Friday, June 27, 2008

Good Morning, Pickle

Hi Knitters,
I have finished up another project this morning for the book so now I take a deep breath and begin to think about the next one. There is always so much to consider. This collection has kind of emerged from groups or chapters. When I first wrote up the proposal there were chapters and then a list of projects for each chapter. Then when I get to actually making the projects there is always something new that occurs to me as I work. It changes.

What I love most about writing books is the freedom. I am let go to create and think and to see what happens. That breeds creativity where one thing leads to another. So this morning I pulled out the squishiest, most beautiful cotton I have ever encountered, Blue Sky Dyed Cotton. People who don't enjoy cotton may have not tried the Blue Sky Alpacas cotton lines. It is all dreamy and a half.

The color names are honeydew, lotus, poppy, orchid, caribbean, ladybug and best of all, pickle. Who doesn't love pickle? It will be a good morning. That's my pickle on the side (in the striped pajama pants).
So I am back on my computer all fixed and slick and fast. All of my photos from the past, are back at my fingertips and that feels good. I was most worried about the photos being gone forever, our life's documentation, but all is good. Now I need to get those saved properly.

On to some news, the Itty-Bitty Nursery Trunk Show is underway. As soon as I get a chance later today I am going to post the locations and dates on my sidebar. I'd love to hear from the shops as the trunk show progresses. Even better, I'd love to see some pictures along the way. Please send them and I will post them here for all to enjoy. Also, I would love to give a plug to the various shops hosting. I hope all goes smoothly. What a great idea by Jaime, she's such a smart pickle.

Okay, if you are knitting the ladybug hat or the bumble bee hat (see sidebar for patterns), you have to check this out and it is free. Wouldn't that make the best tiny gift to add to the hat? You could use your left overs. She is one good knitter just look at this and this.

Here is the cutest baby ever and I want to make these animal crackers. That has to be done.

You should read this blog if you are interested in southern farm life, animals, spinning, dying, knitting and cooking. This is a good and talented woman, I know first-hand.

Off into the weekend we go, it's going fast.
best, susie


YarnThing said...

LOL...I was reading this an my littlest one came in and said to me "mommy, I stinky pickle"!

LOL...yep, that is what I call him when he has a #2 in his diaper. Now, he has picked it up...the phrase not the diaper :0)

Have a great weekend!


Tracy Batchelder said...

I'm a fan of cotton yarn anyway, so your description of this yarn makes me want to try some soon.

Anonymous said...

Would this yarn be appropriate for socks.

Donna, NC

Susan B. Anderson said...

Hi Donna,
It is a worsted weight, on the heavier side. It would make nice thick chunky socks.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the great new links!

Hilary said...

Hmm... a worsted weight cotton in brilliant colors... I think I feel the spirit move for a Circles Stroller Blanket! I've been waiting to find the right yarn for mine. What do you think?

Sara in WI said...

What a great post today! You are just full of good ideas and sources, Susan! Will your trunk show be in someplace in Madison?

Dianne MacDonald said...

You've convinced a dyed-in-the-wool (pun intended) person to try cotton! The colors are gorgeous. I can't wait to see all the cute things you are creating.

Oiyi said...

Glad to know that I am not only one that felt the need to have those cookie cutters and to make homemade animal crackers. So much fun!

Sarah said...

Those colors are perfect for summer! I used the Blue Sky Alpacas for the mobile mice, and they hold up really well. As for the cutest baby ever, I'll second that--makes me want another one!

And I just replied to your message on Ravelry--it's the first time I've logged in in months, so I'm sorry I hadn't replied to your sweet note!

peaknits said...

What a great collection of cotton - yum! I have a "pickle" vest stalled on the needles now:) Thank you for the great links too - that bee is precious!

Rebecca said...

I love, love, love this yarn! It is so snuggly soft, and with more and more people begging for organic cotton, it is fabulous, and the dyed organic cotton comes in many colors, although I believe they use chemicals for the dying, there are no agro-chemicals in the growing process.

Fabu yarn, and so snuggly soft, love it!