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A blog devoted to the art of the Luscious Gracious clan.

Friday, April 14, 2006


That's right, Rae, cotton!

In case you were curious as to the second sign of the apocalypse that I referred to a couple of posts ago, here it is. Kiki actually knitting with cotton. Not just a little knitting, a whole sweater's worth.

This photo is from right after Kiki finished the sweater at Whole Foods after Starbucks closed & kicked us out. This picture would have been a lot better had the yarn been recycled silk or something, but really it is cotton. It is actually un-dyed Inca Organic Cotton from the Village Spinning & Weaving Shop from that we picked up at the Yarn & Fiber show here in Scottsdale a couple of weeks ago.

Here is a better photo. You can see more of the detail of the cabled raglan & bell sleeves. Kiki designed the pattern (knitting with cotton from someone else's pattern is too much for us to handle at once). For those of you new to our blog, you might wonder what the big deal is. Kiki hates cotton! She cannot stand to knit with it. It hurts her teeth or something.

In other news, we recently Kool-Aid-dyed some yarn. This one is Jamaica & Grape started by me & finished by Kiki. The yarn is thick & thin wool.

Kiki did this one. She used Lemonade, Pink Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, & Orange for this wool (Optimum DK from SWTC).

The spinning frenzy continues. Here are a couple from this week. The purple one is a sample from Stephanie's carding demonstration at Tempe Yarn & Fiber this week. The little green one is more of her Bursage, this time spun on a wheel. The green background is some dark green woolish yarn from Interlacements (also picked up during the Scottsdale show).

Coming soon - some more old school photos, recently knitted gifts, and something special to celebrate our 100th post (this is Number 94).


PS Yes, it hurts my teeth. Why, oh why is it that only the GREEN organic cotton doesn't bother me at all? For those of you not in the fiber world (Sister Mel), this cotton is grown to be green, not dyed before or after spinning. There are also organic reds, creams, browns, and white....but all of those feel like......well, like cotton. And did you know that Egypt and Arizona are the best climates in the world for growing cotton? Little known fact. Unless you already knew that.

-Kiki (Hey, Muffy, do you like my Carrie Comer bangs?)


At 7:52 AM, April 15, 2006, Anonymous Adrian said...

Hey, Kiki, we have the same teensy little bangs. You're so cute in your beautiful sweater!

I feel the exact same way about cotton. It hurts my teeth. There's only one other thing that feels the same way and it's the kind of nails (like, for hammering) that come covered in a white-ish powder. *shudder*

At 9:30 AM, April 17, 2006, Anonymous Sissy Muffy said...

Same with the idea of popsicle sticks and cement - hurts my teeth to even think about those things. Love the sweater - it is beautiful, and yes, I dig the Kerry Comer bangs. They look good on you!


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