Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Vanellope

As you can probably guess from the lack of posts - this week has been a bit hectic. Of course, the first week back to work from vacation usually is, so I shouldn't be too surprised.

As a result, there hasn't been much knitting. I did get the second test knit mitt done, but you won't see pics until after the weekend.

Instead, I thought I'd share a new colourway we have coming to the shop. The other day, Mom and I were talking and she mentioned that she was going to be skeining up some Twinkle Cat to make some self-striping socks. I don't know why I said it, but I blurted out "We have to make a Vanellope von Schweetz stripe!"
For those who don't know,
Vanellope is a character from
the movie Wreck it Ralph
Little did I know, Mom had been thinking the exact same thing! So we discussed colours, and execution (purple stripe had to be skinny!) and today, Mom sent me this...
Vanellope in yarn! I can't wait to get my hands on one of these skeins. And some will be coming to the shop soon (With some other stripeys). Mom is currently working on making some in Alley Cat, for those who don't want sparkles in their yarn.

I love it when a plan comes together!

8 comments:

Araignee said...

I am in awe. I just spent (wasted) several days and lots of yarn trying to figure out how to dye stripes like that. Your mom is a genius. I can't blog about my trials and errors because it is a secret gift but when I do, you are going to get a big laugh. You indie dyers are worth every penny you get for the amount of time and effort you put into your craft.

Dee said...

Love how you can turn a concept into yarn! COOL!

Pretty cute too.

Prudence said...

Delious colour! Love the purple! You and your Mom are an excellent team! xoDebi

RobinH said...

Neat! Mind you, I had to go to Wikipedia, because I'd never heard of the movie (hazards of living a TV-free existence), but it's a really cute yarn!

Delusional Knitter said...

All I can say is WOW! That is an awesome representation.

Nancy Kay said...

I don't know how you dye the yarn so perfectly, but that's a winner!! Very cool.

Araignee said...

Now I get it. I'm going to start all over tomorrow and see what I can come up with. Thanks!

lexa said...

Hmmm... I like that! Maybe it's good that I haven't used my gift certificate yet. :)