cobalt blue

timing is so key.

just as the custom doll from threadpluslove arrived,

so did a skein of new cobalt blue gems fingering from louet!

now, my friend knitecochic

calls me ‘vibrant blue’ and the doll was designed to have short spiky hair like me…

so i knew immediately that this yarn would be a hat for her

(she is still nameless, btw,

if anyone has name ideas, feel free to comment below).

i’ve not always been a fan of fingering weight yarns.

my pinkies, of all things, always cramped up when i used thinner yarns,

but it turns out it’s the needle size that was the culprit,

not those beautiful fine yarns.

the color alone, was enough to draw me to the gems,

but turns out that the stitch definition is fab-u-lous as well. since i had a still model to try it onto (as opposed to a squirming child),

and as i was making the fit up as i went along,

i tried it on her many times and was continually impressed by the spring of the yarn

and how nicely it retained its shape.

soon as the hat

was finished, i packed it and the doll up and returned them to my mum

(the doll was to be a Christmas present from her to me).

when it finally was time to open the box and have her be mine for real

(oh how badly ‘she’ needs a name, guys),

the vibrant color of the yarn struck me as gold all over again.

it also occurred to me that perhaps some tiny little

bracelets should be next … right?

‘shape’ taken from 17:28-29 of acts.

note: a little of the nitty-gritty.

i was given this skein of louet gems fingering to review,

but, you know me, a free skein of yarn

isn’t ever going to make me say that i like what i don’t.

i am much too pig-headed to act anything like that. ever.

no wiggle room

today is not at fast as yesterday.

thank God.  i’m not sure i could have navigated another day like that so soon.

however, today things are crisp.

crisp as in overly clear.

it’s all blindingly black and white.

i prefer this to high speed, don’t get me wrong,IMG_7056 3+++frameblowoutit’s just that i’m still reeling a bit for yesterday

and today calls for action.

lots of action.

deep breath, heartfelt prayer and forging ahead.

perhaps i’ll wake tomorrow to find things feeling more ‘normal’

…whatever ‘normal’ is.

‘tomorrow’ taken from 6:34 of matthew.


today’s the day.

(one day early, i know.  there was peer pressure involved…)

the first bit of clue #1 has been posted on ravelry in the ‘appalachian yarns’ group.

size 13 needles,  30 beads(optional), 2 skeins of louet kidlin (light worsted weight)

and you’re good to go.

i started with this gorgeous color.

the kidlin’s mix of linen/mohair

was a really pleasant surprise.

now i’m thinking

that i might want

a more everyday kind of wrap.

being machine wash and dry

and also nearly indestructible,

allhemp6 is one of my ‘go to’ yarns.

i’ve got a hat,

a winter scarf

and a woven stitch belt.

i want to make a top,

a cardigan

and a big ol’ bag.

maybe a wrap, too.

now i just have to figure this out

‘to bead or not to bead,

that is the question’.

‘dry’ taken from 1:9 in genesis.