Goodies from Michigan

I went to see Kie and Eric in Lansing recently, and visited my favorite little yarn shop in the universe, Woven Art. Maybe I should have strongly considered, MSU, just to be close to this shop. It has an amazing selection of yarn, all of it absolutely gorgeous, and more importantly, a great fiber community. The owner and employees and instructors and people who just hang out there are all incredible resources for spinning, dyeing, weaving, knitting, crocheting, etc. It’s such a treat to go there, and I couldn’t help but pick up this:

It’s called Kona Super Wash. It’s a very soft wool, and was hand-painted by the yarn shop’s owner, Nancy. She dyes much of the really fantastic yarns in her shop and they’re just gorgeous.

She says that when she was doing this yarn she was inspired by a recent trip to the Carribbean, and some beautiful gemstones that she saw there that are indigenous to the area. I’m pretty sure it’s Larimar from the Dominican Republic.


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In the two hanks, I have 400 grams…it’s finally Clapotis time!

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About Kristy Lamb

I recently finished my PhD in genetics at Yale and am currently a postdoc at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University in NYC. I love science, people, and the fiber arts. We'll call it my muse. I taught myself to knit over Christmas break in 2002, when I was home from my sophomore year in college and was terribly bored. Despite starting with three big mistakes (very long aluminum needles, a very bad Coats & Clark how to knit book, and Lion Brand Homespun), I kept at knitting, even after that first 1/2 hour trying to tie a slipknot. Science...seems to be much the same process as the above.
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