Sunday, June 27, 2010

Black Sheep Gathering

I finally have everything updated on the website post-BSG. It was a busy show! Lots of things sold, which means I need to get back to dyeing to fill the website up again. Also, I need to get ready for Oregon Flock & Fiber in September! It also means I am now taking custom orders again! Yay!

Here is a picture of part of the booth. The weather was intermittently wet and sunny, so I kept putting off taking a picture. Blair finally took about 4 pictures on the last day when the battery died. I'm thankful we got this one! Overall the show went pretty well, but I did manage to get sun burned and have wet feet all at the same time down there. I think next year we will try for a space inside.

X really enjoyed the show too. Didn't manage a photo of him, but there is a photo on The Blue Moon Blog on this post down at the bottom! Really I think it's so cool that Tina got a photo of the both of us! Also carrying a baby around is very good for the pocketbook! I could only look and chat while holding him. Overall we had a lot of fun and I can't wait for next year!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Kirby's Epic Yarn

I just had to share this:

I wish I could embed the video right here, but no such luck. However if you are a yarn fan and a Kirby fan you will totally love this! I definitely am looking forward to it coming out!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Indie Sock

I'm so excited that Chrissy just announced her new book:

Indie Socks! What is even cooler is she is starting a pattern club that will release some of the patterns before the book is even released! You can check out more details on the Indie Socks website! So, why am I so excited about it? Well, if you scroll down on her website, you will see the skein of yarn I designed for the book! I have no idea if the pattern for my yarn will be one of the ones released early or if it will come out with the book. I just saw the picture and had to share! Yay!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Birch Scarf

I'm always amazed how blocking can make a lace scarf go from this:

to this:

All neat and pretty and happy! I love blocking lace! I also love entrelac, and this scarf is where those two loves meet! The pattern is Gardiner Yarn Works Birch (rav link), by Chrissy Gardiner. The pattern features 3 sizes, scarf, stole, or shawl. I chose to knit the scarf size as a booth sample for Black Sheep Gathering. I think it will look really pretty on display.

The yarn is my Tencel Sock yarn in color Summer Sky. It took less than a single skein to knit up the whole scarf, which is 7" x 60". A pretty ample scarf in my opinion. It was definitely a fun knit. I loved knitting it because I could get a square done while X was napping or a triangle done in the evening. A little here and a little there and I have a whole scarf knit in no time!

I actually dyed some oddball leftovers I had to make this. I think I had a skein and a half between 2 balls and this only used up one of the balls. I was so happy to have leftovers of this pretty yarn that I made X a summer hat. I'll post about that next time! Until then, happy knitting!

Friday, June 04, 2010

Handspun: Tulip Garden

I haven't had too much time to knit since X was born. Although I have finished 2 projects in the last week or so! I'll share just as soon as it stops raining long enough for me to get a good picture. What I have been able to do is spin, just a little bit at a time. So I present: Tulip Garden:

It reminds me of bright pink tulips springing up in a mass of greenery. Definitely a happy spring yarn to chase away the winter grays! I know it would be perfect for a hat or a pair of mitts.

The yarn is 100% Blue-Faced Leicester (BFL). It was handpainted by me before it was spun. There is 4oz (112 grams) and 130 yards. Recommended needle size: 6-8US. It is for sale in my shop here!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Happy June!

This month I am heading to Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene! It will be X's first show and we are both very excited! Well, maybe I am more than he is. =)

Since I'll be away there isn't a sale this month, but I have been cleaning out my stash instead! I put a few skeins up for sale on Ravelry! There is a little bit of everything, especially lace weight. As much as I imagine myself knitting up awesome lace shawls in lace weight yarn I know it isn't going to happen any time soon. Especially with a little one who already enjoys grabbing my knitting while I am working on it! He thinks circular needles are especially fun for his little hands to grab. So, take a look at the yarn, all of it has FREE shipping and ships just like any of my regular products! I'll even combine orders with my shop if you email me or send me a message on Ravelry! I hope you find something fun! I'm off to get things ready for BSG!