thank you so much for the lovely dear words on my last post. i've felt guilty with sharing so many photos lately. this one doesn't have nearly as many, and it would be so nice to feel caught up (sort of) with things here, so, my latest woolly (and now stitching) happenings...
what i brought home
from nyc. more bags (my husband is rolling his eyes somewhere, he thinks i have a collecting problem), beautiful cashmere from habu textiles and a cone of merino, for the color alone. baggu bags can be found here.
what i made
what i found
vintage yarn at a thrift shop, five skeins of 100% wool for one dollar! the label says reynolds scotch mist, made in scotland. and the weight, 2 ounces, but no yardage was noted. i made a swatch, found a vest pattern and crossed my fingers there would be enough to complete it. searching my stash i found noro kogarashi, another bulky weight that kind of complimented the heathery scottish shade. the pattern is the grownup version of 'in threes'. i added afterthought pockets. the vest is too large, but in a comfy cozy way and am too lazy to remake :)
what i shared
what else i made
valdani hand-dyed cotton thread in the most beautiful spring like varigated green, but it didn't seem to show as well as i'd have liked. sadie also helped choose the ribbon for the tie, a vintage piece from my ribbon collection too (oh dear). we stitched together, her and i, she is a natural my grandgirl :)
the book i'm reading is livingstone and africa by jack simmons, david livingstone, one of the greatest of all african explorers. words for dreaming...
joining with ginny and the yarnalong