Wednesday, April 26, 2006

New WIP: Yet Another Scarf

Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb (silk/wool) in "Pioneer"

This is absolutely gorgeous wool, soft, smooth, richly coloured with a bit of a sheen. This scan does not do it justice.

This is the Broad Ripple pattern again, slightly modified.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Alanna and Jeff, the Llamas

Here they are, all settled in. That's my house in the back-ground. The tree-in-bloom near it is a pear.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Charis is a Bad Girl

At least it still works!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Uruguay Wool Scarf

Here's a bigger photo of the current WIP. Interesting/weird how the hand-painted wool is pooling.

More Scarves

This is the Lorna's Laces Herringbone scarf, blocked.

Friday, April 07, 2006

New Critters on the Farm

We're getting two "fibre animals" this weekend!

The white-with-spots llama is Jefferson.

The cute brown cria is Alanna as a baby. She's almost a year old now. She is half suri alpaca, half llama.

Are you paying attention, Megan? SURI.....

Uruguay Wool

This is a close-up of my latest WIP. What do you guys think? Keep going in this pattern, or do something different?

Fiber Trends Faina's Scarf:

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Another Swatch!

Bartlett Rangeley in "Larkspur"

This 100% wool is a bit coarse in the skein, but once washed and blocked, it's soft. It passes my "next to the neck" test.

5mm needles, horseshoe and mesh laces, 14st = 4". 210 yards/4 oz skein.

I think I'll knit a sweater with this.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Wool from Uruguay

This is such gorgeous soft 100% merino wool in a soft blend of cream, pale blue and milk chocolate ("Happy Winter"). I tried a little swatch in the fishtail lace just to see how it looks knitted up. I have five 218-yard skeins in this colourway; what should I make?