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What I love….

Greetings from a snow covered house with a really happy kid in it.  Actually, he’s outside enjoying day two free from school.  It was a lovely snow, light and fluffy and easy to clean up.

I just finished knitting a lovely cowl by Anne Hanson called Sculling Cowl and I did it in a week.  That’s record time for me.  As I sit and type it has had a bath and is upstairs in my guest room blocking.  I hope to wear it to knit night tonight.  I used our newest yarn, Yankee Posh, and boy was it just a pleasure.  Yankee Posh is a lovely 70% Merino, 20% Cashmere and 10% Nylon base that is just so yummy.  Once you feel it, you just have to have it.  You know, yarn crack!!

So with that project coming to a quick end, I needed something else to knit pronto.  I have become a pretty monogamous knitter of late, so I don’t have anything else on the needles.  I have things planned, but they are big things like another sweater in fingering weight yarn and a shawl in lace and I really want something easy and mindless….enter the K I T.  

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I love having a couple of kits on hand for exactly this type of situation.  I have a confession, I have four (4), so I have options!!  A knitter always needs options.  I am also in a major cowl phase and I am about to scratch an itch that I’ve been ignoring….Chevrons!  They are back in a big way and my little cashmere cowl is going to be chevrons.  What a happy accessory it will be!!

I also got some dying in and updated our shop.  Take a look….

I hope you have a wonderful day.  Tonight is knit night so you know I am happy!

See you soon,

Michele

Handspun…..

Oh my indeed!

Two years go in a Dyer’s Christmas Swap I was lucky to receive a braid of lovely fluffy stuff which has sat quietly in its zip lock bag and every once in a while I would hear the whisper….Spin me….make me yarn.  I have been tempted to buy a wheel but the itch hasn’t been itchy enough…you know what I mean.  I already dye the yarn, do I really want to make it too?? The inner me is like HELL YES but the practical side wins out every time.

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While on Twitter chatting with my virtual fiber friends, I got chatting with Tammy who is Black Sheep Goods and man can she spin.  After much chatting it was decided that I would send the lovely fluffy stuff to her and she would send me back yarn that was ready to rock and roll.  Mind you I was sending this the British Columbia, CA.  I thought the fluffy stuff deserved an adventure and I met a lovely lady who made this for me.

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It is 100% Corriedale and just a beautiful as can be.  It is about 390 yards of  fingering.  I wish you had touch-a-vision because this has me completely smitten with the whole process.  I keep it close and pet it often and wonder what it might want to be.

On another note, I just updated my Etsy shop.  There are gradients and our new Sport weight yarn, Yankee Clipper.  Be sure to stop by and check it out.

It’s knit night with my peeps! I hope you have a wonderful evening!

Best,

Michele