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Wednesday, December 12, 2007


One present done; a million to go…

Or maybe, one down, none to go ;)

(I could just get away with no more handmade Christmas presents for the rest of the year with this!)

This little Beryl is destined to the wrapping table asap. When I was almost at the finishing point, a friend saw it and said, “Oh, for me?”

What could I say? I made it a size larger than I normally do for myself and it fit her perfectly. It was meant to be! So off it goes to a new happy home and I will make another one for myself.

This one is made from Bartlett Fisherman Yarn in Oatmeal and it is a thick and yummy knit. The seed and texture stitch accents are subtle and organic; they don’t quite merge with the yarn surface but don’t pop out quite as dramatically as a merino like Aurora 8.

Happiest touch of all: I found some really beautiful antiqued brass buttons earlier this year at the late and lamented Tender Buttons on Rush St and they’ve been patiently waiting for a new home.

I love the marriage of buttons and yarns on cardigans and just for grins put an assortment of faux tortoise, white and pewter metallic on this big band.

But the music was made with the Brass…

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