08 June 2011

Yarn Along --Too Much Yarn Edition

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~

This past Saturday, my sister and I packed her car full of small girls and headed to Southern Indiana for their annual Fiber Fest.  Too Fun!!  And now, poor me, I am drowning in beautiful yarn!

I was able to get a ton of beautiful blue-grey hand-dyed wool for Andrew's sweater.  And Annie and I got a hank of nubby cotton to try our hand at dyeing.  I am so excited to try.  I think we will use the instructions Elizabeth gave here.

The Monday after Fiber Fest, I found the hand-dyed wool I had scored through a Heartsy deal in my mailbox!  It is a fun "spearmint" hank of 80/20 merino/bamboo blend.  It's fate is yet undecided, but it will be fun to use!

 I haven't been reading OR knitting much lately.  I am still enjoying flipping through "Last Minute Knitted Gifts" and have read a few of the short stories in Daphne du Maurier's "Don't Look Now".  But with this intsense heat, we have just been hanging out at the pool, mostly!

And, I have the beautiful deep earthy skein of wool from Yarnology.  What will it become??  Maybe a small sweater for Avila?  Any suggestions for small, one skein sweaters?

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Wren said...

I'm so glad you like your new yarn! I can't wait to see what you make with it!

Jen @Wife, "Mom", Knitter said...

Nice yarn score!

cpcable said...

Oh, that yarn is just yummy! So many possibilities!