Monday, December 10, 2012

Please Mr. Postman

Mr. Postman came today with some goodies I'd ordered. After seeing this Doctor Who project bag by Bag End Bags on etsy, I couldn't resist. I'm usually good about not impulse buying, but the inside had star fabric. When I knit up the southern constellation shawl, it will be living in the bag. The shawl is going to pretty big. And I'm sure as some of you might guess, the bag is bigger on the inside. My copy of Island by Jane Richmond also came. It is well laid out and plain old gorgeous. I've already made Renfrew. (Not today. I got the digital download a few weeks ago.)

I thought I had blogged about this already, but apparently not. I made it out of Knitwhits Freia Handpaints Freia Ombr√© Worsted in the Denim colorway. It is the nicest single ply yarn I have ever worked with. It was tightly spun without being kinky. And it felt really good in my hands. I will be getting more as soon as I have a project to go along with it. One ball was enough for the slouchy version of Renfrew. (Which, by the way, is an excellent hat pattern.) 

Last night I attended a baby shower. The gifts were a big hit. I made adult and baby Elven Hero hats out of Rimu. The rav project page can be found here. It includes the modifications made for the baby hat. That baby is going to have some great adventures.

I actually have two more finished objects, but I'm starting to feel like a show off. That and they are items that have yet to be gifted. They'll show up on the blog in the coming month or so, but if you are super curious, everything is on my ravelry project page.


Pumpkin said...

Awww, so sweet of you to knit hats for them! Although, I'm more attracted to the other hat you've knitted, the fit is perfect! How do you do that?! Also, I'm also a sucker for stars, I totally get it.

Jane Richmond said...

I'm so glad you like the book Audry! I love your Renfrew, it's gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

Ah, there is nothing like a visit from the postman to make one's day happy all over. :-)

Renfrew is very nice, and I am quite tempted to make one too now. I LOVE what you did with the Rimu! So cute!!!!

Jennifer said...

I love that project bag! (I'm sure it IS bigger on the inside!!!) And the hats are lovely.

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