Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Birds of a Feather


This is the first delivery of fibre from the Ewe Give Me the Knits fibre club. The big bag on the right is Polwarth. The little bag on the (other) right is nylon. Yup - I got me a sock spinning kit in the colourway "Birds of A Feather".

I opened it on Friday. Present at the opening were my mother and one of my nieces. Mum was not particularly excited, spinning doesn't do it for her, but Emily had an immediate and intense colour reaction.

She must have listened as I exclaimed over the fibre and the sock possibility and when I told her about the Polwarth and how the breed comes from the same district as her Poppy. I know she listened because I have now proof-positive that my mother's sock-stealing DNA is very strong - Emily told her father that Aunty Taph is spinning her socks from Poppy's wool!

5 comments:

Georgie said...

oooh, very lovely. I ummed and ahhed and then missed out on the fibre club, so I have to live vicariously. Very keen to see how it spins up.

Kate said...

"The Force is strong in this
one..."

Kate said...

"The Force is strong in this
one..."

Kate said...

Huh, it went in double. Go figure.

BTW, I was jumping over to another blogger and Helen's started a Knitting New Scarves KAL. Not sure if you're a fan of KALs but it might be useful for comparing notes with others... . The address is http://knittingnewscarves.blogspot.com/

Ciao for now, K.

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

I fear that you are soon going to have to take drastic measures with this sock thing. You'll have to lock the doors draw the curtains close when you open a parcel or bag containing your new sock treasure. Otherwise you may never get to wear any of the socks you knit ever again