Sunday, June 26, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110626, Worth the Wait

I believe this one is worth the wait, it has a ton of updates on life plus contest information at the end! Watch for a special secret contest winner!!

Current Works In Progress
Knitterly Things Vesper Vanilla/Neapolitan socks with a true afterthought heel. See Yarn Harlot's blog post on afterthoughts. (it's actually from 2007, but had been mentioned a few months ago)

TWO Secret projects... nope, not telling! (they are gifts)

Moderne Baby Blanket

Events and Aquisitions
Visited Yarn Harbor, yarn shop in Duluth, MN
  • Three Irish Girls, Finley fingering, 100% Merino, Ainsley colorway, 4oz, 380yds
  • Joyful Journey Alpacas, from Hayward, WI (link to farm/animal information), Alpaca lace, 500yds from two alpacas Benita & Marina
  • Bryspun Embroidery Scissors (like these)

True Colors club shipment from The Unique Sheep
new base "Selene" superwash merino, in Gradiance colorway called "Poolside". Pattern is called "Everybody into the Pool" by Susan Pandorf

Highland handmades
, wonderful customer service!!
  • top whorl spindle, all oak, 2.25oz
  • 4oz pitch pine top fiber for spinning, corriedale cross, in colorway "bushel"

Midwest fiber festival
  • Took class with Abby Franquemont, author of Respect the Spindle (she autographed my book!)
  • Sheep Incognito prints (take a look at the website, her images are a lot of fun)

Stitch n Pitch, Milwaukee Brewers edition

The Unique Sheep Retreat, august 19-21
Stitches Midwest, august 25-28 (I said 26-29th, this wasn't right but realized too late)
Plurker Podcast Challenge
Rainlover beginner spin along

LynnZimm is raising money for the Make a Wish foundation. In support of her efforts, Lala of TheKnitGirllls has designed the My Wish Shawl. The shawl is $5 on Ravelry and the proceeds go to the foundation. OR, if you would like to donate more, you can follow the links on Lynn's blog to donate directly. If you donate more than $5 she will email the pattern to you. (Donate more and there's a chance at prizes too!)

Other Random Mentions

Sunday, June 19, 2011

DragonflySoars, no podcast this week

Hi all!

I'm back from my trip but worn out so there will be no podcast this week. However next week I will have a ton to talk to you about plus I'll announce a contest!

In the meantime please feel free to join us on the Ravelry board!

Happy Crafting!!


Sunday, June 12, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110612, WWKIP Day

I mentioned TNNA (The National Needleworks Association)

Gift from Tamsie, my lovely dragonfly clock from Spirit Lala

Keegan Lane Yarns roving and yarn

Finished Item: Dawnsinger socks

Works In Progress: Knitterly Things Vesper Vanilla/Neapolitan socks and a Secret Project

Upcoming Project: Southern Evening Lace Wrap from Aurora Alpacas with new Signature Needles

Ravelry group!! Search for DragonflySoars (all one word), click this link ( or click on the button on the side bar

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110606, Blocking Demo

This is a video of me blocking my Wendy Johnson Summer Mystery Shawlette. It was created primarily for a friend of mine but I'm sharing it with everyone. It was my first time trying to do an "action" video so please forgive the technical difficulties with the sound

(Update on 6/8, 8:40am adding links)

Links to products:


Sunday, June 5, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110605, A Quick One

Update 6/8/2011 10:40am - I'm so sorry that this is choppy! I was in a hurry that evening and didn't play it back like I normally do before posting.

A thank you to Knit1hearttoo for the shout-out a few episodes back, I really appreciate it! Give them a watch, they are great fun!!

If you haven't heard, change your Ravelry password.

Works in Progress

Finished Object!
Wendy Johnson mystery shawl Blocking video coming soon, I hope

Yarn Aquisition
  • Vesper Sock yarn May shipment in "To the Moon" from Knitterly Things (as above)
  • Fearless Fibers, Merino laceweight in "Wondrous" colorway

Upcoming Project
Southern Evening Lace Wrap from Aurora Alpacas