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(www.chocolateprincess.etsy.com) 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!!!
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.