Saturday, September 04, 2010
I'm loving my stash silly at the moment, so when I had to knit up a quick little baby gift for one of the girls at work this week, I went shopping in the stash cupboard.
I'm also enjoying combining yarns to see how they play out as knitted fabric. I wanted roughly an 8ply in a relatively gender-neutral variegated colourway. The multi is angora bunny from ixchel - on its own perhaps a little too pink? but adding the semi solid grass green (unbanded, not sure??) seems to have broken it up a bit more to my liking. then again, I'm not adverse to baby boys in touches of pink, particularly bright magenta pink. That could just be me!
The green seems like a 4ply wool/nylon blend from the touch, and it helps balance out the fluffy bunny fibres - although there is still that lovely angora halo and softness.
and there's enough left over for booties!
in non-knitting escapades - our first derby bout was last Saturday night! and the knitters were well represented, with Wired for Fibre, stitchsista and TrainknitterinOz from the local crew, plus a surprise appearance from the Bendigo group - The Huff and Fiesty Wench well and truly thrilling me by driving over 2hrs both ways to be there!! thank you gorgeous ones!
and, to top it all off - perfect day (or Lucky Day as she's known on the track) was a guest skater on my team, coming over from VRDL for the night :D
it was made even more delicious by my team winning - go Charmers!!!!!
you can check out photos here, and footage here