I’ve Hit The Mother Lode
Every once in a while, life presents amazing good fortune. This time it appears that I’ve hit the mother lode.
How I’ve Hit The Mother Lode
A few years back, I was at the Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival (now Adirondack Wool & Arts Festival). These smaller, regional fiber festivals have become a hotbed of independent farmers, spinners and dyers. I happened to wander into the booth for Decadent Fibers. They were exactly the kind of fiber vendors I love about these festivals.
I ended up buying the yarn from them, although I have no record of ever having blogged about it. And certainly no memory of it.
Fast-forward to this year, and I ended up using their DELISH fingering weight, superwash, superfine merino to make my Seven-Up Scarf.
There was a lot of interest in this yarn (and in the pattern). So I ended up placing an order for more. It’s a long story, but my interactions with Pat and Christine at Decadent Fibers ended up letting them go WILD dyeing up yarn.
I couldn’t be more pleased with this awesome haul.
Can you guess which one is my favorite? Okay…that’s a trick question. Can you guess which three are my favorites?
Supporting your favorite independent dyers during this shitty year would be awesome if you can. I’m fortunate to be able to continue enhancing my stash, so I will.
Hats have been about all I can manage during the holiday week. I’ve finished a new version of QueerJoe’s Simple Hat using a different colorway of Noro Kureopatora.
I don’t make the best model, but it turned out to be a really nice hat.
I’ve started a new one.
This one will add a component of helical knitting so I can use up the remainder of the two cakes of Kureopatora from the prior two hats. It’s kind of an octopus right now, but I think it will be good.
“You did changes on your banner did you ? It looks more modern and clear. Best wishes for the new year”
Yes…I created a new logo that I’m trying out, and I also changed the side-bar photo of me. It’s like some peoples’ hairdos…I like to change things up a bit every once in a while. Thanks for noticing and have a wonderful 2021.