Froggy Knits

August 09, 2004

A little bit of everything...

We heart.gif Kerrie!
I received a wonderful package packed with lots of goodies from Kerrie. Wonderful yarn in a variety of colors and textures. And I have not had the opportunity to work with ANY of them so I'm quite thrilled. All of them are Colinette yarns. Yummy!
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L to R: Wigwam, Prism, Graffiti, Mohair, 1Zero
And buttons to boot (among other cute beads, toggles and more)!

So much for picking yarn for patterns. I'll be picking yarn to go with these great buttons! Couldn't have picked out better ones myself!

And check out the fabric! It was pretty hard to pry the pieces out of my mini's hands to even take a photo. Especially the heart fabric.

And gotta love this one!

Thanks Kerrie!

Think all that colinette led me to my latest mag buy...

When I originally fell in love with these patterns I knew I had enough in stash to make one of them. However, when I got home and pulled out my stash color, I realized that I may have fallen in love with the colors moreso than the patterns. Didn't have the impact I was swooning for in the store when I visualized them in this color. It's color 102 Pierro. I do like it a lot. Just not for those sweaters. I am committed to the stash and this is the color I will be using next. I remember seeing this sweater at xtreme knitting. The pattern pic pales in comparison to her fabulous version in her finished project gallery. It's a must see! That's it! Gotta find that pattern. Hope the yarn requirements play nice with what's in my stash. Love that jacket!

On the finishing front (and that would be a small front) here's the chenille washcloth.

Not so crazy about working with the chenille, though blocking helped its overall appearance. The yarn was kind of a slight thick and thin when I finished. I'll be doing another in chenille only 'cause I have a skein in blue in stash and it's such great pattern. A must knit in yarn of choice. And that would be Alex underneath it waiting to be seamed and to have the neck picked up and finished off as well. I think I may throw myself a Becky style finishing party. I'll have to decide on an oh so inspiring movie and get to it. (Aren't you just tired of hearing about that sweater? I am, lol.)

And have made a little bit more progress on Audrey's back or front (depending on which piece I like better). The top will be worked as defined by pattern and the bottom with increases on the side two stitches in. Don't know where exactly this is going, but I'm enjoying it at this point just the same.

Posted by froggy at August 9, 2004 02:47 PM

I love the sheep button. I need to find a good place in Toronto for buttons, as I have a couple of things that need them.

I love the Colinette sweater on the cover, but I can agree with you that I have trouble picturing it in that colour. But it would depend on what colouring you have. If you had dark hair it would look great!

I love the washcloth. I think that I will make a couple of those for my guest basket in the bathroom. Where is the pattern from?

Posted by: Dani at August 9, 2004 06:45 PM

Hey - love that washcloth! Looks perfectly leafy/greeny/organic in that color.

What a great package! Very delicious. Enjoy your luscious loot!

Posted by: Sarah C. at August 10, 2004 08:15 AM

Ohhhh! Presents!
I tied knitting with Chenille last year and I did not like it. Sooo, back in the stash it went!

Is the front and back of your Audrey going to be different or are you going to decide which looks better and then knit both that way? On the one with the increases 2 stitches in, Are you going to do the darts? How are you going to work that up?
I'm not sure how I'm going to work her yet.
I've finished 1 sleeve and I'm on the 2nd now. I can't wait to finish & wear Audrey!!! :-)

Posted by: Eilene at August 10, 2004 08:42 AM

I like those pink buttons that look like they're little balls of yarn all tangled up. Yay for new yarny goodness! Good luck finding that Collinette pattern. It's so pretty!

Posted by: Clara at August 10, 2004 02:25 PM

I made a couple of those washcloths, and had similar issues working with the dang chenille; true, blocking helped the shape/texture, but I didn't enjoy knitting with the stuff very much.

Nice little haul of yarn & buttons you got there!

Posted by: Mindy at August 11, 2004 09:39 AM

So many sweet things in your package! I've never knit with Colinette. Do tell--what book did the Wayfarer pattern come in? Your washcloth looks like a fun project...

Posted by: Knittin' Mom at August 11, 2004 10:55 AM

Oh! Colinette is so deliciously wonderful! I would knit with it ALL the time if I could afford it!

Your washcloth is great too! Is that the one from Weekend Knitting?

Posted by: Lauren at August 12, 2004 09:14 PM

Don't give up on chenille! I almost did and then I tried Muench Touch Me. It is, as the Brits say, quite dear, but it has a fabulous hand and felts (See Sally Melville's The Knit Stitch) to an almost velvet texture. I'm making a beret/long ribby scarf in Touch Me red for my sister for Christmas (shh, don't tell)-- if I can bear to part with it, that is.

Posted by: Martha at October 14, 2004 08:55 AM