Friday, January 21, 2011


Last Saturday I taught my first spindle spinning class at Starstruck Cat. I was nervous but my students were awesome. They were all spinning by the time they left class. The second of the series of classes is tomorrow. My original plan was for them to be practicing and trouble shooting for this class but I think I'll have to come up with something different since they are all doing so well.

I released my first pattern this week (ravelry link). It is an entrelac cowl. I love it and it was fun and quick to knit. Perfect for gifting. Calls for any fingering or sport weight yarn. Fingering weight creates a fabric with nice drape. Sport weight creates a squishy, slightly firmer fabric. It is knit flat and it buttons up so us ladies don't mess up our hair.

The photo above is knit with fingering weight yarn from See Jayne Knit (rav link). The photo to the right is A Good Yarn in sport weight. I wish you could feel these cowls...they are soft and feel so wonderful on your neck!

A Good Yarn is not yet listed on Ravelry but I'm working on her to get it on there. She does beautiful dye work and her base yarn is very nice!

I picked up two gorgeous bumps of fiber this week as well. I'll let the pictures do the talking here. Four Rivers Yarn & Fiber in River Stones and Romero.