gone too long


It’s been too long… not that I’d forgotten about my blogging duties. It’s just that I was suddenly overwhelmed by my overwhelmedness which had been threatening like a summer storm,  finally burst  through the clouds and rained me in for a few weeks.

The truth is, I’ve been working on a secret project and it’s almost complete. It has involved 26 finished items in 6 months, one per week. Given that some needed re-knitting because I thought of ways of improving them, and a couple were completed only to find themselves on the cutting room floor, that’s a lot of knitting. I can’t think of a better way to spend six months.

So, with my deadline approaching, I had no time to write anything here. If you’re still reading, thank you for your patience.

So many projects requires a lot of different yarns, and above is a selection of what I’ve been using. I thought it would be fun to have a little competition, with a prize!

So, Dear Readers, try to name as many of the yarns above as you can, and the person who names the most will win one hank of Jade Sapphire 2-ply cashmere (400 yds!), to be mailed wherever you are in the world. I know, it’s hard to see them clearly in the photo, but if you read my posts, you could take an educated quess….

You can name a specific yarn, or a yarn company, but if it comes down to a tie, details will have the edge.

The competition will close  exactly 5 days from now.

I will contact the winner for a mailing address.

Go for it!

This made me smile the other day. A sweet little bird sitting on our garden chair, fluffing himself in the wind, unafraid of the concrete squirrel creeping up on him.


9 Responses to “gone too long”

  1. Janet Lawton Says:

    regarding competition: Koigu kpm, Koigu kppm, Koigu kersti, Rowan kid silk, GGH soft kid, Jade Sapphire 4 ply, 6 ply, 8 ply, Habu cashmere, Tanglewood superwash merino, Blue Sky organic cotton, skinny cotton, alpaca silk, royal alpaca, Forever Elan organic cotton/wool, Rowan wool cotton, Manos del Uruguay kettle dyed classica, silk blend, Hemp for Knitting, all hemp 3, Pure Life organic cotton.

  2. Rachel Says:

    The green one looks like Blue Sky alpaca silk and there is some Koigu kpm there:)

  3. Kristin Says:

    Manos del uruguay wool clasica, Jade Sapphire 2 ply cashmere, Rowan Siena, Hemp for Knitting, Habu fine merino, Habu cotton Nerimaki, Habu tsumugi silk fine lace, Manos del uruguay silk blend, Blue Sky Alpacas cotton, Blue Sky Alpaca silk, Koigu KPM, Rowan Revive, Koigu kersti, Blue Sky organic cotton, Jade Sapphire 6 ply cashmere

  4. balzac Says:

    I see some fuzzy blue stuff along with other colors.


    Hope you’re still avoiding earthquakes.

  5. Marian Says:

    Gosh those colours all look so good together.

  6. Marilyn Says:

    I see a whole lot of creativity and gorgeous yum yum colours! Definitely seeing some of my favorite yarns. Can’t wait to see the results.

  7. lisa miller Says:

    Mel never stopped checking the blog….. glad you are alive and well, thoroughly engrossed in a secret project. How exciting, can’t wait to
    see it all… so love your work and aesthetic and our amazing political dis
    cussions- miss you in santa monica….. all hell’s breaking loose in this old

  8. Elizabeth Says:

    I think I see some Rowan kidsilk haze, definitely some lovely koigu KPPPM, maybe some blue sky alpacas worsted cotton…

  9. Sandy Goudie Says:

    I hope your secret project is moving forward…. and isn’t a secret for long!

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