Sunday, August 12, 2007

Woolly Boully Softie Sock at the Yarn Grove

Chocolate-Cherrie Poochie

I've been a bit absent from blog-land lately. I've been trying to reroute my brain to think more academically; I mean, I've been doing a lot of dissertation preparing. I'm trying to spread myself into that realm for a while.

But I did want to stop in and say hi and that I miss everyone.

Prizes have been mailed. If you won some of my yarn, I still have to dye it up, but I'll send you an email to let you know when to expect it.

Jane at the Yarn Grove has some of my Softie Sock up in her store! Stop by if you have a minute.

I also made two new Poochies: Chocolate-Cherrie Poochie (above) and Pink-Lemonie Poochie (below). The new Poochies are available in my etsy shop. I have two new Poochies coming soon: Ph.D. Poochie (yes, the tuition bill is due soon!) and Prissy Poochie.

Pink-Lemonie Poochie

For now, the Poochies are an etsy exclusive. They are made in colorways that may or may not be repeated, and they are twisted into little lap-dog shaped skeins. They are sold at a price that is slightly lower than my regular yarns to help them all find homes.

I've also been trying to spin, but the humidity isn't very nice to my spinning wheel or my roving. I did manage to spin this into this:

Handspun BFL

I just starting spinning merino, and I don't know if I can go back to BFL, which now feels harsh and difficult to draft compared to merino. I don't think, however, I could have started spinning with merino--you do have to move faster and be more sensitive to the fibers. I know now why everyone says that spinning with merino is like spinning a cloud or butter or a dream.


The_Add_Knitter said...

Yes, I need to do some majoring mental retooling as well and know that I won't enough time for blogmania when the semester begins:)

Your skeins are lovely...

schrodinger said...

Good to see you - but I understand that you need to focus on the dissertation prep, hope it's going well.

Lovely yarn as always - I particularly love the spinning, great colours!

Specs said...

*snort* PhD Poochie.

I'm sending you good diss. writing thoughts! And lots of patience.

Michelle said...

Thanks for the Yarn project book and the extra skeing of Rowan! Love the color... ! : )

Angela said...

I was knitting a Monkey sock with your Red Robin this weekend at Stitches Midwest. Three people dropped by to tell me how beautiful the yarn is. One woman (a yarn store employee from Grand Rapids) took the time to squeeze the yarn and write down your website name and your Etsy store info.

So fun. And such amazing yarn.

Woman who knits said...

What great yarns!! I love all of the colorways and can't wait to see more in your shop!!!