In the shop the 20% off Winter Olympic sale is still going through Feb 28. I will also try to update the shop with a few more new items I dyed this past weekend, time permitting. Any orders placed by 12 noon tomorrow (Feb 25) will be shipped tomorrow, otherwise all later orders will be shipped on Monday March 1st. I'm attending a retreat and will be away Thurs - Sunday.
And now for our regularly scheduled program.....
It occurred to me that I hadn't shared a vast amount of my FO's from Fall 2009 with you. It wasn't that I wasn't proud of them, more that I was so busy using them that they became part of my daily lifestyle. I give you a pile of dishcloths!
I went a little crazy for cotton for a month or two, I also have knitted the matching Mitered Hand Towels (from the Mason Dixon book) and still have to weave in the ends. Does it bug anyone else that cotton doesn't weave like wool? I can finish a wool piece and you'd be hard pressed to find the ends, but in cotton I just can't get that neat finished look I like. I'm on the verge of just making sure the knot is tight and snipping off the yarn tail just so I can use the hand towels, which I might just do tonight.
My scarf and hat set for Garrett was a big focus from last fall, the scarf is done and being used but I had to frog the hat and start it over. At least in this picture you can see the scarf. The hat is some ribbing and a pile of yarn now. The yarn is from Shetland fleeces I washed, picked and carded, then spun into a nice 3-ply yarn shown in this post.
The scarf pattern is A's Manly Scarf which I found for free on Ravelry. It's an easy knit giving a nice textured fabric.
Then there was Mom's Christmas present, the Button Up Neckwarmer from Spin-Off. The yarn is my own handspun from bamboo, Merino and silk.
I liked the pattern so much I made another for a friend in the larger size using my own handdyed handspun in 100% Merino.
Aside from the huge work sweater I had blogged about here, I think that's everything fibery from this fall.