Monday, October 22, 2007

Fred's Yarn




Just because I will never tire of this photo... the inspiration for a treasured gift, our beloved Hooey Hound, now, a yarn colorway too.



Jessi included a note explaining why she dyed as she did, including her perfect logic that tweeds and an "old man" of a dog just fit together. Indeed they do. Even the Knight was reduced to petting the yarn and smiling. The colors of Fred are definitely in there, and I can't wait to cast on for the Knight's socks, and then a shawl for me. This should be a Master Card moment, because that yarn is truly priceless. Yes folks, that's the tailgate of the Knight's truck; he insisted that was THE spot for the photo, as the garden was soaking wet from the sprinkler still doing its thing (we have three wells people - no ordinances were broken to water the flowers!).



One more shot of all of the yarn, because it's just so lovely. Oh, and it's as soft as Fred after a bath too, or those velvet ears, which remained softer than the finest velvet through the years. I will be very motivated to finish up what I'm now calling Anne's sleeping bag of a felted bag, so that I can Ravelry my way through some man sock patterns and some shawls. (It's DK weight, in case anyone has any brilliant ideas. Nothing too lacy though; Fred was a no-frills, don't mind the slobber kind of dog.) I also would be remiss if I didn't send you to Alabama Fiber Dreams at Etsy. Jessi does incredible work on her yarn and the stitch markers. I know I say that about all of my Etsy-selling friends, but it's true. I just happen to be well-connected.
Thank you, Jessi. Thank you.
The healing continues, through the kindness of great friends.

20 comments:

Anne said...

Aw.. that's gorgeous. Beautiful in thought, craftsmanship, and love.

Grace Yaskovic said...

what a lovely gift, its so pretty and made with love

Bubblesknits said...

Tell the Knight I think that was definitely the perfect place for the picture. :-)

Michelle said...

That is just the absolute coolest, sweetest thing I've ever seen!

:-) Way to go Jessi!

Virtuous said...

Great yarn! What an honor!

(Yarndemon) Anita said...

Oh wow, what a wonderful thing Jessi did!! How incredible sweet & beautiful yarn too!! I'm gonna have to go buy some from her just because she is sooooo sweet!!! :) What a great memory for you every time you wear them when you get those socks finished!!

vegasangelbrat said...

Oh that is beautiful yarn!! Jessi did great and hope she made more cause I really love lal the colors in it! Great photo shot too!

Nan said...

All I can say is aww, that is precious, such a sweet gesture.

KSee said...

what a beautiful thing to do. It is just priceless.

Devonshire said...

That is the most beautiful yarn!!! You can see Fred inspiration running straight through it. It is lovely!!! I'm sure the knight will enjoy his 'Fred' socks very much.

Sue J. said...

Fred is being remembered in such wonderful ways. First, the lovely garden and now this gorgeous yarn. What treasures you possess from your dear boy. Friends, indeed, make the healing occur. Lovely, just lovely.

StarSpry said...

What beautiful yarn, both in thought and appearance! I can't wait to see your progress.

Amy said...

What an amazing thing that Jessi did for you!

I read the post to my friend Katie, and she said something I thought is very poetic and true.

"Chan can heal by knitting the socks, and her husband can heal by wearing them."

I truly believe that.

Nichole said...

Beautiful... stunning... and so precious, I know! Jessi is amazing!

Sharon said...

Jessi did a great job on the yarn. She had wonderful inspriation

Monica said...

Gorgeous! What a lovely gift to the memory of Fred.

NH Knitting Mama said...

Aw, that is beautiful. What a kind gesture.

Holly said...

What gorgeous yarn. Those colors are perfect. Jessi is awesome!

Paula said...

Oh that is so cool!
I love that Fred has his own colorway!
They even added the appropriate bits of red and blue specks to represent the red tongue for tasting everything and the blue for the drooool!

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

Fred's Yarn is amazing. Jessi did him proud.