New Yarn Brings Joy to my World

We had a busy and outdoorsy Saturday with soccer game, tennis practice and some shopping. The little one did great on her first soccer game. I didn't cry (surprisingly). Her confidence and ability to play in a team made us very proud parents. There are no words to describe the feeling!

On the wool front end, I am beyond excited to show some new yarn. It is hard to be the wife of a busy traveler...but my husband sure knows how to win me back in a split of a second. Like when he shows up with gorgeous yarn that he bought for me while on a business trip.

This skein holds 329 yards (100g) of super soft Peruvian alpaca. The red and brown tones are beyond spectacular in person.

The second skein is simple, serene and beautiful fingering weight from Oink Pigments. I am looking for the perfect shawl pattern for the 420 yards (100g) of this super soft Merino. Any ideas?

Hug your stash; enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Time for FOs

March, I have big expectations for you. How about no more winter storms and plenty of knitting time?

I finished my Oaklet shawl just in time to keep me warm during the last weeks of cold weather. This free pattern is not too complicated, yet beautiful. Love it! Details on the project page.

New shiny handspun! I am really pleased with my 464 yards of deliciously spongy BFL. I spun very thin singles and navajo-ply them to end up with fingering weight yarn. Perfect for a shawl or handspun socks.

I am working on a handspun cowl for my daughter! At almost five, she is starting to appreciate wool and handmade items. That's my girl!

Have a great weekend!

Short & Sweet

I finished spinning the Treasure Island singles. The fiber was easily spun despite the time it had been sitting in my stash. I am going to Navajo-ply the singles.

Turns out that I have a matching project bag. Looks like I like happy colors as much as I like happy hours!

Hope you are having a lovely Valentine's day--if you are in the United States and feel like celebrating love & friendships. I am certainly a fan of any celebration that involves chocolate.