Sunday, April 29, 2007

Finished socks & a preview

I finally finished the second sock out of my Black Bunny superwash merino:

And a big sock yarn update is happening tomorrow morning, with merino/silk, wool/nylon, a few superwash skeins, as well as roving and these 3 small laceweight skeins:

Hope to see you there -- and, as always, thanks for your continued support!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Super-duper sock yarnapalooza on Monday

I've got lots of sock yarns drying and I'll do an update Monday morning. I've got wool/nylon and merino/silk drying, and am hoping to get at least a couple of skeins of superwash merino done if my shipment arrives today. I'll try to get some preview shots posted this weekend. There are also a couple of laceweight stragglers and some roving.

The next weekend after this one is Maryland Sheep and Wool, and just like last year, I'm going to try to find some small producers of unbleached wool, particularly the rarer sheep breeds. Last year, people seemed pretty interested in trying some of these out, so I'll make it an annual tradition, dyeing up some one-offs and putting them in the shop.

Hope you're all knitting merrily away! I just turned the heel on my second sock in BBF superwash merino and I'm enjoying getting a chance to knit with my yarns instead of just sending them out to all of you!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I finished my socks!

Pattern: Eleanor from Socktopia
Yarn: Black Bunny Fibers in Sapphire

I really liked working with this yarn, although it did pool a bit strangely in this mostly-stockinette 60 stitch pattern. I love my finished socks, though!


Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I'm on the heel!!!

I can't believe I've made it through the pattern repeats. Actually I think I skipped a set of them. Anyway, I'm working on the heel of the first Ripple Weave sock. It's done in Eye of the Partridge. I'd never heard of it before but it's just doing slip, knit and then knit, slip on rightside rows instead of the usual heel flap.

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Friday, April 20, 2007

Restocked today: laceweight

Today I restocked the Etsy shop. As of about 3:30 pm, there were 3 hanks of alpaca/silk laceweight left, like this purple and indigo one:

and two skeins of Rideau Arcott/Lincoln/alpaca sock yarn, like this rose one:

and a couple of laceweight merinos (100g), like this red/orange/hot pink one:

Next update will be sock yarn. I'm working on some wool/nylon and merino/silk, plus I've got another shipment of superwash merino on the way. Happy knitting!


I've been working on the Retro-Rib sock from Interweave's Favorite Socks book using the Light Bright BBF. The colors are really popping out with the pattern. I had it laying around when some sock knitters saw it. 'Is that a new STR colorway?' they asked. Being a huge Blue Moon and Black Bunny fan, I saw this as a great compliment. Fab work Carol!!


Monday, April 16, 2007

Icarus in Blues

It's finally done! After nearing the edging once, frogging it completely, and restarting it a bit over two weeks ago, my Icarus shawl is done! I absolutely love it, and I can't wait to wear it out! Stop by my blog, A Tale of Two Needles, later for some more details!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Gorgeous scarf to check out

If you'd like another idea for your sock yarn, check this out. She's one of the Knitsmiths in Boston but we're losing her to the west coast in June. On the bright side, at least I can copy the pattern and there won't be another one locally! Makes you want to buy more sock yarn, doesn't it?


Monday, April 09, 2007

Sockyarnapalooza tomorrow...

Just a reminder: lots and lots of sock yarn going up tomorrow morning. (As soon as my kids are back in school, thank God. They've been off for over a week and it's killing me.) I've got superwash merino; wool/nylon, which is also superwash; and a new merino/silk blend. I'm still skeining so don't have any preview pics.

Thank you!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Bubble-Yum, Done

Finished and delivered yesterday- whew!

This was done with her superwash merino sock yarn. I absolutely love this yarn- my new little nieces will definitely be getting sweaters out of this. (and blankets, and hats, and sockies, and...)

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

BBF Mailing list

Hi everyone!
Due to several requests, I'm setting up a Yahoo group as a sort of mailing list for Black Bunny updates. I'll send an email via the group telling you about updates as they are scheduled. So if you want me to add you to the list, please email me at blackbunnyfibersATattDOTnet with your email address. You'll get an email from Yahoo Groups after that with the group information. I'll still post the information here and on my Etsy banner, so it's up to you to use whatever method(s) you like best.

Next update is tomorrow, April 5th, Thursday at around noon. I've got 4 hanks of alpaca/silk laceweight that weren't dry in time for the last update. After that, I'll have more sock yarns early next week, including a new wool/silk blend. I'm also waiting on a small shipment of sock yarn from Canada that is all wool in a mix of breeds, so look for that in coming weeks.

As always, thanks for your enthusiasm and support!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Bubble-Yum Update

Been working away on the baby sweater. I was trying to decided whether to do the whole thing in feather n fan, or do the bodice in st st. A friend set me straight. I believe she said something to the effect of, "YOU HAVE NO TIME LEFT!" Good point. So I've done a purl ridge right below the armholes, and a bit of st st and started the armholes (those were after this picture was taken).

I've also been working on itty bitty hats for my sister's twins. They are each not quite 4 1/2 lbs, beautiful, and very healthy. I'm using Carol's superwash sock for these hats, too. (they're on a regular piece of typing paper for size perspective) Size 2 needles. I love the way these feel, and I'm really happy with how the sock yarn is working for the Bubble-Yum sweater, too. For that I'm using a size 4 needle. The yarn is very soft, and spring-y, and the stitch definition is great. I'm definitely hooked on this stuff (just check my stash. No, wait. Don't. I'm not sharing.)

Monday, April 02, 2007

Worth the visit!

No Black Bunny knitting of my own to show off (though some is underway), but I thought you might all enjoy looking at the gorgeous shawl a friend of mine made from some Black Bunny yarn. Visit Sue's blog, look for the April 1 post, and take a look.

Someday I hope I can create something this amazing ...