Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Yarn Party

Everyone in the DC-Baltimore-Annapolis area: it's time to get the word out about the second annual Homespun Yarn Party, coming up March 15th. Tina & I had a fun time there last year in its tiny space in Takoma Park and this year it's at the Historic Savage Mill, a "bigger and better place" with lots more vendors. Check out the vendor list at Homespun Yarn Party. They have a rav group too.

Do I need more yarn? Do you need more yarn? Let me know. I wish you could go with us but I always love shopping for you.
love ya,

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Yes it's been a while...

I've been knitting a lot of little projects lately. trying to use up some stash yarn. I think you saw the start of this, a lace ribbon scarf in Jade Sapphire cashmere yarn, when you were here. It's so so soft & is really more purple than this photo shows.

But the lace ribbon is going slowly bec this is what I'd rather work on:

Another scarf: this yarn is the merino-silk I got in Alaska that I overdyed bec it had too much yellow in it. Now I love it. I'm following the Old Shale pattern, which I guess is just a fancy name for a basic feather & fan repeat.

Then I started a skinny reversible one-row scarf in some Prism Bolero. I bought the yarn at Stitches East bec it will go with three of my sweater sets & be great for work. The pattern is one of the most mindless things I've ever knitted.

I took your advice and started the Jared Flood Turn A Square hat with the Noro Silk Garden Chunky. I'm striping it with some of the Malabrigo wool you gave me last year. Really nice together.

What are you knitting?
love, mom