Sunday, December 31, 2006


Just because shetland wool isn't as "sexy" a fiber as silk doesn't mean the 90% alpaca and 10% shetland laceweight isn't gorgeous. Case in point:

Cabernet, and


See you tomorrow at 6 p.m.!

Charcoal announces the next lucky winner:

of a Black Bunny Fibers T-shirt:

Wendy G.! [Now you have something to update your blog with, Wendy...]

Friday, December 29, 2006

Just ordered more alpaca-silk

I'm glad everyone was so excited about the alpaca silk laceweight. I was, too -- and I'm ordering 10+ skeins more to dye up. This weekend I'm hoping to finish dyeing some 90% alpaca, 10% shetland (Faroese shawl, anyone?) from the same mill. So there are lots of lovelies to look forward to.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Lucky morning

I scored the last skein of alpaca silk laceweight this morning! I had been thinking about it all night and decided I would get it if it was still there in the morning. Why was I thinking of it all night? Because my infant son decided to be awake for a few hours during what I would normally call 'sleeping hours'. Compound this with the fact that my husband and I stayed up late to watch Syriana. I mean really, there should be a warning on DVDs for women like 'George Clooney gets his fingernails pulled out in this one girls!' In my 20's I would have relished a gritty political drama but now I'm a bit soft. So to take my mind off that scene while I wandered around jiggling a small child, I thought about what I would do with the yarn. I'm thinking the Pewter Lace Shawl from Interweave Spring 2003. (Now don't everyone run for their magazine stash! It's here.) Although I may opt for a more openwork pattern like this.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Alpaca silk laceweight? YES!

I sadly read the post about the missed pink. Luckily, my tastes run into the blues and greens and I was able to nab my very own laceweight! I really need a shawl..........

Dear Carol

Please make more of that pink alpaca silk laceweight! Someone just bought it right out of my etsy cart while I was trying to log in!! I hope whoever bought it will post what they make with it!

Let me tempt you

with visions of some lovely 90% alpaca, 10% silk laceweight yarn. It's really lovely!

Unbelievably soft, and the silk makes it take the color beautifully. I've only got five hanks of it (each is about 10 oz/1200 yds) but I'm ordering more this week since it's such a winner. I'll be listing the five skeins tonight (Wednesday, December 27th) at around 6 p.m. (EST). I've got some other new lovelies to play with, so I'll keep you posted.

Another giveaway!

Let's end the year on a happy note: I'll give away a Black Bunny T-shirt to a random Bunnyhopper on New Year's Eve. I'll draw a name at around noon.

Thanks for your support!

Saturday, December 16, 2006


Is the tentative name of this new lovely from The Smith Island Pattern Factory.
I know, I know. I had fallen off the Black Bunny wagon for a while, but I have finally figured out what I'm doing with this massive amount of INSANELY bright yarn. It was a painful process, but I have now mastered the 36 row repeat and the repeat and I are now friendly enough that I watched movies and knit at the same time today. It will have some sort of wide pointy edging around the side and something at the top...I just don't know what yet. But I have a deadline, so hopefully I'll have a better idea tomorrow.

Friday, December 15, 2006

My Citrus Socks Are Done!

Keuka Socks 2

Toe: Magic Cast-on from
Reverse Heel Flap from the Diamante Socks in the Fall 2006 Knitty
Cuff - just your regular feather and fan.

I call them my Keuka Socks since my Alma Mater's school colors were green and gold. My fellow guild members call them my superhero socks since even a speeding bullet couldn't penetrate the tight-ass gauge on the feet. We're talking 11 1/2 stitches to the inch on 0s because apparently, I hate myself. I did the cuff on 1's to help it get over my heel a bit easier. Much frogging was done throughout the evolution of these socks. I thought the yarn was cursed. I thought I was allergic to it. (Thank you Carol for being so fabulous in trying to help me figure that one out!) I still haven't decided what I think of them. I finished them on Sunday, December 10th. Right before I had to bring my beloved cat, Morris, to the vet. That afternoon, I had to say goodbye to him. What started out as a great day for socks, ended up being one of the saddest days of my life. But they sure are pretty, eh?

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

New colorway: Elf

It would make mighty nice Christmas socks....

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

And the winner is.....

Jocelyn G.! Jocelyn, if you want to claim your BBF tote bag, please email me at blackbunnyfibers[AT] att [DOT} net and send me your snail-mail address...

There, now wasn't that exciting?

Don't worry, I'll do another drawing before Christmas. Thanks for hopping!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Postcard from an Axe Murderess

Lovely Selma -- who is most definitely not an axe murderess -- finished these lovely socks

in the colorway called "Axe Murderess." [Don't ask; it's one of those personal jokes.]

They are the Potamus (sp?) socks from done on size 1 needles, in BBF fingering-weight superwash.

Friday, December 01, 2006

One Down...

BBF Feather and Fan Sock
One to go. And I'm already turning the heel on the second one. I went with a simple Feather and Fan cuff. Toe-up with the Magic Cast-on from Knitty and the heel from Diamante.

I've been through an ordeal with this yarn. I really wanted to get the pattern right for it. I frogged the first sock or parts of it several times before getting the pattern and the fit right. But I know, when all is said and done, it will be worth it and they will be one of my favorite pairs of socks yet.

Time to kick it up a notch

As a gesture of appreciation for all you loyal Bunny-Hoppers, I'm going to draw a name on Sunday and give the winner a free Black Bunny Tote Bag (and maybe there will be a surprise inside...) To be eligible, all you have to do is be part of the Bunny Hop by joining the blog. I'll draw the name from the blog member list (at the right-hand side of the blog).