I just love this yarn by Ornaghi Filati. It is called "Land" and it is a soft and fluffy blend of 50% virgin wool, 40% Acrylic and 10% Alpaca that you knit with a large needle.The other day I was in my favorite yarn shop in Lucca (Lovilane) and asked what colours they had this yarn IN. When they showed me the orange I just had to have it! It reminded me of the delicious Creamsicles I used to get after lunch in grade school.
Once I got it home, I decided to use the double basket pattern from Barbara Walkers Treasury of Knitting to make a neck warmer/cowl. Hopefully I will have enough yarn to make it long enough to wear it doubled around the neck (and if not, I can always buy more!) and buttoned.
Now... I almost invariably put the cart before the horse and so I have already dug around in my button collection to see what I could come up with. Here goes:
MyElements in York, PA. I met Yvonne this past summer at a button fair.. I absolutely love everything she makes!
Now, you might think this would be enough "orange" in my life.. but today I got this great handspun that I ordered from the girls over at Weird and Twisted and when the doorbell rang.. the delivery lady could very well have said "Now, Orange ya glad I didn't say banana??" Because this is what she brought to me:
This beauteous soft, squishy stuff that dreams are made of is earmarked for my little sis.. I hope to make a purse for her out of it!!
So.. that's it for today... Now really... ORANGE ya glad I didn't say banana??