At first, form is needed.
Then doubt and inhibitions must be dispelled.
Eventually, form is celebrated with joy,
And expression becomes formless.
Before I get started on my fibery stuff I wanted to tell you about a new podcast called The Knitting Pipeline.
You are not going to believe this but up until now I had never listened to a podcast....yikes! This new podcast is put out by Paula of A Piper Knits. Paula was introduced to my yarns via another podcast and since then we have become cyber friends.
Go take a listen to her show....she has a wonderful calming way about her. I listen to her podcasts when I am working in the garden and have really enjoyed it so far. If you listen to Episode 3 there will be a little bonus surprise in it for you. ;-)
Ok.....so there has been a lot of fibery happenings here at The Woolen Rabbit. I have brought in a bunch of new yarns that I am very excited about. Of course when I bring in a yarn I always try to test knit it before I put it in the shop to be sure that I like it. I can't sell anything that I do not like myself.
At the end of this past winter I blew a hole in my favorite Keukenhof Soks. It was a sad day when I tossed those in the trash. I could hear my" in my head voice" playing taps.....I was so very sad. I know...kind of strange, but that's how I am...strange...LOL
When I started dyeing this new sock yarn that I call Pearl, I was really excited to get some of it on the needles and so far it hasn't disappointed me. It's very soft with a lot of spring to it and it. I thought I was going to have to use size 0's which I would rather not knit with, but I have been pleasantly surprised that it is knitting up nicely on size 2.25mm, my favorite needle to knit socks with.
Another new yarn that I am now carrying is Lark. This is a fingering weight blend of Alpaca, Cashmere and Silk....SO soft! I wound this cake this afternoon as I am going to test knit a new shawlette for Anne. Of course this fiery red is one of my favorite colors so I know I will be smiling as I knit. :-)
I am working hard at getting colorways dyed and photographed, but if you see a colorway that you love that is not photographed you can always order it via my Custom Yarn Color Page
Moving on to the real fibery portion of this post.....this is the first year that I have participated in Tour de Fleece. I am on the Reeves Racers team...go Reeves! Of course I am not a power spinner as my time is limited, but I have been making time each day to spin. The roving above is some left over Splish Splash superwash merino that I had. It had traveled with me to a few shows and after being handled a lot it was not in what I feel is salable condition, so it became mine.....and I am enjoying it. :-)
I am always so amazed and blessed that I get to do what I love most as a job.....I get to play with fiber all day long and I so enjoy seeing the smiles that my handiwork brings to others.
These are good days.....