April 14th, 2005


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Or else learn not to be sidetracked by reading, sewing, walking, sleeping, home cataloguing projects, eating, working for a living, and so on ...

Nifty new yarn from Patons: Evita. Plus another that's only available in Canada (I WAS going to say "just like Red Rose Tea", but discovered, while link-hunting, that it's now being sold in the U.S. ... yes, semmie17, there are South Dakota dealers listed here) ... now back to the yarn, which is: Pebbles

However, am making great progress with my side-fringed scarf, for which I received the free pattern when I bought the yarn. And found a piccy of how it's going to look that it's finished (just click on thumbnail for big picture and activate the wine-coloured filter in your optical scanners so that you'll be seeing it in the correct colourway):

Side-fringed scarf

Side-fringed scarf

P.S. Speaking of being sidetracked by sewing, needed to get some little black shirt buttons for current, perfectly-darted ***grin*** project, but had to walk by massive display of 50%-off-for-members display of new cottons. So came home with buttons and a length of this (from the "Modern Moods of Japan" line of fabrics). What can I say? My resistance is low when it comes to vivid, clear colours. :p

anotheranon alert: Hologram cotton!

The hunt for a piccie of the fabric mentioned in the previous post led to me FINALLY finding an online image of hologram cotton. This isn't my pattern (mine looks like somebody used a toothbrush to spatterpaint a starfield on black cotton ... it looks dull gold straight on, but turns various shades of fuschia/green/blue when light hits it at an angle), but at least it'll give you some idea of what it looks like. :-)

Hologram close-up Hologram close-up

Hologram pattern Hologram pattern

I'll do some more digging throught the fabric site later and see if I can find "mine".


I was further along than I thought ... my side-fringed scarf is FINISHED!!!!! So strange and yet fun to be deliberately yanking out hard-worked stitches, but it looks so neat now that all the fringe is pulled! And so soft ... by comparison, a kitten's fur would feel like steel wool. Have a couple of yarn ends to weave in and then it's ready for the next cold day (which, hopefully, won't be until next December). By then I should have my double-thick, 8+ foot-long scarf finished as well; that one's for the minus-thirty-or-lower days, because I can't stand wearing hats ... this design is long enough to form a cozy hood when needed, with its own weight holding it in place around head and neck, rather than needing to be knotted ... Dr. Who (Tom Baker incarnation) eat your heart out! :D