Saturday, August 18, 2007

we interrupt your regularly scheduled blog&knit

For this special announcement.... NEW Maizy Colors !!!
oh oh oh!! these colors! i almost don't know which i love the most except the "earth" keeps talking to me...

I am thinking i will add a 2nd poll just to see how folks rank the colors.
For me it's: 1, earth; 2, meadow mist; 3, stormy purple; 4, turf; and 5, ballad blues.
That said, i'd knit any one of them in a flash!
If you've not petted Maizy yet, it's a yarn made with corn from here in the US, and so is a bio-sustainable or "green" yarn. The corn fiber [google for ingeo - let me check spelling] is naturally good at wicking moisture, and has a wonderful "hand" for knitting.
Hard to describe as it's got all the good parts of cotton w/o any of the negative ones, and same for wool - it's a slightly velvet touch to me and wonderfully kind to knit, with good stitch definition.
blessings, :L, laura

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

violets are ... violet by Tana

This is Panda Wool, which is one of my faves of the special new Bamboo collection from CPY.
Tana is using the colorway "violets" and the socks are just smashing!

More details on her fascinating and articulate blog HERE.

i love the colors of the sock and the sheer beauty of the socks on circs makes me wish i weren't such a die-hard stick-in-the-mud about my dpns....
but. not going to convert. no no no.

I also liked her bookcases - partial to mahogany - and there's such lovely scroll work on the tops.
Just in case you are curious, here are more colors Crystal Palace Yarns Panda wool is a joy to knit - comfortable, and lovely, good hand.

blessings, :L, laura

Vanilla Creme by Annie

This beauty is by "Annie Coleman", whose blog is here . The pattern is embossed leaves, and the yarn is Vanilla Creme in Panda Cotton.

I must confess, i adore every CP yarn that i've touched so far, but this is downright sneaky!

I've not had a chance to try this colorway, and am now sooooooooooo in love!

Too many projects in front of this to do it soon, but i love how the design shows so beautifully yet the color plays with your senses...

great work!

blessings, :L, laura
suffering through 92 degrees. i should be watering and fertilizing my tomatoes, as the crops are pitiful. it's too hot for them too! the best thing about this year's garden is all the sunflowers we DIDN't plant. the birds did it! that's right. they've popped up in all sorts of odd places, and we just left them. someone once told me that many seeds do better once they've had a trip through a bird's ailimentary system! LOL

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Star Search Sunday

This is Yuki modelling the One Skein Shrug knit by Rachel = 5 star smashing!! You can see more about Rachel at her blog KnitOnCastOFF

The yarn is Bamboozle, which is one of my faves. It has the luscious bamboo of course, which makes it "green and friendly" to the environment, but it's also fun to knit and has a nice bounce. This is my suggestion for those who want a feel-good sock with no wool - waay better [imho] than fixation, and better colors too! bamboozle colors

Let me know if YOU have entries for our Star Search!

blessings, :L, laura