Monday, November 19, 2007
Two l llamas
I love looking at other yarnies' blogs. It's so neat to know that there are other obsessed dyers and knitters out there. Occasionally I'm going to talk about other blogs, not the big guys because everyone knows them, but the smaller and newer ones. Some of these have been around for a long time, but they're new to me. Of course there are a gazillion fiber blogs out there, but these are my faves. If you want to introduce me to yours, please send me a comment.
Today's favorite blog is: http://carolynh.wordpress.com/
Carolyn is a super spinner, and I'm jealous because I don't know how to spin.! Plus a super knitter and dyer. And, get this:
she now has 2 llamas, Sweat Pea (yup, the spelling is correct) and Sugar Magnolia. Take a look at these babies. Have you ever seen such long eyelashes? I can see it now: llama yarn spun from the girls and then dyed. Take a look at her site and fall in love with those cuties.
I can't help it; here's a poem by Ogden Nash:
The one l lama, he's a priest.
The 2 l llama, he's a beast.
And I will bet a silk pajama,
There isn't any 3 l lllama
I dyed 2 yarns yesterday. Possible names are "First Snow" and "Rainbow Brown". Final decision when they are reskeined. Here they are.
Ravelry Sock Knitters Anonymous folks: I'm donating a skein of my hand dyed yarn to a winner of the November KAL. Winner gets to pick a yarn from my etsy site, and I'll take care of the rest. I'm not knitting socks for the November KAL; started the mystery sock, and then decided that I didn't like knitting it. No good reason; it just didn't speak to me. It's just as well since I am donating that skein for one of the winners.
I just listed an etsy treasury: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=3817
Take a look at all those pretty pink yarns.
I finished a sock. This one is done toe up with an easy lacy pattern. I used one of my hand dyed yarns called "blues". This is one of those yarns where all the colors are in the same value, and they are also next to each other on the color wheel. Probably my favorite yarns to dye. I love them because they are subtle yet have a certain "flimmer" and because they take patterns so nicely.