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May 15, 2006

I have finished something!

Wow! Can you stand it?

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He hated every minute of modeling this for me. Can't you tell?

I had heard rumblings about a new source to buy yarn that wasn't too far from my house. So I went here. What's the deal with these new quilt shops opening up and selling yarn??? Not that I mind or anything, not when it looks this inviting. They sell NORO!!!! I love NORO! Well, I never can leave empty handed so I bought 2 different skeins of Kureyon. (is $8.50 each cheap?? I am thinking it is...) they also had the pattern for this hat! I whipped it up Saturday Night and I started another one! I love the color changes. I will be going back, oh yes, I will. They also carry the Schaefer Sock yarn! Wahoo!

Yesterday was of course Mother's Day and I did nothing but what I enjoy doing, which was spin and knit. I didn't even cook! That's what's supposed to happen right?

So I finished spinning my first alpaca....(that doesn't sound right)

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Not as hard as I thought it would be. The gal who sold me the fiber said to spin and ply it first then wash it. I don't know why, but I did. It was very very dirty. It came out so clean though. I am going to dye this definately. Don't know what color yet.....

Here is the green plyed (because it is May and May = Green = Project Spectrum)

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I am almost done spinning this up. I really like this fiber. I got this all from Spinning Hill (No web site). Same place I got the yellow and the red/pink. I need more of this. It is the best.

Alrighty then. My goal now is to go back and revisit some of my other works in progress. I think I am ready to finish my Rebecca cardy now.

Posted by beth at May 15, 2006 12:38 PM

Comments

can you give me the directions for that hat??? I love it!! little geek looks awesome in it!!!!

Posted by: peg at May 15, 2006 01:04 PM

I love it too! Very cute...I love the Kureyon...$8.50 is not bad.

Posted by: Karyn at May 15, 2006 02:36 PM

Ok, you found a new fiber outlet and YOU DIND'T EMAIL OR CALL ME RIGHT AWAY?? ;)
Really the shop looks cool. And they carry Bernina machines, yum (I own a Bernina)
Will definitely have to check it out, probably when I go back to Marcellus to visit Wool Gathering.

Little Geek looks adorable in the cap, I'm sure he would cringe at all these women saying 'aww, how cute!'
Alpaca looks lovely, but look at that GREEN!
I gotta say, that green is stunning!

Posted by: Carla at May 15, 2006 03:01 PM

Another yarn source right here?!?!!! Get out of town! Before you know it, I won't have to go to Rochester as much for my yarn fixes. I'm thinking I will check this out on Thursday night, I noticed they are open until 8pm then. Thanks for the heads up Beth!!! Great handspun too!!!

Posted by: Susan at May 15, 2006 05:00 PM

Nope. He doesn't look happy AT ALL.

Glad you had such a nice Mothers' Day.

So, who cooked?

Posted by: Laurie at May 15, 2006 05:35 PM

haha! look at that grimace.. but it's such a nice hat :)

Posted by: gleek at May 15, 2006 08:48 PM

Kids and posing!!! Tell me about that! Mine are impossible!!! Sometimes I really wanna scream out loud! Hat is adorable!

Posted by: Sandra at May 16, 2006 05:53 AM

Right under your nose! Great to hear that they carry Noro too :) Great hat!

LOVE the green handspun, Beth!

Posted by: Lolly at May 16, 2006 07:24 AM

So glad to hear that you have a new pusher nearby. And great cap for little geek!

Posted by: diana at May 16, 2006 07:34 AM

Kid doesn't look unhappy to me. How could anyone be unhappy wearing a Noro hat? Je ne comprende pas! Love that green - my very fave color, it's a great shade.

Posted by: meg at May 16, 2006 11:34 AM

How cute! I LOVE that yarn, the colors are awesome! Who did you buy "dirty" alpaca fiber from????

Posted by: Mia at May 16, 2006 02:24 PM

Happy Mothers day! Great hat...I love the noro color changes too...I wish it were softer though! Wow your spinning looks so good...I'm very impressed.

Posted by: Marie at May 17, 2006 10:59 AM

I love the hat. the color change is very cool. he will be more into posing when you make him that skull and bones hat I bet!!!:)

Posted by: Carol at May 17, 2006 04:51 PM

Hate to break it to ya but our Kureyon is only $6.95. So $8.50 is rather pricey.

The hat does look cute, tho.

Posted by: Jon at May 22, 2006 09:32 AM

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