My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


New Stuff Sunday

I have acquired a bunch of new stuff recently. What better day to share photos of it than New Stuff Sunday?

When the Knitgirllls came to visit me last weekend, they brought me some lovely prezzies. A lovely shawl pin:

This is from Knitting Notions, and the wood is lacewood. I think this could double as a hairstick. 🙂

And they spun some yarn for me!

This is spun from Tempted Yarns roving, in the “Tree Hugger” colorway. There’s plenty here for a small shawl or long scarf. It’s about DK weight, I think. I’m wondering how it would look in a Trillian-style scarf?

We went to fibre space during the Knitgirllls’ visit. Conveniently, Brooklyn Tweed’s new yarn “Loft” debuted shortly beforehand, and fibre space is one of the few shops in the country who carries it. I, of course, bought some.

I got 4 shades of lavender/purple with the idea of making a shawl with a gradient look.

I also purchased some in the Fossil colorway, thinking it would look good knit up in a traditional shetland lace pattern.

When we went away to the mountains, we met up with my imaginary friend L-B. Being L-B, she brought us all gifts. I got some yummy Sunshine Yarns wool:

We took a side trip to Kid Hollow Farm, and there I got some gorgeous mohair/wool blend yarn, again with the gradient idea:

So much new yarn! So many ideas! So little time to knit!

Lucy sez:

“When all else fails, take a nap.”




  1. Such beautiful new yarn! I played with some Loft at a yarn shop just yesterday. I was astonished at how light it is! How I would love to make a sweater out of it! Saving my pennies!
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  2. Such gorgeous prezzies and finds — great wish list possibilities for Christmas, now to figure out how to let the family know — enjoy creating.

  3. I can’t wait to see what comes of the 4 lavendar/purples of Loft!

  4. Beautiful, beautiful yarns. Do you think “Loft” would be appropriate for socks? (or is it a bit too thick for size 0 needles?)

  5. I can’t wait to see how you use the yarn for gradient shawls! I’ve got two sets of yarn that I bought for this purpose, but haven’t found the perfect patterns for yet. I’m hoping to find one circular shawl (in three colours) and one square shawl (also in three colours). Can’t wait!

  6. If you happen to come across a day- or even an hour-stretcher, let me know. You could make millions with it 😉
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  7. Lovely selection of yars. For the gradients, will you use the lightest or darkest closest to your face?

    And, yes, I’d enjoy wearing that shawl pin in my hair!
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  8. Lovely yarns , great ideas, have needles , that will work.
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  9. Wow the purple yarns rare so pretty. You have wonderful friends. 🙂
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  10. So many wonderful goodies, lucky you, Wendy!! I have so many fibers to spin and biting at the bit…

  11. I just got some “Loft,” too, at Loop and Leaf in Santa Barbara! So pretty, I pet it a lot.

    I hope you are going to post pics of your visit to Kid Hollow Farm? 🙂

  12. Beautiful everything, especially Lucy! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Look at that yummu new yarn, boy am I jealous

  14. I almost had to go get a paper bag to breathe into when I saw all that gorgeous yarn. I cannot wait to see what you will do with all of it. I am most intrieged with the four purple gradiant yarns. I am beyond jealous.

  15. It’s official. I have stash envy.

  16. Absolutely beautiful yarn! It’s a good thing that I have about a dozen projects going, or I’d be tempted to dash out and buy more yarn. Happy knitting!

  17. It has been such a joy reading your posts. How beautiful is all that yarn?! I’ve been mulling new yarn purchases. Sounds like you had a great time, can’t wait to see what you do with it all. May the Lord bless you and your sticks!

  18. What beautiful yarn, especially the shades of purple. Look forward to seeing what you create.

  19. Awesome new yarn. I’m full of envy (because I am trying to be good and knit from the stash. It’s not like I don’t have a ton of it).

    Funnily enough, despite living in Massachusetts, I’m knitting with yarn I got from fibre space when I was there with my in-laws in April. A short marination in the stash as it were.
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