Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Two New Projects And A Confession.

The Sheep has two new projects in the works, but first a big welcome to my buds M & L as they enter and re-enter the wonderful world of blogdom! When I have a sec. I'll put my little hooves to work adding them to my links list. M & L are Dad and Mom respectively to the cutest little girls in the whole wide world and I don't just say that because they are my nieces-by-proxy. (both the sheep and her brother have discovered that they get better Christmas presents by not having pesky children to interfere with the process so other people's children needed to be co-opted.) Their blogs share both child-rearing and crafty goodness! You can check them out at The Trials And Tribulations Of CamMad and The Craftier Side Of Camad's Mom.

Now for my sad and shameful confession:

I have a scarf and sweater on the needles at present. The scarf was inspired by the Skinny Scarf that I recently finished. I loved the drape and the beading so I thought I'd try one with a skein of StyleCraft Amore that I purchased at my LYS not too long ago.

The sweater is a pattern for a "Fringed Collar Jacket" from the Winter '03-'04 edition of Vogue Knitting International. Rest assured, there will be no fringe.

Now...here's the tough part...are you ready? Can you handle it?? Sit down now... They're both...gasp...shudder...whimper...ACRYLIC!!!! That's right. You heard me. And the sweater is being done in yarn purchased from Wal-Mart. The sheep is not ashamed! Nor is she a "yarn snob!" I love the finer yarns of the world, don't get me wrong. But, when you work with children, you just can't beat a washable garment. I also prefer Coffee Mate to cream. Live with it.

I'll leave you now to digest this information. If it helps, I promise that the next item will be crafted from the finest of hand-spun wool on wooden needles whilst listening to a selection of classical music and eating Brie.



missemilysmom said...

Don't worry it is all good!!

i too use acrylic.... I too am not a yarn snob. My wallet (or DH) will not let me be!!

missemilysmom said...

PS what kind of yarn is your sweater being knit in??

mrichme said...

Thanks for the shout out. Even though I don't partake in the knitting I'm learning a lot. Keep up the great public service. Think about the savings in the psych visits.

camadsmom said...

I also want to say thanks for the shout out. I can see how this can be very addictive. I love those yarns as well. When you have two young girls, work full time and crave more sleep, projects get started but don't always get completed. I rarely buy the authentic yarns. You know what, most people don't know the difference and are just impressed with the craftmenship. I must admit thugh, I do perfer the spun cat fur.