Wednesday, January 31, 2007


I've been doing this and that. This bobbin full of fiber is a wonderful merino and mohair that I am spinning from the fold in a slightly thicker singles than I usually spin. The photo does not really show you the true color. I wanted to buy more of this fiber but apparently Ashland Bay is out of this particular color. I only have about a pound so I will have to decide what it wants to be...hmmmm ...I could make a vest with a pound or a hat and mittens.

A week ago Saturday Sue had her Spin In and we spun our hearts off!!! Carol M continued knitting the Fisherlad Gansey. She said I inspired her to finish it because I finished my grand nephew's gansey. Notice the sweater she is wearing....the lovely Starmore St.Brigid.

As you can see Muriel, Sandy, Wendy and her daughter joined in the Spin In.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Puddy Models

Once in a while a great cat pic materializes. It happened this weekend when DD was finishing up a lovely baby set for her cousin. They needed a model and who better to choose than their dear cat, Puddy. Sue, this is for you!!!

Monday, January 15, 2007


I finally finished my grand nephew's gansey this week. I used the Yankee Knitter Design pattern.I'm happy with the color and the pattern called Fisherlad Guernsey.I used Woolese in a heathered dark green which I hope won't pill too much.This was the first time I knitted gussets for a sweater. It was easier than I thought it would be.

I think I may make another gansey. I like the no sew approach to sweater knitting. The Knitting Fool has a pattern for a simple gansey. You can add your calculations to the boxes, and voila you have a pattern especially for you.

UTube has a video of an old film clip of ganseys worn by fisherman here.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

A Stick in the Sand

Sunday, St Distaff Day was glorious. Judy and I headed to the beach and marveled at the warm calm weather. When we first arrived the water was calm with nary a breeze blowing. We walked and photographed all manner of beach life and spun with our spindles. My drop spindle ended up at one point in the sand practically begging me for a picture of it.

Along the path to the beach were salt marshes that reminded me of wet wheat fields.

All in all it proved to be a lovely day.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Tree Beauty

"I THINK that I shall never see

A poem lovely as a tree....." Joyce Kilmer