Sunday, June 14, 2009


Two projects on the needles--February Lady Sweater worked in handspun CrossPatch Lemon/Lime. The picture is very fuzzy and does not do much for the work, but the color/texture is very nice at least in the garter stitch part. When I get to the lace body it may be another matter. Right now I am enjoying watching it develop. It is also the perfect project to drag along to knit groups as it is fairly mindless.

My other project is an alpaca scarf by Ann Hanson. She calls this one Alhambra and the yarn is from an indy dyer Dicentra (sp?) in her Calendual colorway. It is not a difficult pattern but requires simple counting on every row and at times is too much for my limited brain. It isn't going to be a very large scarf. The pattern called for 350 yards and I have 500 that I will knit up. A note on the pattern said that this would require vigorous blocking which I hope will help correct the various sizes of holes and make them more uniform.

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The spinning wheel has been flying fast and furious the past three months. These, with the exception of the camel merino which had already been started, were started and finished during this period. The latter are all from the Chameleon Dyeworks Fiber of the Month Club.

Ripe Avocado: 16 ounces of lace weight merino 64, two-ply. This is going be a swirl shawl that I bought the pattern for at SOAR last year.

Camel Merino: 1.5 pounds fingering weight, two=ply purchased from Village Spinning and Weaving in Solvang last summer.

Support the Girls: 16 ounces Falkland, singles. May do a lacy circular vest but still undecided.

Spring Garden: 16 ounces singles. Thinking about All That Jazz Shawl for this one but will have to adjust the gauge.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009


Camp photos purloined from other locales as I forgot the camera, per usual. This event was sponsored by the Griffin Dyeworks and is an annual happening that I have been attending for several years. Basically, for me anyway, it is a three-day spin in. This year I did venture away from the wheel and spend some time mastering ram's horn on the inkle loom--I am hooked and want to do more--mud painting, not so successful--tie dyeing cute dresses for the babies. It was a great weekend.

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