Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Happy Blanket!

This will soon be a Happy Blanket for Suzie, to be done by August. So I need to cast on soon! Tonight I wound all the skeins into cakes, so I can cast on this weekend!  Hurrah!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Cast Off!

Finally! I feel like I have been knitting these red socks for years and years and years....but they are lovely!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

325 yards Yak/Silk ~

This yarn turned out to be amazing! Thanks to Tina @bluemoonfiberarts for your amazing guidance in the coloring of this "Vivid Violet" Yak and Silk fiber.  I can't wait to find a pattern that will show off the amazing color and texture of this yarn!!  

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Knitting Helper ~

Charlie helping me to finish these red socks!!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Yak and Silk Yes!

The color is beautiful! I must have handled this fiber too much while dying, as parts of the fiber seem to be a bit felted and in need of "fluffing out" before spinning. Not as soft as the naturally grey Yak/Merino/Silk blend, yet still wonderful to be spinning again!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Until Next Time ~

One last trip to Dairy Deluxe on Woodward Ave, until our next visit!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Cast On for Suzie!

This is knitting up beautifully! Love this color that Suzie picked out!

Detroit Love ~

Detroit has real cars.....Thunderbird convertible.....*sigh*

Monday, June 20, 2016

Vacation Yarn!

I thought I would check out another knitting shop, and I found some "Maize and Blue" for hats for Christmas gifts of some family Wolverines! I love vacation!!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sallah Knitting!

I love the colors of this yarn, so happy to be knitting on my Sallah Cowl!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Mum's Socks!

Yes! Vacation is for knitting lots of projects!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Vacation Yarn!

Sister-in-law took me to the local yarn shop to check out what's happening across the States from my local yarn shop. She talked me into knitting her a tank top made from this ribbon yarn.  P.S. The yarn shop staff here have never heard of the color term, "Clown Barf" and I thought that was interesting. There was minimal fiber at this shop, only merino, and not much in the neon colorways.  Still fun to check out a new shop, and the staff was friendly and a lot of fun.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

My Handspun Socks!

Vacation is the time to knit some of the fun projects that do not have deadlines - aka, the projects that are for ME!!! Here are my lovely socks, knit with my handspun sock yarn (my only handspun sock yarn) and they are coming along nicely.  Need More Vacation....

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Michigan Knitting!

Enjoying my new knitting project!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Vacation Cast On!

Forest Glade Cowl out of Knitted Wit DK. Love this already!!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Cozy Graduate!

Our youngest graduated from high school on Thursday, and we were finally able to be together to open gifts. This cozy blanket is from me, and she loves it!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Dyeing with the Master!

We had so much fun at our third Dye Day at the Barn today! So much creativity and inspiration, and fabulous hands-on teaching and wisdom from Tina, the Master Dyer!  She's helping me with the Montana Targhee here, and she also helped me with our "Violet Vivid-ing" Yak and Silk blend. So many laughs and ideas when Tina and Jessica are sharing wisdom. I have four fabulous fibers that we dyed,and I can't wait to spin them all!

Thursday, June 9, 2016


So happy, and so proud of these gals!

Monday, June 6, 2016

295 yards merino/yak/silk!

This yarn turned out to be amazing! I am so excited to find a pattern and start knitting!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Second Bobbin!

Zoom zoom, this fiber is almost spinning itself, so smooth and soft. I can't wait to ply it!!!

Saturday, June 4, 2016


Couldn't resist posting this, even though it has nothing to do with yarn!

Holy Moly-yak/merino/silk!

WOW! This amazing fiber is so soft and easy to spin, I can't believe how amazing this feels!  I purchased this last year from Dye Day, so I will definitely get more this year!

Friday, June 3, 2016

6th Teen Hat!

Finally finished this one - missed finishing one in May, so I need to step up my game for knitting hats!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Knit Night!

So great to see all the knitters on a Wednesday!  The best part of the week!