Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Still No Photos

Oh my goodness! Will this woman ever post photos to her blog?!?!?

Well, I spent a large portion of the weekend working on granny squares for the Granny Along. My first project is ready for assembly (it's a very non-traditional use of two granny squares). My second project is a sampler of sorts. I'm working a lot of the blocks (actual number still to be determined) from 200 Crochet Blocks in white. That's right just white. And it's thread, not yarn, on a size 7 steel crochet hook. (I hope I don't go blind doing this.)

I do need to spend some time on more shop samples (although Granny Along project #1 actually is a shop sample because of the yarn used - Vickie Howell's ROCK). I have in progress a one-skein lacy scarf in Crystal Palace Yarns' Kid Merino. The pattern is from One Skein Wonders (with patterns from shops around the US).
I also have a yummy sage green scarf done in South West Trading Company's new Inspiration yarn (50/50 Alpaca/Soysilk) that lacks only the necessary blocking - which should happen this coming weekend.

I also have a coiled basket to enter into our local juried artisan show Interior Artisans sponsored by the Fairbanks Arts Association. Entry deadline is Sunday, April 1. Fortunately, the basket is all ready, I just need to deliver it sometime between Friday and Sunday afternoon.

Photos soon, really.

Friday, March 23, 2007


OK, so here I am, with a blog of my own. This is no time for writer's block!

I own a small fiber arts shop in Fairbanks, Alaska - you can see more about that here (www.aweaversyarn.com). (Eventually, I will learn how to put all those nifty links into these posts, but for now . . . )
I have a cat who is amazingly well-behaved around yarn, just don't wiggle it in front of her face.
I have a husband who is an amazing fiber artist in his own right - weaving, needlefelting, and now knitting and wet felting.

Oh, me? Well, I do a little of a lot - I spin (wheel and spindle), knit, crochet, felt (needle and wet), do most any form of needlework, and even weave a little (no, really, the DH is a much more accomplished weaver, and has the patience for warping looms that I often lack).

So I find myself here all because I decided to join the Granny Along (http://grannyalong.blogspot.com/index.html) and suddenly I'm in the blogosphere - not by necessity, just by proximity. You know,
1. log into blogger to log into the Granny Along.
2. now that you're in blogger, would you like a blog of your own?
3. you would? then please select all of these cool available features for your blog.

Almost two hours later (because I had to look at other blogs I like to decide on some of those cool features) I've nearly published my first post. There are no photos - yet. I have no concept of how often you can expect to see a new post here. This is all a mad scientist experiment - I hope it doesn't explode.