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I live in beautiful Saratoga Springs, NY.  I have a husband who is a masters rower and a daughter obsessed with all things Japanese.  I'm a knitter and a spinner!  When I spin too much yarn I list it on my Etsy shop www.saratogaspinning.etsy.com.
My husband is also a master metalsmith and creates wonderful wrought iron wine racks displayed at www.oldworldwinerackdesigns.com.

I am a volunteer for the AFS student exchange program.  http://www.afs.org/
I'm saratogaknitting on Ravelry, llenz5743 Twitter and Lisa Lenz Lessard on Facebook and llenz57843 on Pinterest!  Come say hello!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Tea Swap Package Ready to Mail!!!

Here is the Knitters Tea Swap package all wrapped up and ready to mail! I hope my swap partner likes what is hidden inside! I can't wait to get my package!

Here's a shot of my husband cleaning the hood of our Wolf stove - a thankless job, but someone has to do it and it is not me!

Here is my purple merino spun up waiting to be cooked. The bottom skein was spun first. Do you think that I was more relaxed spinning the second skein?? I can't believe the difference. I wonder if it will look this different after the warm water bath?

This is the warm water bath. A little dish detergent, gently bring the pot up to a simmer and leave it there for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the water cool to handling temperature. Then it's into the washer for a short spin cycle and hanging in the bathroom to dry. It is already hanging although I don't have a picture of that. It feels very soft already and it is still damp. I might combine it with some white mohair and knit a very soft hat. We'll see!


Wendy said...

I completely have stove envy! I love living in the city, but it makes for a tiny tiny kitchen!


BeccaU said...

Being the lucky recipient of the package, I can't thank you enough! So many wonderful items - I love it all!!