Saturday, June 20, 2009

over + out!

A lot has gotten wrapped up since my last post: 8th Grade honors evening including my speech, farewell party for a good friend and her family, the first half of the baseball season, and the Swap!

These are the hotpads and potholders that I received from the Swap. Aren't they gorgeous?! Thank you to Tiffany, Abbey, Scott, Tatiana, and Jenna! You all created lovely beautility, and I love examining them! What a great treat!


Whenever I could sqeeze in a bit of handwork amidst all the crazy busyness of the end of the school year revelry, I knit on these Monkeys. I have knit a few others and find the pattern kind of self-propelling and then gorgeous when soon complete. I started them after our trip to Cambridge mid-April, so two months of patchy knitting produced these lovelies - not bad!The yarn is Araucania Itata Multi, wool, silk + bamboo, I don't recall the color name, but it reminds me of sangria. I think the Monkeys like best to be knit up in a semi-solid colorway, so this is probably as multi-colored as I would go, but I still love them.I've started more socks with that fancy cocktail-inspired blue, and that Cookie A pattern is proving to be just as addicting to knit. I've been wondering about how I'll pull off wearing such a bright pair of socks, and I think they'll be just the ticket on cool and possibly dreary fall days to come because the color (and handknit socks!) certainly puts a smile on my face!

So, the sky's beginning to lighten up and I should get to packing up the last bits of camp gear and roadtrip treats. We're off to our favorite family vacation tomorrow (Michigania!) and will be gone for a week of fun in the sun. Us moms (we go w/two other families) will be toting our sewing machines, so I hope to have some items to show you when we get back. Have a great week!

6 comments:

Taizo said...

wow. posting at 5:22!!
have fun!!!
ps - the socks are absolutely delicious!
off to lopez in the morning with gym, mya & ari, our boys and chow-grahams!

Sayu said...

actually that was me = sayu

tangled sky studio said...

love, love, love the middle flower (you lucky thing!). have a great time at camp and please take a photo of the sewing machines on the porch for the blog (the thought of this makes me smile!)

beth

t does wool said...

beautiful socks!!

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lulubeans said...

beautiful monkeys!