Friday, June 20, 2014

Batt Carding & Corespinning

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 Splits!





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

CNY Fiber Fest

The Etsy shop will be closed this Friday through Monday for the CNY Fiber Festival. Any custom orders or reserves can be arranged through the BigCartel website. For more info on the festival visit their website here.
 
 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Sew Together Bag

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

Off The Needles

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

New colorways

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

 
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

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!