Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Swapapaloooooooza - the stash

I wrote about the KOL swap being a lot of fun, but forgot to show you the stash that came home with me:

Swapapalooza - my stash

Clockwise from the top:

Orangey handspun from Moe - Um, Moe? What's the fibre content? I've forgotten what you told me.
(I think I freaked her out when I said something about having someone's handspun was akin to a stalker having a swatch of someone's skin... and I just freaked myself out by typing that. Caffeine does weird things to my brain.)

Pinky green stuff - seawool, I believe, from the Geek's stash.

Two skeins of orange and pale yellow - Natural Dye Studios - from The Ninja's stash.

And this stuff:

Swapapalooza - my stash

I can't remember what this is nor from whence it came - could someone please tell me what I've got here? I seem to remember the words "seawool" being hollered, but at that point in the night, things were quite rowdy.

I also salvaged some sturdy workhorse wool (i.e. Briggs&Little as well as Lismore) for my grandmother. I thought she might be able to make mittens from it.

While I was outside taking these photos on the weekend, I also took this photo:

Sweet Baby Cap #3

That makes THREE baby caps in as many weeks. I think I may have a problem. I'm addicted to these little caps!

Knitting these caps is like eating a box of chocolates - you can do it easily and without thinking and the next thing you know, you're staring at the box wondering how the heck it happened.

I think I like making these hats because of the fact that they use up those odd bits of yarn left over from knitting socks. I can't bring myself to throw out the yarn, so I've got all the bits and bobs in a ziploc bag, but NOW I've got fewer bobs... and some bits.

6 comments:

  1. Any particular reason you're focused on baby knits?

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  2. It's seawool babe.

    Also, the swap here, not as awesome as KOL.

    Kisses for henry!

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  3. Hi,

    I'm with meegie. There have been a lot of baby knits lately.

    Oh, the red/blue/etc sock yarn is the Fleece Artist sock merino. (my stash)

    The handspun is wilton dyed merino - remember that stuff we bought at GVF?

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  4. hmm...nesting instinct kicking in?

    Anything you want to tell us sweetpea?

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  5. What beautiful yarns.

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  6. That's a great hat pattern, I am looking forward to trying it out.
    I might make it tomorrow night depending on when I decide to make my way to NB for a much needed rest. Same bat channel, same bat time?

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