Monday, November 29, 2010

Finishing Bug

Today is a great day for getting cozy on the sofa, having an afternoon cup of coffee or tea and, of course, working with yarn. I have been doing exactly that. I've been getting some good spinning time in and this is the most recent yarn...

2 ply handspun merino
fingering weight
approx 400 yards

As soon as the wool order comes, I think I'm going to spin up 3-4 oz of plain white merino into a nice 2 ply to pair with this yarn for some colorwork mittens. I've always wanted some and this might just be the time to do it.

Yesterday I was bitten by the finishing bug. Before I knew what was happening, I started rummaging through the closet, digging out UFO's and deciding what could be finished the quickest and I ended up choosing 3 projects. One was Allie's baby blanket, which I managed to finish in about an hour.

The second project was this pair of socks, which I started back in September (I think). I'm really glad to have these done. The weather has been sooo cold and nasty lately.

pattern: Longjohn Socks by Anne Hanson
yarn: Mystery Fish SAL handspun
needles: US 1 dpns

I intend to finish project #3 (a pair of Knotty gloves knit with a lovely green sw merino/alpaca handspun) this week. I have a few other things in the works too, but for now these are the projects that I have time to share. More to come soon.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday Sale

Once again, time has passed much too quickly in between blog posts. Tonight I'm just checking in here to mention that there is a Black Friday Sale going on in the shop. Right now everything is 20% off, including handspun, and the sale with continue throughout the holiday weekend. There are still a fair amount of goodies left but they're going quick!

I'm waiting for my next wool order to make its way here, reading up about different dyeing techniques and brainstorming for new colorways. I'm excited to get to work on the next round of fiber.

This year, we had family and friends over for Thanksgiving dinner at our house, which was wonderful but I'm glad that it's done. I haven't had nearly enough time with my spinning wheel lately and I'm a lot further behind in my spinning queue than I want to be. The amount of time it will take for the fiber order to arrive should give me a nice chunk of time to get caught up.

I hope everyone is having a happy and safe holiday weekend!