or what I do when I am not working or farming …

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Where in the world is Estonia?

Posted by mobarger on Jun-27-2011

Estonia is dark green

Wikipedia says it “is a state in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland, to the west by the Baltic Sea, to the south by Latvia (343 km), and to the east by the Lake Peipsi and the Russian Federation (338.6 km).[8] Across the Baltic Sea lies Sweden in the west and Finland in the north. ”

Apparently they knit there too.

I purchased this Aade L├Áng yarn from eBay for a steal. I mean $10 for 700 yards? Shipping was only $4. It transitions from color to color like Kauni. I intend on trying WendyKnits Tracey’s Shawl. I am not much of a lace person but she makes it look so easy, doesn’t she?

Ironically on the same day, this arrived. Clearly some knitting is going on in Estonia.

Camp Loopy

Posted by mobarger on Jun-11-2011

Have you heard about Camp Loopy? (Unfortunately the cutoff date for ordering yarn ended yesterday.)

Camp loopy yarn

My yarn arrived yesterday. It is String Theory Caper, a blend of merino, cashmere and nylon. The colors are Cobalt (Dark blue) and Carina, a subtly variegated greige. It’s not quite what I expected but it will work!

I will be making the Catkin Shawl. It’s a little hard to post the picture here but go to Ravelry and you can see it done up in a few color schemes. Can’t start until the 15th!

Kangaroo in my pocket

Posted by mobarger on Nov-18-2009

Kangaroo Dyer Mystery
New England Autumn

Have you discovered Kangaroo Dyer yet?

Kangaroo Dyer

I might have. (Although i don’t remember how…)

Kangaroo Dyer
Painted Desert in Springtime

I just love the muted colors, and the way she chooses them to go together.

Kangaroo Dyer
Rooster Tails

Don’t you?