in deep

Aug 1st, 2008 swaps, yarn p8rn fridays

For today’s Fiber Friday, I have a recent acquisition– I was a lucky winner over on Radiant Twist‘s recent contest. All I had to do was cast my vote for which fiber she should work on spinning (an easy choice in my opinion ;-) and I ended up with some great new sock yarn. Radiant Twist is having another contest currently, and the prizes this…


Jul 25th, 2008 work, yarn p8rn fridays
plymouth tweed

Today’s featured yarn is a little something I just *had* to pick up the other week when I just *had* to stop by a yarn store nearby my work. I had convinced myself that it would be nice to do them a professional courtesy of hand-delivering their Lorna’s order, on the grounds that they had *just* been to our studio the week before… but let’s…

sock parade

Jul 4th, 2008 swaps, yarn p8rn fridays

What better way to kick off a 3-day weekend than with a later-than-usual blog post, rolling in at a civilized hour on this lazy holiday morning? I really appreciated the 4-day work week, and so far it’s been delightful to enjoy a relaxing long weekend! Speaking of appreciating delightful things: As soon as I saw this new colorway of Araucania Ranco sock yarn, I knew…

the skinny

Jun 27th, 2008 yarn p8rn fridays

I can remember a couple instances of reading blogs where people said they particularly loved knitting with this yarn, so it’s been on my “want to try” list for a long time. It’s the Duet Sock Yarn from A Swell Yarn Shop, in the “skinny” weight. Surprisingly, it took me a long time to find a colorway I liked, but I like this one enough…

pure michigan

Jun 20th, 2008 dyeing, work, yarn p8rn fridays

Those of you living in the Battle Creek or Kalamazoo areas, you are in luck! You’ve got some amazing people looking out for you in the yarn retail therapy and fun events department. A few weeks ago at work, I went through a phone-tag-flip-and-tip with Kelly, who’s opening up Your Local Yarn Shop, a new yarn store in Battle Creek, this fall. Since her business…