I wanted to take several pictures of this little sweetheart to get just the right shot. I kept trying to capture the pure chalky whiteness but I couldn't stand it anymore and I ate it. This little white heart represents my first Project Spectrum effort. You can read about project spectrum here. In February and March I'll be celebrating and capturing the colors blue, white and grey.
Yes. I know it's not February yet. I just couldn't resist a teeny beginning. I will show more restraint hereafter and begin my official color celebration in February.
Where did I get that delicious sweetheart, you ask? Why, it was sent by Emmy, my lovely KMKS partner and it came along with all kinds of things that filled me with delight.
In addition to the classic Necco Sweethearts, she sent:
It was fun, fun, fun to open and I can hardly wait to make myself some flip-top mittens with the blue yarn.
- a beautiful handspun & handpainted hank of wool from Yarn Botanika, colorway Hot Chilies. Emmy was concerned that this yarn was not quite soft enough but I love the way it feels. It's dense with lots of texture and will wear like iron.
- a skein of Lamb's Pride worsted, shade Deep Pine. lovely!
- my favorite: A delicious hank of super-soft and lofty Merino from Holly Spring Homespun. The colors are like an underwater snorkeling view. Like seaglass. Clear and bright and vivid, but so soothing.
- Brittany birch dp needles. Size US 9.
- a cute little yarn-cutter with handy clip to attach to my project.
- two patterns, both from Emmy's LYS in Virginia.
- udder cream
- two sweet little star buttons to go with the flip-top mitten pattern.
- A beautiful bag sewn of very pretty blue batik fabric
- sweet little knitting-girl notecards
Thank you for your thoughtfulness, Emmy! I'm giddy.
My Sahara Sweater is coming along FAST. I'm just finishing the lace edging at the bottom of the main sweater. Then, all I have to do is sleeves and the lace panel up front. The freakishly cold winter we're having is serving as great inspiration to knit constantly. This is going to be one warm sweater.
Sewing has been consuming my thoughts ever since I finished the KMKS bag. My yearnings sent me to the bookstore last week, where I indulged in Amy Butler's In Stitches and Sew U by Wendy Mullin.
The next thing I'd like to sew is Amy Butler's Weekender Travel Bag.
I saw this FANTASTIC example made by the very impressive Elliphantom Knits, and I knew I HAD to have one too.
I am filled with creative ideas these days and I can't seem to stop making stuff. The unfortunate downside to that is that I am not sleeping much.
Extremely ironic, since the baby is finally sleeping like a superstar.
Here's to short, deep sleep. cheers!
Labels: KMKS, weekender bag