Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Finally, I'm swatching for a SKIF! Martha, that is...

Phew!

I've been a very, very bad SKIF fan. BUT, I'm finally here. This is a close-up of my Martha swatch. In the tradition of SKIF, I've tried to incorporate "sewing thread" into my yarn to make it look like the SKIF sweaters sold in boutiques and that I see at market on those Deep South Fibers girls.

I got very lucky. I was in my friendly Hancock's Fabric store on Sunday, and lo and behold, the Maxi Lock sewing thread was on sale for $1.77/spool, 3000 yds. per spool! (I haven't been able to see this swatch in real life as well as I can in this photo!) So, I bought two shades of orange and two shades of my favorite, chartreuse/lime green, because I knew I would have SOMETHING at home to put it with for another SKIF, maybe the next one, CAT.

I got home with my thread, and put the oranges with some Schaeffer Anne that I bought in Reno a couple of weeks ago. It's perfect!!! I'm going to knit this sweater to and from Turkey, where I'm going to see my Mom and siblings. Here is a photo of a small pile of "Martha" yarn.

I've got only one Martha pattern left. However, I've ordered more, and they're on the way! I won't be able to fill any more orders until I get back from the homeland on the 28th. Turkish food, here I come!

4 comments:

Stephy said...

That's a gorgeous swatch. Have a great trip and bring us back some Martha!

knitch said...

Thank you Stephy!!!

knitch said...

Sorry folks, I lied. That's Schaeffer LAUREL, not ANNE.

Nora said...

Oh-so-lovely! What a great idea to use Schaeffer for this. The colours are stunning!