Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Work in Progress Wednesday - #12

This is part of a ring of posts that you can find on Tami's site. Thank you, Tami!

This will be a pretty quick post. I've been in head cold/migraine land for the last week or so and am only now feeling as though I'm going to be well again. I do want to say that I woke up this morning and realized that a week from now, we in the US will be awaking to airwaves free of political advertising. I am SO sick of Clown One accusing Clown Two of various half-whispered nefarious deeds and vice versa. Ick, ick, ick!

I went to the Fiber Expo at the county fairgrounds on Saturday (because I'd been looking forward to it, head cold be darned!) and here is what I got:
Yep, some Malabrigo yarn in Teal Feather for me to make up into the Every Way Wrap that was in Interweave Knits a year ago. I took a hard look at my sweater collection and realized that I didn't really have a decent blue sweater. While I was purchasing this from the Busy Hands booth, I bumped into a pal of mine, and we wandered around the rest of the expo. She spotted the roving in this picture and said it would make a great addition to the sweater. I agreed.

I have started on the jacket for my great nephew. I'm using size 6/4mm needles right now. I swatched on 5s last night because I think the fabric is a little loose, and that didn't help much. I may yet swatch on 4s and see about that. I know, real knitters swatch first and then start. snarf, snarf, snarf

In response to last week's post, Vivianne suggested that I do a giveaway on this blog of some of the fabrics I'm purging. That's a great idea! I have boxes of squares - 1-1/2", 2", 2-1/2", 3", etc (up to 6") - just really mixes of fabrics I had on hand when I tried taming the scraps into usable pieces. There are different numbers of squares, different color schemes, etc. If you want these, please leave a comment. If more than one person wants a particular size, I'll divide them up. I also have a batch of circles that I think are about 4" and a bag of half-square triangles (originally 2-1/2" squares, I think). Let me know if you want these.


Stacey said...

Oooh, yummy yarn purchase!

Sarah {The Student Knitter} said...

I don't have a fabric stash yet, so I'd be more than happy with any fabrics to practice and play with! I think the larger sized pieces would be better for a beginner such as myself, but I'll make do with what you're so generous to give! If you'd like a little cash for shipping, I'd be happy with that too. Thank you so so much!

-Sarah :)

Lauren said...

Beautiful spoils! I love that teal.

If you are giving, I would love some 4" or 5" squares to work with. I have some ideas I want to play with, but have no supplies as of yet.

Faith (the Vampire Slayer) said...

That teal Malabrigo is quite lovely. Can't wait to see what you make with it. I'll take any fabric that you want to send my way. I have been wanting to start using the sewing machine my mom gave me last year but I don't have anything to play with.

Chris said...

I can't wait for the election season to end!!! We have such a viscous race for the senate in NV right now that it is appalling. I can't even sit with my quilt in my lap and watch the TV until after this circus is over :)

SweetPotato said...

Oooh!! That is some beautiful yarn!!

Joycers said...

I love that teal color, and the shades in the roving really does look great with it.

Tami Klockau said...

Love the yarn you purchased! I was just eying some Marabrigo online last night! Is it really soft?

I love the colors of the sweater you started! so pretty!

Affiknitty said...

I just knit, so I don't need fabric, but I just wanted to chime in that you have some beautiful colors there!

Anastacia said...

Just stopping by to say hi from WIPW! Love the new yarn/fiber purchase!

Denise said...

So sorry about the migraine and head cold. I know how painful that is. I use a handtowel, dampen it and throw it in the microwave so that is very hot, but not so hot that I burn my face. Place one or more of those on the areas that hurt. It's the only thing that helps me with a couple ibruprophin.

Love the yarn and fiber. Both are pretty.

Don't feel bad, I rarely swatch too. :)

Marushka C. said...

Beautiful yarn! I hope you'll be feeling much better soon.