Saturday, June 13, 2009

Some more orange stuff and something Green

Here's the stocking I've been working on... all in stockinette, so it's going really fast, but I'm wanting to make them as long as possible... maybe knee highs, maybe thigh highs, I'd have to get a good garter belt, because they probably wouldn't stay up.

They're kind of funky and fun and cool to knit... they'll be interesting to wear!

This yarn is a souvenir from our trip to Williamsburg. It is the essence of locally produced yarn. The label reads:

Hand Spun Yarn
Made in the Weave Room of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Colonial Williamsburg Leicester Long Wool Sheep
Hand Dyed with Madder Root
Grown in the Wythe House Garden
It's kind of coarse, and maybe a heavy fingering weight... I was thinking a table scarf or something. Something square and lacy and special, as befits a lovely completely handcrafted yarn in a vibrant, beautiful color.

I'd like to add that it was dyed by this nice lady who also taught me how to spin with a drop spindle on my 33rd, I mean 27th, birthday. I had a really good time and I suspect that a spinning wheel will be inhabiting a corner of my home in the near future.

Fun, huh?! Also, here are some snow peas from the garden, that I'm about to put into some chicken stir fry. Yummy!


  1. Gorgeous yarn! I want to take the kids to Colonial Williamsburg someday as a field trip, but I think I might have more fun than anyone else does. :)

  2. Jeremy and I wanted to move there and work there and pretend we belong to an earlier era. For a minute.

  3. I've been sitting here for an hour catching up on all of the "older posts" on your blog. Oh, 'Lissa! Reading your blog is like reading a good novel - one that's been read many times over and is comforting and familiar and fresh all at the same time. I find myself smiling at your musings and wishing I was there to share it! I had so much fun visiting with you while you were here last week. I wish that we could have had more time together, just us girls. Hopefully we'll be able to get together again soon! Cy insists on including Noah and Josie in our bedtime prayers. Love you!

  4. Ohhhh, I'm so glad he wants to pray for them! And I'm so glad you enjoy the blog... when you say it's a book you've read before, I feel that's my life all over! Of course this is all familiar and comforting, women have been doing this stuff forever... but to endeavor to enjoy it and make the most of life is a new challenge every day, so I think I know what you mean. Next time I come we'll have to have more girl talk... or you guys could come up here!