Thursday, November 09, 2006
The Two Rosebuds
I fell in love the the Rosebud vest from Briar Rose Fibers when I saw it in Wisconsin. I love the little mock cable rib feature. I've been playing with the pattern in not the recommended yarn, a double strand of Briar Rose Sonoma. The tan one is the cashmere and polwarth blend that I bought from Rovings this summer at Stitches Midwest, and the handpaint one is Malabrigo Aquarella, shade Tranquillas. I had to adjust the pattern for the cashmere to work with a more worsted weight yarn. The Malabrigo is being worn as I write this, and the cashmere just needs some assembly. As my theme is reruns and leftovers, I have another planned in more Malabrigo, and one in Sonoma, just delivered today. I love the smell of freshly dyed yarn. That lovely vinegar scent just makes me all kooky. I have my models booked for the shoot next Saturday, and sent a prototype hat to the owner of two of them, so they can practice wearing a hat. Speaking of making me all nutty, with my book to finish, I'm having a hard time dealing with the fact that it's Norovember. I've got some Kureyon and some new patterns that I'm just itching to dig in to. Must use restraint. Like I have any to begin with.