Friday, July 17, 2009

Christmas in July

There is a Santa Claus. See for yourself. Lookie what appeared on my doorstep the other day! I'm soooooo excited!! Can you guess what it is?

You were right!

It took about a second and a half to feed some fiber into that hungry carder.

But that's not all that was in the box!

Who doesn't love Spunky Eclectic? I'm so happy for Amy on the release of her new book. This book is fantastic. Every spinner should have a copy. She even personalized it for me, which is so Amy. This is why we love her so. She remembered from last year when I had mentioned I'd love a Greensleeves Lady Barbara in Ebony. Such attention to detail is so amazing! Of course I love this spindle. It's gonna be my go-to, I think. I wanted to spin something very special on it, which is why I chose some Spunky Eclectic Corriepaca in Autumn that Ironjohn sent me as a gift. John makes the most gorgeous batts by the way. Check out his Etsy shop and grab something if you can. Here's a close up of the Lady Barbara in Ebony.

What a beauty.

I also received a fun shipment from Blue Moon Fiber Arts' Rockin' Sock Club. I need to finish knitting the last installment so I can cast on for this fun knit. I love color, so this yarn really brings me joy.

I'm so glad it's summer. I love the possibilities of each new unplanned day. There's so much fibery fun to be had and no deadlines. Joy, joy, joy.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Oh, Yeah

I'm on a roll. Yes, I am. I finished my first crochet project a few days ago. It took less than a week. Don'tcha just love instant gratification? This was easy peasy and a perfect crochet project for the beach. Can you believe it? I know, I know. So, here's a shocker for ya. This is FO #2.

It's the Rook Hat. I used Noro and had a blast with this little project. It only takes a couple of hours. Cute, eh?

True to my resolve to crochet for at least 10 minutes a day, I've started a third project from the Spring/Summer issue of KnitSimple. It's a mesh market tote.
Can't wait to finish this one.