Secret Pal 12 questionnaire

shhh secret

What follows is my questionnaire for participating in Secret Pal 12. But I invite anyone who wants to learn more about me to read it! 1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I am definitely a sock yarn junkie, and of course I always fall for luxury blend type of yarns. I also love working with…

secret P.

May 30th, 2008 swaps, yarn p8rn fridays

The title of today’s post is a tenuous reference to Bleak House… I bet you didn’t know that I’m a big Dickensian nerd! (I *highly* recommend the recent BBC miniseries adaptation of Bleak House… as well as the book, obviously.) Today’s title also refers to the Secret Pal swaps, during which Bobbi, Louisa and I had a fantastic experience last season. We’ve kept in good…

twisted

May 28th, 2008 spinning, work

When I showed off the wool fleece I inherited, you might have noticed that it came with a handmade spindle, worked by my friend’s dad (who knows plenty about tools but nothing about spinning). I weighed it last night and it’s on the heavy end of the weight range for spindles, which I’m realizing now can be blamed for some of the frustrations I had…

homefront

May 26th, 2008 knitting, other

I’m back from the trip to the Capital, and it was both a beautiful trip with lovely weather, and a fitting way to spend Memorial Day weekend. Rob took a _ton_ of pictures, which I’m not yet up to the task of going through, but I pulled out a select few to share here. We took a guided tour of most of the touristy sites,…

in the navel

May 23rd, 2008 knitting, work, yarn p8rn fridays
24ns Navy

As I previously promised, today I’m showing off some of the yarn I’ve dyed at work. This Shepherd Sock yarn is from the very first batch I ever worked on! Not that following a recipe to dye a solid color is exactly rocket science, but I’m still proud of how lovely the Navy looks in these pictures. I saved yarn out of my first-ever batch…