Thursday, January 25, 2007

Strawberry Shortcake

When I was growing up Strawberry Shortcake was one of my favorite characters. One of my earliest memories is of the Strawberry Shortcake curtains I had on my windows.

Which brings me to this new pretty yarn. It is 100% superwash wool and a worsted weight. It also isn't as glaring red as the picture, but a nice pretty red with light white and yellow accent. Definitely a Strawberry Shortcake red. I'm usually not a huge red fan, but this yarn really makes me happy. It is for sale at Knot Another Hat.

I almost have a finished object! I keep reading all these wonderful blogs and how they have their first FOs for 2007 and I am feeling a bit left behind. It is made from Lamb's Pride Worsted in Raspberry and Brown from my art deco bag pattern. This bag only needs to be blocked a little and the buttons added.

Speaking of buttons, here are the choices for the bag. I just emailed the person commissioning the bag for her choice. I really love them all, they are so pretty. I got them from the Button Emporium in Portland, which sells primarily buttons and ribbon. It is a fabulous place that has just about every button you could possibly think of. I have a hard time choosing myself which button for this bag, but I have to say that I am leaning towards the hummingbird on the bottom right. Anyway, I hope I hear back from her soon so that I can finally get my first finished object for 2007.

Though, speaking of commissions, the Entrelac "Scarf" continues on. I have 65" of the 90" I need. I also saw the person commissioning it and she got a look at the scarf. She is still adament about it being 90" so I knit on. I must say, though, that she is really super nice about everything. She told me that if I wanted to take a break and work on something else I could. It is a very tempting offer, but I know that if I do I'll never pick it up again.


Anonymous said...

What a weird cooincidence. I hadn't thought about the Strawberry Shortcake gang in so long and the other day my husband bought me some new fancy lotion and when I smelled it, I told him how the scent reminded me of the sweet smell of the little Strawberry Shortcake toys I used to have ;)

ahousefullofboys said...

I heart the new Strawberry Shortcake color. So cute. You rock, sistah.

Tammy said...

Ooh, I remember Strawberry Shortcake, I loved her. I asked for her for Christmas in 2005 and didn't get one. :( I did get a Holly Hobby little organizer though for this last Christmas, I loved her too. I love the red, I think about a year and a half ago, I really started liking it.