I went to Sheep's Clothing Friday. I really had only meant to go to purchase the afore mentioned fushia wool. (which I did. Cascade 220, color 7805) But when I walked in I saw this:
Isn't it beautiful? 690 yards of Manos del Uruguay In color C. I did not yet have a plan for it, until Saturday's shopping trip with Carma.
It's going to be a wrap of sorts. Right now it's just a knitting up as a great big rectangle. But when it's done I plan to add a couple buttons, so it will stay on my person.
Actually I'm lifting the idea from something we saw in Greenfields. Except, the one we saw was machine-knit generic and cotton. Mine will (hopefully) be much cooler.
I really should have taken the camera with us, so you all can see what a spectacle we are when we shop together.
We had a pretty nice visit. I started Carma on her first felting project. She's making a Sophie bag. I cannot wait to see how it will turn out. I think it'll be pretty neat.
Nate rented King Arthur last night. I cannot decide whether I liked it or not. All I am sure of, is that Lancelot was quite yummy.
Here's Jessie's hat. It actually doesn't fit, but that is an error on my part. I had to pin Jess down to measure her head and even then I couldn't keep her still enough to get an even remotely accurate measurement. That and this stuff felted super fast. The sides had actually felted TOGETHER and I had to take a utility knife to it and open it back up. I've made several of these hats with cascade before and I had NEVER had that happen before. I guess I'll have to make another.
and the hat I made for myself out of some odds and ends.
It's Bonne Marie Burns' Chicknits bottoms up bucket hat. Go buy it. NOW! Seriously it's worth every penny.
Also I'm making a Sophie bag. What can I say, Norma has some strange sway over my project decisions. (Boy, I'm just in a felting frenzy here)
Here it is post-felt,but pre-handle: