Join us on the Crazy Train?

Blue Velvet Super Traveller

First of all, show season is in full swing and has so far been fabulous.  We had  wonderful time at Stitches South.  We actually found ourselves right next to Kate of Tottoppers and When I Grow Up.  Kate is one of our favorite designers and an aweful lot of fun, too.  Most recently, she designed the Lily Tunic in our Dance Rustic Silk.  As you can see, she is 8 months pregnant.  My friend Laurie who worked in my booth all weekend is a nurse midwife and was ready to spring iinto action if needed.  We were all a little disappointed that the babe decided not to join the fun:)

Knitter extraordinaire Jenny came by with a stack of gorgeous knits that she's made with our yarns.  This is her Dark and Stormy knit in Red Bud Selkie.  She made her knitting husband a vest in Peach Melba Selkie, which he modelled with verve:)

Katey in her Dragonberry Stockings

The incomparable Katey finished her stocking in Dragonberry Djinni.  How great do they look?

While at Stitches, we were given an opportunity to share a booth at Maryland Sheep and Wool (yes, that was a week ago:)  We will be sending tons of yarn (quadruple the usual amount) to the Cloverhill Yarns booth as we usually do, AND will be selling different yarn bases in the Llamajama booth on the other end of the festival.  Now, you will be able to see our yarns on either end of the festival:)

How will this work?  Cloverhill yarns, just inside the front door of the main barn, will have tons of colorways in the following yarns and fibers:
Djinni, Traveller, Selkie, Dance Rustic Silk, Super traveller (our new bulky) and Polwarth roving.  I will be hanging out in the booth Sunday morning to say hello and answer any questions.

Peach Melba Djinni

All day Saturday and Sunday afternoon, I will be in the Llamajama booth with these yarn bases: Dragon sock, Squishy Lace, Soft twist Djinni, Super Djinni (new merino cashmere nylon worsted!), and Sea Monster roving.  Also at the Llamajama booth, you will see yarns from Karida of Neighborhood Fiber Company and Sarah of Cephalopod Yarns and books from Cooperative Press.  This booth will be full of awesomeness.  Where is this booth?  We're outside in E15.  When you come in the entrance, instead of turning left to go to the barns, turn right after the Family Activities Tent and before you hit the Auction tent.  We are in a lane with tents near Honeysuckle Pottery and Uncommon Threads. 

The Horse You rode in On Squishy Lace

Of course, we're crazy busy.  But, I have to tell you about classes.  Last Saturday, we had a wonderful time in Anne Weaver's Color theory for Knitters class.  I personally witnessed the birth of several beautiful Alber's Cowls.  After class, Ann, and Elizabeth (Eutrapelia), and I hung out and played with dye.  Of course, a new color was born.  We will have WeaverKnits Grellow in both the Cloverhill Booth in Djinni and in the LLamajama booth in Dragon sock.  Come see, okay?  Kits are already in the works:)  Powel anyone?

We still have space in Lauren's Play with Color in Spinning class taking place this Friday, May 4th.  If you have basic spinning skills, on either a wheel or a drop spindle, you will love this class.  Lauren is a gentle and talented teacher who has been teaching drop spindling at the Homespun Yarn Party for the last 4 years.  If you love her, and you will, you will want to check out Spin U, a spinning retreat taking place in late July up on Long Island, NY.

Finally, despite sending our yarn here, there, and everywhere, we have updated the shop with new yarns and spinning fibers.  Hooray!

Aquaboy hosting his school's variety show