It always seems like after a big event like a fiber festival I’m at a loss as to what to blog. I don’t know if it’s just the lingering wool fumes or the feeling that what I’m doing is suddenly quite boring compared to everything I’ve seen lately or what.
There’s also the fact that holiday knitting is upon me. I’m making a lovely something in that lovely silk I bought at Rhinebeck, but I can’t show you! If you’re a Ravelry user, go look at my projects if you’re dying to know what I’m working on. I can tell you that after a little reinforcement from my friends on plurk, I think the color combination is going to work out fine. I’ll also tell you that this stuff is very slippery to knit with on metal needles, but I can’t change to wood for reasons I also can’t get into. Hmmm… frustrating with the lack of forthcoming information, eh?
What I can tell you is that I had a rather extraordinary kindness bestowed upon my last week. Remember the little contest I had for the shop before the NJ Sheep and Wool show? Julie was the winner but did she just take her prize and say thank you? No! She insisted on sending me this:
It’s a Car Heart from her etsy shop Hearts of Gratitude. Julie totally did her homework on this one. You will notice that not only is it made with blue stones, but some of them are aquamarine which just happens to be my birth stone! She also sent it along with some lovely turquoise stitch markers all in a little blue bag and even included a blue card describing it all! Thank you so much Julie! It is all beautiful!!
Part of the reason I don’t have much else to show you is that I’ve been furiously working on spinning orders because I am running about two weeks behind. I just finished plying this up
And I hope like heck it is 800 yards (ETA: Yup! Try 1400!!! Guess I overshot this one by a bit!!). This is probably the finest yarn I’ve ever spun and I think it came out pretty darn well. It’s going back in the dyepot though because the customer wants the reddest red possible and we are definitely not quite there yet. The next order is another 800 yards of laceweight. I’m hoping the faster whorl will make this one go a little quicker. We shall see.
Last but not least, I’ve been working on getting pictures and listing some new stuff in the shop. Some holiday themed colorways
And the superwash merino batts are finally up!
Thanks to all of you that expressed interest in the upcoming fiber club. More details as soon as I have them all worked out!
Have a great week everyone!
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