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Archive for May, 2005

banana silk yarn

as promised, some banana yarn pictures:

banana silk yarn

banana silk yarn

banana silk yarn

banana silk yarn

banana silk yarn

it’s quite bulky, and is shinier than i expected, and kind of shaggy. it came in hanks, and i wound them into these balls.

i’ve swatched a little bit to see what this looks like knitted, but i haven’t figured out what to make yet.

i got this from yarn traders in nelson, who post worldwide and accept credit cards (as well as cheques and direct bank deposits if you’re in new zealand). they’ve also just started stocking bamboo yarn and soy silk from south west trading company, so i expect i’ll be ordering from them again very soon.

you can also get banana silk from town and country llamas on ebay, and sue from yarnxpress commented on my last post to say that they’ll be stocking it soon, too.

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more hats

i’m a bit behind with posting here, and i have a big list of things i want to write about. so, here are some hats i’ve finished recently, and i’ll post more updates soon (including banana yarn pictures!)

three of my nieces came to visit a couple of weekends ago, and jess ended up claiming the rainbow hat i made a while ago, so in the interests of fairness i asked paige & amy if they wanted one too, and what colours. amy (who told me once that her favourite colours are pink, purple, indigo and “all the colours”) said purple and blue and brown. paige said “purple and red and blue and yellow and orange”. then a few minutes later, as she was leaving, she said, “can i add light blue and green?” all those colours and no pink! awesome.

anyway, here are the resulting hats:

two stripey hats

the hat i made thomas ended up the right size, but a bit shorter than i’d meant it to be:

thomas and laura wearing their nearly-matching hats

more soon! including a pattern for these hats.