Dye day surprise 

I have a small window of time to write a quick update for you while I am waiting for my dyepots to cook some alpaca fiber today. It is an order for New Era Fiber. Here’s a fun detail about this order; see the blue pot there on your left? 

You will never guess who owns that fleece. Go on try. Ok do you give up? John Carter Cash. Yes, Johnny Cash’s son! How cool is it to live in Nashville?  ;-) 

Since I still have 20 more minutes before I have to get the stuff out of the pot I will share a knitting update too. Here’s a picture of the Fallston shawl progress. It will get more exciting when I start the border but I do love theses colors together. 

Okay I need to get back to work. See you soon. 


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The year is drawing to an end and so has the show season, at least for me. I am getting back into the routine of daily life without travel interruptions. There has been much housekeeping and bookkeeping to get caught and last week took care of most of it. I still need to get the oil changed in my truck and renew the tags. I plan to take care of those items this week. I also will be back to work at my dyepots I think. New Era Fiber Mill has already sent some jobs my way which I did late last week. I expect to pick up some more when I drop off the finished goods tomorrow.

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Here are the samples I worked up on Wednesday and the whole lot below which I did on Thursday.

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On the knitting front, after I finished Lilyanna, I cast on a new project for a new designer I will be retailing for next year. I have some of Nancy Whitman’s patterns already on the website. Her work is also available on Ravelry. The first one of her lovely designs that I picked to knit is the Bermuda Shawl. I am using my Classic Merino Superwash Sock yarn in Atlantic and Midnight Blue on size US 6 needles. I wouldn’t normally use that size needles with this yarn in stockinette, but since the yarn is comparable in yardage to the Madelinetosh Merino Light and she used a US 7, I went for it. The idea is to have drape and a lighter fabric, I assume.

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It is going pretty fast. I am a bit past the halfway point already. It is a perfect movie knitting. I am still working my way through the X-Files for the third time, and I am sadly down to the last two episodes of the last season. I hope the new episodes in January will be good. I remain a bit skeptical that they can pull it off.