homeward bound

remember when i posted about "ply away home" and my intentions to make a house hat?

(you might not remember, because it was within the illustrations i attached, you kinda had to zoom in)

well, that plan is still on.............. i just find that i NEED MORE BOBBINS!

spinners, does this happen to all of us?

i thought investing in 3 jumbo bobbins in october would've really been enough.. but blah. i keep trying to spin to ply - deep rich woodsy colors for this house hat. but i only have 1 ply finished and the rest of the bobbins are occupied. the ply away textured yarn + longest scarf project (more about that at the end!) are keeping the other two full.

i'm tempted to just break down and buy the darn yarn i need!

i mean, spinning is much more affordable, but i know from experience that if i let a project stay on the backburner the chances of it slipping my mind and getting scorched is highly likely.

plus whilst i was doing my daily etsy persue, i found this

beauty

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little owl handspun 2-ply by the urchiness

perfect colors, and already a two-ply. yes, sorry darlings, i'm gonna have to ask the urchiness to reserve this darling skein for me. but definitely go look at her shop for other delish yarns! i originally ended up there because of her lovely interpretation of lacey's (aka moonrover) batts!

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annnnnd while i was reading my blogs on google reader, i found this print! which reminded of the house hats i was supposed to be knitting!! how amazingly cute is this House Hat Bear? yes, that's even the title!! serendipitous, no?

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also from etsy, LizzyStewart is the creator of this fun gocco print, via Commas and Clauses.

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again from the blogosphere, via Love It A Lot, I found this amazing textile designer who creates these absolutely incredible lace sculptures!!

YES, LACE!

YES, SCULPTURES!

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and AGAIN with the houses!

either because of the recession we are all hell-bent on furnishing and cosying our nooks, or everyone has adorable little house motifs on the brain. i just pray no one has knit a house hat yet.... damn, i better get a move on!

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but Dorie Millerson has more to offer than just houses. SERIOUSLY, go check out her website knitter/fiber enthusiasts. you won't be sorry!

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and finally, my most recent project/challenge....

THE LONGEST SCARF!

spinning more!

this seems to be everyone's favorite photo from the challenge so far. haha, probably because the yarn/crochet chain is blocking out my eyes. all i can see is yarn. and well, that's pretty acurate for my current state of life anyway. :)

what's new in your universe?

i'd love to hear!

x&o

laila