Last week’s dye pot- off to Exeter Creative Stitches

Lots of sock yarns, but also some lace, especially fat lace- 600-800m/100gm:

and a couple of sparkles:

New Patterns:

 

so off to Exeter Creative Stitches, then Alexandra Palace, then Glasgow for School of Yarn!

New Hand dyes prepped for Paris

Been ball banding like crazy some of these goodies prepped for Aiguille en Fete, Paris next week. Above some superwash DK merino. Below some new mulberry silk with metallic thread

some merino silk lace

and saving the best for last camel/silk lace  which is so shimmery- just fantastic

lots of other new yarns- I think the baby mille colori balls are really cute

New Embellished Yarns

Thought I was in heaven thursday when about 30 skeins Blue Heron Rayon Metallic showed up (had an emergency shipment as I almost completely sold out in Paris):

Then yesterday, huge box of  embellished silks finally arrived:

New Silk Lace:

Colours are not done justice with my camera-

Off  with all to Unravel to set up today. Held this weekend at Farnham Maltings, Surrey, the show features about 65 fantastic purveyors of yarn wonderfulness. Check it out:

http://www.farnhammaltings.com/news/unravel/748/574/96/unravel_2012.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lace Knitting on the Beach

In midst of  this awful weather – who can believe its August?- thought I would post pics of my new favorite holiday knitting- lace. Takes very little valuable  suitcase space  and does not seem to react to react as adversely as some other fibres to high humidity and heat.  Finally finished the merino/silk  random lace cowl/poncho that’s been hanging around the stall forever:

Then started Lustre Silk Lace tunic:

Here’s Savannah modelling the poncho thing:

 

She was not impressed with the babushka look-

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