Before I get into what I’m talking about, who among you knows what the title could refer to in the world of pop music?
Googling is not permitted. You are on your honor.
If you think you know, AND you can also identify the rare, precious, and beautiful fiber pictured below, send me an email at my regular address (“Contact Me” link over in the sidebar). I’ll send a little prize to the first person to get both parts of the question right.
And if you were at Knit Happens yesterday and saw this rare, precious, and beautiful fiber up close and personal and found out what it was, sorry, you can’t play!
Here it is:
What could it be? Full disclosure tomorrow!
L-B came up for the day and we spent the day at Knit Happens. Fun, fun, fun!
L-B had entered some of her work in the Virginia State Fair — she won a ribbon for her beautiful Fulmar!
And she won second prize in the “Nimble Fingers” contest for her very speedy knitting!
She also won a first place for her beautiful lavender wands, made from her own home-grown lavender!
The other day I mentioned that I’d like to learn how to spin with a drop spindle, so of course she brought me a bag of roving to practice on:
Doesn’t that look inviting??!! And everyone calls me an enabler!
That brings me to a question for you spinners out there — what drop spindle would you recommend for a beginner?
I worked a little on Butterfly’s back while at the shop.
I did shorten the sleeves somewhat from the pattern directions, by the way. We’ll see how they turn out in the finished sweater.
I didn’t stay for late night — I was ready to fall asleep by late afternoon because I’ve not gotten nearly enough sleep lately. I came home, did a few rounds on Butterfly, and made some progress on my kitty bed.
Tune in tomorrow to see what I bought at Knit Happens!
Lucy can’t wait!