Thursday, October 02, 2008

busy hands, warm necks

Leah's been knitting like crazy, trying different stitches and cranking out neckwarmers. You've seen a pic of her table of them at the farmers' market, but we finally got around to taking some individual pictures, so here are a few:

Chunky malabrigo, vintage button, stockinette.

Fleece Artist roving, handspun by the Mom, vintage button from the Great Grandma's button box.

Malabrigo with silvery (pewter?) button, stitch pattern from My So Called Scarf.

Alpaca in a basketweave stitch pattern. Deep red glass button with blue/white spiral swirls, made by Scott. This neckwarmer grew tremendously upon being blocked, so Jesse suggested this style for it, with the shawl collar.

Congratulations to Artinreality, who won the A Few Of My Favorite Things stitch marker set by leaving a link to one of her favorite projects, a crocheted kipa with gold hand-stitched embellishments for her Pappa. She has some other one-of-a-kind kipa works of art on her Ravelry projects too. She's living in Israel right now (sometimes also Norway), but the mail isn't very reliable where she is, so I'll mail the stitch markers to her relatives in the U.S. and they'll get them to her safely. It's fun to know our little glassy things have reached the U.K., Australia, and Turkey so far, and eventually some will be in Israel (and/or Norway) too!

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Blogger Faith said...

I love the neckwarmers! I have so many handspun skeins currently unmarked for projects -- this would be the perfect use for some of those!

1:45 AM  
Blogger artinreality said...

Thank you so much for running the contest, and the mention here. And thank you for understanding about the weird postal systems around the world!

Love, love the neck warmers - they all look so beautiful and sumptious!

7:41 AM  

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