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Roving- Crown Mountain Farms BFL– 4oz.  I dyed this myself using Paas dyes.  I slightly felted the roving when rinsing, but even so, it spun pretty nicely.  Sadly, you can’t make out how vibrant the orange center is in this picture.  To explain-  if cheetos and yarn made a baby that would be the color of this yarn.  I had planned on using this for a pair of shorties, but I cast on and didn’t love it.  I’m thinking I’ll let it sit for a few days and see what happens.  Maybe I just need some scrap yarn for the waistband…?

Next up- Crown Mountain Farms Superwash Merino.  The colorway is She’s Like a Rainbow, which I made sure to listen to while spinning.  I cannot say enough good things about the roving and the finished yarn.  I did a three ply (courtesy of a ‘home made’ lazy kate- read box with three knitting needles stuck in it) and I love the outcome.  I wasn’t sure I’d like it, but it is so even and feels like ‘real’ yarn.  I have 588 yards and I’m hoping to make knee socks.

And finally, my brother got me an Amazon gift card for my birthday, so I ordered Itty Bitty Toys (and a few other things).  I had read a lot about IBT when it came out, and I love Susan Anderson’s other books/patterns.  I was really drawn to the Noro bear, because a) it’s noro and b)  I thought a bear would be a good introduction to the book.   As with all toys, it was a bit fiddly, but I think it turned out super cute.  Plus, it doesn’t take much yarn at all.  In fact, I made Guinevere with scraps a friends sent after she made a pair of socks.  Guinevere is going to live with a friend who is 8 months pregnant.  I hope she can bring her a little joy.

I’m looking forward to making many more of the Itty Bitty Toys.  H loves the pears and the princess, so I think those are next on my list.  I really like the hippo, so I figure I’ll get around to that one pretty soon too.

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