29 November 2006

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Hi readers. The 2 questions I got about my last post were: Where did you get the elephant buttons? and Who is the lucky baby that gets the sweater?

I got the buttons at a store here in Portland and I don't remember the brand. Sorry to disappoint those of you who wanted to buy then online. They're probably there somewhere but I don't know where.

The baby is, or will be, MY baby! My lack of knitting and blogging lately is because I have been feeling really sick and tired. I think I went almost a month without knitting because all I could do was sleep or lie on the couch watching stupid tv. I'm starting to feel better now so I'm happier and slightly more productive.

I've been knitting my frost flowers and leaves blanket but it doesn't seem like I'm getting anywhere. It's quite repetitive.I took it off the needles and spread it out so I could see that it really has gotten bigger. It's about 2 1/2 feet square so I still have a ways to go. It was fun to see it all spread out but it took almost an hour to get all those stitches back on the needles!

My other project has been dying yarn with natural plant dyes. I'm taking a class at Abundant Yarn & Dyeworks and it's super fun! I think I'm hooked. The little skeins at the top of the post are tiny mini skeins I dyed at the first class so we could practice. They're tinier than they look in the picture. I could maybe knit one baby bootie out of each one. Any ideas for what to do with them?These are my skeins from the last class. The blue is indigo, the pink is cochineal (actually a bug, not a plant) , the yellow is osage orange and the purple is logwood. I don't remember what the other dyes were. Next week I get to dye the rest of my yarn and I can't wait!

12 comments:

schrodinger said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy. Glad that the early symptoms are starting so subside now. Maybe you could felt a multi-colored bag/bowl with the practice yarn?

Holly Burnham said...

Your blanket is going to be a thing of beauty...I know it's probably getting boring, but keep your eye on the prize. It's lovely.

Hope you're feeling better.

Kerry said...

Congratulations!!! Best wishes for a healthy pregnancy!

miss ewe said...

Wow, congrats! That's really exciting news!

Anonymous said...

Wow, congratulations! I'm thrilled for you. Motherhood is such a wonderful adventure. :-)

-Your SP9 Secret Pal

Karen said...

Congratulations on your happy news!! Your yarns are beautiful. I just finished Kool-Aid dying a skein of yarn before I read your post. :) I had forgotten how much fun it is.

knittingnanna said...

Congratulations! May you have a healthy pregnancy ! Get lots of rest you're going to need it.
I'm so happy for you :)

AmyArtisan said...

Congratulations! What exciting news! Glad to hear that you are feeling better now.

The dyed yarns look wonderful! How fun!

Bonnie said...

Congrats! Nothing welcomes a little bundle of joy like a snuggley-wuggley hand knit.

marti said...

congratulations. that is one lucky baby!~

Anonymous said...

What exciting news! Congratulations. Your blanket is beautiful. I've been having lace issues lately, so I can appreciate all the work that is taking.
-Vanessa

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