Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Success: 30 Hats in 30 Days!
I also made an effort to knit from the stash as much as possible and tore through several hundred yards, so I knit down the stash too. However since part of knitting down the stash required me to purchase more yarns to go with the stash yarns, I didn't get too far out front of that. But all in all, a fine effort.
Thanksgiving weekend was busy here at the world headquarters of Smoky Mountain Fibers. In addition to manic hat knitting, I did a bit of dyeing and carding and spinning. I also visited a couple of my favorite local yarn shops (one on Black Friday - Hey, 30% off and I bought some lovely silk-merino spinning fiber for a sweater for me!), spun at the Locally Grown Gallery and shipped a healthy number of orders for the Etsy shop (Thank you very much!).
I also painted my bedroom, including 2 coats on the dreaded popcorn ceiling. I'll spare you pictures. Although I am very happy with the results, photos of dingy off white with drywall mud over the cracks and photos of fresh off white aren't really that exciting to anyone other than me.
Tonight is spinning night at Friends & Fiberworks. I'll be spinning some over-dyed blue-green that looks like a really iridescent peacock. A colorway that will never be duplicated, I can assure you. Hope the yarn is half as pretty as the roving!