Thursday, February 11, 2010

Olympic Knitting

Once again I'm participating in the knitting olympics - this time I'll be knitting St. Moritz.

It calls for 5 colors. I'll be using 3 shades of blue, along with black and white. The last color (the middle blue) came out of the dyepot this morning (it's still a bit damp, and is a little darker than it will actually be when fully dry.)

Saturday, December 12, 2009


I'm running a little contest over on ravelry - a bit of a guessing game. Prizes to be announced later! feel free to join in.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Drum Carders

Strauch has announced that as of Jan 1, they will no longer sell their drum carders without the brush attachment.


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sale Week

There's a sale going on this week, until Friday.

Use 'specDisc' for 15% off everything that can be discounted. Yarn, Needles, Fiber, Dye, etc. (Strauch products not included.)


Monday, November 23, 2009

so much for posting more often...

Lots of things have happened in the last few months.

Lets see....

my sister got married, we went to denver, we got back from denver and immediately prepped for the NJ woolfest (Garden State Sheep Breeders Fair) in which i came home with about 3 fleeces, finished with that and then the whole family either got the H1N1 or something remarkably like it, recovered, got the same thing again, and I have finally stopped the constant coughing. Now all of that in and of itself is exhausting, but add into the mix that I'm expecting in April (!) things are moving really slow. I seem to need a lot of sleep (evidenced by sleeping for almost 24 hours over the weekend) and it doesn't seem to make things any better.

SO. Some new fibery things. There is now a Rav group for fans of Twisted Fiber. There's also a knit-a-long happening, we'll be doing a norwegian style stranded hat, for which the Jaggerspun yarn is spot on for gauge. Not that you're needing to use that yarn, feel free to join with any yarn you like.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

In which I try to post more often...

I think one of my favorite shopping excursions is to thrift stores. You can find the best things. Most recently, I came across a vintage pattern book, entirely made up of men's sweaters. Cardigans, vests, pullovers... argyle, cabled, textured, slip stitch patterns.

Items such as these.

Now, how could I not snap these up???

Monday, September 07, 2009

This Saturday and Sunday (the 12th and 13th) we'll be at the Garden State Sheep Breeders Fair at the Hunterdon County Fairgrounds.