16 January, 2010 at 10:33 pm (caturday, fiber!, knitting)

That sound you hear is the sound of the last two weeks rushing past me in a whirl of swatches, carding, spinning, knitting, and twenty thousand cups of coffee. I’m looking forward to some quiet time next week just so I can breathe a bit!

I’m planning some exciting new stuff for the shop, including but not limited to new spindles, a whole batch of batts, and even some handspun yarn. I think I’m most excited about the batts:

I spun one the other day and I’m not sure I ever want to spin from a combed prep again! Carded fiber produces such a fluffy, lovely yarn, and I’m really pleased with the ones I’ve been turning out. Smooth, soft, and a lovely heathery blend of colors.

Work also continues on the test knitting, although it’s not going terribly fast—
cardirightfront (by jesh\)
the cabling is a bit intense! But I’m almost done with the right front and I can’t believe I’m saying this but it’s actually kind of nice to be able to slow down a bit and enjoy the pattern and yarn a bit longer. Sometimes those short-lived ultra fast projects just, well, whoosh on by too fast for me to appreciate them.

YIP 014/365---Snarkosaur (by jesh\)
Kitty Carlisle could not possibly be more enthused.



  1. Jo said,

    I love those buttons! Willow says Kitty Carlisle is so very cute! I think she is very dramatic with her black eyeliner.

  2. Beverly said,

    That batt is making me seriously consider taking up spinning! Or, maybe I could just use it as a pillow or hand muff or something. The colors are just lovely and so soft!

  3. mildawg said,

    The buttons are absolutely gorgeous, and I am falling in love with the jewel shades of the batt.

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