Sunday, January 10, 2010

A FO, a prize and a new project

Taliesin is finished although there's a bit of a button dilema. I really love these heart buttons, but they're way too heavy. I'm afraid I'll knock myself out or something. I went and got these other pearl buttons, but they look too stark. Back to the drawing board, I guess. I just have to keep looking. Ideally, I'd like to see maybe some kind of shell button, but at the LYS yesterday, they were $4.50 each and that's kind of steep. This pic doesn't really do the colors justice. I always have to take my pics early in the morning, when it's still dark, and they just come out crappy. I'll have to work on taking them when there's daylight. (hard to do around here)

I also won a prize! I just love the folks at Knitter's Brewing Co. This yarn is squishy, fun, and it came with a little hand-written note. I won their dec. monthly drawing and got to take my pick. This one is called "sex on the beach". Sounded like fun and I love the colors.

The third item is a new project. It's the final installment of the Blue Moon STR club for 2008, in the Raven colorway. It took some time to figure out the pattern, but I think it's working OK.

Next week, new yarns for my class at the end of January (plus a few more, of course). I saw what the project is in a video on utube. I wish they would have told me when I registered. All they said was that I need 3 colors of dk weight yarn. Now I kind of wish I would have picked some different colors. I should have gotten that white while I had it in my cart. I might have to go back to knitpicks and get a couple more.

1 comment:

Bea said...

Taliesin looks great. I like the bottom buttons better (I guess the too heavy ones) but I really like your idea for shell buttons. I hope you can find some cheaper cause 450 is just a little crazy.