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Sunday, June 11, 2006

help! i've created a monster!

fiber monster that is ;-)

after dd finished spinning the bfl roving (she had to hurry to finish before we left for nantucket), we brainstormed on what she should knit with her beautiful first handspun.
the yarn is so gorgeous, she decided to knit a simple garter stitch scarf, to show off the colors and texture best.

the girl is a machine! she knit the whole scarf in 2 days :-)

so off to sheep to shore, nantucket's yarn store. dd picked out a pattern, cool hemp ponchette, by lanaknits designs. took us ages to choose the yarn mostly since i didn't want to spend a small fortune in the end, she chose cascade 220, so it would be a little warmer than the hemp shown in the pattern. the cascade is a lovely heathered brown, color #9446.

holy cwap, dd whipped the whole thing out in 2 days! have to wait til we get home to block and sew up the edge.

back to sheep to shore, heh heh, now we picked out 2 skeins of koigu for socks. hopefully this will take her a little longer. i see my stash dwindling and dwindling once she gets her hands on it. do they make padlocks for large rubbermaids?

dd says spinning is her addiction, thank god my wheels will be in good hands!

my knitting has taken a back seat to baskets. brought 2 unfinished baskets with me. poor things, they just need the finishing touches....

oh, i forgot, and toasting marshmallows at the beach.


Anonymous Hope said...

Tell Rebecca "excellent job"! Does this mean I don't get your stash when you go? :-(

12:36 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Speed knitting IS genetic. I wondered. Ha! Padlocks for rubbermaid tubs will be an interesting concept. Instead of moth proofing... you'll be daught proofing. Love the beach photos. And love her hair too - another bequeath, I see.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I guess that proves that knitting like the wind is actually in your DNA.

7:17 PM  
Blogger melanie said...

Please, please don't tell me you don't know why she has the ability to crank out the finished objects. It's in the genes. She has done a beautiful job with both the scarf and the ponchette. Lace, already!

7:54 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Like mother, like daughter. Just sayin'.

8:01 AM  
Anonymous Steph said...

Now you just need to teach her about all the fun fibre shopping and your stash will be safe.

Or you can get her fibre and she can spin for you.

10:09 AM  
Anonymous anmiryam said...

That's great -- this is the moment every knitting mom lives for -- right?

BTW, I'm truly impressed, I can't get that much knitting done that fast even on vacation.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Karen said...

Everybody else has already beat me to the punchline . . . like mother, like daughter, these "knitting machines." Oh, and I see your family roasts marshmallows instead of broccoli?! Color me green with envy. LOL

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

WHat a wonderful vacation. Yeah, padlocks. Your stash is doomed.

11:19 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

Now you know how we feel when you finish an aran in 10 days or so. ;) Your daughter is lovely as is her knitting. Hide the Koigu!

11:01 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

Hi Vanessa, It sure was nice seeing you and Rebecca on Nantucket. The cookout on the beach was fun. I wish I was still there. At least someone got some knitting done. It sure wasn't me.

7:50 PM  
Anonymous Janine said...

Wow--you always worry about your kids, and then the day you never thought would come arrives. You now realize that you have nothing to be concerned about, you've been a good mother, you've passed along the right values.
Your child is a fiber nut.


11:27 AM  
Blogger Zippianna said...

It is soooo fun to pass on that fiber (fibre) gene! Congratulations Mom! Congratz to the DD, too. That's awesome.

Someone ELSE roasts broccoli? I thought that was only SoCal Beach Cuisine. Buhahaha!

5:03 PM  
Blogger yarnahoy said...

That scarf has such lovely colors!

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Wow! I wish I could knit that fast. The hanspun scarf is gorgeous as well as the lace!

9:28 AM  
Blogger e's knitting and spinning blog said...

Oh wow does that look relaxing!!! I agree with the others- 'ol flame fingers is passing the torch!

6:40 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Of course you've created a monster - your kind of monster! Speed, good looks, style and she's taking my wheels. Good thing I'm too nice to be jealous (wink)

9:15 PM  
Anonymous Cassie said...

Well, fiber monsters are the best kind, if you're going to have a monster. And I'd say that she takes after her mom, eh? ;-)

8:03 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

Sounds like you've been having lots of fun!

7:37 AM  
Blogger DeeAnn said...

She's amazing, like her mom :)

5:52 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

That ponchette is gorgeous. Question: How many stitches do you cast on for it? Need to go to LYS and see if they have the pattern ...

1:45 PM  

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