Sunday, July 30, 2006


Look at what I got today. 1 kilo of spun and undyed wool yarn. That's about 2.2 pounds for us non-metric folks. It is the same weight as Manos. All the thick and thin spun yarn. It came direct from the source.

I had asked my Sunday School teacher (who was in Uruguay on a mission trip) to be on the lookout for wool yarn at a market or store. At the end of the paved road, the dirt road, and the dirt path, he found a shepherd who deals in wool. The shepherd shears the sheep, cards the wool and spins into yarn. He then makes ponchos, blankets, etc. that his wife sells in Trinidad, Uruguay. I think I was his first export to the US.

I have always wanted to try dyeing yarn, so here is my chance. A great big THANKS to Mike.

Monday, July 24, 2006

UFO's and FO's

The current sock project is on the needles. I am using Koigu and size US2 dpns.
This is a very soft wool yarn. I used the k1 s1 pattern on the heels to prevent wearing so quickly.

Here is a picture of my finished July Mid-Month KAL Dishcloth.

Pattern: Lacy Mock Cable
Yarn: Lion Cotton
Color: Americana
Needles: US6

This yarn is too bright for the pattern. I would recommend a more pastel color for this dishcloth.

Saturday, July 15, 2006


First Post

I recently joined a monthly dishcloth KAL. Here is my first FO.

Pattern: Dolly the Dolphin Cloth - Landlubber's Version
Needles: US 7
Yarn: Lily Sugar n Cream

This is a fun pattern. I am already knitting another one to include in an afghan for my son.