Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Made from Rowan Lurex Shimmer in Antique White Gold, about 3.5" high. US#2 needles.
I've been in a stash reducing frenzy. The Lurex Shimmer, bought months ago, was supposed to become a handbag in combination with some sisal strung along. The swatch looked great, however, the sisal shedded so terribly over everything, it would not be practical for a bag. Then I had the idea to use it for a shrug, again in combination with another yarn, delicious Any Blatt Mohair. But this lurex is just too scratchy, it doesn't really work for clothing in my opinion. Since it's been all about socks lately here at Craftoholic and I love ornaments it seemed like a winning combo. I think a Marie Claire Maison X-mas issue from a few years back featured a silver knitted sock. Maybe I could make 23 more for an Advent calendar, how cute would that be? But one ball makes two socks, I need eleven more balls...oh, there would be no money left to buy the surprises to go into the socks...:(