Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wrap it up

Several months ago I saw some lovely scarf kits from Schaefer Yarns.   The Heather Ludlow Linen Stitch All Knit Scarf kit to be precise.

 I promptly contacted Schaefer and ordered the kits in every colorway (six of them).  They came in yesterday and I am not disappointed.

The scarf is worked in the round - all knit, no purl.  You use a linen stitch which gives it a woven texture.  The yarn is Heather:  55% merfino wool superwash, 30% silk and 15% nylon.  I am becoming addicted to silk as it gives the yarn such a nice sheen.

Each kit is made up of three different skeins, most of them named after strong women such as Rosa Parks and Elizabeth Zimmerman.  Then each kit is named after a woman artist:   Magdalena Abakanowicz, Diane ItterClaire Zeisler, Lenore TawneyAnni Albers,  and Shelia Hicks.

And you get a nice see through bag to carry everything around.

Friday, August 19, 2011

It just keeps coming

 We received more Third Coast and Up North from Fiona.


Up North
Spring Woods II
Peach Melba
Slipping into Twilight
Cherry Blossoms on Silver
Flowering in Glen Arbor

Need a closer look?   

Then we have more Third Coast.

Cherry Popsickle
Vines & Wines
Winter Gloming
Blue Spruce
Foggy Day on Cathead Bay
Early Fall Dune Climb
Leelanau Lilac

 Loverly, loverly, loverly ( to take a phrase from My Fair Lady).

Fiona has done some tonals for us this time and they are beautiful.