Friday, March 11, 2011

KooKoo for Koigu

We all have our weaknesses... this happens to be one of mine. I have been trying really hard to reduce my stash to a more manageable size but things happen... things like bag upon bag of Koigu at the LYS... what's a girl to do? At least I have found some fantastic patterns that call for Koigu, these cute patterns from Churchmouse. I especially love the beaded beret.

I am afraid to jinx myself by saying I am almost done Mara, what a long haul. Compounded by knitting the border a total of three times! My knitting has become very boring as I am on a finishing bent and trying really hard not to start new things.

Seeing as my last contest did not garner any takers... the answer was "The Hanger" and I call him that because he works at an airport. I shall try again.

Tell me your favorite project that you have made that either was made or could be made with Koigu KPPPM. A link on Ravelry would be nice so I can see them. I will draw on April 1st and send off some sort of fingering weight yarn and assorted fun stuff to 2 lucky winners. Don't forget to tell me your favourite colours.

Also, the reducing diet I put Simba on has only had the effect of making him annoyed, he doesn't appear to have lost any weight. He takes out his annoyance on poor little Ginger. Oh Simba.

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Anonymous mtlaise said...

Ah.. the finishing... rewarding in the end, but oh so tedious! Hang in there!

It's kind of funny that you added that Churchmouse link because I've just been eyeing their Koigu linen stitch scarf for the last little while. One day I'll knit it when I find more time! My Koigu is a semi-solid blue-grey, so it wouldn't show off that pattern as nicely as the multi-coloured versions do. I'm thinking I might make another Tudor Grace by Anne Hanson out of my Koigu - it's a great pattern for semi-solids and tonal colourways (and her patterns are always beautiful and so well written).

Good luck finding the perfect project for yours! And kudos on reaching the finishing stages of multiple projects at once!

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Gina said...

Simba looks more robotically evil than annoyed. Run Ginger Run!

Koigu... besides any sock pattern...kppm makes fabulous baby garments - soft, washable pretty cardigans.

Never use Koigu to make a knitted bikini, even if there is a pattern in the spring VK. Knitted bikinis are just wrong.

I was rooting through the koigu recently thinking of Multnomah (I'm at work and can't do a rav link.)

2:03 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Hi Marnie- I have been popping in and reading your blog-

I have been to the Koigu farm a few times, and they are wonderfully creative women. I remember coming home with wet yarn on a few occasions.

Nice to see you again-

9:33 AM  

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