Monday, October 20, 2008

Like Buttah


River Forest Gansey
Originally uploaded by littlekidd
This yarn is positively dreamy. It's Artesenal by Aslan Trends and I bought it before I left Portland at The Naked Sheep.

Where I live in northwestern Wyoming, folks seem to love bulky weight wool and alpaca. I'm sure I'll be among the converted after I've lived through an entire winter here, but for now I still like my cotton and silk.

This Artesenal is a fair compromise: Mostly cotton with a fair dose of alpaca and a hint of mystery synthetics. What is "Polyamide" anyway? I feel like someone tried to teach me in 11th grade chemistry, and the knowledge never fully permiated my teen-age, teflon brain.

This is the back of a sweater I'm making for my son, Zack. He's only six so this little project zips along. It's from the beautiful book Handknit Holidays by Melanie Falick. I finally broke down and bought a copy and there are SO many things I want to make.

This project is sized for kids and adults, and I happen to have another 10 skeins of Artesenal in a gorgeous rusty color. Hmm.. Zack's dad may get one of these, too.

4 Comments:

Blogger Brad Clark said...

Great blog, great photos! I especially like your 10 Signs you live out in the country; critters steal your shoes off the porch, and you have to feed the fish shredded wheat. Awesome!

Thanks for mentioning The Naked Sheep Knit Shop, in Portland, Oregon. I LOVE that place! It would be nice if you could randomly mention The Naked Sheep Knit Shop, in your blog every once in awhile. They now also sell woolpets on their awesome web site: http://www.thenakedsheepknitshop.com
Stay warm and cozy!
-Brad

8:49 AM  
Blogger Cheri said...

We miss you, Carolyn! It's fun to read your updates :)

Zack's sweater looks so beautiful. Can't wait to see him in it, romping in the show!

2:13 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Hey Carolyn,

Good to see you posting again. You must be getting settled in. It looks absolutely beautiful.
Glad to hear you have a LYS, hope it is close and friendly. Miss you!

10:45 AM  
Blogger Virginia said...

I really miss you Carolyn - you were one of my favorite 'mistake fixers'! Although you're in beautiful country I have to tell you that you're missing one of the most spectacular Fall seasons I have ever seen here in Portland. I have been searching high and low for some delicate yarn with the colorways that I see outside everyday in the leaves so that I can make a frothy scarf - maybe I'll find it in a Merino stripe or something like that. Your blog is a hoot. Cheri told me about it the other day and I'll be a regular visitor from now on.

1:52 PM  

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