Happy Friday

I’ve got a few days off work so today is laundry/tidying up day – although now that I stopped for my coffee break I think cleaning doesn’t sound like much fun but I shall persist.

Making progress on my Luftig sweater – of course all scrunched up on the needles it doesn’t look like much but I think it’s funny that this specky yarn (Madelinetosh Pashmina) looks like someone took a bunch of colored highlighter pens and marked it all up.  I love the feel of the Pashmina – it’s going to be a great feeling sweater.   Such super easy knitting.

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This week was ESK Team Spirit week and there were several ways to show your team spirit – one was thru Instagram posts (I don’t do Instagram), one was thru knitting or crocheting stuffie of your team mascot (I normally don’t do stuffies but see below) and one was thru making a yarn purchase on the day assigned to your team (I don’t do yarn purchases).  🙂purple rain

So yes of course I made a purchase on Team Elephelt day which was yesterday.  I’ve been wanting some of the Madelinetosh Purple Rain colorway since it first came out and now that its a discontinued color, it was now or never.  I got it in chunky weight – either to knit scarf or maybe weave one.

 

As for the stuffie – well I did find a pattern that would work for some bulky yarn I had on hand.  It’s called Elephant Friendly Trophy and the light purplish/gray yarn was a good color for an Elephelt (my team mascot).   I started and finished it in one evening and was amazing to see how it went from this single piece

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and with a bit of folding and seaming (complete with stealing some stuffing from an old pillow form I had in the closet since I didn’t have any poly-fil here), and a dig through Granny’s button bin to find some faceted black ball shank buttons for the eyes, became this….

 

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It think it may become a pin cushion. The true color is somewhere between these two photos.  More purple like the flat photo but a bit darker purple.

And my Camp Loopy August project yarn has been ordered – I like that these two look like lighter/darker shades of the same colors.  Hopefully in real life they do as well – you just never really know with hand dyed yarns.

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My plan is not clear yet with these yarns.  Do I just knit something with them or… I’ve been wanting to weave fabric to make a bag out of and although the weaving part wouldn’t count for camp, if I like the bag with some fall colored TLE fabrics from the stash, it should count for the sewing challenge project.

Okay – back to the laundry.

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