Do you ever have those days that you just feel so SO lazy. Well, I am having one of those days today. It is beautifully snowing outside and although it is grey and overcast I am enjoying the weather. I love when it snows, I also love when it rains, I guess I am just a big fan of weather. So today, I don’t feel like moving round much which could be a problem grocery shopping, but I will tackle that later…maybe.
So I did some updating in the shop:
Merino/Silk Fleece Artist Roving. This blend is incredible. I thought because of the silk content it would be difficult to draft and spin, but the merino just makes it a dream. I have spun 100% silk before and it was a disaster so I was a bit hesitant, but I was so wrong. The Merino/Silk blend spins so smoothly. I highly suggest you give it a whirl!
I have also been knitting! The first Father in Law sock is done
Now if I could only find my Chibis I could finish this sock. I think I have a little Chibi and sock elf in my house. The Chibis are always missing! I will see them in the morning and then they are gone by afternoon. I think this little elf keeps up his strength by eating the socks from the dryer because I have a pile of single socks that have lost their mate in the dangerous process of being laundered.
I am also test knitting Anne’s Oh! Canada Stole.
I just love this stole. It is a Christmas present…not sure if the recipient reads here so I won’t mention any names
In case you have never seen Anne’s patterns before, well she is a design genius. She creates some spectacular stoles/shawls/socks/and fingerless gloves. I sent her an email begging to test knit this pattern for her and she gracefully agreed. The yarn is Shelride Farms in the DK weight which has incredible stitch definition.
I was first drawn to this stole for the geese theme. I live by the waterfront where we have hundreds of Canadian Geese year round. I love to watch them fly overhead and listen to them play in the marina.
Then there is the cattail section:
which reminds me of so many child hood days of putting my rubber boots on and running around in the cattails! Cattails also made a great weapon if you broke one off and hit your sister with the heavy end, I used to love to smack her with them and watch the cattail explode into white fluff!
Of course this will look much better blocked, but I am not quite there yet!
I have also been spinning some Funky Carolina which is still at reduced prices for a little while. I am expecting a new shipment and the prices will be put back up when it arrives.
And last but not least all of the clues for the current Mystery dyer are up!
1-this mystery dyer is American
2-this mystery dyer loves pixies and sprites
3-if you love the sweet sheep colours this skein is for you!
I hope you all have a wonderfully lazy day and just enjoy what is going on outside your window no matter what the weather is!