Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Eileen Mary

Sally up to the soda fountain!  Be a hep cat in a boss sweater.

Many thanks to my brave pattern testers - you are all fantastic folks!

Monday, April 11, 2011

It's Been Wicked Recently

The word "wicked" is back in style here in New England.  It was very popular back in the 70's, along with "cunnin' " (meaning charming or cute) and "dungarees".  The Encarta World English Dictionary defines wicked as, 1. very bad, 2. mischievous, 3. mean, 4. very good, 5. dangerous, 6. distressing, and 7. disgusting.  Pretty much, wicked can be defined as whatever one pleases, and very much so.

My girlfriends and I went on a field trip recently to Starcroft Fiber Mill.  Jani and Leah shared their heavenly woolly hideout, a workshop filled with fluff, wicked cool machinery, and scads of yarn.  There is a large closet sized room in their workshop that serves like a silo for the freshly washed and picked wool (it shoots into the room through a hole in the wall).  That's all the room does - hold the fresh fluff.  A room full of fresh woolly fluff.  It's the crack house of wool addicts.

Wicked Fluffy

Wicked Cool

Wicked Temptation
Some of that orange followed me home.  Thank you Jani and Leah for sharing your time and your digs, and mostly yourselves.  My family might be tired of me talking about our visit.

Recently, I had the devine pleasure of meeting in the flesh my invisible internet friend Jeni from Scotland.  We did all things girlfriends should do together, including thrifting, where I scored this sweater guard:

Wicked Lucky

I turn my nose up at used shoes, but used boots?  I think they're better than new.  Welcome home black boots (a recent eBay purchase).

Twice as Wicked
 And recent wicked good news from Fiber College:  I will be teaching an MX Dye Workshop in September!  Please join us!  It will be wicked fun and you'll go home with wicked cool yarn, lots of it.

FOUND:  one ball of Eco + yarn.  Thank you Astrig, you are wicked excellent.  I'm so glad my missing poster worked!  I was going to call the milk carton people next.