Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I'm such a cowl! heard right I 'm such a cowl!!! Lol.........I can't get enough of them. Perhaps it's the age; you know cowl's hide a multitude of sins. They are so versatile.....a cover for the ears, the neck, jewelry really..................and such a small doable project when you are in the midst of three lace projects. I found the project on Ravelry....the Beech Wood. Check it out!

This cowl feels so soft as it is made out of my handspun cormo and alpaca bought years ago at Rhinebeck.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Spinning Along

It's a great feeling when you spin up some yarn that's been languishing in your stash. The purple 2 ply rambouillet and silk was a purchase at Rhinebeck several years ago. It's quite garish so I'll have to decide if it needs a a dip in the dye pot. The Navajo plyed merino is a delight I must say. I have at least another skein's worth to spin.

I started spinning the merino this weekend and finished it while watching the Red Socks last night. I didn't get to bed until after twelve. I went from knitting to wheel spinning to spindle spinning for four hours.

This morning I couldn't resist taking a picture of my favorites Hen and Chicks from the garden. to exercise. I've been procrastinating long enough :).

Monday, April 07, 2008

Stork's Nest

This Estonian lace pattern by Nancy Bush from Piecework seems right for spring knitting. It's a lightweight scarf made with Plymouth's Alpaca and Silk that I purchased from Sue at RI Handspun a couple of weeks ago. The color is a very muted purple; the picture is not an accurate portrayal of the color.

I now have three lace projects on the needles....MS3, a feather and fan shawl from and older Piecework Magazine and The Stork.

On another front........I had a short piece of knitting related writing published at Yarn Market E-Update. Be sure to scroll down to The View from the Blogosphere.