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Sunday, November 20, 2005

temptation, courtesy of the u.s. mail

what to do, what to do? the fuscia yarn i was waiting for to finish donegal, and the rowan yorkshire tweed that i ordered from two swans both came in the mail late yesterday afternoon. i should be a good girl, and work on donegal, but oh, the luscious browns are calling to me.

the yorkshire tweed aran in bramble will become a pair of mittens, and the yorkshire tweed in bristle with become a bronte scarf. as requested by my ddil for christmas. it's beyond me why rowan doesn't have the same colors in the 3 weights of yorkshire tweed, but then again it's beyond me why they keep discontinuing everything i love. no wonder a girl has to have a huge stashola.

during the donegal standstill, i knit up a couple of bellini lace scarves from morehouse merino. bought them at ms$w. the purpley bronzey scarf is much more muted than in the photo. knit them both on walnut brittany needles, haven't knit on straights for ages, but these needles are a treat :-)

a few more photos of the basket without the yarn, it's a 14" oval, tiger wood base, oak staves, walnut ears. the mold is a lovely graceful shape.

my 50th birthday is coming up in 3 weeks. it's weird, my 40th felt great, for some reason, i feel like turning 50 is kind of like slamming the door on youth.


Blogger June said...

Gorgeous lightship baskets! I remember seeing a DIY kit in some shop the last time I was in Nantucket... Can you imagine?

1:58 PM  
Blogger melanie said...

The basket is beautiful. It's almost a shame to put anything in it and cover up that lovely tiger wood base. It's just perfection.

2:49 PM  
Blogger e's knitting and spinning blog said...

This is the best time of your life. You are wise enough to enjoy and appreciate it!

6:25 AM  
Blogger Helen said...

haven't you heard? Fifty is the new thirty.


You'll see.


12:51 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Vanessa - I still can't believe your kids are my age. Don't expect me to believe you are turning fifty.

6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vanessa, the basket is just gorgeous. And Fern is something else - nice work! Sam

2:38 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

50 is nifty!! I know 40 was great but really 50 is even better!

12:56 PM  

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