Monday, January 28, 2013

Collars, Chantilly and a Frozen Pond

 With the wind howling, a desire to keep my neck warm was the inspiration for a group of felted and knitted collars. The felted ones are fairly quick, but I enjoyed knitting up some of my own yarns. Usually I am so busy spinning to keep the pegs filled that I miss getting to design.
This scarf used 100 yards of fingering weight yarn and 2 yards of a thick and thin crocheted in a random manner as an embellishment.

 I was at the Dulles Expo Center for the Chantilly Sugarloaf show. Gives you an idea of my current colors.
The weather here is definitely winter. I walked the farm this morning to check on the beaver activity. The pond is frozen and animals have been walking across is. Another tree is down, but the grate was clear. It is dreary, so a good day to spend indoors. I decided to have Marc help me unload the truck when he gets home tonight. Don't want to slip and fall on the ice while hauling heavy racks!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A New Year

 On Christmas Eve we had our first snowfall for the winter. It was lovely and I took lots of photos. This was probably the loveliest. It might be the centerpiece for a Christmas Card next year.
 New years often bring new new ideas. I have discovered over the past few shows that my yarns are selling as infinity scarves because there are not as many knitters that go shopping at art shows. Now I am spinning most of the skeins between 24 and 32 yards because they seem to be the right size to be worn wrapped around the neck. They are also long enough for a knitter to make my boa scarf.
I photographed this one differently, so you can see options for wearing the yarn. I have listed several on both my eshop and my etsy shop. I am also planning to knit several boa scarves because I have been selling my sample at each show.

Happy New Year and may your days be creative!