Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Still spinning

I'm in love with lots of things right now. The discovery of silk has led me to finally start spinning Lisa Souza's 50/50 merino silk South Pacific I bought at Convergence. This stuff is heaven!!! It has the crunch and sheen of pure silk. I can't wait to finish it and ply it up. I'm taking suggestions for shawls on this one. I have in mind something oceaney. I would do Legends of the Shetland Sea but I think that it will be too busy. I'm thinking maybe Peacock Feathers? What do you think?

My friend Liz started an Etsy shop( and I bought some of her roving(spun yarn pics to come) and handspun sock yarn. I started knitting a sock with the handspun....I am addicted to handspun sock yarn. She magically spins perfect sock weight yarn. I'm doing a soch from Charlene Schurch's sock book. I think it's the chevon pattern. I'm so addicted and her prices are amazing for handspun!

This is my favorite holiday gift and it has an amazing story behind it. I had been wanting an orifice hook by Sheila Ernst but at this time of year it is a luxury I couldn't really afford. I kept going back to the page and looking at them and almost hit the send button one time but the old consceince got the better of me. Buying a holiday gift for my friend Jessica was easy. She had knit the Pacific Northwest Shawl earlier this year in a light celery color and Romi had a shawl stick that sported a stone in that very color. I had been looking for an excuse to get this for Jess so I grabbed it. After exchanging gifts we were shocked to learn that each had bought the other exactly what they had wanted. Here is the catch though- neither of us had told each other that we wanted these things!! Jess had gone to purchase the stick for herself and found that had been sold( to me for her!)! Crazy isn't it!!!

This is A Mary Ella bracelet from Knitty that I knit for my cousin. It is a quick addictive knit if you have a little bead and thread experience!

I'm posting as is because blogger won't let me post pics for some reason. I will try to go in later and add some.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

my head is spinning

I finished the handspun sweater with the green yoke but gave it away too quickly to take pictures;-) I have some spinning pictures though. My birthday was November 27th, next year is the big 4-0. I just don't care very much today. Maybe I will next year but I doubt it. I'm thirty nine and I just found out that the year I was born the 27th was Thanksgiving. Turkey day, how ironic! Where am I going with this? My main birthday present was the lace kit for my Rosie! I'm dying to dig into Lisa Souza's Merino silk fiber in South Pacific but I felt I had to work up to it. So I ordered some merino silk from the woolery with my kit. I had a blast! I spun 962 yds from about 7 oz. I measured 21 wpi. I'm thinking I might do Evelyn Clark's (favorite designer)butterfly garden with it.

Up now is a little taste of a friend's roving. Her blog is here and her store is here . Her colors are very nice! I bought some of her sock yarn too and hope to cast on for the sock over winter break.
And here is my new obssesion thank you very, much Jessica! I am so in love with silk!!!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

shrug it off

One down! I've been slacking. I've finished a few things but gave them away before taking pictures. Pooh!

This is not blocked and black so the picture isn't the greatest.

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