Sunday, January 31, 2010

Weave On!

I'm working on about 100 things at once right now.  I don't have enough free time for all of my creativity to work itself out over the weekends between doing laundry and emptying the dishwasher; so when I take a second to play with the yarn, things have a tendency to get out of control.  I don't have any finished projects to show you (other than a highly classified one that you'll have to wait for).  But, I did recently acquire some lap weaving looms from Hazel Rose Looms.  Here's a taste.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Progress Report

Progress: fair to good
Momentum: waning
Alternate projects with hotter deadlines: imminent

In other words, take a good look now, she's going on hiatus.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


004, originally uploaded by trifarina.

I also picked up a few too many skeins of Elisabeth Lavold's Silky Wool. I love the stuff.

Monday, January 4, 2010


This yarn makes my heart sing. It is a 2-ply fingering weight wool that brushed my hand on its way to the pinnacle of tweedy perfection. The complexity of colors that blend together in this colorway (almond) is remarkable and the slightly rough feel adds an understated twinge of authenticity. I bought five skeins of this Isager Strik Højlandsgarn (Highland Yarn) at the Knitters Mercantile with intentions of crafting an incredibly complicated shetland lace shawl from the book Knits from the North Sea. After attempting several shawls from different books, I was forced to cry uncle and decided to set the bar for myself a touch lower. This quick and enjoyable knit is Ene's Scarf by Nancy Bush from Scarf Style.