Thursday, August 30, 2007

Wild Thang!!
Here is one of our newest residents...there are three of these little guys (plus big mama), and they are such fun to watch as they play tag in the trees behind our home at dusk. (We keep the garbage tightly away from them!!)

Also in their natural untamed state are my newly dyed yarns. I'm toying around with semi-solids this'd I do? (You can click on any of the pictures to see them REALLY big!!)

These will be appearing in my Etsy shop, next week. Hey, ya gotta give me time to tame them. No telling what influence wild yarn would have in your domesticated stash!!

Friday, August 24, 2007

New Yarns for August 24! Black & Blue is at the top, inpired by one of my favorite sweaters. The middle one is "Sunset in a Blender" that I created for EtsyFAST's August Challenge. The bottom one is yet unnamed, thought I would experiment with some thick and thin stripes. All of these will be available in my shop, , over the next few days.

The fawn twins are back, here's a pic of each. They were on our patio...about 5 feet away from me.

Monday, August 20, 2007

I made it!

Etsy recently held a Treasury style poster contest, and my yarn made it onto this winning entry. The picture will be blown up into a poster and given away at festivals. I also had yarn on a Rainbow honorable mention entry, and apparently I was included in 5 total entries. Not bad for a shop that usually has only 35 items!!

Friday, August 10, 2007

My ball winder arrived!!

I totally caved and purchase a really nice ball winder from Nancy's Knit Knacks. It looks neat, and winds these super cool balls! Trust me, it was worth every penny, and now I can wind the yarn into center pull balls for you! Shown above are a sampling of single color ombres I made to be listed in my Etsy Shop.... .

Above are some other colors I've been working on. The first is Gobble, Gobble (remember making those construction paper turkeys as a kid....same colors!). The bottom two are the exact same rainbow dyebath. On the left is a Superwash Merino/Nylon blend, and the one on the right is laceweight Merino wool. Amazing how the superwash treatment really changes how the color takes on the yarn. These are being wound and will appear in my Etsy shop within the next week.