Friday, June 08, 2007

How can you mend a broken heart?

Altho I'm sad to leave my Forest Path Stole to the knitting of my past I take comfort in the fact that some lucky FKD fan will knit her and give her the love she deserves!

I must say that the stories y'all have shared have been hilarious as well as painful but it's good to know we're all human and we're all in good company :)

Don't forget you still have til Sunday if you're interested in making her your own, just keep the tales of knitted woe coming.... it's so entertaining freeing, isn't it?

So how does a knitter mend a broken heart? Why she begins a new project of course!

What has won my heart in place of the FPS? Well....

I'll be using this:


Berroco Nostalgia, color #6672 - "Gecko" (fitting for a Floridan, huh?) which is actually much more spring/grass green than the color on my monitor but since it's been raining like Armageddon for the last 3 days, this is the best I could do. It's a soft, light cotton/microfiber blend with a hint of a shiny nylon - it's a dream to knit with and so pretty! In fact I knit the Retro Redux Shrug with it a few weeks ago.

To knit this:


Bonita from Rowan #41

Who's neckline I will be embellishing with these:


BTW, these beads ARE the perfect color for the yarn, I have no clue why their color is so true while the yarn is not. I plan on wearing Bonita "backwards" which is why it will be perfect for some knitted beading but I'll explain more once I start her.

I'm really excited about this new WIP. I'll be starting Bonita on Saturday which is WORLD WIDE KNIT IN PUBLIC DAY and I think it will work wonders in helping me get over my recent breakup :)

What will y'all be knitting on WWKIP Day?

I'm still working on my Thelonious socks which are quite beautiful but I'll save that for next week along with another cute lil FO I completed today. I'm such a tease I know but I gotta pace myself :)

I will, however share a wonderful gift I got this week....

I know I'm doing the KFYS '07 (HAR.) and I know I said sock yarn, for me, counts but a friend wanted to buy me something special for a favor I did and she just happened to know exactly what I wanted. After all I did say any and all GIFTS anyone felt the need to bestow upon me did NOT count! So how about a little yarn pr0n baybee.....


That's Dream in Color sock yarn from Kris at Sonny and Shear

Four glorious skeins of Smooshy Sock in Happy Forest, Beach Fog, Ruby River, and Giant Peach.

It's uber soft and the depth of color is amazing! Plus Kris is a good friend of mine and I had to support in her endeavor of her new online yarn shop, now didn't I?

I can't wait to start a new sock in this yummy yarn!


Go pay Kris a visit, she's a real sweetie with great products and fabulous customer service! She even includes nice little surprises in each order (FK Mom loved the raspberry tea!), has a great free shipping deal and rewards for her loyal customers! Come on you know you wanna have a peek!

Now to close with some manly kitty pr0n. Seems kitty tummies are all the rage around Knitbloglandia these days - here's the P-Man's contribution!


Have a great weekend and get out there and Knit in Public!!


21 comments:

Kris said...

Glad you like the Dream in Color and that it arrived safe and sound.

La Cabeza Grande said...

Tummies and yarn pr0n and new knits! Oh my!

Did I not tell you? The yarn is addictive. And so beautiful. As with any hand-dye, it bleeds a bit so use metal needles if you don't want stains. For some reason, hands are immune...

Now, back to the virtual rubbabelly.

Guernseygal said...

Lovely yarn and that tummy shot is just so cute! Don't be too sad about your FPS you are not the first to realise it is not for you.

jessie said...

I have to say that your choice of yarn for that top seems to suit it much better than the highly variegated stuff in the photo. You can barely see the pattern!

I don't quite get all the "backward" stuff so I look forward to seeing this project take shape!

Carole Knits said...

Started something new is just the ticket for fixing a broken knitter's heart. Have fun!

Suzanne said...

its not beefcake!

its p-cake!

KnitNana said...

OOOOh. Pumpkin tummy! Yummy!
:)
I have GOT to try to get The Meezer's tummy (which she'll be offended by...)
I LOVE that green, now why can't I get away with wearing that color - it's scrumtious!
Um. Yarn Porn always cures broken hearts for me!
(((hugs)))

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

It looks like the perfect heart mending project!

sulu-design said...

Ooooh! Beaded knitting... right up my alley!

AmyP said...

Good bounce back! And I think it's a totally Florida-appropriate colour.
Is it coming up to H-season now? I wont spell it for fear of hexing you!

Cookie said...

What FPS? Look at that sock yarn!

I can't wait to see tank. Please poke the tummy for me. :D

La said...

ok, that top looks like it's entrelac, and fess up, what's your bead source!

And why, OH WHY do you post p0rn, AND it's source, when I've got less than 30 days left on probation?

And you call yourself a friend! ;-)

Should be going to the post office Monday, I'll call you then!

Opal said...

Yummy P-man tummy, indeed! For WWKIP I'll most likely be knitting socks. Either the Black Riainbows or the Gothic Spires. Mmm. Socks.

Dorothy said...

That is gorgeous yarn indeed. Can't wait to see what you'll make of it. Looks like you'll be getting Kris back in your neck of the woods as soon as your house sells. Our loss, your gain. But at least I got to meet her once. Hey, it's like 7 degrees of separation, we've both met the same knitter! Practically makes us relatives, huh?

Monika said...

How long do you have to sit and wait to get such cute pictures of the P-man? ;o)

WandaWoman said...

I'm glad you found something new to mend your broken heart. Dream in Color is gorgeous yarn.

Vicki said...

Great new project! Can't wait to see it in progress and of course finishe! Beautiful sock yarn.

Knittinreed said...

Your new beaded tank will be gorgeous! Just the right piece to knit after a long laceweight
shawl (being passed on to another) project. I have a few items I need to change direction with as well - it really is cathartic.

As is that yummy sock yarn!

Chris said...

Yummy sock yarn... And fluffy kitty tummy - yay!

Leslie said...

Poor Perry - all her tummy pictures make her look more-than-slightly disheveled so I am not supposed to post them. Being a DLH can be tuff.

Gorgeous colors in that new batch of yarn, it's making me salivate.

otttoyy I have an 8-character script, italicized security word verification - wonder if I'll make it on the first pass...

Amelia said...

OK so that's one post where I am left green with envy, such gorgeous colours and pretty yarns. Now I need to go and find out more about Sonny and Shear :) I love the idea of Bonita in that green, it will look gorgeous!