Sunday, March 11, 2012

Weekend Ponderings

After viewing the poll results, I think I will offer a multiple giveaway for St. Pat's.  How about a Celtic themed tatted piece along with some miscellaneous goodies for one part and a pendant from my upcoming "Romance of the Piney Woods"  line for the other? 

I will begin work on the giveaway options first thing tomorrow morning after taking the kid to school.  Hmmm... I forsee lots of green goodies and maybe some buttons, beads & pearls thrown into the mix.

Do any of you, dear readers, crochet?  I am in a bit of a quandry.  There is a crochet project I wish to do, but I am debating what yarn is the best to use.  We love to go camping and hiking and are planning a lovely trip late Fall this year.  I'd like to have a super warm shawl/cowl to put in my pack.  It needs to be able to hold up to roughing it in the woods and the accompanying weather.  I have considered various wools and wool blends from Knitpicks as well as other wools/blends from Halcyon yarn.  Another yarn I am considering is Lopi yarn.  A knitting friend suggested it, but I don't know much about it other than it is an Icelandic sheep wool yarn.  Any suggestions or input would be GREATLY appreciated!!!

Well, I am off to dig in the Atelier for goodies to add to the giveaway.  Don't miss tomorrow's post for your chance to win!  Have a wonderful weekend.  Until Monday~
Happy Tatting!


  1. I think the Lopi will withstand use in your planned outdoor activities. I've used it in felting projects and it can take a lot of rough handling. I love the feel of alpaca in a scarf or cowl, but it might be less suitable for your purposes.

  2. I would suggest a blend or a superwash. if you are going to be using this "roughly" meaning not treating it as a special hand wash item. you might have better results using a blend so it won't felt and or shrink.

  3. I use wool of the Andes often for sweaters, shrugs shawls....however, it is a little scratchy to put right up around the neck.....I suggest that you try to buy your yarn locally so that you can "feel" it....or order a wool/bamboo blend.

  4. It would depend on what weight you want to use, all wool, a blend, such as Lion Brand, Knitpicks is good too, you have blends and wools....