Love the buttons…beautiful!

  9. Peggy

    I’m a blue and pink girl too! Those blue yarns are scrumptious and I think will bring out your beautiful eyes. Looking forward to see what they will end up as.

  10. Cara

    You’re so trendy – you know, don’t you, that blue is the new black? It’s also the only color I’m allowed to knit for my nephew. Love the buttons! I’m sorry I never got to knit with cotton ease – now it’s too late.

    Have a great day!

  11. Stacy

    We defintely have the same taste in colors! Pink is by far my favorite but I knit a lot of blue and purple too. I have some minty green yarn here waiting to be worked with, and that’s a first for me. My coloring’s a lot like yours too. I have blonde hair and blue eyes and look pretty good in all these colors.

  12. Kimberli

    Lolly! Great yarn!! This is the first moement I’ve had to go read other folks blogs — and my bloglines is BURSTING! Any word on coming to NYC? Hmmm? Hmmmm?

  13. Mona

    Liebe Lolly,

    ich sitze hier in Deutschland and try to catch up on my blog-reading, nicht einfach, wenn man ständing unterwegs ist! Deine Bilder gefallen mir immer – die Perlmutt-Knöpfe sind sehr hübsch, ich liebe Perlmutt-Knöpfe!

    Viele liebe Grüße aus Kandel!

  14. jacqueline

    I know everyone else has been drooling over the yarn but I am obsessed with those buttons. having just gone through a I can’t find the perfect button problem…i just love those ones.

  15. Jess

    Love those buttons! They would be nice as jewelery.


  16. chelsea

    Are you… bluish?

    Great buttons! I love how that denim looks. I will have to look into the Bernat.

  17. sUsAn

    I have some of the candy blue cotton-ease in the stash too-bright and cheery! I love all your blues! Cool buttons too! Sounds like your wine day was fun and that tee-shirt is GREAT! Wear it with pride! ;) Happy day, Lolly!

  18. Teresa C

    I’m blue with envy.

  19. Tara

    Wow, those yarns are gorgeous! Do you have Hollywood Knits? There’s a cute one-button cardigan in there.

    Can’t wait to see your finished pullovers!

  20. heather

    I’m so blue I won’t be seeing you until next week! I love the blue stash! I hardly have any blue! :)

  21. Dani

    Blue is my favorite color! I love it love it! Though you wouldn’t quite be able to tell with all the green I am knitting with! GOod for you for finishing Kris’s sweater… I have a lingering baby blanket that is already a year in the making!

  22. Erin

    Well it’s good to see all these blue colors haven’t affected your mood! And I didn’t know they were discontinuing cotton ease! Just when you think you’re safe with a reliable yarn, they take it away… what’s next? Wool ease!?!?!

  23. Katie

    What lovely colors! I am crushing over those buttons too, how neatO!
    ~Katie-Did~ (Heathers other cuz)

  24. Jackie

    Too much pretty blue!! Those buttons are beautiful – how cool that your dad gifted them to you!!

  25. Annie

    Those buttons are GORGEOUS. I’m curious to see what you’ll do with them. Lots of blue there, but I’ll have to admit I’m partial to pink, too.

  26. Chelsea

    I forgot to add, my Joann’s doesn’t even HAVE the cotton-ease! All gone!

  27. toni

    I luuurrrvvvee that pullover! You made a great color choice on that one!

  28. margene

    Looks like Knitting the Blues around here!
    We like the same colors;-)

  29. Moni

    Oh, I love all of that blue! Pretty, pretty!

  30. Agnes

    I swear I looked at that Cotton-Ease pattern too. I love the simple design … it is something I know I would wear every day. I suddenly have quite some blue yarns in my stash recently too … mostly sock yarns! Who doesn’t love the blue sky? ;)

  31. Eilene

    Now that’s a lot of blue! Those buttons your Dad got you are so pretty!

    Can you believe I have never been to Wine in the Woods…I’ve lived in Columbia for almost 25 years. Jordan was there & said it was great. Looks like you guys had so much fun.

    What a great photo of you & your sister in the previous post.

  32. isel

    You look so pretty in yout Tempting!
    I love your blue stash and those buttons…woooo…beautiful.

  33. Danielle

    I find that I tend to be attracted to water colors quite often. But when I reach to knit something it is in a color out of the blue.

    You blue stash looks inviting. Its that earth tone we see so often we forget its an earth tone.


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