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Tuesday, November 16, 2004

we really need to stop giving in to asha

gluttony, originally uploaded by lwu81.

she's becoming too tubby. But she really gets to us with her meows. They're not annoying or anything (in fact they're very cute), but they make us want to make asha happy. Her happiness of course entails us bringing her more food to her food dish... although sometimes she just meows so we'll scratch her under her chin.

Jacqueline asked for some photos of the order I received yesterday. I actually had taken some photos, but the photos just don't seem to convey the beauty of the yarn. And further, you just won't know it's lovely softness until you FEEL it.

But I love posting pics of yarn, so here it is, my order of merino worsted weight wool in the Emerald colorway:

and an up close one:

I also finished the bear yesterday. Doing the face was difficult for me, I'm not that great at embroidering I guess. The instructions reccommended that I embroider the face after I sewed and stuffed the bear. But, if I had to do it again, I think I'd do the face first for a couple reasons. 1) I could hide the tied on knots better & 2) I wouldn't have to worry about the needle pushing/pulling stuffing through as it went through the knitting.

I am going to start another bear for the project as soon as I get some size 7 needles (this one I did on size 8's with approval from the project coordinators, but it costs them more to send to Africa when the bears are larger, so I should definitely do my next ones on size 7s). has free shipping until tomorrow, so I'll probably put in an order for new needles today while I'm running experiments at the Business School.


Amie said...

Thanks for the comments on my blog! I'll try to post a closer shot of the afghan, though I wish I'd gotten close-ups of each of our squares.

That gorgeous braid of roving was sold by a friend of mine, Jennifer, who owns and single-handedly runs Spirit Trail Fiberworks. It feels even better than it looks.

Christina said...

Thanks for the comment on my bog too! And that yarn looks gorgeous!

Jenn said...

Gorgeous color on the yarn! I must get some! They have some of the most fun colors and I'm thrilled to hear it's soft and not scratchy!

And your Mother Bear came out great. I got sidetracked from sending in for my pattern so I'm still waiting to get it so I can try to make one.

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