Remember the Wayback Machine Sweater Contest?
I have counted the yarns. My best accounting says there are 48 different yarns in there. Several of them are the same yarn in different colors. I counted each of these individually.
There was another contest a while back and I forgot to select a winner! My apologies. I was looking for a name for the scarf.
I plan to write up the pattern. It won't necessarily be in these colors or have the locks fringe. Long story short, I didn't find the name I am looking for. I skewed the results by playing up the 70's angle.
Still, I want to reward all the great suggestions I got. They were quite good and funny too.
Our randomly selected winner is Lisa! She did have a big list of great ideas.
Email me, I'll need snail mail addresses for sending the handspun love.
The Latvian mitten cuff was frogged and reknit. This one fits perfectly and quality of the knitting is much better. I made the changes I talked about in my last post including a black purl row to tie down the fringe, reordering the braids, and a stockinette band between the fringe and the first braid. I also changed the direction on the middle braid.
I am combining several patterns in the book for my mitten. I was going to try to be consistent and make a mitten that represents one of the regions of Latvia. The pattern I chose is from Kurzeme and they don't usually fringe their mittens. The traditional colors of Kurzeme tend to be bright colors. I guess I am mixing and matching instead. I love the zig-zag pattern; all four colors are in on that one. There is a little more cuff pattern and then I start the main pattern.
Today, I caught my Sammie sunning on the bridge of the pond. This is a good vantage point to spot all the birds violating his airspace. Plus, the bridge (an old wooden plank) is warm from being in the sun all day.
He is so cute. In this picture he looks peeved. I think he is just squinting because the sun is in his eyes.