Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Lazy Kate

We found our current favorite Kate at Carolina Homespun
while attending Black Sheep Gathering in June 2008.
We didn't travel that far this year but we will visit
OFFF on September 25th, 26th and 27th.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Swallowtail Shawl with Kauni

*Some of our new posts will be projects finished over the past year.
We'll play catch-up while we put up the new stuff as well.

Peggy's project notes:

Aug 31/08 - I love the Swallowtail using variegated or space-dyed yarn, so I thought I’d try Kauni yarn. This Kauni is mostly bluey tourquoisey teal – very subtle color changes. I washed, dried and rearranged the colors with all the lightest together, medium together and dark teal together.

Sept 18/08 - Knitting done, ends sewn in, blocking in progress.

Sept 19/08 - blocking all done.
The size with extra repeats of the two ‘nupps’ charts is
29” deep by 57” wide.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Get ready, Get set

Tour de Fleece
July 4th through July 26th, 2009

Now is the perfect time to finish the spinning project
currently on your wheel,
free up those bobbins
and contemplate your

'09 Tour de Fleece challenge.

Last year we both worked with luxury fibers, thinking that it would take quite some time to spin them and spin them well. Nope. Blasted right through and did a darn fine job of it, too, if I do say so myself. And I do.

Peggy's '08 Tour results:
left to right
Cashmere, Pygora, Yak Merino
Rebecca's '08 Tour results:
50/50 Yak Merino from Sarah Anderson on top
Silk Mohair from Velda Mack below
The whole pile:
So. Nice. Wish you could feel them.
These are some very soft, lofty yarns and we love them all.

We haven't knit with any of them yet,
although some swatching was done to test the results.

As I said: nice.

So get on that, ok? July 4th is just two weeks away!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

It's a matter of opinion but...

...we're going with 'ugly.'

We're thinking of a wool-related topic for our next blogger entry.
Stay patient.