Saturday, May 12, 2007

Green

Thanks for your kind words about my socks for Tomo. I loved making them, they fit and she likes them! I may use this pattern for a hat. could be cute, no?
That is what we'll see any minute now. I love early spring, full of promise and lovely flowers. But soon there after- the green takes over. Too green for me... I had a horrible week. Serious problems with one of my staff, not yet resolved. And 48 hours of no internet at home. (Verizon said: "some problem outside, our technicians are aware of the problem and are working on it") drove me to the curve... Literally... (resolved tonight at 6pm) So here is my token to the green. The lovely sea wool in moss is turning into a Brooke’s Column of Leaves Scarf. I am doing two columns, and I am using my Addi lace size US 6 cause I love them, but I think one needs a smaller size needles or heavier yarn. just can't get them anywhere in the US at the moment (those Addi lace).

leaf scarf in sea wool
So no internet- I decided to archive my swatches. When I have enough they'll become a blanket. each one is 7x7 (inches) for a total of 49 (7x7). I have collected them over the years. Some I made after the item was done.
41 swatches for a blanket

miter koiguFor BAKG knitter quilt.IMG_7672.JPGsweater for Kerenfor Marley's blanket

Finished the Austermann's Step. Volcano made by my son for the classic baking soda/ vinegar trick. This yarn is very pleasant to knit with and soft to wear even before blocking. the specs in the yarn remind me of a climbing wall- I got to find one soon to test the socks.... And started the Regia Bamboo socks for my son ( but no finished pix. not much to show). I like the Regia bamboo yarn. Its very soft. Need some socks for TV knitting...

19 comments:

tiennie said...

How cool that you've kept all your swatches! Great idea for them.

astrid said...

this will look wonderfull. I am knitting a blanket simular like this. But as a knitting diary. Have a look at: http://astridpersons.typepad.com/astridknitsherwayout/2006/12/index.html

Marie said...

what a fabulous scarf! Love that moss colour.

Hilde C. said...

Your swatches are like little pieces of art. It's going to be a beautiful blanket :-)

Garngamen said...

What great swatches. This shows the true artist in you. The colour work, the imaginery... No, too beautiful to be an indoor blanket. Make it into a sweater. Or a coat. Check this out http://www.sticka.org/
restgarnskappagunhild.php

(note that I put a break in between / and restg.. so you could see the address: Well, you get the idea. Hope your workissues resolves! You are so busy with all knitting, and I agree. Flowers and green. It is GREAT!

Annie said...

That yarn is perfect for that scarf! I love that pattern. I started it last fall but have yet to finish. I love your swatches. It's a timeline of all your knitting and you always make such fascinating things. A blanket is great, wrap yourself up in all your favorite projects.

When are you starting Babette???

Dave said...

Oh, my -- eye candy galore! Gorgeous flowers, gorgeous swatches, and that quilt -- wow!

(Happy Mother's Day!)

Nad said...

oh what lovely swatches! This is such a special memory of projects past- great job!!!!!!!!

Liz K. said...

If there was ever another reason to convince knitters to make a generous swatch, your collection is it.

I just discovered that scarf pattern too -- it's gorgeous!

Mrs J said...

More fab. stuff -I love the rock climbing socks. The colours are great. Pale blue is my all time favorite shade but brown is my new black!You are so good knitting your swatches & keeping them -a personal wooly fibre blog!

Sonya said...

That blanket is so lovely - what a work, it is an archive. So wonderful!

kathryn said...

Lovely flowers- just what we need here atm - it's wet windy and not nice at all with no signs of improvement.

I'm very envious of your Sea Wool, it sounds a very exciting new yarn and it'll look lovely as a scarf. I've ordered some and can't wait for mine to arrive. I rather like that shade of green as well...

artyfartykat said...

I love the swatches, what a fab idea! I think I may have to steal it!

brooke said...

Love all your swatches. Great idea to archive them...I must follow at Flickr soon. :) Hope this coming week is better for you.

Rain said...

The scarf looks lovely so far.

I love your idea for the swatches.

KnitNana said...

I don't think they realized that those Addi Lace needles would be such a success!!! ;) I have 2 sets on order...
Love your swatches! The Socks, too!
(((hugs)))

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Artis-Anne said...

What a great idea of keeping all your swatches; now if I made any I could do that ;)I think I have only ever swatched once or twice but this might change my mind as I like the idea of it almost being a memory blanket as well.
I LOVE all this green at the moment and then June is bursting with colour again

knittingingrid said...

Lovely blanket and your socks are just gorgeous! I've just tagged you with the 7 facts meme!