Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Coincidently, my friend at Northern Dyeworks has been working hard on a website and cart for Fiber Baristas, and she unveiled it today. Which means you can now sign up for the Fiber Barista Fiber Club!!
It's a 6 month club, payable in one lump with a discount, or in two payments. You'll receive 2-4 oz depending on the fiber and prep. We are allowing for the purchase of 'double shots' right up front, so if you know you would prefer more....we have it for you!!! Anyway, check out the site for the full details, and I hope you'll sign up.
Friday, April 03, 2009
Pastel Rainbow Tabby Lace
Monet Sunrise II - Tabby Lace
Koi Pond - Tiger Twist Sock Yarn
Designer's Challenge - Tiger Twist Sock Yarn
Tweedy Green - Tiger Twist Sock Yarn
Tweedy Russet - Tiger Twist Sock Yarn
The Times - Tiger Twist Sock Yarn
I also want to give a shout out to all those who were able to take advantage of the April Fool's sale....thank you so much, may you have many pleasurable hours knitting with your new stash!!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Saturday, March 07, 2009
This kettle dyed Tiger Twist sock yarn is called Black Cherry. The Tiger Twist is now in the bigger 4oz skeins, so plenty for your socks and a mitered blanket square or two. The high twist on this yarn makes it long lasting and great for showing stitch work.
Next we have a beautiful variegated yarn in all the tints and shades of pink. I've had this color before, but changed brands of dye....so this experiment was needed, and as you see....very worthwhile! I present Lipstick Jungle.
And finally, I brought back an old favorite and jazzed it up a bit. Who can resist a Chocolate Bomb Pop in two flavors of luscious rasberry and a double helping of rich dark chocolate?
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Rainbow Blue Faced Leicester (There's two of these 1lb skeins, generally the same, but there's more blue in one.)
What happens when you ripen a rainbow? Mature Rainbow!!! Hand Dyed on Superwash Merino Worsted 4 ply Yarn
This one is a favorite for bright color lovers.... Tropical Rainbow.
For pastel lovers, we have Tutti Fruity. Again on Superwash Merino Worsted.
And then I had some fun with cool winter colors.....
Pale Blue Skies on SW Worsted and Tiger Cub Fingering
Winter's Day on Tiger Cub Fingering
Abigail on Corriedale Top Roving (I know it looks a bit grey, but it is really pale purple and pale blues)
Pale Blue Skies on Corriedale Combed Top
And some other stuff!!
Captivating on Corriedale Top
Dappled on Corriedale Top
The Yarn Formerly Known As.......
And a former yarn brought back to life through customer request.....
Sunset in a Blender on Tiger Cub Fingering
Friday, January 02, 2009
I have a great group of friends who are also indie dyers. We've been having a great time together online, and decided to put our talents together. We call ourselves the Fiber Baristas, and 9 of us are presenting this first club. In Postcards from Home, each month you will receive a sock yarn that is dyed with the dyers home area in mind, plus some information (or postcard) of the area. It's a great way to sample many different dyers! We are now open for membership, pop on over to FiberBaristas.blogspot.com !
Also, don't forget that my own club, Transitions, is open! If you love to knit from sock blanks, and you love long transitions like Noro, you'll love this club!!!
Happy New Year to you all! It's been a fun and exciting year at ThePaintedTiger, and I'm eager to see what 2009 brings!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Willow on Supersock
One Rainbow Fillet of Sole on Tiger Twist
One pound of BFL Worsted in Rainbow
Koi Pond in Siberian SW Worsted Merino
One pound of BFL in Berry Compote (This on is on Etsy for the EtsyFAST Luxury November Challenge).
Rainbow on Tiger Supersock
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
It's that season again, so it seems like a good time to mention the original side of ThePaintedTiger..... custom knit striped rugby scarves. How is this done, you may ask? You simply choose two colors from my list of Red, Burgundy, Orange, Yellow, Gold, Green, Hunter, Blue, Navy, Grey, Brown, Cream, White, and Black (other colors may be available upon request), choose your fringe length, and check out. Your scarf will be knit and in the mail to you within 10 days of order.
This is the BIG scarf, and measures about 7 inches wide and 80 inches long. This particular one was requested in Gryffindor colors of Harry Potter fame. All of my scarves are knitted in a thick rib knit and then carefully finished so the ends don't flare out. Then I add your choice of fringe....none, 3", or 7".
As you can see, the scarf itself is about knee length on an average person, and the fringe hangs around the shins. It makes the custom scarf perfect for wrapping, and the BIG size can even be used to wrap the head if needed.
Like the length but not the width? I offer the LONG Custom Scarf. These knit scarves are 5 inches wide and 80 inches long. This particular Navy Blue and Gold (Maize) scarf was given as a Christmas gift to a Michigan fan.
Finally, I have the Regular Custom Knit Scarf. The size is 5 x 70 inches, which puts the scarf around mid-thigh on most people (before fringe). It's the perfect length for car coats, or if you like your scarf for decoration instead of functionality. This yellow and black combo was very popular last year as a scarf for Hufflepuff, Iowa Hawkeyes, and Appalacian State.
Ok, really finally.....if you have something else you would like made, please do contact me to see if I can make a custom custom order for you. For example, I made this scarf for a Dr. Who fan who wanted something more managable to wear for everyday:
So.....if you don't knit, or do knit but are overwhelmed and need some help, do remember ThePaintedTiger Custom Knit Striped Scarves for your holiday gift giving, for birthdays, or your favorite University or Sports Team fan!