Thursday . . . Again

Love to knit? Have a knitting blog? Not too busy? A working giveaway.

Thursdays roll around, I don’t know, maybe every 7 days or so?  And I’m never ready for them.  Or for Fridays, either.  It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted a Fiber Arts Friday post.  Will someone please remind me to do one tomorrow?

Anyway.  The link at the top of this post takes you to the blog of a friend of mine who is having a give away.  Why not pop over to her blog and see what’s going on.  Oh, by the way, she also an awesome photographer, so if you linger to enjoy the art, I won’t be the least bit surprised.

If Odysseus Knit . . . a Yarn Club

Have you ever wondered what characters  in the books you read or the movies you watch would knit, if they did knit? I didn’t until I was on a Robin Hood kick and was watching everything Robin Hood I could find on Netflix.  At the same time as I was watching the programs, I was trying to put together my first Yarn Club.  Then it all seem to fit.  If Robin Hood knit socks, what colors would he use?  I fell in love with the idea and came up with colorways to go with it.  I still have lots of Robin Hood ideas and may one day resurrect his Yarn Club.  But I also thought that Odysseus would probably have quite a few color ideas of his own if he were a knitter.  So here it is: If Odysseus Knit . . . Epic Colorways for Your Knitting Adventures! This yarn club is for a 6 Month Club with shipping beginning on the June 15, 2010. Shipping will be on or before the 15th of each month after for a total of 6 months. This is an on-going yarn club and will continue as long as I have colorways. Your club membership of 6 months begins the month after you join.

The yarn base for this yarn is my Rehoboth yarn. It is 100% SuperWash Merino wool. It is an 8-ply yarn that takes up the dye beautifully and creates a smooth fabric with great stitch definition.

Each Skein is 420 yds/100g.
Recommended needle size is US 1 to 3.

It’s Garden and Fresh Veggie Time!

At least that’s the rumor that’s spreading through the bunny community.  We have had some adult rabbits visiting and today we found a younger generation getting into the slow food movement.  So far, I can’t tell that any of them have eaten the veggies, just the grass growing around them.  If I could count on this to continue, I would take the fences down.  But I’m not going to count on it.  So the fence was extended all the way around, alongside the back steps, and then securely fastened all along the bottom.  Without knowing the wisdom of my actions, I placed fence posts along the boundaries of the gardens to form ‘semi-raised’ beds for planting. This made it extra easy for my husband to staple the chicken wire fencing along the bottom.  If the bunnies can get in now, they deserve what they get!

Notice the great crop of grass I have?  I planted (intentionally) the plant to the upper right of this little munchkin.  If you can properly identify it, I would be greatly thankful.  I planted lettuce (but not there), spinach (next row over), swiss chard (can’t remember which row), and chinese cabbage (again, can’t remember where).  So I’ve got this narrowed down to either the chard or the chinese cabbage – and it doesn’t look like the pictures on either seed package.  Whatever it is, the leaves are still young and tender and very good on salads.  Mr. Bunny, however, does not appear impressed.

Fiber Arts Friday

Fiber Arts FridayIt’s Fiber Arts Friday again, and to tell you the truth, I haven’t done much in the way of fiber arts this week except for the some spinning grooming a bunny.  And I don’t have photos of either.  But I will share of photo of the bunny I’ll be working on this afternoon.  I love spinning with Angora.  I’ve made a pair of mitts (that don’t fit well and aren’t the same size, and I still haven’t photographed them) that are a merino/Angora blend that are so soft and yummy that I wear them anyway, even though they don’t match! (If DH is reading, that was an example of a run-on sentence!)

This is Ruby when she was young, about 6 months old.  She is now about 2 1/2 years old.  Her coat is beautiful.  It is lighter now and more dense.  I started working on grooming her on Tuesday.  I got her back, the best part of the coat.  Then we took a break.  She looks silly in a ‘skirt’.  I’ll finish her up this evening and then start on Buster this weekend.

Ruby

Now it’s your turn!  Post a link to your fiber related blog post in the comments section.  It can be any type of fiber at any stage, from on the hoof to finished product.  It’s a wonderful way to share ideas and make new friends.  Talk to you later.  Enjoy!

Fiber Arts Friday

Fiber Arts FridayWell, I missed last week’s FAF post.  We were out of town, staying at a hotel with free wifi, but somehow I still missed posting.  What can I say?  It was just one of those trips.

Here is one of the pics I took at the wedding.  Now I remember why I don’t shoot weddings anymore.  I get so stressed about getting the best shots and then editing them just right.  The bride and groom, in this case anyway, were just happy to have a few shots to remember the occasion.

Wedding Bands

Now to the Fiber Arts.  I’ve been working on a couple of projects.  I worked on knitting the second sock of a pair for my husband while I was traveling.  Need to finish it now.  Just having trouble getting started on it again.  Maybe this afternoon will be the day! Don’t have pics of them yet.  And I also don’t have pics of the wool I’ve been spinning since we got home.  It’s a bright raspberry fuchsia shetland.  Even after washing, dyeing, carding, and carding again (I think it three times total), it still has quite a few seeds and hay in it.  I’m picking it out as I go.  It will be a two ply and very ‘rustic’ in texture.  But I think it will be nice as a sweater.  Or possibly the accent color on a sweater.  We’ll just have to see after it’s finished.

What I do have a photo of is this: This is the yarn spun from the carded batts from a couple weeks back.  I’ll find the link and add it here if I remember when I’m done.  This yarn turned out very nice.  I’m not sure if I’m going to list it in my shop, or use it myself.  I really should list it.  I have plenty of yarn for myself already.  But it is always so tempting to keep yarns for myself.

Now comes the part where you can participate in Fiber Arts Friday.  Post a comment in this post with a link to your Fiber Arts post for the week.  I’m looking forward to seeing what all of you have been working on.

Talk to you later.  Enjoy!