November 15, 2004


There was a big box on my front porch this morning! And look at the lovely things inside:


And it just kept going and going and going and going!

I like the colours, but I must say they’re more vivid and slightly darker in person than they seemed online. We’re not quite certain about the pink and the orange for Tintin’s face and hair, so we’ve ordered a few more balls in some other colours, to see if we can get closer. But that’s ok — it’s only 5 more balls. (Well, compared to 49 balls?!)

This weekend, since I didn’t have the Elann yarn yet, I worked on a shawl from some Lion Brand Homespun that Stephanie very kindly gifted me with when I was at her place for the sew-up. I’ve never worked with Homespun before, or knit a shawl, but I’m quite happy with how it’s turned out (forgive the bad shot — it has a crocheted cast off / fringe, but I don’t have the right size hook, so it’s languishing on the needles for now):


I think I have enough to do a second shawl, in a different lace pattern; the yarn works up so quickly, it’s rather addictive. And very soft and warm.

But the main project now is Christmas stockings… look forward to seeing lots of variations on one pattern for the next little while.

Posted by Aven at November 15, 2004 06:10 PM

That’s a LOT of yarn. I only got two boxes so far. ;-) Great colors! Your shawl is also very nice. What pattern did you use?

Posted by: lynette at November 15, 2004 06:37 PM

So that is what 49 balls of yarn looks like….

I really like the shall. the colours are very autmn!

Posted by: Dani at November 15, 2004 07:09 PM

The shawl looks great. How many projects are going to come out of that box, anyway?

Posted by: Elizabeth at November 15, 2004 07:20 PM

What delicious goodies! And Tigger looks so cute in that pillowcase pic—much like Merc does when he goes looking for a hiding place!

Posted by: Anita at November 15, 2004 09:49 PM

I received my Elann order today too! You’re right about the colours being darker and more vivid.

The shawl looks great. I love the colours.

Posted by: Michelle at November 16, 2004 12:43 AM

If you need a hand sorting through all that wool - I’ll be more than happy to help you.

Good for you - what an excellent mail delivery day!

Posted by: lisa at November 16, 2004 09:47 AM

Shawl is great. A very simple pattern was a perfect choice for this yarn and I love the way the colour changes came out in bands. Hope to see it at the stitch n’ bitch at Lettuce Knit. Very, very lovely job.


Posted by: Jane Koster at November 16, 2004 09:56 AM

That’s at least 3 or 4 tintin sweaters, no?

Congratulations and bon courage.

Love all the felting action. xoxox Kay

Posted by: Kay at November 16, 2004 08:57 PM