Saturday, April 25, 2009

Fiber Friday

Here's the latest hand dyed sock yarn up for Fiber Friday! These are all available in the shop.

Romaine - Tiger Twist
Rainbow - Panda
Rainbow Stripe Fillet of Sole on Tiger Twist
Orange Orange - Tiger Twist
One Rainbow - Tiger Twist
Koi Pond - Tiger Twist
Lemon Lime - Tiger Twist

Friday, April 10, 2009

Fiber Baristas - Fiber Club

Hello! Sorry I've been light on content this week. I've been working up a storm on an extra special treat for the final shipment of my Transitions Club, and dyeing up yarn for the Fiber Barista's sock club....all of which ships next Friday. Can't wait to see the look on the faces of the people in the post office when I bring this lot in! (And then the relief when they discover I've paid for most of the postage at home!!)

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

Fiber Friday!

Happy Friday!!! I have some pretty new hand dyed yarns for you!!

Pastel Rainbow Tabby Lace

Pastel Rainbow Tabby Lace

Monet Sunrise II - Tabby Lace

Monet's Sunrise II

Koi Pond - Tiger Twist Sock Yarn

Koi Pond

Designer's Challenge - Tiger Twist Sock Yarn

Designer's Challenge

Tweedy Green - Tiger Twist Sock Yarn

Tweedy Green

Tweedy Russet - Tiger Twist Sock Yarn

Tweedy Russet

The Times - Tiger Twist Sock Yarn

The Times

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

Fresh from the Dyepot - Tiger Twist Sock Yarn!

New hand dyed Superwash Merino Sock Yarn for Tiger Twist, my smooshy bouncy shiny soft yet twisty and durable sock yarn!!!

Purple Passion
Purple Passion

Blueberry Hill
Blueberry Hill



Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Top in the Shop!

New in the shop today!

Princess Cake

Princess Cake

Blue Lagoon (a nice gradient from turquoise to stormy blues)

Blue Lagoon

Lavender Fields

Lavender Fields

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Pink, Pink, and Chocolate!

Who said 'Diamonds are a girl's best friend'? Well, ok....but when diamonds aren't forthcoming, a girl can pamper herself with some lovely pinks and bite of chocolate.

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.

Black Cherry on Tiger Twist

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 this experiment was needed, and as you see....very worthwhile! I present Lipstick Jungle.

Lipstick Jungle on Tiger Twist

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?

Chocolate Bomb Pop on Tiger Twist

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Yarn and Fiber Update!!!

The busiest part of scarf season for me is finally over, and in the meantime I had quite a few requests for rainbows on worsted here are the newest ones:

Rainbow Blue Faced Leicester (There's two of these 1lb skeins, generally the same, but there's more blue in one.)
Rainbow BFL worsted, Skein B

What happens when you ripen a rainbow? Mature Rainbow!!! Hand Dyed on Superwash Merino Worsted 4 ply Yarn

Mature Rainbow - Siberian SW Worsted

This one is a favorite for bright color lovers.... Tropical Rainbow.
Tropical Rainbow - Siberian SW Worsted

For pastel lovers, we have Tutti Fruity. Again on Superwash Merino Worsted.
Tutti Fruity Rainbow - Siberian Tiger SW Worsted

And then I had some fun with cool winter colors.....

Pale Blue Skies on SW Worsted and Tiger Cub Fingering
Pale Blue Skies - Siberian SW Worsted
Pale Blue Skies - Tiger Cub Fingering

Winter's Day on Tiger Cub Fingering
Winter's Day Tiger Cub Fingering

Abigail on Corriedale Top Roving (I know it looks a bit grey, but it is really pale purple and pale blues)

Abigail Corriedale Top

Pale Blue Skies on Corriedale Combed Top

Pale Blue Skies Corriedale Top

And some other stuff!!

Captivating on Corriedale Top
Captivating - Corriedale Top

Dappled on Corriedale Top
Dappled Corriedale Top

The Yarn Formerly Known As.......
The Yarn Formerly Known as .....

And a former yarn brought back to life through customer request.....

Sunset in a Blender on Tiger Cub Fingering
Sunset in a Blender - Tiger Cub Fingering

Friday, January 02, 2009

A great new co-op sock club for 2009!

Fiber Baristas: Postcards from Home Sock Club

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 !

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!!!
ThePaintedTiger: Transitions Sock 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

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Get yer Custom Knitted Scarves here!!!

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".

Rugby Striped Scarf

BIG Wizard Style Scarf

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.

Michigan Scarf

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.

Hufflepuff, Hawkeyes, or Appalacian State Scarf

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:

Dr. Who Scarf

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!