Saturday, January 19, 2008

Cocoa Swap update

Now that we're in the thick of 'Winter'... has your knitting changed to match the season? Are you moving on from dishcloths, and tank tops to afghans, hats and mittens? Has your yarn changed from silk or cotton to wool, superwash or heavier cottons?
I don't think I'm a slow knitter - my time is just limited with a 1yr old, a high stress job that requires a lot of hours, and a need for 8 hours of sleep each night. So while most other people are looking ahead to spring and summer, I'm still working on finishing my winter projects! I've not found the right cotton yarn yet that gives enough not to hurt my hands (any suggestions?) but I do very much like cotton yarns. I got my shipment from WEBS from their year end sale. I must admit, I'm a little disappointed with the yarn choices I made. I guess the pictures looked better online than what I selected. I know I took a chance - but I wanted to try something different since I always seem to buy the same type of yarn.

This is Lains Du Nord - Cashsilk. I bought it in a creamy off white, a light grey, and a deep chocolate brown. It was simply such a good deal - I wasn't sure what I'd make with it - perhaps a nice layette or something for my sister's baby to be.

I also bought this - Bazic Wool superwash - I liked the colors - teal blue, nice apple green and pink. The yarn is a little nubby - neat texture - and very soft. I took a few pictures of LuLu in the cream bolero I made for her. She's walking around playing with my Blackberry - pretending to talk on the phone. She loves to push the buttons, of course, goodness knows who she has called! Can you see I didn't sew on the left sleeve yet? Hee Hee. It fits her nicely - 3/4 sleeves and all....


jennsquared said...

Kona Bay is an awesome cotton yarn, but sadly it is discontinued. You could try Lion Brand Organic Cotton - I really like them, or Bernat Organic Cotton. Both of them are easy to find in any craft stores. Peaches and Cream is also good, not sugar and cream in your craft store. I usually order the peaches and cream online in cones.

rhonda said...

Awesome! Thanks for the recommendation - I'll try it. I've tried sugar and cream - as you mentioned and don't like it. I'll check it out and give it a try!!

Anonymous said...

She is so cute, love the way that just one sleeve doesn't stop her from being busy at all.
She is running her empire for sure.
Love the bolero.

Anonymous said...

You did good kid!!

moosie said...

I LOVE THAT DRESS!!!! and of course the knitting is great, so cute, looks like a quick knit!

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