Thursday, January 14, 2010

Road work


We returned home on Tuesday evening with 2,000 miles, one new dog and two sweaters to show for part of our trip. The dog has gone to "boot camp" until we get her manners tuned up and she's ready to come home and be integrated into our small herd at home. The sweaters will be finished and mailed off to Afghans for Afghans for their current campaign...they are in need of sweaters, hats, mittens and blankets for children 7-14. I love knitting this neck down pattern...it's a great stash buster and there's no sewing when you're finished.

However...I seriously underestimated how much yarn to take with me, so after finishing the blue sweater, I found myself with this limited palette for the second: rust red/brown, Christmas green, and lime green. I think it could be the ugliest sweater ever, but Mr. Sunflower kept assuring me that someone will like it.

On a happier note...my new drum carder arrived while I was gone last week, so it will get set up on Saturday and I hope to be selling batts again on my Etsy shop sooner than later. Very cool!

6 comments:

RuthieJ said...

Hi Martie,
I'm glad your trip back home with the new doggie was uneventful.
I think your sweaters look great! I'm always amazed at many colors people think look good together even when I think they look awful. I'm with Mr. Sunflower....I'm sure there's a little boy in Afghanistan who will be so happy to wear that sweater.

swamericana said...

Martie, glad that you posted a photo of your knitting. Always wanted to see what you do. And you mail off to others. Big heart, generous. They will like it.

Taos Sunflower said...

Ruthie: It was hard watching people put colors together when we had the shop open...and always hard for me to remember it wasn't any of my business!

Taos Sunflower said...

Jack: Thanks. At this point in life I have no needs for myself, so having others to knit for really gives me a feeling of purpose. I also love to put blankets together that are given to friends (or friends of friends) who are having a bad time...typically breast cancer...I hear those chemo rooms get cold and want them to have a "hug" to take with them.

Twisted in Texas said...

See, I think the kids will like sweater with the two greens. Besides, I think in the Afghans for Afghans site I believe it was mentioned that green was a favored color. You could be being really cool here.
Great job.

Taos Sunflower said...

Thanks for that. I think I have lots of greens to use up!