I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.
Welcome Craft Friday folks! I’m hoping for a cold, unpleasant day for Craft Friday. That will encourage me to stay inside and craft. This fall has been so mild that I have been playing outside as much as possible. Here’s a photo of a lovely ride on Sunday. Orange vests are de riguer around here during deer season.
Mine is the blonde with the big butt. I am wearing a hand-knit sweater, but it isn’t really visible. I am just telling you because this is a knitting blog, after all.
I want everyone to knit! Or craft in some way. To encourage you and celebrate Craft Friday leave a comment and enter into a drawing for one of these three skeins of pumpkin colored silk and merino laceweight.
The yarn is Swans Island Natural Colors. They were a pale pink, not to my liking, so I overdyed them in the Dye Tent at Fiber College. Badly. ( I had photos of the dye tent, can’t find them for some reason.) The generous and talented Odacier fixed them up for me in this warm, autumnal tone. Pumpkin seems perfect for the day after Thanksgiving, don’t you think? Each skein (sans label) is about 50 grams, 530 yards of 50% Fine Merino Wool, 50% Tussah Silk.
So enter in the fun – leave a comment airing your biggest gripes about the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Or anything, really. Or what you want to make with this. Or why you love the color. Contest closes Thanksgiving at midnight.
Check out the Craft Friday pinterest board, too. Beverly has been busy!
P.S. I’ll mail your prize anywhere!