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Little Piece

I still need to picture a few of the roving samples I started with on my new wheel, but for now, here is a little sample of some Sunshine Yarns superwash roving all spun up–

I dyed up six roving colorways last week, and ended up having some end pieces for me to play with. This was my least favorite colorway, but I wanted to see how it spun. I was really happy with the softness and the smoothness – I hope others are happy as well! Yes, there will be some Sunshine Yarns roving in the store probably in a couple of weeks – fun times…

My New Toy

This came in the mail last week – ain’t she pretty?!

Yes, its my brand, spank’in new Original Lendrum Spinning Wheel, with a double treadle and a heck of a smooth spin! I spent last Tuesday night outside, spinning away on some little roving samples. Boy, its pretty weird getting used to a new wheel! I felt like I was starting all over again for a bit – but now I think I’m getting the swing of things again. I’m still not happy with what I’m spinning, but I know that I just need to give it some time.

Speaking of time, sorry for the lack of knitting around these parts! I’ve been a dyeing machine lately and have been updating the store every Tuesday these past few weeks. I updated today, with loads of new variegated colorways, some striping and mini skeins, so go check it out if you haven’t already!

Vineyard Pictures

Before we moved away from the Boston area, we took a four day trip to Martha’s Vineyard. We had been wanting to go for years, and figured we better get there to enjoy some of our last days near the Atlantic ocean.

We had a chance to do lots of biking and ended up riding across to Aquinnah (or Gay Head) and back on our second day. The weather was absolutely wonderful, and we are already missing the smell of the air and the fresh seafood. The feel of the Vineyard is totally unique – its quaint, small-town feel, beautiful fields and beaches are what bring people back again and again. I know we’ll be returning to the Vineyard soon…


Yes, its another finished Clapotis; ready to join the masses! Mine had a chance to swing in the breeze up at Chatauqua this afternoon – it was fun and I hope you enjoy the pictures…

And, the final project details:

Pattern: Clapotis, by Kate Gilbert; published at
Yarn: Artyarns Regal Silk in color #141; 3 balls
Needles: Addi 24″ US6 (4.00mm)
Measurements: About 13″ wide, and 76″ long while blocking
Started: March 29, 2008
Finished: July 11, 2008
Other Details: I only increased up to 71 stitches and added some extra length. Overall, this was a relaxing and enjoyable knit, and I love, love the colors I ended up using!