Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Off The Needles

This Inspira Cowl just came off the needles yesterday. It's a lovely free pattern on Ravelry with three different versions included. I followed some modifications by fellow Ravelry members, I added the picot edge and the Latvian braid.

                     
 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

New Yarn Base!

I've added Big Rad Bulky to the shop. She is a 80% Superwash Merino - 20% Nylon Blend in a single. Each skein is approximately 82 yards and 100 grams. I should make a hat!

 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Monster Socks

My Monster Socks for the Monster Socks KAL are complete! Want to join in on the fun? Find the Ravelry group here and the cool podcast here!
 
I used the magic knot method to join scraps of left over sock yarns together. I also used the afterthought heel. I really enjoy cruising through the sock knitting and worrying about heels last! I think this are my record fast socks so far. Five days from start to finish, with ends woven in!
 



 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Rambouillet is here!

Rambouillet has arrived to the Etsy shop. It's super soft, like extra squishy Merino soft! If you don't see the colorway of your choice listed in the shop, request a custom order!
 
 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tape, Glue, Tags, Paper and Scissors

I don't normally play with paper but I got the urge to make some cutesy tags as a special project. I made a mess of the dining room table for a few hours, I found myself totally hooked! It's nice to change things up a bit so if you need some inspirations cruise Pinterest for some ideas to get your juices flowing!



Sunday, February 23, 2014

Fiber Clubs!

I am so excited to know that we are getting closer and closer to warmer weather here. Soon it will be Goodbye February and Hello March! March in the past has been one of my most least favorite months ever. This I think was a result from 7th grade Spanish class, it wasn't my favorite class and I remember that particular month dragging on that year. Everyday our teacher would write the date on the board and in a very long, drawn out and deep voice she would announce the date while screeching her chalk on the board.
 
So there you have it, this is the reason why I still hate March.
 
Anyways, to brighten up the month I have introduced FIBER CLUBS! There are currently three to choose from, please see this page for details. If you would rather see a set time subscription where you purchase all at once rather than monthly check out this Etsy listing for the 3 month club!
 
 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sewing Draw String Bags

Omg, I had to make these! First it started as one and then it quickly multiplied to three. They are like bunnies! If you like bunnies, you'll also like to catch up on Jeni's blog, her bunny George makes an appearance quite a bit! I found this tutorial over at In Color Order. I'm sure I'm way behind the times on this but I thought I'd share the link in case you may have missed this!
 

 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Handspuns


What have I been up to? I've been spinning! I had previously decided that 2014 shall be the year of the wheel and so far that has been the case. Here a few shots of the yarns that recently came off the bobbins.
 
First is Cluck. She is one of the finest and consistent yarns I've spun to date. Hand dyed on Polwarth and is approx. 3.5ozs and 320ish yards.
 
Next is Picnic and Craftwerk (a.k.a Work Picnic). What a bubbly, fun skein!
 
 
This is Circus and Escape (a.k.a Flee the Circus). This is also hand dyed Polwarth and in the nice range of fingering weight!
 
 
Lastly is Copper Head. I purchased it from Spinner's Hill at Roc Day this year. I had planned to make the Honey Cowl with it but I've changed my mind. We will see what she becomes!
 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I See Stripes

 
I've been working on some self striping yarn. This here is my first dyed skein and of course there is some tweaking that needs to be done. I'd like to see narrower stripes and no crosses on the warp board! I predict that these will be done in batches or as a pre-order item. I love this look but let's face it guys, it takes some time putting this together for the dye pot!
 
 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Busy Bee

Where did this month go? Holy crow, I think I've been busy! This month I have found some new favorite things, two of which are podcasts and Instagram. By the way, I post more frequently on Instagram than I do here (sorry guys it's just easier!). Now I know these things have been around for awhile but I'm old in my ways and lame! If you haven't checked out these podcasts yet I would highly recommend them: Knitabulls, Sew Knitpicky, Craftstash and The Fat Squirrel Speaks.

New to the shop are what I will call colorway series. So far these have been dyed up on the SW Sock 80/20 blend. This one is called Graffiti. It is similar to the Melting Pot series but it has some black sprinkles added. I think I prefer this as it gives the yarn so much more dynamic! The Melting Pot will continue and I will be introducing another later this week. This batch of Graffiti is sold out but a new batch will be listed shortly. Each skein is unique!