Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Fiber up the yin yang
Wouldn't that be kind of painful if that were true. Really where would my yin yang be and could it even get fiber up in it. I'm not sure what made me think of that phrase. I'm not sure why I had to type it just because it popped into my head and why I have to continue to droll on about it either.
I'm sorry that I can't show you the sweater I just finished. I really like it and may make one for myself so you'd be able to see a version of it then. Thank you for all the great comments on Baltic as well. You all chose the color. The fair Isle was the easy part. I've slowed down considerably over the body section of knits and purls. I think I have the pattern memorized now though so it might just move a little faster.
Beyond knitting I've been busting my butt to get stock for the fiber event SPA that starts Friday at the Doubletree in Portland.
I have 3 large bins filled with wool blend, merino, and BFL. Along with a bunch of mohair and sample rovings.
Handpainted lace yarns:
and a few sock yarns:
I can't believe how many yarns I was able to get painted. I have bins of lace, sock, worsted, and bulky yarns. I have so many yarns they won't all fit into the bins. I have even taken out some of the worsted yarns and set them up in kits for thrummed mittens.
New bag style:
I have a new bag style that I've been working on. It has a similar inner pocket configuration to the collegiate although the bag is a little smaller than the collegiate. It does have a nice front pocket too. I should have about 15 of these done. Along with 8 Portland, a couple of Metros and about 36 Collegiate bags. I'll also have needle rolls, crochet cases and accessory bags that are lined with polar fleece for cushioning:
I have the Cascade spindles. The only ones I still don't have in stock form them are the Pilchuks and the Niddy Noste's. I will also have spindles from Kokovoko and hopefully my order from Greensleeves will arrive in time.
Then I have all the pottery....
Writing all this down, I'm beginning to wonder if I'll have enough space for it all. A little squeezing never hurt anything right?
I'll be off blog until Monday. I need time to get things packed and all set to travel to Portland with me. If you're in town, come say hi on Saturday 9 am to 6 pm. If you're not in town, haul your butt up here.