Wednesday, July 26, 2006

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no wonder they call this one "stargazer"....
 
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beware the pollen from the stamens...it will stain your clothing, table cloth or skin...
 
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finished the hat to go with the booties.  the pattern was a freebie found here...
 
And the yarn is the handspun I am still working on spinning up.  It is very soft.  The blend is finn/alpaca...should be soft enough for the baby...it was a pleasure to knit with!  I purchased the roving from my good friend.

9 comments:

amanda said...

Beautiful pictures of the lily! The colors are so vibrant. And the booties and hat are adorable!

Judith said...

The hat and booties are soooo sweet and turned out beautifully! They look very soft. 'Stargazer' is a beauty too! I have found out the hard way that the pollen can make a mess. And I know when my dogs have been sniffing flowers in the garden.

Karen said...

Oh wow! that flower is so stunning.

I'd be growing the stargazers along with the million other flowers, but my Mom has expressed a very distinct dislike for them. She says the smell makes her sick.

Stink lilies don't bother her, but stargazers do - go figure.

Nice hat and booties too! Knitting certainly has a lot more flexibility and softness to it then naalbinding does...

vanessa said...

what a lovely baby present :-)

Terry M said...

I really like those baby booties! The hat is very cute, too. But really am liking those booties!!!

Jennifer said...

The booties and hat are so cute, and they look so extra soft ... the baby who gets to wear them is so lucky! And the stargazer lilies are my favorite ... I had them in my wedding bouquet. Gorgeous!

Spinner Gal said...

What a beautiful lily!

The hat and booties are adorable! What a lucky baby to get them!

Stacey said...

That pic of the lily is stunning, I love the colours. Would you mind if I used the pic as inspiration to dye some wool?

cyndy said...

Not at all Stacy! Please use whatever inspiration the colours can provide! I will be looking forward to see what you come up with!

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