Friday, January 22, 2010

Definitely more than the recommended daily dose

Both Mom and I had today off - so we decided to have another Mommy-Daughter day.
We accomplished several things that have been on our to do list, but by far the coolest is this:A few months back Mom was dying yarn without me (of course) and stumbled across a way to dye the yarn that made it go from light to dark, with a really neat tweedy-look along the way. She immediately knew she had to design a pattern for it. Today, we finally got the pattern together - It's call Girl Next Door and comes in three sizes, infant, child and woman.

Even better - you can get it as a kit in the shop with our squooshy and scrumptious Fat Cat DK in a special Chromacolour line. We put four kits up in the shop today:
That one is my favourite - I called it Pickle!

One of the other things we accomplished was a trip to Julie's where I picked up a 2mm round needle to do Wee Nessie's belly, a skein of Berocco Ultra Alpaca for Dave's fingerless gloves, and I got a little something for myself....
I splurged on a skein of Dream in Colour Starry in Gothic Rose. I know one one my resolutions was to knit from my stash unless I needed to buy something for a specific project (Like Dave's gloves)... but this has SPARKLES!!! (Yes, I'm easily distracted by shiny objects). I've been trying to steal a skein of Mom's Cocoa Kisses for months... but then I saw the Gothic Rose. Seriously - sparkly socks are just too cool! (And think of how good the left overs will look in the crackghan!)

I also brought home a skein of yarn from last week's dying session. As soon as I dyed it I knew I needed to keep it for myself
It's Mystic Midnight and it's going to be a shawl, as it's way too pretty to be just socks (not that I'm knocking socks). The picture does not do it justice, it's too dull. The colours really pop in real life, I wish you all could see it.

I also snagged another skein of yarn off mom today:She got a bunch of Socks That Rock mill ends in a special Blue Moon sale. This one intrigued me and I just have to see what it will knit up like.

I also snagged some samples and leftovers for the crackghan
Now I don't know about you, but I think that's more than enough fibre for one day!

11 comments:

lexa said...

I love the hat! My friend has some of that Starry, pictures don't do it justice. I saw it on her Ravelry and was like, "Yes, that's nice." Then I saw it at her house and was like, "Me Want!"

I wish my mother knit. :(

Rhonda said...

I looks like you snagged a lot from my house. And that yarn really does look like a pickle now. Nice.

Susan said...

Oh I love the starry! I got some at Stitches, couldn't resist the shiny. And the hat is adorable.

Lost City Denise said...

I'm in love with the pickle!!

Not ready for handspun said...

Goodness, that's a lot of yarn! The pickle colourway is fantastic!

trek said...

I like the STR - wild!

Knitting Linguist said...

There's never enough fiber, but that'll do for now :) I love that green yarn, it's gorgeous! And I'm with you on shiny objects; I've been wanting to try that yarn, and have been saved only by the fact that my LYS doesn't carry it (yet). :)

Stephanie said...

That tweedy look is awesome!

Monika said...

That hat is really neat, and the yarn dyed that way too! Too bad I burried my credit card out in the yard under the snow (too bad it's raining tomorrow too)...

Jeanne said...

The hat is very cute - very pretty colorway too!

I think your Mom is really nice to let you snag so much yarn!

Lindsay said...

I've just discovered the glory of dyeing and I'm in love with your pickle yarn!