Friday, November 26, 2010

Plurk Swap FO & Trades

Well, after months of nonproductive knitting, I finally finished something - a shawl for the Plurk Small Shawl Swap. This pattern is called Hamamelise and I knitted it in Skinny Bugga!, Orange Assassin Bug. I loved the pattern, and also the yarn. I hope my swap partner will love it, too.
Hamamelise Plurk Shawl
In other knitting news, I managed to hit a Wollmeise update about three weeks ago and also managed to get not 1, not 2, but 3 skeins of the same lace. I knew I had 2 in my cart, but wasn't willing to sacrifice both by trying to delete & refresh. Ultimately, I ended up with 3 gorgeous skeins of My Old Blue Jeans. Fortunately, I managed to trade two of them. Here's one trade - Lace-Garn in has some really beautiful color shifts.
Aquarius Lace Garn
The other trades, Frosch & Fruhling in 100%, are still in transit.

Now that I've been knitting again, my wrist cyst is acting up. I've put my brace back on for awhile. Sure do hope it's a temporary hurt because there's so much pretty yarn to knit!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Kid Hollow Farm Visit 2010

Today was a perfect fall day - see?

Kid Hollow Farm sky 2010

Several Plurk friends had gathered at Graves Mountain Lodge for their annual knitting weekend. Catspaw & I joined them on an excursion to Kid Hollow Farm for afternoon yarn fondling.

Here's Otto - guardian of the goats.....or mohair on the hoof.


Mohair before -

Mohair after -
brushed mohair

- and here's a little knitting pr*on.....two gorgeous Shetland Pi shawls, as designed by WendyKnits.

Dueling Shetland Pi shawls

...and one of them is the original! Love it!
Original Shetland Pi w/ original knitter

Wish you were here!