Archive for April, 2009

I have a dream

Posted by on Apr 19 2009 | Crafty things

On Friday night I dreamed of yarn.

I’d been given a skein as a gift. It was a small amount, but oh so light and pretty. Laceweight, with a slight halo (alpaca perhaps?).

The colours were bright rainbow ones – a rosy red; tangy orange; sunshiney yellow; rich, grassy green; bright bright blue; and vivid purple.

It wanted to be something. It took me a while to work it out, but it wanted to be this shawl:
Simple Yet Effective Shawl

And just as I realised that I woke up.

I’ve been thinking about it since then, and almost, almost bought a skein of brightly coloured Noro Kureyon sock yarn in This is Knit on Saturday. I didn’t though, as I’m working through my stash as much as possible at the moment, I’m not nuts about small triangular shawls and I don’t wear bright colours on the whole. I don’t want to knit it in duller, more me colours, and I can’t think of anyone I could give it to. All common sense says no.

So why can’t I stop thinking about it?

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Feminist Knitter’s Swap

Posted by on Apr 05 2009 | Swaps and Exchanges

Hello. I am still alive. I’ve just been off working lots and having lots of fun and not really getting around to blogging.

One of the many reasons this is bad is that I’ve neglected to post about a fabulous swap package I got. I’m a member of the “This is what a feminist knits like” group on Ravelry, and we had a swap. My awesome swap partner was Sarah from String Theory, and her gifts arrived in the middle of a crazy busy week and really brightened things up for me.

Look at all this!

So many lovely things.
Lovely tasty teas, chocolate covered espresso beans, reeses peanut butter cups which are oh-my-goodness so delicious, loads of sugar and cream yarn which I just love in great bright colours, some cute bird buttons…

A lovely soft cotton washcloth with cinnamon soap (mmmm), and some lip balm.

And last, but definitely not least:

A feminist teacosy, which is so thoughtful and awesome on so many levels.
The picture makes it hard to make out, but it’s knit in Green, White and Violet (for Give Women Votes). It fits both my main teapots perfectly (the other one is a bit taller and skinnier and it works great on that one too). It’s so well made – I’m not up to manipulating three colours like that, and I’m a bit in awe. It’s been well used since it arrived and I love it lots and lots.

I really enjoyed swapping with Sarah – she’s a great person and I really appreciate the time and thought that went into everything she sent me.

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