Sunday, February 28, 2010

Handspun Lacy Baktus Scarf

I'm back from a wonderfully refreshing trip to the mountains of Montana and Wyoming. My heart lives there, and I like to go visit it occasionally. :) Another few years, and we'll be there for good!

While on our trip, I knit this Lacy Baktus scarf from my handspun polwarth/bamboo yarn in the "Budgie" colorway, fiber from Southern Cross Fibre on Etsy. It was an enjoyable and easy knit, finished quickly because the yarn is heavy worsted weight.

Monday, February 8, 2010


It's a dream come true. We've waited 43 years for this moment.

Superbowl Champions!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


My Saints are in the Superbowl today. It's surreal - we've waited and cheered and agonized for 43 years, and now the dream has come true. Whatever the outcome (GO SAINTS!!!) we are so very proud of our team and our players, class acts every one.

What does that have to do with fiber? I'll be spinning throughout the game to keep the butterflies away. :)


*The title of this post comes from a chant that's been around for years and years in the dialect of the Cajuns in this area (my grandmother and cousins, for example) - "Who Dat? Who Dat? Who Dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints? Who Dat?"

Friday, February 5, 2010


I spun this yarn last weekend at a Fiber Friend retreat (a small group of guild-friends had a slumber party over the weekend - spinning, knitting, watching weaving dvds) and I absolutely love it. It's soft, it glistens, and the color depth is amazing. The fiber comes from my friend David, the dye artist behind Southern Cross Fibre on Etsy. It's a luscious polwarth/bamboo blend, in his 'Budgie' colorway. I've been wanting this particular fiber for a long time, and was thrilled to nab some in his latest update.

I navajo/chain-plied it to preserve the wonderful color changes. It's 220 yards, 8wpi. I'm thinking of knitting a Lacy Baktus scarf with it. Most of the yarns that I spin end up in my Etsy shop, because the joy was in the spinning for me and I don't desire to knit them. But this one? Mine, all mine! :)