Monday, December 05, 2005

Pumpkin Purse

So, I took a class in making a lined purseat the new Suss Designs shop in Lower Manhattan , and this was the result. I used a Katia super bulky wool in pumpkin, Lamb's Pride bulky in brown (two strands together), and a thin brown mohair and orange ribbon carried along with each, for continuity. Size 15 needles, plain old sticknette stitch. Add brown wooden handles and a coordinating corduroy lining and -- voila -- my first purse. I gave it to my friend Kathy for her birthday; I think she liked it, since she carried it that night to her birthday party.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Noro Lotus

This is a beautiful yarn that I bought on sale at The Yarn Connection, a midtown NYC yarn shop, last winter. It's a handpainted cashmere ladder yarn with a ribbon of varying colors running through it. Knits up in a striped pattern, as you can see. I used three balls of this to make a long, skinny scarf in stockinette with chunky tassels at each corner, which is now on consignment at Art-O-Mat. Alas, I forgot to take a photo before I sent it off for sale. I'll try and get to the gallery and take a photo this week (assuming it hasn't sold!) -- I saw it on display through the window on Tuesday night when I sent to SnB -- what a thrill!