A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

January 22, 2004

Knitters Are the Nicest People

I can't believe what came today.

Greta from Lifelong Knitter sent my husband and me all these wonderful gifts as a thank you for the Danger Girl graphic. I'm stunned and shocked and just so thrilled. There's Rowan #34 and two skeins of Rowanspun DK (my first Rowan ever!) for me. And a DVD of Run, Lola, Run for Wes. Wow. Wow, wow, wow.

In less dramatic news, I bought a tupperware container to block my BOC on. I will felt it in a few days when I finish my mitered-square tote. The tote is cruising along nicely. It attracted a lot of curious on-lookers on the playground after school today. I think the shape on the needles makes it look pretty unusual.

After reading Claudia's blog this morning I ran to swatch the Cotton Top that I had dyed. I only did one skein as a test.

So I tried to wing a hand-painted deal on it. It's 50% cotton so the colors are pretty soft.

Here's my swatch.

I can't decide if it's cool or if it should be a baby blanket from the 80s. I want to use it to make bpt. I'm tempted to just go for it. If I hate the results I can always overdye the entire sweater. What do you all think?