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This week’s Blog/Vlog/Podcast: No Name Knitting Blog by Becky Bianco
The Knitting Game
Book of the Month for March
The winner of round 4th and final round of voting for March 2012 is…..
Lattice Ribbed Hat with 73% of the vote.
Knitting Game Project Progress
I’m going to use hand spun, hand blended 3-ply Corridal for this project. Hopefully the lattice cables won’t get lost.
The Other Stuff
- Knitting needles
- New sock yarn perhaps: Dana (craftygirl83 on Ravelry and Plurk) at the Unwind Yarn Company dyed up some of her Luxe sock yarn (in case you didn’t know that’s 435yds/100g 80% superwash merino/10% cashmere/10% nylon) and asked for ideas on plurk for colorway inspirations… I sent her a picture I had taken of a sunset a few days earlier and she was kind enough to dye it. She should have a picture pretty soon. I can’t wait.
On the bobbin
- 4 oz. of blended Colonial in the Dark Green color-way from the Smoky Mountain Spinnery.
- almost 4 oz. of the Woolgatherings 50/50 silk Merino blend in purple, pink, green, yellow
In a Hank
- 4 oz. of hand dyed Targhee in the “Birds ‘n’ Berries” color-way from the Spunky Eclectic fiber club. This is Amy’s club offering for January.
- 4 oz. of Sweet Grass Wools Targhee Mountain Top in the Kimo colorway
- Nothing, nadda, zip….
Hiking (Travel & Fitness)
Sleeping Bag: Marmot Trestles 15 long x-wide
What: Uniquities 6th Fiber Farmers’ Market
When: Saturday, March 17 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Vienna Community Center
Avalon Springs Farm: Produces locks, roving, felt, and yarn-handpaints, handspun, and farm yarn. They have fiber animals on their small farm in Mt. Airy, MD, and Karen has recently been working to develop more patterns and kits that are new and exciting.
Celestial Farms: Natural and hand-dyed, lanolin free, and hypoallergenic Llama yarn, and wool/llama blends. Celeste will also have her homemade jams and jellies, as well as a variety of handmade, all natural soaps
Central Virginia Fiber Mill: Hand-dyed 100% Alpaca yarns, roving, and felted sheets. Also peg looms for weaving
Dancing Leaf Farm: Hand-dyed yarns, hand-spun yarns, and hand-dyed roving
Feederbrook Farm: We are a fiber CSA and educational sheep farm that offers sustainably grown, organically dyed, hand-spun yarns
Finnegan’s Flock: Fiber, hand-spun yarn, mitten and felted soap kits from our own flock of Finn sheep
Mt. Airy Farm: Cormo, CVM, Mohair, and Angora roving, yarns, and locks. Natural as well as hand-dyed yarns, roving, and locks. Raw fleece available upon request.
Solitude Wool: We create our breed-specific yarns and prepared fibers from fleeces purchased from our own farms and others around the mid-atlantic region. Each yarn is designed to utilize the character of the breeds’ type of wool. Available in many beautiful, hand-dyed and un-dyed colors
Spirit Trail Fiberworks: Hand-dyed roving, yarn, and natural colored fleece and roving from rare breed sheep
Three Bags Wool: Wool roving, batts, yarn, and felted items from Icelandic sheep, plus kits and hand-spun yarn
Wild Hare Fiber Studio: Hand-spun and hand-dyed artistry! Offering a full range of products for spinners, including hand-dye luxury fibers, gradient dyed top, and blended art batts and roving. Also hand-spun yarns, both wild and tame, handpainted knitting yarns, and felting supplies
Wool N’ Quilts: Yarn, roving, and raw fleece from Romney sheep
Lawre’s Laine: Hand-made tote bags of fabric and leather, a large selection of needle and hook storage items, and the opportunity to create and order your own custom bag!