24 March 2008

Content! We've got content!

Can you believe it?! Actual knitting and spinning content. Right here on this very blog.

First off, just because I am so excited about this...do you know what this is?

How about now?

No? It is sumptuous Andrea laceweight silk by Shaefer yarns in the greenjeans colorway. And beads, of course. Because silk, lace and beads cannot be beat. I have to say that ever since I fondled a bit of Amy's silk in person, I've been coveting some. It's going to be a Faroese-inspired Muir! And it is beaded. Need I say more? I couldn't wait, I admit. I've already cast on. Progress pics tomorrow! I am loving it.

Next, I have a little shop update! Back in stock are small turquoise nuggets. And I have two new sticks! A sterling bee sweater and shawl closure inspired by Anne's Honeybee Stole

and a cool little silver rectangle with scrolls (scroll down on page)!

And you know what's coming next, right? Because whenever I introduce something new, you get free first class shipping to the US and Canada! And discounted shipping to other countries, don't forget! Enter coupon code 6E8992E at checkout - effective through Saturday March 29, 2008. For yarnball earrings and pendants, send me a note when you check out and shipping will be refunded!

Next, we have my latest spindle spun yarn from some Ashland Bay roving that Angela sent.

She is truly a master enabler! I really love the way the colors intermingle on this amazing stuff. It looks ghastly in the bag - not colors I would put together at all. But it spins into this incredibly gorgeous yarn! I've realized since I started playing with my spindle that roving colorways and yarn colorways are very very different animals. I love spinning roving that I would never in a million years knit up as a yarn dyed in the same way. But the colors look so amazing together when they are dyed in the wool and then spun!

I have more, but I will wait for tomorrow. :)

Meanwhile, I am enjoying spring! And I'm working on a very exciting project involving wood! I will come clean in a few days. Hee.

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Blogger LesleyD said...

Just beautiful Romi!! Love the pins and the yarn!!

6:23 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Rosemary- Beads and laceweight- I am in love.

6:28 AM  
Blogger Kathy aka the Minx said...

That yarn spun up really beautifully! I don't spin myself, but I know I'd have a hard time picking roving if I did because I think it's usually pretty ghastly-looking color-wise. Then I see the stuff spun up and am fascinated how it changes.

I like the scroll-top stick a lot!

7:06 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

Oooohhhh - everything is sooo pretty.

(Are we sure it's Ashland Bay and not from Andrea at Aurelia Wool - I confess I can't remember)

8:39 AM  
Blogger anne said...

OMG, that bee stick is amazing! i really REALLY love it rosemary!

9:14 AM  
Blogger Yarnhog said...

Wow--so many gorgeous things! I've noticed that about the roving and spun yarn, too. Unfortunately, my experience so far has mostly been that the beautiful roving becomes mucky yarn. It's like when I first discovered handpainted yarns and picked colors that looked fabulous as wide swathes in the skein, but clashed wildly knit up. These days, I'm mostly sticking to "mostly solid" colorways--I'm a little gun shy.

4:02 PM  
Blogger The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Have fun with that shiny shiny yarn, it is lovely!

3:35 AM  

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