Sunday, March 22, 2009

Coffee and Chocolate, Ahhhhhh

A little pile of mohair cloud that I washed and teased this weekend. This is from Dori, my reverse badger doe. Can't wait to wash some more of this.
Got my amazing package from my partner in round 4 of the Coffee and Chocolate swap on Ravelry. I don't even know where to begin! Goodies include: two skeins of yarn, a journal, a notepad, pens, a little tape measure for my knitting bag, lotion, a book of neat patterns, 2 packages of coffee, a knitted afghan square in a beautiful shade of mustard, and more candy than I truly need! What a great pick me up. I keep going back to fondle the yarn and the square. I love the mustard and the red together. They may have to be joined in some way!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Got My Phat On!

Got my Phat Fiber box today! If you don't know what that is, go here for more info. First, I got a llama stamp on my box, yay! I don't know why that's important to anyone but me, but there it is.
Look at all the great stuff!

Border Leicester Locks from Altered Visions. These are lovely. Very clean and brightly dyed. I can't see any VM in there.
Spinning batt called Ides of March and a little cloud of angora from Giffordables. I got one of their batts last month too, which was really lovely by the way. This one is beautiful colors and has lots of springy texture.
Little blue fiber braid from H.A.Y. It's called "Summer Day" and it is Falklands. Soft and beautifully dyed.

Pretty rust tweed mini skein from Jags Funky Fibers. I love the colors in this. I might have to see if she has more of this for a felted project or something.
Have I ever mentioned that I love yellow? I really do. The yellow yarn is from Teresa Levite Studio and it might be my favorite thing in the box because it is just the perfect shade of yellow.
I also really like the green yarn from Deborah Quesnette. This is handspun and so even and fine. A very lovely shade of green, too and would go with my yellow fetish.

A Ruddawg bag! Love the fabric and the workmanship is excellent.

From Jen Hintz Yarn Arts a sweet little skein of minty green laceweight Merino. Very soft and lovable.
I love the way East Kentucky Fibers did their samples. They sent several little bits of roving in different colors so you could see a sampling of their stuff. Some of it is Rambo! (I love the Rambo) Best of all, it's dye lot identified for easy matching.
Fire Lizard sock yarn! I love all her stuff and one day I'm going to go shopping. This one is Enchanted Forest on the Joy yarn.

I was really excited about the green fiber braid. It's from Vines and it is South African Fine Wool. I've been seeing ads for lots of South African wools, but this is my chance to put my fingers on some. I really enjoyed petting it and I'm looking forward to spinning. Love the color too.
Princess Emma's sent two lovely carp stitch markers. Stitch markers are not something I tend to use, but these are so pretty, I'm thinking of adding them to a charm bracelet!
Beaded yarn from Laura Murphy. How can anyone not love that! Everything she does is just beautiful.
Worsted wool yarn from Bohemian Knitter Chic. Love these colors! She has some really neat patterns too.

Way cool copper shawl pin from Wyrding Studios. I love copper jewelry and this is such a sweet piece!
Sock pattern from Avalon Fiber Arts. I'm saving these because I AM going to knit socks!

Lamb stitch marker from Yarndemon Designs is also going on the bracelet! I'm in love with it!
Gorgeous knit happens bookmark from Becky's Paper Creations.
Something beautiful from In Stitches. A row counter, maybe? I gotta get ahold of her and find out for sure because I've never used any of those kinds of tools and don't know what I'm looking at. Lovely, though!
And, a selection of coupons and business cards.
Phew! What a box and what a blog post. I'll share when I've done some spinning.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Moonwood Hat Finished

I got the Moonwood Hat done! This hat was spun from fibers I got from Moonwood Farms and then crocheted into the super cool finished hat below. I love it!
I put a little bit of a shell edging around the bottom. I figured with that much sparkle, the design should be uber feminine.

Don't you love how the four color panels came out? I still have yarn left over too. I may do a headband or maybe a hat for the baby.

I also dyed some yarn yesterday. This is LemonBerry on the DK Merino.

Here is Dryad on the bulky single.

And Geranium on the Mohair blend. They all came out just lovely!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Stone Soup

I took the Stone Soup Challenge. Check it out here.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Moonwood Alpaca Yarn

I finished spinning and plying the 5 ounces of alpaca blend fiber I got from Moonwood Farms on etsy. Look how sparkly! It's navajo plied into a sport/dk weight yarn. The amethyst is alpaca with sparkle and the hematite is alpaca, satin angora and sparkle.
Now, I'll get it wound into a ball and start a stocking hat with it. I'm sure it will get some notice with all the glitz and those gorgeous colors.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Isis Cotton Beanies

Here are a couple of the beanies I've made with the Isis Cotton yarn I got from Sheeps of Egyptian Cotton on etsy. Oops, I need to trim that ribbon!
But, I loooove them!

This one is really cool and may become mine.

I love the texture and color!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Baby Goats!

After a couple of fake-outs, Charity finally had her babies with no warning whatsoever. A strawberry and white swirled doe kid.
And a tomato soup colored buck kid. Aren't they beautiful? Charity is a high percentage Boer and the daddy is Curly Joe who is 50% Boer and 50% Angora.

She's such a good Mommy.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Finished Object

I got the black and white Merino hat finished yesterday. It turned out so pretty and so soft! I delivered it to the customer yesterday and she was tickled pink. Check out the bold stripes. Love it!
So cute, I may have to do another one just for kicks.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Everybody, Everybody, Everbody Wants to Be a Cat

I've been singing that song ever since I opened my swap package from the Ravelry stuffed toy swap. Check out my alley cats! My partner went way above and beyond-dare I say "Crayyy-zayy".
This coffee and chicory is one of my favorite things. I can't wait to try it and I just love the can. I'll have to save it (I'm a tin and box nut).

Check out the crazy socks and the Mardi Gras beads.

Yes, those are jumbo shrimp on the mardi gras beads. I can hardly stand it! They are so cool!

A cool organizer box full of trims, beads, eyes etc. And I adore the tiny ceramic lamb! There were also several neat pieces of ribbon, some beaded fringe and a big bunch of colored pom poms. I'm so excited I could almost pee!

Thank you, thank you! You've made my day with your messages and this box is so far out! Also included were a bunch of Southern recipes (I love black eyed peas), some home made candy (Yum!) and a bunch of information about the region that I can't wait to sit down and read. What a great day this is!
Oh, oh. Kids just came in and informed me we may be having baby goats. I'll post to Ravelry after checking on the doe.