Monday, April 02, 2007

Fun, fun, fun...and frogs

It was a crazy weekend around here, after a rather busy week. I finally felt well enough to do some dyeing on Friday, although I didn't get nearly as much done as I had hoped. I did start physical therapy, tho, and while I am far from perfect, I can move and I'm not having headaches anymore. THANK YOU all so much who wished me well! I still have 5lbs. of Falkland Superwash to dye -- hoping for tomorrow. BUT I had some fun and got a few new colorways done. I present to you...
Seriously Citrus...

and my favorite...Tree Frog!

I love it, and just look at this little guy

-- wouldn't you be inspired? I am sorry to say tho that they all sold out on Etsy this weekend, but if you really MUST HAVE, send me an e-mail, and I can get some done up for you. My other experiment was the colorway in the foreground here (Pretty in Punk is in the back)...

This is "Motif #1" named after the famous landmark in Rockport, the neighboring town to my childhood home of Gloucester. You can read more about it here and here, but this is a pic.

I've always loved this little fishing shack, and have been feeling the need to honor my roots a bit. The yarn is a mix of red, charcoal, grey, tan and blue. I really like it! These three will be on Etsy shortly.
I also finished my booga bag, which is nice, but it didn't felt as stiff as I would like. I do really like the colors tho, and will be giving it a test drive tonight. (The girl and I are heading out for a little alone time, mallin' and stuff.)

As for the weekends craziness, I had a Girl Scout annual meeting to attend on Saturday (got suckered in to being a delegate) and then a baby shower for my cousin on Sunday. Would you believe it didn't occur to me that I should knit something until Friday night? I feel like a schmuck, but I'll get something cute done for the birth. I did, however, get to go to Yarn & Fiber in Windham on Sunday before the shower (Daddy took the monkees to a b-day party) for their April Fools sale where I ran into my peeps, Jackie, Lora, and Gina -- YAY! I spent way too much money, but got goodies for my Secret Pal and yarn for me to make Poppy by Shobhana Mason (in her book YArn PLay and also in the Brit publication, Knitting, March 2007). I didn't take a pic of the yarn -- 7 skeins of Silk GArden and 3 of LAmb's Pride -- yet but will show it off tomorrow. I pulled a 15% off ticket from the basket at the register, so that helped a bit! It paid for my pal's book, anyway, so I was happy.
It is all I can do NOT to cast on Poppy!! I have a ton of other things to finish up tho, including the Big Ball sweater which is heading down the home stretch.

10 comments:

Amanda1 said...

Once again, beautiful yarn! Heather, it is so cool to see your creations, and I love that you put info about your inspirations. Good for you for having such success with this business!

Gigi said...

Wow you have been busy! The new colorways are beautiful (as if I'd expect anything else from you). The Booga Bag came out great. How was the test run?

Julie said...

That's some seriously beautiful yarn!

Cayli said...

The new yarn colors are great. I have found that Noro never felts stiff but the colors are great.

Nichole said...

LOVE the Motif #1 and Tree Frog!!! More Tree Frog please! Glad to hear you scored 15% - I pulled a 10 on Saturday, and like you, spent WAY too much! Glad you'r feeling better too - see you tomorrow!

Nora said...

You are a true artist my friend. And I love how you show us your inspiration. Now... will you ship to AU?

sarah said...

tree frog! i love it - just may have to nab some of that...oh the temptation.

HollyEQQ said...

Gorgeous colorways!! I love the Pretty in Punk! Too cool.
Hope you are feeling better.
I need to make one of them there Booga Bags!
Holly

Sarah said...

Heather - we are going to have to chat about that Tree Frog and Motif #1 - love them!!!

YogaGardenGirl said...

So excited that I got the Pretty in Punk and Martian...love them!