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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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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Summer Fun

I'm off for vacation today but I thought I'd post a few pictures this morning. This is a beautiful cowl called Veronique by Carrie Strine. I knit it up in some fantastic yarn from Mama Llama that I won in a contest. The yarn is so soft and squishy and the pattern is an easy lace knit. I almost want it to be cold enough out to wear it. Almost.

Are you my downstream Hush Hush Handspun Hootenany pal? If so, this luscious fiber will be coming your way! It's a beautiful superwash merino from The Dyeing Arts called Goblin Elbow Blue. It is a joy to spin!

Shhhhh! This is a small teaser for a sock pattern that I've been test knitting! It's done in some fabulous Posh Yarn in a crazy lime green colorway! More on the pattern once it's posted!

And I've finally succumbed to the lure of the washcloth. This is done in basic cotton in some not so basic colors! I love it! I plan on knitting at least 7 so I can have one available for every day of the week!


That's all for now! I'm off to mail my Magic Yarn Ball Swap package and then to pack for the Lake! Have a great week! Now what knitting project should I pack . . . . . . . . . .

7 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Love the yarn you are spinning, really beautiful colours

smilnsigh said...

Cotton! You knit in cotton? I thought everything was in wool...

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Anne said...

That fiber is beautiful!

bockstark.knits said...

Ooooh, lucky HHHH pal! Have a great vacation!

KnittingKnirvana said...

Enjoy your vacation! Which lake?

Love that cowl! You'll have a chance to wear it soon enough!

Queen of the froggers said...

Have a great holiday. I love the dishcloth and the cowl.

carriestrine said...

Wow thanks so much for sharing my pattern!

Your cowl looks just stunning!