Yes, I have been AWOL for, I guess, three months steeped in the joy of a glorious summer in Northern Michigan enjoying old friends and making special new ones. Before I left Dallas in May, I connected on the internet with some special women on a Michigan spinners group on Ravelry, an on-line community of fiber nuts.
I trooped over to meet them the first Weds. night I was in town at Knit Night at the Dutch Oven, a yarn shop that is adjacent to a bakery. That was all it took. Meta and I hit it off as we confessed our spinning addiction and it's necessity for a fleet of wheels. Dot was one of the first contact and is a steady, lovely, talented person.
Mimi Shawl by at Cynthia Too's shop in Petoskey. I felt like it would be perfect for some of my hand spun yarn. One of my summer goals was to use up quantities of my mounding hand spun yarns. Here it is on the blocking boards. It's soft and cozy when not stretched and pinned to death.
The lace pattern kept my attention for sure.
Spectra scarf and I HAD to do one.
I have knit prolifically this summer and done some spinning. More posts on that and on a Knit-A-Long I am doing with a group from Cynthia Too.
I have goodies for the shop in the way of luscious Leceister Long Wool lamb locks and Wensleydale lamb locks that I have found from a local Northern Michigan farm. Look for that in late October, I hope.
I think I'm glad to be back to the blog. So much to share.