If anybody out there hasn’t seen the first Afghan for Afghans, skip this piece of junk, scroll down, and plotz and gaze upon something really cool.
I wanted to post pix of the things I was rattling on about the other day.
Koigu Alligator Wrap-up
Here’s the finished giant rectangle of Koigu. After joyfully casting off stitch no. 70,400 of Project Linus, I ran to the front yard, site of all my very best photographic moments, to
pray for a stylist to walk down my driveway.
Here also is me after my photographer encouraged me to “work it don’t jerk it.”
And of course, there is the sad moment when I realize I’m done with this thing.
So: fringe or no fringe?
Also: Could somebody please interpret these mysterious blocking instructions for me? “Wet wrap and hang side ways pinning frequently to get a straight edge.” Which direction is “side ways”? If I’m hanging it “side ways” then how am I spoze to be pinning it? Pin it to itself? Huh? Can’t I just do what I always do which is to get a big sheet and put pins everywhere? Feeling dense over here.
New Frontiers, Part I
Here’s a swatch for Asta (Rowan 35).
Here are the colors I’m using:
Connoisseurs will notice that the light beige shade is in fact Patons Grace, Rowan Cotton Glace’s affordable cousin. (Lis told me about Grace a while back, and a girl loves a bargain.) I bought a bunch of it as part of my scribble lace experiment but realized that it was too thick for that. So it has found its destiny as eyelets.
Not sure what shade to use for the contrasting rows. Do you like a) the yellowy green on the left or b) the greeny khaki on the right? It will be used only as an accent color.
New Frontiers, Part 2
Last night I went to the opening day of Nashville’s newest yarn shop, Threaded Bliss Yarns. Sheila has worked like a Trojan, and her new shop is adorable. I managed to leave with only one bag of treats, but it was a big one: Arucania Nature Cotton in apple green and gentle brown and a a happy loaf of South West Trading’s Sophia–half soy, half wool. Do I eat it or wear it? Mazel tov, Sheila!
Please, y’all. Back to the plotzing, OK? I still can’t get over that afghan.