Tuesday, November 11, 2008

and this is what there is

This lovely orchid was from the parent's of one of DH's students. The student was giving a recital and his high school music teacher brought corsages for the important women in his life. (Her husband grows them... incredible I know) At any rate I was supposed to go, but DS2 came down with a fever, so I stayed home but was still gifted with this gorgeous flower.

We had our department meeting yesterday. I'm still waiting to see what comes of it. Lots of time and work over the weekend to get ready for it. I think it went OK, but we'll see if the little man keeps his job or if that wasn't the purpose. I like the new super though. My impression of her felt good!

On the home front...tonight we finished the wreath we started on Sunday. That included dyeing three sweaters to make it. It's the bottom one.

Combined with the other two it almost is reminiscent of Mickey Mouse.

It all started out like this. Quite the mess I know, but I think the result is really cool. I'm envisioning a bunch of these as teacher gifts!

Now the pictures are pretty heavy. Just so you have an idea of how much I've been deconstructing.

60% lambswool, 20% angora rabbit and 20% nylon

100% cashmere

100% cashmere

85% silk and 15% cashmere

85% silk and 15% cashmere

70% lambswool, 20% angora rabbit and 10% nylon

48% wool, 22% viscose, 16% nylon, 9% angora rabbit, 5% cashmere

75% merino and 25% angora rabbit

All of these with the exception of one were long sleeved women's sweaters so they've yielded quite a bit of yardage :-) Guess I better get busy knitting now!


hakucho said...

Very impressive deconstruction :)
happy knitting :)

g-girl said...

when you're deconstructing, does it come out in one big gigantic skein or do you have several smaller skeins? I undid a sweater of mine that was too tight around my neck in the hopes of knitting up something else with the yarn and I couldn't get it to undo nicely.