Monday, June 30, 2014

Childs Play Handspun

I have a new goal for shows and that is to spin up a sample skein of each of the fibers I carry in the booth. First up is MIO Roving

This fiber is incredibly bouncy and spongy to spin. The yarn comes out the same way without even trying. The color I chose was Childs Play. 

It was really fun to see how the colors came together as I spun it. Overall, a really fun yarn

This is the original roving before it was spun. You can find the spinning fiber here and the final yarn for sale here.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Black Sheep!

Another Black Sheep Gathering has come and gone. It was a great show this year. I had a lot of fun.

I even got out of the booth for a little bit too! I got a fringe twister for making my ends pretty on my weaving. I also couldn't resist this Polwarth from Huckleberry Knits. It's in color Lady Edith. I just had to have it. I'm thinking of spinning yarn for another tunic dress for my girl. I bet it will be beautiful spun up! Then on the right is fiber from Knitted Wit from her Indiegogo campaign. I absolutely love it! I think it would make another fun top for the girl child! So now I have lots of projects to look forward to!

I also got some spinning done at the show too! I need to set the twist on these and then they will be ready to knit! I want to knit up little samples for the booth to show how each spins up. From left to right: Merino/Tencel in Little Koi, Merino/Tussah Shadow in Apple Cinnamon (coming soon), and Superwash BFL in Copper Kettle.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Black Sheep Gathering

This week I am putting the final touches on everything to get ready for Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, OR June 20-22.

If you are going make sure to stop by and say hi! I have lots of new yarn and fiber in the booth! I'm really looking forward to everything!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

New! Shawl Pins

New from Plover Designs ~ 3 new designs and 2 different metals!
If you are familiar with Plover Designs then you know how wonderful their shawl pins are! These new designs make a great addition to their collection!

Monday, June 02, 2014

New! Yakkity Yak Sock

I am gearing up for Black Sheep Gathering June 20-22 in Eugene, OR. For me that means lots of new yarn and fiber! So much still to do and dye!

I finished this up this week! It is my new Yakkity Yak Sock. It is 60% Superwash Wool 20% Yak 20% Silk. Just let that sink in a bit! It is so soft and luxurious! The bit of silk gives it a subtle luster and the yak gives it a soft heather color without even trying. I am in love! I think it would be great for treat-yourself socks or a scarf or shawl to keep you cozy. This yarn is unbelievable how wonderful it is! It is even machine washable! Though, I still would suggest handwashing. I have already had people trying to scoop up this yarn before I even had a chance to post it! It is in the shop and will be in my booth at Black Sheep too!