Saturday, June 7, 2008


I am pooped. I got up at 8 today (after staying up till 1 AM dyeing and rinsing wool- remind to not do that again) and gardened for 4 hours out in the 85+ sun and humidity at a local organic garden. Fun, but I'm covered in a mix of dirt and sunscreen and I'm so tired I don't even care!

This week, I spun up a couple of new yarns and started doing some fall knitting. Yeah, knitting is hard to get into when it's this hot, but I'm working up some great fingerless mitts. The first is from Folktale Fibers famous handspun patchwork yarn in the colorway Silhouette:
silhouette arm warmers
These are my test mitts, so they're a little big. I'm keeping them for myself.

Then, I got all inspired by the book by Cosette Cornelius-Bates, aka Cosyknitsliterally, called "Knit One, Embellish Too." It totally caters to my sensibilities and skill level as a crafter and knitter, so I started these mitts from some Pigeonroof Studios roving I spun up:
lady heather wip
I think I'm going to embroider some vines and sew some small coordinating buttons on as 'grapes' or whatever.

I feel like it's been forever since I've knitted anything, so it's nice to do it again. Also, I find it's great to keep me busy during 7-hour sessions of playing Twilight Imperium with some friends.

Anyway, here are the yarns for the week:
Frog Prince, bulky singles from misc batts, unknown weight and yardage:
frog prince

Get Happy, a mash-up of several get happy 2

And Violet Hour, many purple and black batts, plied with clear thread, 110 yd, 4 oz:
violet hour 2

Plus the Pigeonroof yarn in the WIP above. I got Intertwined the other day, so I'm going to try some new techniques this weekend- I think I'll start with corespinning my autumn-inspired LOOP batt!

I'd better go either check on how my rovings are drying, shower, or fall asleep.

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