Monday, February 16, 2009

Distractions?

I was intending to have a post ready for tonight on The Mister's Big Thaw Pullover, but, alas, the weather did not cooperate long enough to do a proper photo shoot over the weekend, so it will have to wait. Suffice it to say that, as predicted, it's not the most flattering sweater in the world, but a good blocking did help and The Mister assures me that it's quite warm and comfortable. All the same, don't expect to see him wearing it around town; it's a strictly lounge-around-the-house type of garment.

Can I distract you from the lack of sweater photos with some pretty fiber shots? I managed to grab my camera during the short period of time when we had sun on Saturday, just before I left to run several errands (but before The Mister was out of bed). I snagged these two braids of top about a week and a half ago in an All Spun Up update; I'd been very good at resisting Kristin's fiber for a while, but I knew I had to snag these before someone else did.

This one is a merino/bamboo, a blend that I really loved spinning up once before and that is destined to become some shiny laceweight.

And then there's this superwash merino, which made me think of Sarah, Plain and Tall, one of my favorite books as a child. (Why, you ask? Because in it, Sarah says a number of times that her favorite colors are the colors of the sea -- blue and gray and green.)


I should have some knitting to show you in the coming days -- progress on my Climbing Vines Pullover and a baby sweater. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

DPUTiger said...

Pretty fiber! Someday, I will get off my duff and start knitting Chris' Big Thaw. The yarn has only been sitting in my house for a few ... months!