Monday, February 24, 2014

House (and Heart) Warming

My dear friend Jane just sent me the most amazing housewarming present...a skein of yarn that she spun by hand for ME!...and in the most delicious colors! She doesn't like pink so you know this was a labor of love.

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I searched around until I found the most perfect pattern. I wanted something with simple stitches that would show off the beautiful yarn. I also wanted something pretty that I could use and look at all the time.

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Multnomah turned out to be the perfect pattern. It's a simple shawl but has pretty details like the lacy spine and the wavy lace border. I've never done waves or lace so it should be fun to try something a bit challenging in addition to the simple garter stitch.

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As you can see, this yarn is going to make beautiful big stripes as it slowly transitions through the colors. I kept knitting after taking these pictures and now I'm through purple and the greeny/orange and almost to the blue.

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This is where the photo shoot starts to go downhill. Vector is so naughty! He is efficient in his destruction.

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And poor, sweet Extra-cat, who had been so-very-good this whole time and didn't touch the yarn at all, even though she so-very-much wanted to, could no longer suppress her kittycat nature after witnessing so much of Vector's naughtiness.

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So, we were done photographing for the day.

1 comment:

  1. ooh congrats on the handspun! it'll be a stunning multnomah

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