Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Teaser: Friday update

Friday, February 16, 2007

More temptations

Okay, sock yarn is up next. First, the wool/nylon blend. I'm bringing five skeins into Rosie's tomorrow and here are five others that are going up on the Etsy shop Sunday evening (there are no duplicates; even the two blues in this photo look a bit different in real life, the one on the left being a bit darker with a smidge of teal in it):

As soon as I get the superwash merino stuff ready, I'll add another photo. There are at least 2 batches of that (grays and dark blues) that would make good guy socks for the more conservative menfolk out there. And some funkier stuff for the more daring.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Late to the Party

Once again I've missed the Etsy update until too late. Not only that but having problems even logging into Etsy! Probably a good thing though. The laceweight looked amazing! I'm still holding out for some pink/purple tonal yarns and the new LaceStyle book. Gives me plenty of time to sort out that password! Congrats to Carol on another wonderful batch of yarn.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Sneak preview: more alpaca silk laceweight

Here's a quick preview:

The colors are a bit richer in real life, especially the brown one (a.k.a. "Table Leg").

I also have some rovings and a single solitary batch of superwash merino sock yarn (green) but don't worry: more undyed superwash just arrived so I'll be dyeing it this week and restocking it next update. Tomorrow mid-day I'll unveil the new stuff on the Etsy site. Keep your fingers crossed they don't cancel school.

Hey, Knittah -- send me an email with your address and I'll mail you a tote bag. You and yer croshayin' friend can arm-wrestle over who gets to keep it.

But don't worry, Bathsheba Bonnie: I have a soft spot for you. The shawl is gorgeous and I shall send you a little treatie sometime soon, too.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

forest canopy shoulder shawl

Not to go on and on about it, but more to prove that I did actually block it...here's one last photo of the shawl.

More photos, plus all of the details (my notes, pattern link) found here.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Don't forget tomorrow's update

Including (from left to right) Algae, Hawaiian Shirt and Phillippe Floppe, all superwash merino sock yarns

and some small laceweight skeins.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

day late, dollar short

I know that knitting a shawl does not make a finished object. I have been reminded that lace is not lace until it is blocked.

I finished knitting the Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl in BBF "Mexican Sunflower" over a week ago, but couldn't make the time to block it. I've been stalling for a whole host of sorry excuses, and it was visions of a new canvas tote bag that finally got me finish this baby once and for all.

Now I see that someone beat me to the punch. My shawl isn't even off the wires yet. But looook how prettttty:

No tote bag, but it looks like I'm still a winner. It's my first shawl.
Carol: Thank you for that last push....and, as always, for dyeing up gorgeous yarn!

I'm sure I'll bug y'all with one more post about her after she's dry.