Friday, February 4, 2011

Mad About Marie

My latest project came off the needles the other night.  I caught my second wind and decided to make the most of it, so this scarf took a bath and went right on the blocking wires.

I'm in love with everything about this scarf.

The pattern is Punch and Judy from Anne Hanson at Knitspot.  This design had just enough going on to keep me interested without taxing my brain too much.  Anne's patterns are well written and easy to follow - this one was no exception.  And it was a fast knit.  I'm going to add this pattern to my list for quick gifts.

I can't say enough good things about the yarn.

This is Marie from Dirty Water DyeWorks, colorway Blue Jeans.

Marie is a DK weight yarn - a blend of 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere and 10% Nylon.

This blend is soft, squishy and delicious.  Marie has excellent stitch definition and takes the dye like a sponge, producing colorways with rich variation.  I'm smitten and want to knit another project with this yarn.  I see a sweater in my future.

In other news the Dirty Water DyeWorks website has been updated to include a line of knitting bags from Michele at Three Bags Full.  Two styles are available - the Mia Bag and the Project Bag Set.  Michele uses fun, quirky fabrics and incorporates nice details like zipper pulls with handmade glass beads.  Take a peek.

We had more snow this week but also some clear, bright days.  This narrow path has replaced the sidewalk that runs by my house.  Late afternoon light transformed the snow and is my color inspiration for the week.

Blue shadows.


MicheleinMaine said...

Thank you, Stephanie, for including my bags on your website! I will put a link on my Etsy site.

See you in a few weeks!

I'm excited about the new dk yarn!

Bev said...

Michele's bags are wonderful!

Tanya said...

I am smitten with the yellow elephant bag!

Betsy said...

I see some Christmas shopping already in that Funky Chicken bag.