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Friday, September 30, 2005

Sampler Shawl

The sampler shoulder shawl is done and blocking. It looks like it will be 40" across the top, and 24" from top to bottom tip, including the lace border. Now all I need is some cooler weather, and I'm set! Last year I knit many, many shawls, and I can't wait to wear them again.
Her is a close-up of the shawl. I didn't notice until after posting the pic that I had photographed it inside-out : /
The rovings produce a tweedy-looking fabric when knit, rather than a heathered looking fabric. The colorways are, from top to bottom, The Ozarks, Monet's Garden, The Ozarks again, Peacock, and then there is a border in the Very Berry colorway:

The Very Berry Bulky Merino yarn skeins have been added to the shop. I'll be doing a big dye day next week, so look for more hand-painted yarns. I have the bulky single ply merino, and some New Zealand multi-ply wool in an aran weight.

I think I'll spin up some Corriedale in our "Cherry Cobbler" colorway to make Glampyre's One Skein Wonder for my next knitting project.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Berry Sweet

Here is a shot of the bulky merino skein I hand dyed yesterday- it is so soft and squishy!!

I have 3 of them, each about 190 yards, that I will add to my fiber shop today or tomorrow.

Here is a pic of a merino roving that I carded this week

Yeah...I've learned how to post photos. Now I need to learn how to make the full-sized version smaller. I guess I'm off to Knitter's Review..........

Oh, and I do read lots of other blogs. I'll add one or two of the ones I read to my list each day that I post.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Begin the Begin

Don't worry...I won't tell you my entire life's story. I've started this blog to talk about my fibery pursuits, both personal and business.
I've been preparing for the upcomming fiber festival in a neighboring town- Kid 'N Ewe in Boerne, Texas - for several weeks now. I've got Merino dyed and carded, The Wool Blend dyed and carded, the Romney dyed and mostly carded, and a huge shipment of Corriedale on its way!!
Corriedale is my favorite fiber- soft, not too short, with a moderate sheen, spins easily, and it takes dyes beautifully. The Romney does also, but isn't as soft. I can't wait to play with the Corriedale.
I'm knitting a sampler shoulder shawl, made up as I go, to showcase some of my shop's colorways. I'm up to the knitted on border, which I borrowed from Meg Swansen's lacy Pie Are Square Shawl in Knitting Around (great book). It's funny, but whenever I look at the balck and white photo of her shawl, I always picture it as being red, even though the book says it is brown.
Today I also worked on hand painting some commercially spun soft singles Merino yarn in the Very Berry colorway. It's lovely!! I'll add it to the shop this week, and post a pic here when I figure out how.