Friday, January 18, 2008

Hurrah for Bamboo Lite

Words fail me.  I love this yarn.  I don't even knit socks fast and I did this within the last 24 hours.  Thank you Carol!


Monday, December 31, 2007

Tap tap

Is this thing on or are we all on Ravelry??  In any case, here's what I did with the luscious Lagoon colorway of tussah silk/merino worsted that Carol listed right before Christmas.  A quicky pair of fingerless mitts done on 3.75mm dpns (no idea what size that is in US terms).  I intend to layer these over some cheap gloves for warmth and use on their own when the weather is above freezing in Boston.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Update today at 2 pm my time

Sock yarns: alpaca/merino/mohair/silk blend, superwash merino and 2 skeins of merino/silk.

Fingering weight: 4 skeins of a new trial yarn, peruvian fingering weight, softly spun, good for lace (more colors next update)

and whatever else I manage to get skeined up!

Next update: laceweights, and rovings...


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!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I'm wearing my sofa

Well, at least the colors.

Skater overtop from "Knitting Classic Style" by Véronik Avery, knit with Black Bunny Fibers Merino Lace Weight on 4 mm needles. (Gauge was spot on.)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Update coming tomorrow

with superwash merino, some wool nylon sock yarn (the kind with the tighter twist, rather than the smooshier one), some roving (a red shetland, a blue/purple merino, and at least 2 more that I forget), and some of Barb's Canadian sock yarn (wool/mohair/silk blend). Also one plum-ish/fuschia-ish laceweight in alpaca silk.

It's been a rough month for me healthwise, but I'm feeling better now and I am hoping to get 1 or 2 more updates in before vacation time in mid-August.

Meanwhile, I'm still waiting for more silk....

Thanks for hanging in!