What's goin' On
Amidst spring cleaning and celebrating the awakening of my garden, I'm doing a bit of knitting. It's the fiber fair season around here, and I've been knitting up a storm for our booth displays.
First up is the obligatory endless stockingette stitch...
This is a soft rail yarn called "Melody" that we offer on our website. Each ball contains 400 yards, and I'm hoping that I can finish this cute summer top with just two balls. Now wouldn't that be grand! (I'll let you know)
Second is a sock..(but of course!) now you didn't think I wouldn't have one on the needles, did you?
This yummy yarn is 55% mohair and 45% merino. It is dyed is 58 colorways by Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks. We have ten of the colorways on order, and they should arrive by early June. This is a great yarn. I am totally in love with knitting with it, and I don't even mind that I'll have to hand wash these little guys. It knits up fast on size 3 needles. One skein for a pair of socks will cost you $20. Look for it to be added to our website within a month !
The gorgeous sock bag is from Trek. Thank you - it's such fun! I feel so very elegant now that I've disposed of my plastic baggies (grins)
and, lucky me, I have another hand made sock yarn bag on the way from Leah.. yay! (One can never have too many sock yarn bags in this household.) Okay..so I confess that I also have two other socks on the needles right now.
The last thing for our booth this year (that I just finished) is a knit belt. Believe it or not, this is 100% silk yarn. It is a raw silk, and has delightful "nubs". It's available in pastel colors of lilac, yellow(shown), blue, pink, green and a combo color of green-cream-purple. For a limited time it will be available on sale for $8.00/ball (was normally $11). We haven't loaded it up on the website yet - and it may sell out at the shows.
I suspect that my hippie-days are showing.. and I'm really looking forward to wearing this over the summer with my jeans.
It is very fun to make projects for the booth display ('cause I also get to wear them!)
Happy Mother's Day to you all!