Love at first sight. That's really all I can say when it comes to Portfiber. Based out of Portland, Maine, I visited this amazing mecca of fiber, yarn, spinning and weaving last year and immediately started making plans to move to Portland. Casey, the owner/dyer extraordinaire, welcomed us in and showed us where she dyes her fibers and let us poke around the plethora of looms that Portfiber houses. It was like a dream.
So after much harassment (sorry Casey), I'm finally able to carry Portfiber roving! I'm starting out with some BFL, which is perfect for beginners or those wanting to weave with it. The longer staple length keeps it from falling apart.
And for the more experienced spinner, I couldn't resist getting some 60/20/20 Merino/Yak/Silk, one of my favorite blends. It is so beautiful, taking the dye wonderfully and is super soft to the touch. I can't wait to spin up this braid of Woodsmoke I just stole :)
And Summer just wouldn't be Summer without some linen. A beautiful netted construction makes up this light worsted weight 100% linen from Jones & Vandermeer.
All I envision when I stare into this bowl is beach, sand, sun and surf! Bring it on!
Don't forget to sign up for Knitting in Japanese with Maria from Subway Knits - it's next Saturday! She recommends a book for help with knitting symbols in Japanese patterns, so we've got that in store now. It's so clear, easy to understand and super cute!
One last reminder for next weekend... VOOLENVINE IS BACK!!! We are excited for Kristin to hang out with us next weekend. It's going to be fun fun fun - be sure to stop by!