Saturday, March 15, 2008


It's all about skeins this weekend. I have a pile of un-dyed skeins to wash and swatch - BFL, Superwash/Cashmere/Nylon, Superwash/Nylon, Soybean...

Much prettier at this point though is my skein of yarn from this bobbin. The second piece of roving looks very different so it will be interesting to see the differences between the two yarns.

Fiber : Joybilee Farm Belly Button (Wool)
Colour : Westcoast Sunset
WPI : Between 16 and 20 wpi
Yardage : approx. 260 yards


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Beet-ing around the bush.

My beet is done!

Project specs : beet by Norah Gaughan from Berroco No. 274

Yarn : Peruvian Highland Wool in Ruby, Antique Rose, New Leaf and Forest Glade Heather. I used almost all of the New Leaf and Forest Glade Heather but definitely have enough Ruby and Antique Rose for a second beet.

Needles : 4mm dpns and circs. (I would definitely recommend circulars as they made the leaves much easier to work)

Started : March 6, 2008
Finished : March 11, 2008

This is such a cleverly designed, fun pattern to knit. I'm tempted to knit another one, two, three...


Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Spinning Karma

I was wondering why my spinning was progressing so smoothly this week. I believe it is because I enticed Rosemary over to the dark side! She's just started spinning and already she is producing beautiful yarn!

I'm working on a Polwarth blend from Joybilee Farm. I had been hoping to see them this year again at Fibrefest as I love their Peppermint soap. They aren't on the list of exhibitors, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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