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Sunday, October 30, 2005

Beau Llama

My in-laws are in town, so we took them to one of our favorite spots for brunch, and it just happens to be in Boerne, which is where the Kid 'N Ewe Fiber Festival will be. After our yummy meal, we took a stroll through town and of course I had to visit Eclectic Yarns where I picked up 4 ounces of this lovely, soft, chocolate Llama roving


Isn't it pretty?
I plan to blend it with some of my other fibers and either spin some yarn with that or sell the blended roving.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


I've been pretty busy since returning home, and I've got lots of pictures for you.
First, do you recognize this snakelike creature?

Here it is demonstrating the super- cool feature of having a pull- through hole within each cable crossing that can be used to secure the scarf around your neck- no bulky knots(unless you want them); and unlike a regular key-hole scarf, it doesn't have a gaping hole in it when your not using the pull through feature!!

That's right, it is the Reversible Cabled Scarf, all done and ready for use.

I've also been spinning a bit. Here are two skeins. The bluish one is from a new roving colorway: Twilight. The other is the first of many to be spun for an Autumn Shawl that I'm designing. It is in the Autumn Fire colorway, but is more of a self-striping yarn than a tweed.

And finally, a shot of the lovely Joy's fleece. I've ordered it, and am anxiously waiting for its arrival. Joy's fleece is soft, with a nice luster, and a fiber length of 5". What more could I ask of a sheep!

I've also ordered a Finn Fleece, so there will be lots more dyeing, carding, and spinning in the weeks to come!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Back Home

This is some of what I've been working on:

These will be available for purchase at the Kid 'N Ewe Fiber Festival- which is just 2 weeks away!!
I'm carding, spinning, and of course dyeing, in preparation for the festival. I have my site # confirmed, so stop in and see me in Exhibition Hall #2.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

The Color Purple

I took the quiz and my result makes me smile. Me, philosophizing? Maybe in my younger days, but age and experience have humbled me into more of a listener. Nevertheless, if I ever were to color my hair a radical color, it would be the color purple.

Your Hair Should Be Purple

Intense, thoughtful, and unconventional.

You're always philosophizing and inspiring others with your insights.

I'm working away on the scarf, and will post a pic when it is finished.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Home away from home

I'm here in Chicago. Kim and I spent the day at Navy Pier, riding the ferris wheel and the carousel. Have I said how much I love Chicago? It is such a fun city to visit.
I had the shawl all packed up and ready to bring as my Chicago knitting project, then I switched it for the reversible cabled scarf at the last minute. I had agonized all morning over which to bring, and in the end the scarf won out. I may finish it by the time we return home.
I don't have any fiber photos for you today, so here is a shot of the view from our room:

Our hotel has a complimentary happy hour(1 free drink) and a complimentary breakfast buffet each day, and is within walking distance of Navy Pier, so I'm pretty well set for the week.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

I Found It!!

My camera was lost for a couple of days, and I didn't want to post without a pic. This is what I'm working on, spinning/knitting wise right now:

"What is it? "you may ask. It is a reversible cabled scarf -in- the- making. I love this new colorway I'm using- "Nutmeg". I think it looks masculine, so I'm making a fat, chunky, cable down the scarf to go with the yarn. My husband really loves the look of this colorway, too.
We leave for Chicago in a couple of days. I need to do a web search for spinning/knitting shops in the area so I'll have something fun to do while DH is in workshops. I love visiting Chicago, and we'll be right on the lakefront, so it should be tons of fun!

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Fall is Here

This evening there is a brisk, steady breeze, and I am in heaven!!
Ever since I can remember, cooler weather has meant a higher energy level for me. I feel like Tigger, pouncing about the house, and yard.
I'm spinning some pumpkin colored corriedale right now on the Little Gem:

If you look closely at the larger pic, you can see my first love- the Kromski Symphony, in the background.
I think I'll spin several skeins in the colors of Autumn.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Corriedale Rovings Up

I just added the Corriedale rovings to my shop. You can see them here:
on this page of the shop

I'm working on a special promotion for the Corriedale rovings...stay tuned for that.

I've also put the Merino rovings on sale- $1.00 off the regular price.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Peacocks and Flowers

Here is a photo of a 6.75 ounce skein of soft merino yarn that I hand-painted today in the "Peacock" colorway:

It is absolutely gorgeous, and I have 2 of them that I'll add to the shop later today! The second one is slightly smaller-6.5ounces, but that's still a lot of yarn- between 190 to 200 yards of bulky weight merino.

Here is a swatch of a single ply of the "Peacock" colorway roving plied with a single of the "Heather" colorway roving:

I've also been carding. This is a pic of some "Monet's Garden" colorway roving that I carded today:

Monday, October 03, 2005

Honeycombs .....yah, yah, yah

Look at these mini novelty yarn skeins I spun this weekend. I love making honeycombs ( that's just what I call them).

I've seen them called beehives or bubbles, too.

I'm doing a little dyeing today and have decided to do a little each day rather than one big dye day. I just have too much carding to do.
The Corriedale rainbow rovings will be up in the shop by Friday. I'm doing a Special Seasonal Colorway for the Fall in the Corriedale fiber only. I'll post a photo here before I put it in the shop.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

UFO Sighting!!

We(DH, Kimi, and I) took a trip to DC this past Summer, and I started the Shoalwater Shawl just before we left so that I'd have an easy lace project to work on while on the plane and subway. Well, I hardly put it down while we were away, but as soon as we returned, I set it aside. I've brought it out of the closet for a picture, and I'm hoping that giving it some attention will rekindle my interest in finishing it, so here it is:

That's Cherry tree Hill's Merino sock weight yarn in the Black Cherry colorway(I think). It is a lovely yarn, and it makes the Old Shale lace pattern look Victorian to me. I'm looking for some words of ecouragement here, so feel free to post 'em.

We're having a friend over for dinner tonight, so it's off to the grocery store I go. Have a wonderful Saturday!!