Blue Moon

I don’t think we really have a blue moon, but it’s been a stunning sight the past few nights, and I was looking for something with blue for a title…

When I got home Friday, I had the sweetest package waiting for me!  Anita sent all kinds of goodness, but you’ll have to wait for the girls to blog about their goodies later.  (The girls also got pressies from Ann, so they have some thanking to do!)

First up is the superwash Anita dyed just for me.   She named it “Ocean” and it does look just like our mid-Atlantic waters.  There are six glorious ounces there, so I can spin it finely and navajo ply it and still get plenty of yardage.  Anita knows me so well…

I am blessed to have received Anita’s first WIP tool. (Wraps per inch… a necessity in spinning, but nice to have for any yarn-related crafting)  Isn’t it ADORABLE?!

Look at that sweet face!   I love the detail in Anita’s clay animals.   This long-backed sheep has a poodle cut so that  its “bare” middle can be used to measure the wraps per inch.  (You don’t need to REALLY wrap…  I just spread my yarn one row “deep” and line it up closely, then count…)

Of course, the other end is pretty cute too, thanks to Anita’s attention to de-tail, er… detail.   

I’m so honored to have the first of Anita’s newest line of clay fiber arts  jewelry.  If you’re local, you can find Anita’s cute critters at Dog House Yarns & More in Culpeper.   They quitely opened for business on Saturday.  Yes, I’m going to scoot up there sometime this week and tell you all about it!  If not, you can find them on her Etsy site.

Oh – and I wasn’t the only one smitten with Anita’s fiber, but you’ll have to click over here to find out more…

Edited to add:  Here’s a photo of another WIP tool in use.

12 WPI (wraps per inch)

10 comments on “Blue Moon

  1. Sue says:

    Her little animal markers are so cute. How do you decide between them. Of course I’m drawn to the frogs, but those sheep, three white and one black, are so adorable.

    Can’t wait for pictures and descriptions of the new shop. What fun!!

  2. gMarie says:

    Absolutely lovely package. I thought for a minute that blue sheep was a blue Sissy – longer ears and it would work.

    I’m not understanding what you’re telling me about the WPI tool – can you demonstrate please? i’m sure you need more blog fodder, right?

    happy monday {said in my best Eyeore voice}. g

  3. Darcy says:

    I love the Ocean colorway so pretty and the sheep tool is so cool:)Hugs Darcy

  4. AlisonH says:

    That superwash is pretty–and it reminds me that there’s a lot more bright sunlight at your beaches than our fog-shrouded ones.

  5. Marjie says:

    Anita MADE that poodle? Astounding. I love that blue color in the yarn! Now, aren’t you ready to go to OBX again?

  6. Nichole says:

    LOVE the WPI tool!!! 🙂 I finally got one for my birthday last year … but it’s just the plain ‘ole “stick” one.. lol

  7. kathy b says:

    What a great package from Anita. The dog wrap is so so so cute. I love the colorway of the roving. The moon here has been beautiful as well on the clear nights. Friday was especially lovely as we had a campfire with the neighbors and could watch it come up.

  8. Kathy says:

    Gorgeous! I love Anita’s creations.

  9. Anita says:

    Awww, thanks. 🙂 I’m glad that you & Gretchie like the fiber. I’m curious to see how it spins up. You just never know right? LOL

  10. grace says:

    very nice package, and the color of the fiber is gorgeous!!!

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