Nov 5, 2005

Mohair Mohair everywhere...

So the fuzzy feet were a huge hit. Everyone at work loved them, my friends loved them..and I'm really enjoying wearing them. I'll probably make a few as holiday gifts as they are quick and cost effective. This pair will stay at my boyfriends for when I'm here and I'm already knitting a second pair for home.

Been a busy couple of knitting days -

I completed the Sophie bag's knitting portion this afternoon and plan on felting it sometime between now and tuesday. I might wait until Fuzzyfeet2 are done. I have a lot of projects upcoming now that need to happen in a short time, including two things for my last secret pal package so I'm trying to economize on effort.

I progressed to 1/2way through the last ball of yarn on the Irish Hiking Scarf. Despite my high level of distractability these days (which has gotten me to knit a few quickie short term projects), I am really loving this pattern. It knits up beautifully and I will definitely knit this one again.

My second fuzzy feet pair are being done in Lambs Pride Worsted, a combo of "orange you glad" and "aubergine". I'd have never expected these two colors to go together but I'm kind of digging the combination. The yarn, however, I feel mixed about. It feels nice and soft, and knits up pretty but the mohair content, while only 15 percent, is kind of driving me nuts. Its like cat hair or fiberglass insulation in its ability to get EVERYWHERE. I've been plucking mohair out of my eyes, ears, nose, lipstick and coffee. My hope is that I get used to it because I otherwise really like the yarn.

6 comments:

me myself and i said...

thats what i hate about mohair it gets everywhere...

luvnbeng said...

the fuzzy feet are great! and i love the orange & aubergine colors together--its very autumnal. thanks for the knitting lessong on Friday!

Jennifer said...

The mohair in the lamb's pride does get everywhere, but I love to felt with it!

Jenn said...

Can't wait to see the new ones!

MeBeth said...

I feel the same way about alpaca - it pervades the entire apartment!

Courtney said...

I was driving to work today and noticed little blue hairs all over my black pants...Lamb's Pride mohair. Fotuanately I keep a lint brush in the car for occaisions like this.