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Well. . .it’s been a while since my last post, and I really have no excuse for it.  I apologize.  But I’m here now, and here’s the latest.  (Links are to Ravelry, so if you don’t have an account, get one.  It is the best site ever.)

On my needles:  I have my first sweater!  I cast Wicked on a few days ago in Dream in Color’s Classy Happy Forest.  I only have two rows due to having to frog back to the beginning after discovering I was off on my count and my crossover stitches were in the wrong spots. . . ^o^  Anyway, hopefully I’ll have some time to myself with it later on today.

On my wheel:  I have some Corriedale dyed in reds, roses, pinks, and tans.  I bought a pound of it for an excellent deal!  (It was *slightly* felted from sun exposure, but with some TLC it spins up very nicely.)  So I sectioned it into three long bits, and will 3-ply it onto itself.  I have one bobbin done, two to go.  It’s such a nice day out, maybe I will be able to work on that too!  . . .ambitious, aren’t I?

On my mind:  My latest obsession is with buttons.  I don’t know what started it. . .oh wait, yes I do know.  It was Ysolda’s Verity.  After knitting it up, I was searching for just the right button to put on it.  In my search, I came across several good candidates.  Discovering one button inparticular that I really liked, I couldn’t let the others go.  So I got them.  And I love them.  But I don’t know what exactly will become of them.  I’m sure I will find some use for them, but for now, they will go into my newly formed button stash.  ^_^

So, that’s the latest.  I’ll try to post more when there’s more.

Knitting

Ysolda’s Verity

So, if any of you have been following my blog from the beginning, you would know that I am an avid balker, (blog stalker), and that one of my very favorite blogs belongs to designer Ysolda Teague.  Well, I have recently visited her site and after being able to no longer resist her patterns decided to purchase Verity

This wonderful leafy beret hat is sooo gorgeous!  I absolutley adore the quality of the pattern and the finished result.  After staying up until 1 am the first night and 2 am the second, I finished this wonderful work of art and strolled into work, (which just so happens to be a quilt/knit shop), and showed off my *cough* Ysolda’s, masterpiece.  It was a hit!  Everyone loved it!  I had girls swarm me to try it on.  And one asked me how much I wanted for it. . .lol.  Silly girls, this is mine.  Knit your own.  ^_^ 

So without further ado, I am pleased to introduce, my Verity beret!

Knit from the beautiful Dream in Color yarn in the wonderous colorway Happy Forest, this beret screams bohemian chic.  And how could you resist the oh so pretty Ribbed Lace Bolero by Kelly Maher also knit from Dream in Color’s Classy in colorway Ruby River?  These two yarns, and patterns, compliment each other so well, I felt like I was the epitimy of knit high fashion.  I have yet to post a modeled photo of the bolero, and still have yet to actually pose for it, but maybe you can get a sense with a self portrait of the beauty that is bolero.