imagine all the peep-uhl

Just as I was fretting over what to blog about, Pete the UPS guy came and dropped off a little box from Lion Brand. The Great Cheap Yarn Fiesta continues! I present Lion Brand Imagine, a mohair/nylon blend:
The color is cerise, and yes, it’s quite bright and hot! I plan to make Grace from the latest knitty with this. First, though, I must finish Split Personality (formerly known as Aubergine Delight. Greta referred to it as Split Personality, and I loved the name so much I had to change it).
Right now my project lineup is arranged according to wearability and weather. Soon it will be much to hot to wear long sleeves, so I must make haste and finish up Split Personality, a long-sleeved sweater. Next will be Grace, since I’m guessing the nylon/mohair blend is going to be hot, steamy, hot. Then I will return to the Oh What a Relief T, a short-sleeved, cotton/acrylic number. I’d like to make Gigi, Bonne Marie’s fabulous new design, but cotton fleece has wool in it, and just the mention of the word wool in the summer months here will be enough to start the sweat dripping.
Notice the little reflector person nestled in the yarn? That was my kinder surprise egg toy today! Her name is Miss Love, and if you think I’m kidding, look at this:
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Each prize comes with a little sheet that tells you which toy series that toy belongs to! You can bet your little crocheted booties I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I come across Mister Strong (don’t want Miss Love to get lonely, after all).

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15 Responses to imagine all the peep-uhl

  1. alison says:

    Wow, Mr. Strong looks Mr. Mean! You can get Kinder Eggs in Taiwan, too. In fact, I think I’ll pick up a couple on my way home tonight… And yes, there IS a rule about naming sweaters. Don’t act surprised, Miss PeppermintCandyPumpkinFluff!

  2. Rachael says:

    Sigh. Kinder eggs make me soooo happy….. As does cerise yarn! 🙂

  3. Melissa says:

    So are you allowing yourself one Egg/day? My kids would have that tray cleaned off in no time.

  4. Sarah says:

    I’m looking forward to you getting going on that Grace! Whether or not I make one is hinging on it! If Imagine works out for you, I think I’ll do mine in Imagine Moody Blues….
    No pressure though : )

  5. claudia says:

    Excellent photo styling of the Furry Pink Balls.

  6. Carrie says:

    I just made a tank with cotton fleece, and it really is nice and breezy. Of course, the tank has lacy holes in it, so maybe it’s the holes. Not the yarn.
    Can’t wait to hear how the imagine knits up…I can get that at Hobby Lobby, yahoo!
    I love your little prizes!

  7. Chelee says:

    I hope miss love gets her mr strong. Love the colors you pick out. You have such courageous taste.

  8. Bruce says:

    Boy, I thought I had problems after knitting an armored personnel carrier, but now that I see that Chelee made a tank with cotton fleece, I feel much better. Also: The suspense regarding the potential affair between miss love and mr strong is killing me . . .

  9. Bruce says:

    Whoops. Sorry Cheelee, I see that Carrie actually made the cotton tank.

  10. Sharlene says:

    I want to make Gigi too, but I’m thinking of maybe using the Cascade Cotton Rich (a blend) and modifying the pattern for short sleeves. Its already too hot here for long sleeves. Haven’t quite decided yet though.

  11. Elaine says:

    I don’t knit but I sure like the way those balls look in that pot!

  12. greta says:

    OH, I am honored indeed! Love the toys…sheesh, could they BE any more adorable? I think NOT.
    How’s the CHOCOLATE the eggs are made of? Cadbury-ish with toys insted of creme?

  13. Janet says:

    I love the pink and I love your renditions of knitted objects using readily-available discount store yarns! I have somewhat of an affinity for Lion Brand yarns because they’re so affordable.

  14. monica says:

    you’d be surprised at how light and 100% cottony cotton fleece feels. being from cali too, i like to use cotton, but it loses it’s shape so quickly that if i substitute cotton in a project i have to calculate for it stretching. cotton fleece has just enough merino to keep the garment’s shape, but is super light and airy. gigi’s definitely on my list for fall…..

  15. Jasmine says:

    I also am curious how imagine works with Grace, I’ve been looking for a less expensive alternative to the suggested ones. Please keep us posted.

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