Friday, November 20, 2009

Spinning Away

After my classes at Rhinebeck on dyeing, I have become sort of obsessed, what a surprise. First I bought a bunch of books, then I bought some dyes. Have done a little dying on the kitchen table, some good and some bad. Anyway, one evening I was surfing around on message boards about dying, and came across an interesting post. One thing lead to another, you know how it goes... found her blog, and then her Etsy page. Next thing I knew, I was buying fiber, as I tend to do. This is what turned up in my mailbox...

wineand roses

Not only is the color gorgeous, but I cannot tell you how soft this stuff is. I won't keep you in suspense any longer, she is stseraphinaknits, and the fiber is called Lambkin superwash merino. I spent about a day or two cuddling this lovely, fluffy stuff, but I just HAD to spin it up. Let me tell you that it practically spins itself. I have since bought some to bring to Nathalie as I am sure she will love it as much as I do. Here is the finished product, plied it up last night.


I was aiming for a DK, but I think that I got a little lazy and it is probably closer to a light worsted. Never mind, now I just have to decide what to knit with it, or I could just keep cuddling!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Finally got around to going through my photos, and came across this one from my last day at Stash, one last one of the girls together. Its making me feel a little nostalgic.


Fast forward to Rhinebeck, and the reunion has begun!


Nathalie and I had a blast, and it was great to see Alice.

When I told Nathalie that I was moving back to CT, we decided right away to make the trip to Rhinebeck. We thought it would be good to have something to look forward to. Took a couple of great classes as well. On Saturday it was "A rainbow of natural dyes". We learned how to dye with indigo, and cochineal (basically bugs!). Here is a little sneak at what we dyed during the morning.


Of course I left with some supplies to do a bit of dying. I am thinking of trying it out on the burner of the bbq. More about that to come of course. Sunday was "How to dye yarn guaranteed not to stripe". Here is Nathalie hard at work.


and the finished products. Needless to say, I left with lots of dyes and undyed wool to work on!


Can't leave without a photo of this guy...


Friday, October 09, 2009

Oh My

I guess I had better start writing something now that Majorknitter has mentioned me on her blog! Haven't been doing much knitting with the move and all, but starting to get moving again. Next week Nathalie and I will be taking the trip to Rhinebeck. Hope to have some good pics for that , as well as the demolition of our old house to make way for the new! See you soon!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

OK, I know its been more than forever. Not sure anyone out there reads this anymore. Want to let you know that I am moving back to the US with my family in a few weeks. This Saturday, 25 July will be my last day at Stash. Hope some of you can make it by to say hi.
Hope to have more blogging time once I get over there and settled in. Bye for now!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Koigu has arrived

I know its been awhile, but right now my eyes are starting to blur. I've spent the afternoon photographing all of the new Koigu KPPM and Mori that arrived this today. Check it out at I am in love with each and every one! What to knit next???