Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Mauve Ruffle Bag

This bag turned out so much cuter than I thought it would! The color in this picture is not exactly true - it's a bit more mauve than this, more like the unfelted version a couple of posts below. However, I'm extremely happy with how it felted - really fast and really thick and firm. When it came out of the washer - both DH and I said, "it smells like a dead animal in here!" I've never had anything I felted smell like that before. The woman I purchased the hand spun yarn from didn't know what all was in it as she won the fiber at a fair and spun it up. Could have been anything, I guess! But magically, when it was dry, the smell was gone! The pattern is called "Romantic Ruffles" by Kate Lemmers and you can get it free off the internet from here.
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Maple Leaf Sock Progress

I never thought I'd like this sock as much as I do! For the first time I'm knitting two at the same time on separate sets of size 0 dpns so that when I'm finished, I'm finished! I altered the pattern just slightly and added 10 rows of 4 x 2 rib between the maple leaf motifs and will add another few rows at the bottom of the second set of maple leafs to snug the leg of the sock a little. Yarn of choice is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in the colorway Glenwood. Sock pattern was designed by Jeanie Thompson and is available by joining her Thompson Sock KAL - see button on my sidebar. 150 of us all over the world signed up to start this pattern on July 1st and it's really fun to see how different the socks look with the different yarn and needle choices. Thank you, Jeanie, for another wonderful pattern!
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