Saturday, March 31, 2012

Spinning Rules!

I am totally bitten by the spinning bug...  have just finished washing and drying my Edgewood Gardens Corriedale in Clematis and will be casting on a shawl this evening.  About 630 yds in a (mostly) fingering weight.

Now to choose my next spinning project... I think a gifted Christmas batt will be my next spin.

Sunday, March 25, 2012


I was going to resist, really, I was.... and since it's a blood sport on Etsy to get one, I was going to resign myself to never getting the chance to spin one of these:

The update came and went earlier in the evening but just before bedtime I thought I'd check my favorite shops to see if there was anything to dream about...

Boy was I surprised when I saw this Sahara Sunset, a Loop Spontaneous Bullseye Bump was still there at 10:14 pm my time!  And since my iphone app makes it way too easy to shop, I went ahead and gave in.  Yesterday, it arrived, a beautiful combination of white. various shades of pinks, orange, and a little dark purple for contrast.  Even better, my youngest son, picked flowers and arranged them in a bowl of water - They are a perfect match to the dark pink in the bump.  Merino, Corriedale, nylon and angelina for sparkle.... Now my fiber diet can begin!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Too sick to knit...

We did not escape the winter without the entire household catching a nasty stomach bug. The last few days have been interesting to say the least. The kids rebound so much faster than the adults, who are still struggling to get upright.

Been too sick to pick up the needles, not sure where the current project bag is...

The mailman brought me something that lifted my spirits & got my blood pumping. Three beautiful batts from Inglenook Fibers, 2 in Susan Pevensie (Queen Susan in the Narnia Chronicles) and 1 in Leatherbound.

With a little luck, I'll be spinning and knitting again soon.

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Happy March!  Yellow crocus' are popping up, but we all know that there'll be more winter-like weather for a while... in the meantime...

My Lillian Fay Cardigan is soaking in a nice bath to be blocked and buttoned this weekend.  I'll be wearing it on Monday!  Yay!

I also completed a sock with Nalani self striping yarn in the Perry the Platypus colorway:

 Love this!

Back to some spinning for TheKnitGirllls Feb/Mar Shetland wool spin-along and also the Completely Twisted and Arbitrary Spinning group on Ravelry.

A good start to March - hope yours is off to a good start too!