Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The leopards like being spotted....

I mailed DD her cropped cardi over the weekend. She wrote me today thanking me for the pants in her box. I think this means she plans to wear the cardigan somewhere in the realm of whenever. (Damn, that was expensive merino, too.)
As luck would have it, I have a new project crush. I got the Knitpicks catalog in, and saw the page advertising "Knitted Tams". I never really considered them before, but I think I could knit-snack on these like other people knit socks. They're small, useful, brilliantly patterned and colored....I'm starting to drool again...and I have the yarn on hand. Suzann offered up her book, so I think I'm set to start my Tamtrum!

10 comments:

Vamanta said...

I'd say the family gets Lion Brand and you get the good stuff.

I also stopped at the tam book in the KP catalog but don't know anyone who could carry off the teeny headgear that serves no purpose but being purty. Could be my New England bias for warmth in my hats. What are you going to do with tams in TX?

junior_goddess said...

I can make them bigger. (like Le Slouch...?) I barely have takers for sweaters; I have relatives in AK, CO, IL, but mostly, I am gonna make some because I wanna try them.

Anonymous said...

Oh, yeah-the tam might be the next big poncho. Eunny Jang's doing all that itty bitty colorwork, and a tam is the perfect vehicle to see if you like it.

Bets

Lisa W. said...

I loved the colorwork tam Jean (scottishlamb) did. That was so beautiful! And the tam pattern in Natureknits is something I've thought about trying. Have you seen it? But I'd definately have to make any tam bigger/slouchier for my fat head...otherwise I'd look like an even bigger dork than normal! hmm...guess that should prompt me to knit more for others...like non-dorky people...naaaah!

smariek said...

We look forward to seeing you model the tams. Hmm... wonder if they would make good "chemo" caps (yes, I still plan on making more hats to donate).

My family (mostly inlaws) wouldn't know the difference between expensive yarns and Lion Brand. I don't think they've ever worn/used anything I've knitted for them. My mom would notice the nicer yarn, but she wants everything to be easy care machine wash. Sigh. I'm tending to lean towards using the really good yarn for friends who will actually appreciate/wear/use what I knit for them.

junior_goddess said...

Are you kidding, I have a face like a big moon. M-O-O-N spells Betsy's big fat head. I woke up 3 times last night thinking about yarn stash I can get rid of tamming.

Vamanta said...

Oh yes, fabulous as Le Slouchy Tam! Great idea. Can't wait to see what you come up with. BTW my TX relatives tell me they are freezing there lately like with seriously cold weather.

Suzann said...

Its in the mail, the post office (hahaha) said it should be there by Sat. We shall see

jayne said...

She didn't even mention it? No more good yarn for her.

I hope the tams turn out to be fun. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. I'm on a sock roll these days. Smaller projects are fun.

T said...

Been thinking...you got ANY thank you note, she may have figured thanking you for anything was thanking you for all of it. So maybe she has it on right now, we just don't know.

And folks, I have met Betsy in person, and she is even prettier in person than in that picture, and that is NOT counting how pretty she is on the inside, so when she starts talking about moon faces, well, just recall all the poetry that has been written to the beautiful moon and take her self deprecation with a grain of salt....