Fiber Run Help Needed!

~In the planning stages for a trip to Austin, Texas to visit daughter Darcey and s-i-l Todd. I need help finding fabulous yarn, fiber and quilt stores along the way. We’re leaving from San Diego and driving through Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas on Interstates 8 and 10. Please let me know any wonderful stores I must visit! Then, we’ll be in Austin at least a week so what’s around there? I know an adventure to Fredericksburg is on the agenda. We’d also like to check out birding spots along the way. INPUT NEEDED! I know some of you reading the blog are area experts. 😎

Meanwhile, I’ve started working on Mystery Hat KAL clue 2.

Lured In Again

~Temptress Tina of Peacefully Knitting has lured me into another mystery KAL. This time it’s Woolyworm Head’s Mystery Hat KAL. When she posted: Do you love a good mystery?  Do you love knitting hats?  If you said yes to both, then join in the fun for the 5th annual Woolly Wormhead mystery hat KAL on Ravelry. How the heck was I to pass that up? Believe-it-or-not, I am developing will-power I refused to click on her links to luscious fiber. I have enough to finish first. I have warned all of  my fellow spinners in class that if their fiber disappears, I didn’t take it. 😎

The first clue arrives today. Since this was such a last minute decision, I still haven’t decided on the yarn. I’d like to use some of my own  handspun. The three in the picture are in the running, left-to-right: gray mohair/wool blend which I just have to ply, red colonial top wool blend which I’m in the middle of spinning, and BFL which I have spun and plied. I’ll ply the fabulously soft mohair blend today. I’m really thinking of using one of the gray ones and overdying a forest green color.

 

The first  clue arrives today, I have to make a decision. Time to swatch.