Wednesday, April 13, 2011

WWIP #2: Goodbye Old Friend (Again)

Mission Falls is gone...again. I think it's really gone this time. I say again, because it disappeared for about a hiccup a couple of years ago. It came back, only to now be gone again. Darn! And I didn't find out until a couple of weeks ago when my friend Kelli and I were visiting A Good Yarn Shop in Port Orchard. Kelli helped me pick these great colors of MF 136 to go with some I had left from the Perfect Finish sweaters so I could make this little old man cardi. (That's one of the WIP's for today, by the way.) That's when Cynthia, shop goddess, told me that the company had folded. I hate this!

I loved the original MF 1824 Wool. This and this were made with it, for instance. And then when MF added the DK version, 136 Merino Wool, I was in love all over again. No wonder it was chosen for all the technique shots for The Perfect Finish (which I told you about in this post). It's so soft and perfect for kids and babies (or any of us who get messy) because it's all machine washable.

A couple of other WIP's I was already going to show you today are currently masquerading as a pile of scraps. They are really some blanket squares. The ones in the front were from last summer when I decided to take some Mission Falls 1824 Cotton bits and make a little throw. All I needed was more of the Ivory color to fill in the blanks. I was waiting on a friend who said she had some in her stash and would sell them to me. I never heard more about that, so I just went to Woodland Woolworks* and ordered five skeins of it. Now I can finish this little beauty, for which I used the Coffee and Cream motif from my 200 Crochet Blocks book by Jan Eaton, one of my favorite crochet resources.

The squares in back were made (by me and by Natalie) for a future pattern I'm trying to work the kinks out of. Let's hope I crack it. That's alotsa squares, and I need at least five more! We made them with Cascade 220 Superwash Paints.

Okay, folks, be careful with all those links I gave you. You could accidentally spend some money today. I will advise you, though, to get some Mission Falls before it's all gone. And since it's about to be really gone, most of it is on sale. I guess that's a good thing, but I still hate to lose an old friend.

*ETA: I was just informed that WW is out of the Ivory MF Cotton. Argh! Does anyone know where to get some?


naelany said...

If you're on Ravelry, try the ISO/Destash forum. I'm sure someone has some, somewhere.

Vanessa said...

Oh no! Goodbye Mission Falls.

Kelli said...

Those colors look Awesome together! :)

fig said...

They do, don't they, Kelli? And thanks Naelani...Christy at Creative Yarns in Macon, GA, came to my rescue. I'm gonna post about that next week.