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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/
 
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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Purchase, Knit and Spin

One sleeve complete and progress on my second for the Notre Dame Pullover. I am enjoying this project. The knitting is going faster since it's on larger needles and it's fun to see so much progress. It's a nice break from sock needles! The pattern is knitting up beautifully. I'm anticipating lots of compliment when I wear this next fall/winter - can I say that?? ;-)


My next batch of pictures turned out fuzzy - sorry! Wrong setting on the camera . . . Anyway, this is spun up from my Spunky Eclectic Strawberry Fields fiber. It's Corriedale. It's destined to be my next pair of socks. I think I'll have a little fun with these and knit the toe and heel using some sock weight cream color yarn from the stash.


SHHH! This is my secret purchase from the Loopy Ewe! And it is fantastic! It's Superwash Merino hand painted yarn from Perchance to Knit in the Citrus Grove colorway. this is destined to be my Chevron Scarf. I'm going to pair it with a solid though, more of the cream color sockyarn I'm using on the socks.

Progress on the Tofutsies Jaywalkers socks. The color in this is pretty bad. In reality the pinks and blacks really pop out. And the design shows well. I was a little afraid it would be lost in the colors but it is fine. The Rowing Cat is coveting this pair . . .


More Spunky Eclectic Roving on the wheel. This is the colorway Chocolate Covered Cherries. I'm spinning this thicker because I want to make a Booga Bag with it. I've also split the roving top to bottom consistently so that I can get definite color changes. Another experiment! And as you can see, I'm finding it a little hard to go back to spinning thick after trying so hard to spin thin! The right hand side is the thickness I'm looking for, but it took a little while. The Rowing Cat came over to look when I started and asked if I really wanted it that thick . . . I explained the problem and she understood when I showed her the finished results. This will just be singles, so it should spin up pretty quickly.


Finally, I joined the Mystery Shawl 3 Knitalong this week. What was I thinking??? Actually, it sounds fun and I have some KnitPicks laceweight burning a hole in my stash. We get clues along the way so the finished shawl will be a surprise!

I go in for my final treatment today (YAY!!) so I'll be in a chemical haze for about a week. Talk to you all later!

3 comments:

Holly Nunn said...

I won't tell a soul about the Loopy Ewe - though you are like the fifth person I have seen post about a purchase from there. :) Must have a great selection.

The Strawberry Fields fiber spun up nicely. Can't wait to see the socks.

Best of luck with your last treatment!!!

Adelle said...

I also joined the Mystery Stole 3 KAL... and must be insane :)

Nora said...

Thinking of you sweetheart. x