I received an amazing angel package from Cadilily on Rav. I had a flake of a swap partner in June & Cadi volunteered to send me an angel package. It was so fun to open since she wrapped everything individually with tissue and ribbon! (note to self: do that with my next swap package.) Here's a picture of the awesome goodies:
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The purple yarn is silk which I've never worked with before! The forest green is hand dyed wool & the other green is hand spun. She included lots of other fun goodies such as chai tea (my fav) a ceramic handmade button, a "love" tile, candle and gummy candies. A big "Thank you!" goes out to her!
I recently found out that a family member will be getting married in January up in Washington State! My dorky self thought... hmm... it will be cold there in January (more so than here in SoCal) which means I will need a warm and cozy hat to match my cabled cowl! So that is exactly what I made! I decided on a cloche style so that It wouldn't completely flatten my curls like a beanie would but would still keep my head nice and toasty! I really like the textured stitches and how its somewhat vintage/retro style. I'm considering weaving a brown or black ribbon instead of the long chain. Any thoughts?
Sorry the pictures aren't the best, I haven't had a chance to pose it on the mannequin head:
Last night I started working on these babies using the rose pink cotton yarn I received from my swap partner Debbie!
1 down - 1 more to go! Hoping I don't run out of yarn, but I'm pretty sure they carry it at my LYS if I need more. With these gloves, I'm brainstorming about weaving an cream colored ribbon either at the bend of the wrist of at the base of the glove, just to give it a more feminine and dainty look. Not sure though - it might take away from the stitch pattern. What do you think?
Have a great day & wonderful weekend all!