I have been a bit busy lately. I have a finished object and pretty new things to show you:
These are the socks that I have been secretly working on for my husband's birthday. He has complained quite a bit that he has never received any handknit socks and now he can't do that anymore. I finished them up just in time for his birthday yesterday and he was very surprised.
Now in the new tools area, I just got this electric ball winder. I am so very excited about it. I have already tried it out and it works beautifully. It will save me so much work from having to hand wind, which means that I should be able to put yarn up faster after dyeing it. I must say it is a very happy thought.
I do have quite a bit of news too. The first bit of news is that I have been asked by Shokay to make up my holiday bag(.pdf) out of their 100% yak down yarn. Their yarn is really really nice and soft. It feels a lot like cashmere. I also like their company philosophy of helping the nomadic peoples of Asia be more sustainable by marketing their one of a kind yarn around the world. Make sure to go and check out their site, they are a really cool company. In exchange for making this lovely bag I got my very own skein of their yarn to play with. They are also going to give out my pattern for free (since it is free on my website) with my name and website where ever their yarn is sold. Now that is some great marketing for me right there. I am excited about it and can't wait to get started on my bag.
The second bit of news that I have is that Woolgirl is up and running. I have my very own page right here. She also is carrying a lot of other indy designer's yarn, so make sure to check out her whole site. I am so very happy to be a part of the Woolgirl website. Now if my sock yarn can just come in then I will be super happy.