Sunday, July 09, 2006

Trunk Show. Of Sorts.

Good Morning!!

I suppose I could show you pictures of Ophelia with DPN's sticking painfully out of her one arm, or a one-armed Diva (that last arm? Never. Ends). However, I thought I'd bring out some actual finished Alice/Jade Starmore projects to show. It was our Lorraine's idea - while yapping on the phone with her yesterday, she made the suggestion.

St. Brigid

My favourite... I was almost mugged by Lorraine and Anne at a DKC meeting in the spring wearing it. I take that as a compliment!

She is from "Aran Knitting", knit in AS' 3-ply Hebridean yarn in the Limpet shade.

The only change I made was to not work the ribbed section above the cable border at the neckline. I simply didn't like the way it looked, so I ripped it back. I like the look of it the way it is.



Butterfly

My lovely "Butterfly" vest, designed by Jade Starmore, and purchased through the Virtual Yarns site, using 2-ply Hebridean.

This is my most comfy vest. I omitted the button band. Boobage got in the way... But I like it this way; she has a very "Nehru" look, and goes with ANYTHING!

Ain't she a beaut?!




Heart Bag


My almost-everyday bag in the winter time. Design is from Alice Starmore, purchased through Virtual Yarns. It's worked using 2 strands of 3-ply Hebridean yarn held together, and knit tightly.

The result is a very sturdy bag!






Oriental Flower


This design is from Jade, purchased through Virtual Yarns. It's a stranded design, with a pocket in front. I ended up felting the finished bag as I didn't work it tight enough. It would sag down to the ground once I put my stuff into it. I love the look, and it's a lot sturdier.

It's such a cheery bag, and I use it a lot in the winter to brighten up my blah black winter coat.




Not bad, huh? Not pictured - Sand Dance by Jade, and Scalpay by Alice. Both were gifts, so I don't have pictures of them. I do plan on making Sand Dance again though for myself...

OK - so what Starmore projects do I have waiting in the wings? These are the ones that have yarn and patterns, therefore are ready to start:

* Henry VIII
* Mary Tudor
* Rosarie vest
* Fulmar (still undecided on the yarn though...)
* Valtos (started, but frogged because I messed up...bad. May or may not re-do.)
* St. Columba (the colour I ordered is lovely, but not suitable I think.)
* Birdsfoot Scarf (love the colour I ordered, but not the best shade for the scarf detail)

I also plan on working Elizabeth I, and AS' VK Winter 1994 cardigan. And, there are many others I'd like to work on too...

*sigh*

We won't even get into my Poetry in Stitches and Norskstrikedesign projects... Or the J&S ones either... Or Lorraine's...

Oh, and the quilt? Christmas pressie from my way-cool sister Renee. She is very talented, and creative!

De-stashing

Seeing as I'm pretty comfortable in the knowledge that I've found my niche in knitting, I'm now left with a pile of yarn, although lovely, I will probably never use. Once I get my act together, I'm going to list it all, and post it in our "E-Mail News" at work. We're a national company, so hopefully it'll get good exposure. Good stuff too - Debbie Bliss, Noro, Rowan (including cotton...*shudder* I am NO FAN of cotton...what the hell was I thinking), Karabella Aurora, some Zara... What's scary is that I'm sure to have some I didn't even realize I had.

So, what's a good mark-down to charge on the original price? It's all in excellent condition, the Little Dudes haven't been near any of it, and no smoke either. I want to get rid of it, but not give it away.

I'm keeping the AS and J&S (duh), any Aran weight, some Noro and Mission Falls, the Briggs and Little, Lopi, and the Fleece Artist/HandMaiden.

Let me know what your suggestion would be!!!

Have a wonderful, relaxing Sunday Knitsters!

GO FRANCE!!!

10 comments:

Marina said...

Show off ;-) Can I come over to play "dressing up" or at least, play in your stash?

Hmm, everything looks so lovely but now, I have someone else to catch up to! Maybe if I give up sleeping ...

Lorraine The Knitting Hammy said...

Brigitte- Mugging someone who's sweater you admire is totally justified- artistically.
Thanks for the visual- can we see your stash next? C'mon, don't be shy- I showed mine.
While admiring the knitting, I also looked at the quilting- it's quite lovely.
I told you I was nosey.

Rachel H said...

Ahem. As long as I get to see the list Before Anyone Else In The Company, everything will be fine.

Sorry about France, btw.

Anne said...

Fabulous knitting Brigitte! I love the idea of felting the fair isle bag....hmmmm might try that myself!

Dipsy said...

Wo-how! I can't believe how amazingly gorgeous your FO's are - the St. Brigid actually blew me away, and I'm not exaggerating here! I was moaning "Want that too" throughout reading your entry and looking at the pics! Amazing work indeed, and I can't wait to see your progress pics of the other Starmore projects you're planning to do! I'm totally impressed!

Cynthia said...

Is your internet homepage Virtual Yarns? Looks like you've got a good chunk of their inventory... can I come over and play, too?

All your FO's are so beautiful!

Carrie K said...

Ooooh, PRETTY!

I agree. Mugging someone for their sweater is perfectly justified.

No idea on the yarn prices. Maybe cruise Etsy & Ebay & see what they did?

Chris said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous!!

Hmm, maybe you should post your yarns here first... *greed*

vanessa said...

fantastic photos!

heidi said...

St Brigid looks gorgous, and I find the redesigned neckline interesting.

But the rest is quite lovely as well.