Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Green Pei

I ate a piece of extremely green pie at lunch today – the dining hall had grasshopper pie on the dessert table and I couldn’t resist it.  It was wicked witch green.  But I didn’t take a photo of it.  Instead, I give you Green Pei:

IMG_0683I’m working on the Pei loop scarf from BrooklynTweed, made from the new Loft yarn.  This is a fingering weight, woolen spun, 2-ply yarn.  This heathered green colorway is called “Button Jar” and I’m smitten with it.  See how many colors show up?  It’s not “just” green!

IMG_0687If you haven’t seen how the Harrisville Mill makes this heathered yarn, I recommend reading Jared Flood’s mill tour posts.  I would LOVE to see this mill in person someday!

By the way, I heard some negative feedback about the integrity of the Loft yarn on the SpinDoctor podcast – Sasha’s skein broke several times while winding it on a ballwinder.  I’m happy to report that I had no such issues (though I did wind especially carefully because I heard her podcast first).

…and speaking of mill tours, The Mannings is sending a busload of folks to Nazareth, PA, to tour the Kraemer Textiles Mill.  I’m thinking of taking a vacation day to go along.  I’ve always wanted to see a spinning mill!  Don’t get me started on the Mingus Mill in Great Smoky Mountains National Park…  I could stay there all day watching how the mill grinds the corn.  And then there’s the David Macauley book called Mill.  Yeah, I think I just talked myself into a vacation day on April 13.  Who’s with me?  To the mill!

In other news… I posted a few photos from our NYC trip on Flickr, including some delicious pictures of the yarn at Habu Textiles, for those who are interested.

4 comments:

Deb said...

A group from my LYS went a couple of months ago. It was a blast!

The crew is very nice.

My favorite part was the roving!

Steven said...

You should totally take a vacation day for that. No arguments from me.

I don't know about Loft, but I got the sense when working with Shelter that a good yank could break it easily. But I didn't have a problem. Easy enough to spit-splice if it does!

I'm so jealous if your whole NY trip -- it looks like it was so much fun.

Janelle said...

Okay! Julie and I signed up for the mill trip! I can't wait...

Bonny said...

Green Pie/Green Pei just cracks me up! That looks like great yarn.