Thursday, April 28, 2005

Knitting socks at Kennedy Airport, November 2004. Posted by Hello

Happy Spring from Mad Angel Creations!

Hello, friends!

I thought I would try using a blog to offer my updates in the future. That way I can post pictures for your enjoyment. And you, the customers, also have a venue for comments, should you wish to post some.

Spring has definitely sprung here in Whitinsville, and as the days grow longer and brighter, so does my urge to play with yarn and fiber grow accordingly!

I've been steadily adding new yarns to the stash in eBay store. A link to the store may be found in the sidebar over here --->

As always, feel free to pop by and browse around, and remember that I am happy to combine your purchases to give you the best possible shipping rate.

Let me know your opinions on the blog idea! The thing I like about a blog is it's so easy to intereact, and to share pictures. It cetainly eliminates the possibility of picking up a virus from an attachment. What I don't know is whether a blog exposes folks to more spyware or not. However, there are really good free anti-spyware programs available, such as Spybot Search & Destroy, which I personally have found very useful. Have a Google and check it out sometime, if you haven't already.

I have begun experimenting with dyeing, and many of these yarns may be found in the eBay store.

There are a number of undyed yarns and fibers, too, for those of you who would rather do your own experimenting. The weather is certainly conducive, so get those dye kettles simmering!

For knitting projects, I'm in the homestretch on an Aran sweater I started designing about a year ago. I took some lightweight wool singles and plied them on my spinning wheel. In 2 -ply form, this stuff is a bit heavier than sportweight, but not quite as heavy as DK. I've been knitting it up on size 4 needles, and as crazy as that tiny a gauge might sound, it is turning out to have been well worth the effort. If I'm lucky, I may be able to post a picture of it sometime in the next week or two. It's a gorgeous, woodsy, heathery green with oak leaves, acorns, and staghorns, and I can't wait to see how it looks on the intended recipient.

I hope everyone else's knitting, crocheting, weaving, and spinning projects are going well, and that you're enjoying fine weather and sunshine!

All the best, and thanks as always for your support!

Paula Warner
Mad Angel Creations