17 September 2012
I started a new project. A sweater for myself using yarn from our farm.
This sweater has been very popular on Ravelry, and I've seen a lot of flattering versions on other knitters, so I'm very excited to try this one out myself.
Ashley and I dyed some fiber this weekend. We're calling this colorway "Fairy Queen." The flashes of gold amongst the purples and deep blues remind me of something a fairy would wear.
Should be fun to spin up.
Autumn decorations from the garden. (Some of them.)
03 September 2012
Labor Day usually signifies an end to summer for most. We start to pack away our summer skirts and pull out our wool socks and mitts. A crisp breeze means more time indoors, perhaps knitting and spinning, or just snuggled on the sofa with a hot cup of tea and a good book.
For all of those spinners and fiber enthusiasts out there Crosby Hill Farm has their 2012 fleeces for sale. Come and see our beautiful natural fleeces from our CVM Romeldale sheep. I'm always amazed by the subtle hues and plush softness of this fiber.
Supplies are limited, don't miss out!
01 September 2012
We went to the state fair today with my sister and brother-in-law. It was a nice day, so the fair was packed with people. Despite the fact that I was with three other adults we managed to lose each other in the crowd at least a half dozen times.
I liked the Arts and Crafts building (where one of my sister's quilts was hanging) and the Fine Arts building, but really after dealing with such massive numbers of people I feel like I can go without revisiting the fair for at least five years.
As you can see I finished my rooster booster sweater. It turned out soft and beautiful. It will be the perfect fall sweater for my niece.
This yarn comes from fiber from Crosby Hill Farm. You can purchase some fiber to spin yourself here. This colorway is called Rooster Booster.
This blend of 80% CVM Romeldale wool and 20% kid mohair is a joy to spin and the colorway is a constant adventure to knit.
Chickens are pretty.