Thursday, October 30, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Spinzilla, a week long challenge in spinning. It's all about the yardage! This was my first year participating and I was so excited to be a part of Team Ply. Spinzilla was a super challenge for me. I usually don't devote that kind of time to spinning these days so I considered it a vacation. By the third day, I was pooped but I kept trucking along. In the end I tallied up my yardage and I counted over 5,000 yards. For more info about Spinzilla check out the website here.
Friday, June 20, 2014
I made a few batts the other day with the idea that I wanted to stock pile a few new art yarns. This purple one really tempted me to get going right away and within minutes of being peeled off the carder it was on the wheel. I like to use my Ashford Country Spinner for these pups.
It's a blend of teeswater locks, merino, bamboo, silk waste, glitz and various mystery wools. My favorite way to spin these batts is to corespin them and then ply with a mercerized cotton thread. You should try it, it's fun!
This the skein I ended with. From carder to complete is was only a few hours of work. I have 20 yards of soft, bubbly yarn. She weighs in at 2.35ozs.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Sock skein splits are here! What does that mean? Well, its a half skein of sock yarn in a 75% SW Merino/25% Nylon base. These little babies are super soft and are GREAT for colorwork, Entrelac, quity motifs, modular knitting, stranded Nordic patterns, etc.
I have many colors available, the photo below is just a sampling!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
I finished this cute little bag a couple of weeks ago and I thought I'd share it with you. I found this pattern while floating through my Instagram feed.
After I found it a 1000x over I decided that I need to make one too! The pattern can be found here.
Of course it's not really sewing unless I have a bit of a disaster!
But I managed to pull through and I completed it in a little less than two days. There is a great sew-a-long through the Quiltbarn if you'd like a bit of a walk through while making yours!
Sunday, May 18, 2014
I finished the Sprout Cowl this morning! Hooray! The final product is fabulous and I am so happy with it! If double knitting is on your list to try this is a great first timer pattern. Very easy to follow and the sprouts are super cute! Honestly the hardest part was choosing the colors! I used Hudson by Jill Draper Makes Stuff. Jill is also the pattern designer and she teaches this project among others on Creative Bug. The class is awesome!!
Friday, May 16, 2014
Hey guys! I hope this spring season is treating you well! I'm loving the nice weather and being able to spend some time in the fresh air. I haven't posted anything in awhile but I've been real busy (walking the dog).
I thought that I would share a few new colorways today! Most of my new colors have been devoted to the fiber clubs to make the club memberships special. Those fun colors will be available in the shop at some point in the future as well. If you are curious as to what the club has consisted of so far then check out the spoilers on The SRR Ravelry Group. Oh! Speaking of clubs, I have just posted a new 3 month block on Etsy, the sign up will be open until June 7th.!
Thrift on Rambouillet
Tonic on Rambouillet
Friday, April 25, 2014
Sock blanks are here! I know that in previous posts I had mentioned that self striping yarn would be arriving. I LIED! Rewinding those pups proved to be a mess. I admit defeat. I have decided to pass on that adventure, BUT instead, these blanks will produce a lovely soft striping knitted project! YAY!
You can find the details about these in the shop. They also have a nice generous yardage of 463 yards! Here is my WIP...
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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.