I'm reblogging a picture because I have a question for you... What yarns do you like to use that are close to accurate skin tones?
This has been an ongoing search for me, and I'd like to post about yarns that have colors similar to skin tones that are useful. It doesn't matter what brand or fiber content it is, I'd love to hear from you on your favorite skin tone yarn & I'll start- mine is TLC Cotton Plus in tan.
That's the best tan color that I've been able to find. I'd love to find it in a wool, but for now a cotton/acrylic blend is what I have to use. I do have others that I like to use as well, and will share those, but it'll be a lot more fun to share what others have found and like to use as well, so please, speak up!
By the way, the top is a knit picks cotton blend, the middle are alpaca, and the bottom 3 are Cascade 220, but I'm seriously on the lookout for the perfect tan!
And I'm so wishy washy that every couple of days I keep casting on new projects without finishing the ones I've already started.
The apple green malabrigo worsted weight cowl is finished, it's my sister's "she already knows about it, and has tried it on" Christmas present.
This malabrigo sock yarn cowl is so not done. This one's mine though, the colorway is solis, and I love how soft and squishy it is.
This little hat is my niece's, and it's in Cascade 220 Quatro, I can't remember the color though, the number is 9438. I just have to finish it up a bit with the weaving in the ends, and I'm going to have to shorten the ties, my sister would prefer them above the baby's waist ;)
This last picture is a practice piece/doll blanket for my little girl's doll crib. As with everything for her, she wants it in "pink, please!", so it's Lily Sugar'n Cream in Hot Pink. I started it on our drive up to Lake Arrowhead this afternoon.
When I was little I had absolutely no problem being in the car while we went up the mountain, but now that I have kids, I'm super nervous, but I'm glad to say that knitting keeps me distracted while not making me naseaous. I know you wanted to know that little gem.
The nice thing is that I haven't bought any new yarn, all of it is yarn
that I've had on hand because I was just taken with it, as in the case
with the malabrigo, or because I had plans for something else that fell
through like the other two.
It's been a while hasn't it? I keep making resolutions to post regularly, and then weeks go by. This kindergarten thing is fun, but I've forgotten how to manage my time it appears!
I've been practicing a lot of knitting, though it's not up to snuff just yet. I haven't taken too many pictures of anything because my camera's been seeing a lot of action with family type stuff. Lot's of activities, a wedding or two and now a family reunion for my dad's mom's family tomorrow. I get to try out a 10-22mm rental lens tomorrow for the group pictures that I'm pretty excited about too.
There's been my niece's curtains that I work on occasionally, and hemming pants for my other sister, and today we made a skirt. So dang busy, but not much crocheting has been in the mix. I'm hoping to remedy that soon with all the yarn in my stash just figuratively collecting dust!
I did start weight training with my husband this week. It's pretty funny because we are complete opposites, and typically prefer doing things by ourselves since we both are really opinionated and end up snipping, but this seems to be going pretty well.
I used to have pretty good form, but definitely need to be reminded of it, and he's been actively doing it for years so he's been a great resource for me. It's surprising both of us how well it's working out. I'm completely out of shape too, so hopefully with the slow start I'll stay motivated.
By the way, that completely unrelated picture up there is from a trip to Disneyland the day before the boy started school a couple of weeks ago. You'll have to bear with me while I get back into my blogging groove, but I just hate posting without a picture!