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Small Things

November 16, 2005

I have been knitting small things lately while waiting for the processor to return the last bit of my Perendale fleece. Yet another Flower Basket shawl. this one is knit with Frog Tree Alpaca sport weight, and is scarf sized to wear with a coat.

A pair of conservative socks to wear to work. The pattern is from the Fall/Winter 1983 Vogue Knitting (yes, 1983!) and is one of my favourites.

And a lavender sachet knit with Koigu from a pattern by the talented Vicki Sever of Heartland Knits. I see more of these in my future.

Finally, I leave you with a picture of fibery goodness.

For my birthday, Rod got me a Little Gem, easier to travel with than my beloved Rose. In the basket is hand dyed superfine merino from Lisa Souza, who does magical things with colour. Also from Lisa are three skeins of Sock! in Mahogany (already wound up), Wild Things and Pacific. Snuggled between the sock yarns is a skein of gorgeous Shoalwater Bay nature dyed cotton/rayon slub from Kim, and some Lana Gatto Alpaca from Sam in a perfect colour for me. On the wheel is a lovely alpaca/silk blend from Angela. It’s so soft. Spoiled, I am, and blessed with wonderful family and friends.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. November 16, 2005 6:34 am

    lovely, lovely, lovely! the beads are a wonderful touch on the flower basket shawl. and you deserve to be spoiled sweetie πŸ™‚

  2. November 16, 2005 7:56 am

    Thanks for posting! Prudence was starting to feel lonely! Those socks are particularly nice. I have a hank of Pacific Sock! also.

  3. November 16, 2005 8:08 am

    Wowie! I’d like to just sit and stare!!Happy birthday Mel!

  4. November 16, 2005 3:11 pm

    T’aint spoiling, t’is treating πŸ™‚

  5. Vicki permalink
    November 16, 2005 3:55 pm

    Oh, you made my day! All your knitted items are lovely and the blocking on your Flower Basket shawl looks superb.

  6. Sam permalink
    November 16, 2005 5:03 pm

    Mel, they all look great. And you *do* deserve treating. πŸ™‚ I love those socks – going to unearth that pattern and try some, as I have some of that Mahogany Sock!, too. How big would you say the Flower Basket is? I like the idea of scarf size. Your work, as ever, is beautiful!

  7. November 16, 2005 5:29 pm

    Mel, all the FO’s look great! Thanks for the reminder about Vicki’s heart sachet. I had every intention of knitting some of those for holiday gifts. Welcome to the Gem club!

  8. November 16, 2005 5:38 pm

    People who get spoiled by family and friends the way you do are typically pretty special people.
    Great pictures! Love those socks – something classic came from the 80’s that you can wear without people grimacing!

  9. June P permalink
    November 19, 2005 9:12 am

    Oh! How lovely to have all of that fiber at your feet! Beautiful and we can’t wait to see the finished products. Your Flower Basket Shawl is simply beautiful too! We all hope you had the best of birthdays (and it looks like you did!)

  10. Maria Myers permalink
    April 27, 2006 12:05 pm

    Made Vicki Sever’s heart sachet after making many of her “Fanning the Flames” mittens. Haven’t sewn up the satchet yet, but yours looks so very nicely finished. Wondering if you have any tips on sewing it up. I still have all those “live” stitches, i.e. the last 2 on the top row of diamonds. Suppose I should cast them off and then sew up after stuffing it with something. Any tips on how how you sewed it up would be appreciated. Thank you. mkm

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