If I ever needed another reason to knit …

NanasAngel_web… I have found it. Emma – I’m pretty sure that pure merino wool was made just for you.

Thank you, Mountain Meadow Wool, for offering natural, dye-free, fiber from your Wyoming ranch for the most precious of knitting projects.

What passes for autumn has arrived here in Phoenix, and with it, the knitting bug.

I rarely keep any of my creations for myself, but here’s one I finished last week that won’t be escaping my grasp any time soon. The yarn is a merino, baby llama, linen and silk blend called “Meadow” that is perfect for our climate. Because of the way the yarn breathes, you can drape it elegantly around you without danger of sweating to death here in the Valley of the Scorched.


I am constantly juggling what we knitters call WIPs (Works in Progress) and delight in wrapping my fingers – and needles – around luxury blends. Currently on the needles are a merino/silk hat and booties ensemble for Emma’s first Halloween and a pair of socks. New yarn is (always) on the way, and one of my club packages, due to arrive later this week, looks especially promising.

Yarn clubs are addictive. Each generally involves receiving a skein of exclusive yarn, a pattern designed for it and some other goodie like a project bag, notion or accessory, on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. At this time, I belong to four clubs – too many to knit and especially given my current yarn stash of well over 200 skeins – so something has to give come the new year.

But that painful decision will wait. For now, I’m just going to knit … and bake … and drink tea … and eat little scones and biscuits …

… and crank down the a/c.





  1. Colleen
    Oct 18, 2013

    I love your scarf/shawl! Can I commission one?

  2. Janie
    Oct 21, 2013

    Ah, thanks, Colleen. It was a really fun knit. I will email you!

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