Whirlwind Day and a CONTEST!

Do you ever feel like you stepped onto an out-of-control merry-go-round? (Or yarn winder, if one were able to sit on a yarn winder….) That’s what this week has felt like. Busy, busy, busy. Maybe I just need to sit and chill and knit for awhile tonight. I’ve been working on my Cabled Rib Wrap and not working on my Charleston Tea (although I need to). I’m also ready to get another scarf on the loom. The purple one from last week is done. I’ll show it to you as soon as I wash and block it. I had fun working on it!

It’s time for our October Blog Contest, and I thought it would be fun to give away a skein from our newest indie dyer. I’m happy to say that we’re adding Fibernymph Dye Works to the shop. We’ll have Lisa’s beautiful semi-solids, striping yarns, and also her awesome roving. This line will be going up soon, but you have a chance to win a skein before it goes up! Leave a comment below and we’ll draw a winner next week. You can pick the color you’d like, from these five pictured. (Left to Right: Brigid’s Cloak, Autumn Harvest, Nothing But Blue Skies, Elphaba’s Corset, and An Air of Elsewhere.) The October Blog Question is: Do you have any other needle arts hobbies besides knitting? (Spinning? Weaving? Quilting? Counted Cross Stitch? Needlepoint? Rug Hooking?) To enter the drawing, leave your answer in the comments below. We’ll email you if we draw your name next week.

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  1. I would love to win Bridgette’s Cloak. Yes, I do a lot of counted cross stick and I have been crocheting since I was a child (that’s a lot of years). I also enjoy doing some embroidery and candlewicking. Pretty much if it involves a needle or hook and thread or yarn I enjoy it.

  2. I knit, crochet, drop spin, wheel spin, cross stitch, and hand quilt (a bit). I LOVE the “An Air of Elsewhere” colorway!

  3. I only knit now though I think spinning and dyeing would be fun if I were able . The beads have been so fun to add. The nouveau Beaded caplet used 3000 beads and I added two sections so my count was even higher.

  4. I have done nearly everything i wanted to at some point –
    knitting, crochet, needlepoint, cross stitch, counted cross stitch (i have a HUGE ketubah i had stitched).

    the only thing i haven’t done that i’m game for is dying/spinning!

  5. An Air of Elsewhere…. Ah what a lovely name. I just started spinning, if you can call it that. I really am taking fluffy fiber and turning it into lumpy fiber — time will fix that I hope.

  6. Anything with a threaded needle or fibre. I sat down to do some mending the other day and realized how much I miss handsewing. There simply isn’t enough ways to make time for everything my imagination brings me.

  7. I have crocheted for years and knitted for about five. Our church organist taught me to tat…I enjoy tatting small projects to give as gifts.

  8. Would love to learn how to spin. Used to cross stitch. Just getting started in sewing. Need to learn basic crochet.

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