March 11, 2008 at 8:41 pm 1 comment

I love variegated things.
It started with these soaps.

Avon eggs cr

I have had these since my mom was guilted into buying them way back in the early ‘70s. Apparently my mom had a hard time saying “No” to the Avon Lady:

AvonCalling s

(WHAT is with that tree, is it supposed to be the Faberge Bay Tree Egg??)
At first, I didn’t like that one soap with the big white blotch. Then, something clicked and it became my favorite.

Variegated and asymmetrical things appeal to me.
Plants with variegated leaves

variegated leaves cr

Pinto ponies

Pinto pony in unseasonably large crocus cr

Patchy dogs


I even love my graying hair.
It’s coming in unevenly and unsymmetrically on my head, which makes it even BETTER.

So. You can imagine which yarns appeal to me.

I love variegated yarn
My Favorite Yarn Of All Time is pictured in my header.
It is currently tied up in a sweater that is waaaaaay too big. I want to pull it apart and re-knit it into something that fits and weighs under 10 pounds, but I am afraid the yarn won’t take the abuse. I don’t spin, don’t own a wheel, should I get a drop spindle to put a little twist back into it? Anyone with experience with this?

On to knitting:
The first Koolhaas Hat is complete.

first Koolhaas crKoolhaas Hat (large) – IK Holiday Gifts 2007
Debbie Bliss Merino Aran color 325302,
~75g on US7 needles

I say “the first” because on handing it to my teenager for a try on, she said, “You know what would be really cool? A BUNCH of these in different colors.”
WOOHOO! Music to my ears. I don’t usually knit the same thing over and over but I have a deadline, not a lot of time to futz with a new pattern.
I was thinking NORO Kureyon
Okay you must understand, this is a teenager who has made it clear She Likes Solid Colors, she does not like variegated, she does not like self-striping.
(How can this be? :- )
“Let me show you these really cool Japanese yarns…”, I tempted. “They aren’t self-striping yarns, exactly, they kind of…evolve from one color into the next.”, I appealed to the painter…

NK183 crColor 183. Yes!

NK Koolhaas crKoolhaas Hat (large) – IK Holiday Gifts 2007
Noro Kureyon color 183,
~60g on US7 needles

Next up, a Solid Color Hat (I can be fair)

BSLP Koolhaas cr
Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted, color M120 Limeade.

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  • 1. tania  |  March 15, 2008 at 8:28 am

    I had NO idea you had that Avon stuff! I always loved those lipglosses in foodlike containers…hamburgers, hotdogs…of course I never was allowed…

    When I saw the picture of the dogs….I went…(XXXXX)!!!

    Your hats look AMAZI:NG. totally love the noro one. I hope DD knows how much you love her to make her one out of that! 🙂 Is it scratchy? Or did you knit a liner?


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