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Friday, September 29, 2006

sometimes it comes in handy

having multiple obsessions er, hobbies, like quilting. easy to pick a matching thread for marina's buttons when one can choose from the handy folding thread caddy.

i seem to have an inordinate fondness for colors 852 and 864, as i have two of each.

picked a color to blend with calluna number 891.

words cannot express how much i love marina, it's like a comfy sweatshirt that goes with everything. the colors are very hard to capture in a photo, it is inbetween these two.

only change i made was; instead of binding off the steek stitches for the neck, i kept them live. then when it was time to pick up the collar, the steek stitches went back on the needle. that way you can knit the collar in the round, and the steek goes all the way to the top of the neck edge. i think i picked up that tip from wendy a long time ago.

before i washed marina, the buttonbands were basted with a zigzag, and a running stitch along both sides, didn't want it to gap while on the woolly board.

started knitting kerry from black water abbey with 3 ply hebredian in golden plover from the stash. but now i'm thinkin', do i really want 7 inches of honeycomb around my hips?

perused the patterns on hand, maybe golden plover would rather be marilyn, sigil, a cable and lattice pullover, or the wrixlan jacket? maybe it would rather be little rivers no link, only cardiganized? or anne of cleves, it's original destination?

decisions, decisions. any thoughts gentle readers?

the girls could care less.


Anonymous Rebecca said...

So much yarn, so little time. How do you even find time to blog, let alone take the girls for walks? I vote for Wrixlan - too lovely.

4:15 PM  
Blogger Marina said...

Good thing I didn't buy VY's Marina. It's gorgeous but I don't do buttonholes ;-)

My vote goes to Little Rivers!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Beth S. said...

All that cable-y goodness... wow! I don't know what to tell you... all those options are excellent. I do have a fondness for Anne of Cleves, though. I've always thought that was a lovely design.

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Linda B. said...

Marina is beautiful. Will you be wearing it at Rhinebeck?

7:48 PM  
Anonymous melinda said...

Done already! It's wonderful and I'm sure even better in person.

8:48 PM  
Blogger Michelle B said...

Marina is beautiful!!!! I vote for Anne of Cleves.

10:14 PM  
Anonymous Denise said...

Your Marina is lovely(this one's on my list to do someday).
and cool thread caddy! Where did you get it?

12:28 AM  
Blogger melanie said...

Marina is so pretty! I was admiring Kerry just this afternoon. I don't think the honeycomb will be too bad around the hips, but I really like Wrixlan too. Tough decision.

12:34 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Well, whatever you decide, you'll be wearing it next weekend ;-). I just like sitting here in suspense.

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

Marina looks just gorgeous! Wow.

And add my vote to Anne of Cleves!

3:55 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

WOW! Your Marina is so beautiful. Did you just finish knitting it?

6:45 PM  
Blogger PJ said...

I vote for Sigil ;)

11:29 PM  
Blogger cindy said...

Marina is drop dead gorgeous!!! You knit sooooo fast and finish your projects beautifully!!!

9:41 PM  
Blogger cyndy said...

Your Marina is so beautiful- no wonder you love it! So many colors!

4:06 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

I'm late, but I LOVE Marina. So beautiful. That has been on my to-knit list forever.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Your knitting is perfectly beautiful, as usual, but however did you snap such a great picture of the dogs?! That is just fabulous...

11:00 AM  

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