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Thursday, June 09, 2005

5 Hr Baby Sw Ball (contd)

After all that work, I did briefly consider leaving it in this form....


but instead, I started this last night

There's not enough to do the full shawl (Feather and Fan from Gathering of Lace) but I have a friend who just found out she's having a healthy baby girl, and so I figured this would make a blanket that could be justified as traditional (lace wool) for the grandma's but still is psychadelic enough to fit into her life (those colors are a little acid trippy on the lace, no?) . I mean, the full shawl is nearly 6 feet across, and the baby will probably be a little smaller than that. So a smaller blanket would be fine - I'll just stop when I run out of yarn (that should be easy to remember, since I won't have anymore yarn)

And, what's this little guy?

A little sheepy stitch marker, from the same place of creation as my flock of needles


This is about an hour and a half of knitting... and seriously, when you look at this, don't you have the urge to put on some Doors or Hendrix or something?

Now, I need to go see if vision problems are a side effect of this thyroid thing. She-who-swears-she-doesn't-like-lace-on-varigated-yarn has two lace projects going, and both are on varigated yarn....

10 Comments:

Blogger purlewe said...

sometimes (and just sometimes mind you) the perfect yarn is not the perfect color.. but we do it anyway.. b'c we know it will be good.

12:39 PM  
Blogger vi said...

I love varigated yarn
bright colors
and lace
hahaha
vi

12:55 PM  
Blogger --Deb said...

I think that looks lovely. Variegated yarn and Lace are a tough match, but when they work together, they're fabulous together!

1:52 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Hey, that looks groovy! ;)

3:54 PM  
Anonymous roggey said...

I'm fairly faint from the lust of the sheep knitting needles and stitch marker! I'm writing to their creator for price quotes immediately!

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Brandy said...

That is really lovely! I need to make something like that now.

5:00 PM  
Blogger David said...

"I'll just stop when I run out of yarn (that should be easy to remember, since I won't have anymore yarn)"

You know, after the day I've had, that kind of logic just makes me giggle with glee.

Enjoy your Jefferson-Airplane baby project. : )

9:14 PM  
Blogger dragon knitter said...

"scuse me, while i kiss this guy. . . " um, wait. that doesn't sound right. coming from the original tie dye hippie (no, i was born in 66, but i was born 20 years too late, peace and love, man) that is too cool. i can't wait to see the finished project.

11:04 PM  
Anonymous Susan said...

Looks perfect for the "summer of lace". Hendrix, perhaps some Dead or Joplin. But really, when I really think about it , since this is for a girl baby the tunes should be all women... Joplin, and throw in the "folks" too - Baez, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins.

6:47 PM  
Blogger Amie said...

Ahhh... that's perfect! Her mommy and I often bonded over our love for Janis!

7:14 PM  

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