fiber · Spinning · stash

Weaver Is Evil

Seriously, y’all, my friend Weaver is evil. She has been on a bit of a spinning jag lately for a while now and last week posted a link on her Facebook to this etsy shop. And even though I have quite a bit more spinning fiber than I want to move to Florida right now, I went ahead and ordered anyway. Just a little, only 4 oz. But what a gorgeous 4 oz. it is:

4 pretty ounces of Polwarth top. I’ve never spun Polwarth, so it’ll be a fun learning experience too!

Knitting · stash · yarn

Free yarn

One of the moms from our home school group showed up yesterday with an imperial asston of yarn. Evidently a neighbor of hers is a recovering hoarder and was destashing a LOT of knitting stuff. The vast majority of it was grouped into projects, with all of the yarn, the buttons, and the pattern packaged together in a zippered plastic bag. There is an abundance of knitters in our group and we all pawed through it like slathering maniacs. I managed to score some pretty good stuff:

The patterns for which all of this was intended just weren’t to my taste and/or were somewhat out-dated, so I let those go to the universe and will see what trouble fun I can get into on Ravelry. I’m already thinking the Louisa Harding stuff would make a really pretty shawl.

life · stash · yarn

It was worth it

We made the trek up to Massachusetts on Thursday to join in the wedding celebration of my husband’s step-brother and long-time girlfriend companion partner (seriously, what to you call her when they’ve been together nearly 10 years and have a kid? I mean, “partner” just makes them sound like an old lesbian couple, which they most certainly are not. But I digress…). I don’t normally care for weddings and their after-parties, but it was nice to see the couple so happy and excited. Luckily, the wedding part was short and I didn’t have to go to the reception since it was adults only. I was able to take the boys back to the hotel for a quick dip in the pool, some dinner, and a quiet evening with a movie on TV (and my knitting). But the best thing about this trip is that the wedding was near Northhampton. And we all know what’s in Northhampton, right?

Oh, yeah.

Webs was awesome. Seriously amazing. And somewhat overwhelming. My husband even came inside with me and helped wrangle the children while I browsed. The front of the shop is spacious and gorgeous and by far the largest yarn shop I’ve ever been in. And then we went in the back.

lots of yarn

I could have spent all day in there. It’s like a yarn expedition. But the kids were restless and grumpy and their daddy was bored to tears. Here’s how it sounded:

Me: Wow! Isn’t this amazing?! Have you ever seen so much yarn? Look at this! And this! Isn’t this yarn gorgeous? Look over there. Oh my gosh, this is so awesome.”

Him (wryly): Yeah, it’s really great honey.

I-6: Mommy, this is boring.

E2: (screaming his head off due to exhaustion and frustration).

I got some sock yarn on sale:

more sock yarn

and some that wasn’t

more sock yarn

then made a hasty exit. But I’ll be back. Oh yeah, I’ll definitely be back.


Recently Acquired…

…at Knitting Nation in Nyack–Tillitomas Rock Star in the Hydrangea colorway. Isn’t it beautiful?



I took the boys out to run some errands today. You know, hit the grocery store, the health food store, clean out the car, etc. While I was cleaning out the back of my car, look what I found:

A ball of pink and white variegated Sugar and Cream, purchased back in October (according to the receipt which was in the same bag).

I have a vague (extremely vague) recollection of purchasing this yarn and some of the other stuff listed on the receipt, but I have no clue why I decided to return it or how it ended up under a pile of crap so enormous that it was ultimately forgotten. I guess we’ll never know, but at least I get a cute pink and white variegated dishcloth out of the deal.