Thursday, September 11, 2008

On Second Thought...

...I should branch out from neutrals. Whatevs yo, I am in love with all of my new acquisitions.

Stash enhancements!:

Miss Babs Superfine Alpaca in Silver

So soft, it's like dipping your hand into a bag of puppies wrapped in clouds covered in the breath of angels.

I hear spinning alpaca is a little trickier than spinning wool, so I am waiting to get a little more experience before I try this out.

Miss Babs BFL in Amber

Here shown with about 10 yards spun up with the navajo ply-on-the-fly technique on my lovely Butterfly Girl Designs spindle. I am really excited, I think I am getting much better at spinning- this mini-skein is so fluffy and BALANCED. WAHOO!!! =)

Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk in Natural and Fawn

These cones are so soft, I can't wait to knit up something with them. I am thinking maybe a pair of lacey knee-highs with one cone. I need something to wear with my skirts when it gets chilly.

Here is 1 oz. of my DragonFibers Merino/Bamboo spun up. It is a bit overspun and overplied, resulting in kindofa hard/stiff yarn. I am hoping that a good soak and thwacking will soften it up a bit. It's somewhere between fingering and DK weight. Not really a stash enhancement, but now it's actually knitable.

And now, a WIP: Hemlock! The KAL, soon to be musical., maybe the world is not ready for Hemlock! The Musical. One day world, one day.

(P.S.: don't you love my sweet blobular pic? I thought about pinning out sections and trying to take artsy fartsy pics, but I am all talk and no action, ferocious bark and zero bite, a lover not a fighter, big words/small stick, etc, etc....)

I guess it's time for actual homework. Le sigh. I need to hide my stash. It is trying to distract me already. Oh, how it calls to me...


Rose said...

i have been a terrible, slacker of a performer in Hemlock! The Musical. Where is my understudy!?!?!?!?!

Pitty said...

I can attest to the "puppies wrapped in clouds" comment.