me, Mavis

I knit. I garden. I co-manage an eclectic shop. I sometimes work in real estate. I sometimes swing a hammer. I always volunteer in my community. I live in an old house with my nice family of one husband and three beastly cats. I have great friends. These are the things that matter to me, Mavis.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Potential for New Projects Overload!

In my e-mailbox this morning was Berroco's "KnitBits" newsletter with several new (non-animal!) yarns and projects that caught my eye: Linka in a lovely aqua colorway (called "Absynthe") first jumped out at me. I'm not altogether sure about the join only at the bottom rib -- maybe too much emphasis on an area better left in the shadows?? -- but it shouldn't take rocket science to just leave it open all the way down.

As an aside, I once had a client who REALLY was a rocket scientist! Let me just say that her above-average intelligence didn't hold over in the everyday tie-your-own shoes department.

Anyway, as to "Linka," I'll have to go look at the pattern more closely before making a final judgment, but just now I'm really liking the collar detail and 3/4 lenth sleeves with wide ribbing. As to the yarn, Boho looks just great! The variable matte/shine and color changes are magnificent! Will the "hand" of the yarn be worthy?

Next, I was caught by Becky. This is one the prettiest sweaters I have seen recently!! ... but I don't think me, Mavis will be wearing it quite the way of the model. Click on the "zoom in on pattern details" and it sure looks like nothing but skin to me! The sweater is presented in Touche, another new spring yarn that looks like a winner. I particularly like the "nectar" shade (at least on my monitor, that is!)

Secondly, in my snail mail box yesterday was the new Vogue Knitting. I did a brief flip through but haven't really even begun my dissection. Later today perhaps!

Are you there? So I'm a little late on the uptake, but there still are 2 1/2 days left in National De-Lurking Week?

In humble apology to those of you (Hi STAZI!) who have encountered difficulties in leaving a comment because you can't scroll down to the comment section, I also have experienced the problem where the whole entry doesn't load. Don't know how to fix it, or even if it is fixable, but I have had success with hitting the reload button (it sometimes takes twice) and then the whole entry loads.

Wait ... I might have just given you lurkers an out!


  • At 2:17 PM, Blogger Vegan Knitting said…

    HI Mavis

    I think I've posted on your blog before although I do remember being unable to initially. But in case I didn't, I'm de-lurking now! I have you in my Knitting Blog list that I check each day. (Doesn't it feel great that people are watching you!)

    I love the photo of your kitty in the closet.

  • At 9:31 AM, Blogger me, Mavis said…

    Hi Vegan! Thanks for taking my bait! I'll let Beau know you appreciate his choice of sleeping spot -- the DH is NOT amused, cuz it's his clothes that become furified.


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