Monday, October 29, 2007

Spinners unite: roving update Tuesday

Howdy everyone!
I'm trying to get back on track, and I've got 6 batches of lovely roving I'll be listing tomorrow (Tuesday, October 30th) at around 11:30 a.m. Here's what I've got:

  • One batch of Corrideale in golden and pumpkin tones;

  • Two batches of Blue-Faced Leicester, one in turquoise, cobalt and cream; one in bright greens (emerald, kelly, nearly lime)

  • One batch of Finn, in purples, deep rose, mauves

  • Two batches of a great Border Leicester/mohair blend, one is dreamy grayish blue, the other is deep rose, purple, plum, almost maroon with cream (I am spinning some of this blend in a different color and it spins like a dream! Easy for newbies, too)

Each is approximately 8 ounces, $18 plus shipping.

Next week, I'll be doing a big yarn update. I'm hoping to have more merino/tencel sock yarn (it has such a gorgeous sheen!), and I've got a few leftover skeins of the Rideau Arcott blend sock yarn from Canada. We'll see what else I can tempt you with...

Thanks! And don't forgot to post your projects -- I love seeing them!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Wildfire Hanami

So what does a knitter do while sitting around waiting to see if she gets evacuated? She knits, of course!

I using a yummy, luscious silk-alpaca BBF laceweight (it's a lovely shade of deep pink) to work on Hanami. Did you know you can finish one basket weave lace repeat in just a few hours while watching video coverage of the helicopter dropping water on the fire on the mountain behind your house? Who knew!

I'll try to take a progress pic as soon as we find the camera where we buried it in the car in case we have to leave.

In the meantime, pray for or send good thoughts to all of us out here in SoCal.

Back to my lace!