It's spring and here are some tulips just getting started.
And here is Tulips all finished (just need a clasp at the neck; someday).
I get a lot of compliments whenever I wear it and boy does it feeeeeel good; fits pretty nicely too.
I like the modifications I made. My mom says I can never leave a pattern alone; always making changes. I met Denise Powell (Designer in Toronto) on the bus a few weeks ago and she says that's how you become a designer, by starting with little changes! My Tulip design has 3/4 length sleeves (I didn't want a band of yellow at the bottom; that's where it gets dirty the easiest) and I was afraid of running out of trim colour and couldn't commit to one colour; so I borrowed from Philosopher's and used all the colours in reverse order to create the bands. If I were to do this again (I don't generally repeat projects) I would work all the trim at the end and then work the corners properly; so that the colours wrap around the bottom and not so that the bottom and front edges butt up against one another.
O.K. back to the frolic; it was too warm to wear the sweater anyway.
I won one of the raffle door prizes and we all know that yarn purchases from prizes don't count.
Isn't that a fun little bag? The yarn that I acquired with the above mentioned certificate is a lovely soft pink Merino/Silk lace weight and no I don't know what I'm going to do with it yet, but it sure feels good against my skin!
So here I am taking the Ladybug out for a test run. Looks like I know what I'm doing doesn't it? That's because I had a really great coach taking the picture; at home?
I need lessons. I've got a couple of books around here too, but I can't seem to be able to find them amongst the yarn (and roving)! Maybe they'll turn up later.
Boy, that was a fun day!!! I've got a great big smile goin' on there (if you can't tell).
So I did some shopping...sock yarn doesn't really count either because it's so small; you know one, or two skeins at the most, for a whole project...it's a deal! And I didn't have any of the same kinds at home; so that has to count (or not) for something too, doesn't it?
I finished my course, I made sure that I had checked out all the booths that I wanted to, I put back two beautiful kids that I fondled, longingly....one was a gorgeous gentle colour transitioning vest; it felt wonderful, it looked fabulous---I don't wear vests, but maybe that's because I don't have a gorgeous one like this! I saw the same kind of designs at Stitches last year...I'm still thinking.
The second kit was, again, some gorgeous yarn from Rowan for a fairisle sweater in the newest Vogue Knitting. What can I say? Heaven in a bag! Although, I have a few bags of heaven here already....and, the store is near my brother's; so I can pop in there anytime if I decide it's time that bag of heaven came to live here with me!
The Ladybug is loaded in the car. Do you know how spinners transport their spinning wheels? In the car; with the seat belt on of course! The other paraphernalia is stored safely on board and the show is starting to quietly shut down. There are still classes going on, but some vendors are slowly attempting to pack up and get home after an exhausting; yet exhilarating day! I decide I have time for one last walk through.
Isn't it wonderful? It looks so nice (and works too) beside me when I'm cursing the roving that won't spin or is it the wheel? Or maybe....
Yea, it's me. It always is.