Thursday, October 19, 2006

Happy, Happy

Oh I'm happy now with what was on my doorstep when I came home from work.

This was inside the box:

This is the yarn for Fair Isle Pullover with Vertical Stripes from the book "Sweaters from Camp". Both the yarn and the book are from Meg Swanson's Schoolhouse Press. So guess what I'm doing tonight...

I'm not a fast knitter, but I do enjoy the challenges. My first sweater, knit when I was about 15, was an Irish Fisherman's Sweater. I'd saved my money and bought authentic yarn and knit and knit. Finally it was done and I was very happy. It fit just the way I wanted. Then...


in the form of one of my two sisters. This person (I still don't know which one) was kind enough to put it in the washer with hot water. When it emerged it was about 1/4 of its original size.

My other current passion is spinning. I began spinning when a friend of mine was teaching belly dance. Her payment for teaching was taking another class free. She talked me into going to class with her. That started more love of fiber.

Fast forward to now. I've recently purchased some Superwash Merino from Crown Mountain Farms. I'm so happy with both the products and the service!

This is the start of one roving called Blue Suede Shoes:

Off I go right now to play with my new yarns!

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