Wednesday, September 23, 2009

So, let's catch up. Whatcha been up to since we last exchanged words? Let's see...I've been crocheting:


Can you guess what this is? I'll give ya a hint: Corrine. Crochet goddess that she is! She styled into a recent spin-in, several of these in hand, which only made my desire to learn to crochet more urgent. So she taught me. On the spot. Love at first hook. Remember that post? So what do ya think it is?
Why, a market bag of course!


Isn't it cool how it folds into it's own little pouch, perfect for tossing in your purse for a quick stop at the market? Go green! Don't ask me the pattern or the yarn. Off the top of my head, I can't remember. But if ya really wanna know, just pm me on RAV, and I'll look it up for you.

The addiction to crochet doesn't stop there. Like many, it was this project that inspired me to learn to crochet. I carded up my Spunky Eclectic Raisin WannaBe (Nov 2008 club fiber), spun singles, and crocheted this little beauty.


This was a really fun project. Easy to memorize. Love.

In the knitting basket are the last two Rocking Sock Club installments. I'm poking along on those. However, I finally finished the first shawl I ever started. I just kind of improvised a simple design on a rectangular shawl. It highlight's Dragonflyfiber's Gaia Silk so beautifully. What nice yarn to work with. The colorway is Sandstorm. I purchased it last spring at the Homespun Yarn Party. I'd love to get some of Dragonfly's Bougainvilla colorway in this yarn for another shawl. She's such a fun dyer. Check her out if you haven't tried her stuff. One of her designs is featured as a gift suggestion in the fall issue of KnitPicks. Rockstar! It's the messenger bag-so cool. Anyway, here's the shawl:


Should've blocked it, but alas... I was too impatient to wear it! So cozy that silk/cashmere blend! I can dress it up or down.

Here's what's been in the dyepots:





And last but not least, from the carder:
Textured Art Batts




Fun times around here! If ya see anything you'd like, just pm me on RAV or leave a comment. Maybe some day I'll actually stock an Etsy shop, but for now, I just wanna love my babyloves and have some fibery fun on the side.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


July? Seriously? Was that really my last post? I do have some honkin' batts to show ya! Stop back soon and see them. I might even have some project pics. I've been such a crafty girl this summer!