Thursday, August 18, 2005

Woolgathering

Yesterday....a fellow woolgatherer joined me for a romp. Carol R and I headed to Warwick to find wool remnants and wool we did find:purple and checks, brown tweed and striped colors....all to make a wool quilt. I put the wool in the washing machine and dryer to full it for quilt pieces for Home and Harvest quilt featured in several Quiltmaker's magazines. Just what I need another project :)

We also stopped at a local bookstore where I found and old pamphlet called New Edgings full of crocheted and knitted edgings. After that visit we landed at the new Yarn at Lace Wings next to Kabloom's on Baldhill Road. This is their second store...the first being in Pawtucket. They have some lovely Cascade 220 on sale in tons of colors. I did not buy any yarn!!! Instead I bought the new Three Tweed booklet with patterns designed by Sally Melville. I want to make the jacket on the cover....
From Lace Wings we headed to Manmade by Jonne's to check out his hat kits. We also saw many interesting yarns and a rug loom for sale.

Below is my latest skein of handspun hot off the wheel last night. I spun it from a Romney fleece from Elihu Farms that Sue and Patty procured for me from a recent sheep and wool festival I could not attend. I absolutely adore the browns and golds in this skein.

5 comments:

John said...

Hooo boy, all the way to Warwick?! Didja have to stay overnight? I hear that's a long trip! =P

Kristen said...

You girls sure made a field day of it! Your handspun is a beautiful color for something autumnal. Thanks for orienting me to where Lacewings II is located. Since it's to the south of the malls I won't have to pack my overnight bag!

Kim said...

Beautiful handspun!!

marisa said...

Hmmm, perhaps you will have to take your DD to see this new store. Beautiful handspun by the way.

Judith said...

Yes, glad these places are not a long haul for us and we don't need to stay overnight...whew! That yarn you spun is gorgeous!!! Really nice. And I can't wait to see your quilt...