Thursday, January 25, 2007

Yes, Noolie, I have trouble with titles, too!

****FYI -- This formerly literate English teacher has been frustrated by her laptop which for some strange reason will not let her use apostrophes. I do know how to use them. I swear. I mean, seriously, WTF??****

Has it really been nearly a week since my last post? sheesh. This life thing keeps getting in the way! I do believe I have lots of bloggy goodness for you today though, so I do hope you will forgive me.
Firstly, let me give kudos to my wonderful Spin to Knit secret pal. She chose a lovely hand-dyed roving made by the incredibly talented Amy King of Spunky Eclectic (I am a big fan) to spin for me. The colorway is Robin Red Breast, and I just LOVE it. I have some very strong connections to robins from my childhood, believe it or not, so the colorway, apart from being beautiful in color alone, brings back very sweet and fond memories.

It was spun into a very fun thick and thin skein of approx. 80 yards. Perfect for a hat I think, esp. since I gave the little girl the only one I have knit for myself. It was packed with a small assortment of lovely teas that I am sure to enjoy while knitting my hat. As for Amy King, I hope to get to meet her at SPA in February. I have to bring my Brain Freeze that I spun (pictured below) both to show her and hopefully to start my socks.

Oh, didnt I mention I was going to SPA? Well, I am!! The lovely, fun, and wonderful Gina happened to have unexpected need of a roommate, and now she is stuck with me! Yay me! I cant wait!
In more happy news, I walked into knitting last night and was handed 5 more helmet liners, and there were at least three more in process on the needles there! And Kendra delivered one to the house earlier in the day, making the count in hand wonderful warm and cozy 8.
I also walked away from group with a huge, fragrant and yummy box of handmade Down to Hearth soaps from Erica to be listed on Sereknity in the coming weeks. She even gave me a few special bars of Jacobs Soap for my little guy. He was sooo happy when I showed it to him. Made me promise to tell Erica thank you and that he loves it! (Isnt he a cutie?)
I am probably going to be a bit slow with blogging again for a few days -- I have some wholesale orders to fill and FINALLY got my yarn for dyeing. 25lbs of yarn, and 6 or 7 of fiber. Not to mention all the bags I need to sew and markers to make. I am so thrilled, tho. Finally making some headway!
I do have a few pics of some new colorways, still in their big hanks, waiting to be reskeined. What do you think?
Macintosh...

Gypsy...

Grand Canyon...

inspired by this...

Grand, indeed.

10 comments:

Rachel said...

Ooh, so much lovely yarn! I really like the Macintosh especially, it does look just like an apple.

Julie said...

So much yummy yarn and colors on today's post!

YAY - you're going to SPA! I look forward to meeting you :)

Anonymous said...

I was totally looking at the Macintosh pic (before reading the title) and thinking "wow, that looks like an apple!" I love all of them!

Glad that my yarn helped bring back some fond memories! February's package just got a bit bigger today, but I won't tell you with what :)

Kendra said...

Beautiful new colors! :)

YogaGardenGirl said...

Oh, your pal treated you right!!! Love the colorway! Of course, your handspun is gorgeous! What a great job you did! Those new colorways are amazing...especially the Macintosh. I think you should take a gigantic LOAD of yarn to SPA...and needles and stitch markers. I can help you sell all the stuff from our room ! Lol!

Cheryl said...

Ooh, the Macintosh looks like a gorgeous colorway. I love it!

Nora said...

Aaaahh, that Grand Canyon YARN does it to me everytime... the colours are stunning.

Thanks for your latest comment - I felt so special having you enquire about me (gotta love this little community eh?)
The answer is... I've been looking at wedding dresses! x

Nichole said...

That brain freeze you spun is absolutely gorgeous -- your pictures don't do it justice! LOL I can see it now ... you & Gina peddling yarn from your room... it'll be like the Yarn Crack shop! :-)

Erica said...

Ooooh, beautiful colors! I'll drop the helmet liner (possibly 2 if I get cracking)off with Gigi this weekend.

Sarah said...

I LOVE your macintosh colorway - where can I get some????

Mr. Plucky is working on a reply to your comment : )