Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Charlotte is an fo!! This shawl is so addictive because of the color changes. I love Koigu.

We had to take my younger sil to Ft Wayne for a retreat so we decided to kill two birds and take the kids to the Ft. Wayne children's museum. It is one of the best in the country. It is also less than five miles from Cass Street Depot one of my favorite Indiana yarn shops. They have a nice selection of Koigu so I got some in berries with a hint of brown and light blue. Very yummy. I swatched for a cardi but I have to finish the obligation shawl(sil wedding before I start anything new).

I will try to take a pic of both wedding shawl progress and said swatch soon. I will be out of commision this weekend as we have an intensive religious class we are hosting for the weekend. My whole summer is like this. Come down from one thing and then you have another. I guess it's better to be busy than bored;-)

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

MSW aquisitions

My computer is totally funky right now. I'm going to limit my post as much as possible. We will be on a Disney vacation for a week so you won't hear from me for a little while.

This is some Blue Moon fiber I got from The Fold, colorway-Fire on the mountain 50/50 merino tencel. I added glitz by holding it with the fiber as I spun the second ply. I wouldn't do this again. The fiber drafted differntly from the glitz adding a frustrating futz factor. I would comb it in but not in the near future. The result was very beautiful though. This picture doesn't show the shine!

Mohair lock and Sheila Ernst buttons. I'm collecting Sheila's buttons:-) This is the most lucious batt from Indigo Moon. 60% alpaca 20% silk and 10% wool. It's 8 ounces. I have a feeling I'm going to need more of this stuff!

Thursday, June 01, 2006


Things have been kind of sad around here. The Friday after I came back from Maryland my sister-in-law,my brother's wife, passed away. She had been battling ovarian cancer for 2 and a half years. She was only 33. My brother and I have always been close. It is only he and I and he is four years younger. It has been heart breaking to watch them go through this and not be able to do a thing.

My friends at fibertradition yahoo group have been with me from the first diagnoses. Giving support, love, and prayers. They are an amazing bunch of ladies.

One of my fellow fters felt I needed an extra hug and sent me a shawl. It is so beautiful. I am so in love with these colors. They remind me of a cool forest. Thank you Laura! You have a big heart. This came at a great time!

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