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Monday, July 23, 2007

Do we still spin around here?

It would seem so from the stash enhancement that arrived Friday. I got this from Delia at The Fiber Denn (she has an Ebay shop and an Etsy shop- yep, two Internet branches to serve you!) At the top right is about 7.5 ounces of BFL (Blue Faced Leicester for non spinners) in her Love in a Mist colorway. Below that is Candy Stripes in her Zebrato Sock yarn - pink stripey goodness! I also got her Gretchen pattern which is a beautiful round shawl. But then, when I got the package, there were a couple of other things that had hopped into the box courtesy of Delia - on the top left is 4+ ounces of BFL in Malva Mystic (can we say YUM?) and laying on top of it is an orifice hook. It has a clear glass bead with pink flowers in it and it has two tiny little bells attached just below the bead. Now every time a yarn breaks an angel gets it's wings! I cannot tell you how beautiful these rovings are. Not only are the colors spectacular and the different tones within each roving combine in interesting ways, but the rovings aren't compacted or fuzzed up or showing any of the other usual signs of having been hand dyed. Go take a look at her shops (they have different things in them) - you won't be disappointed.
I also wanted to mention that if you haven't found it yet, there is a Hanami Knitalong being formed. Just click the link to get more information. I'm not a part of it officially, but I plan to pop in periodically and see how everyone is doing.

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Anonymous Robby said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Especially love the sock yarn (but I'm not a spinner so there may be some bias there). The internet is the best/worst thing that ever happened to my yarn stash/budget!

8:38 AM  
Blogger Soo said...

Ahhhhh - a Hanami Knitalong - that explains the explosion of google searches for 'Hanami' leading the unsuspecting to my blog! I hope my finished version does justice to the pattern and they aren't disappointed when they get there!!

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Kato to your Green Hornet said...

You so were not kidding when you said they were gorgeous! Delia's ability with dyeing and creating such delicious fibers never fails to amaze me! I know you're going to enjoy them!

12:11 PM  
Blogger jody said...

those are beautiful! i don't spin but i LOVE to look at roving-the colors are so pretty! what is the hook for? it is really pretty!

8:23 PM  
Anonymous charli said...

I'm one of the many in Mystery Shawl 3. I started knitting shawls this past December and I'm quite addicted. I will definitely be buying some, if not all of your beautiful patterns. However, as a new shawl knitter (only 2 under my belt), I was wondering, do you ever actually wear them? And if you do, when, where and yes, how (I'm not joking about the how since I've seen books giving various ways, but I'm interested in a way that doesn't make this 42 year old look like she's wearing the shawl of a 92 year old.
Thanks so much for MS3, I'm loving it, when I'm not redoing a row for the 5th time! :)

Charlizeen at yahoo dot com

3:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right! Delia messed up the address on the top left roving. It was supposed to come to ME!!!


8:16 AM  
Blogger Pugknits said...

Soon, Melanie's Mom, soon. Why dun you drop me your mailing addy?? I promise you i won't mess it up a second time!...LOL....

Thank you much sincerely for your kind word of mouth and appreciation, Melanie. I'm humbly flattered.

1:49 PM  
Blogger T. said...

Thanks for mentioning the KAL. If you want to have a log-in so you can post - let us know. We'd love to have you.
T from baadmedicine.blogspot.com (hosting the KAL)

9:09 PM  
Blogger LunariumArts said...

I love Fiber Denn too. I found it on ETSY. I had to have some of the Pink Tutu roving. I was shocked when there was another roving of the same weight in with my order. I thought I'd gotten someone else's order too by mistake! Holy generous, Batman!

I'm in your MS3 group, and I'm also participating in the Hanami KAL. I thank you so much for making your designs/patterns available to us at such reasonable prices (including *free* in MS3). I adore all of your work. Please don't stop!

1:26 AM  
Blogger LittleBerry said...

thanks for mentioning the KAL... I finished one a few weeks ago for a friends 40th birthday but until yesterday couldn't post photos which I have now done.... she is absolutely thrilled with the design and was talking about perhaps knitting one herself......

4:10 AM  

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