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!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fresh from the Dyepot!

Whew, finally a yarn update large enough to tell you about!

Here are some Fillet of Sole yarns. They are specially designed for toe-up-two-at-a-time patterns. I've been furiously making these!!!

Rainbow Constructed
Rainbow Constructed - Fillet of Sole in Tiger Twist

Raspberry Mocha
Raspberry Mocha - Fillet of Sole in Tiger Twist

Frances - Fillet of Sole in Tiger Twist

Tropical Constructed Rainbow
Tropical Rainbow Constructed - Fillet of Sole in Tiger Twist

And here are some skeins....

Chocolate on Tiger Twist
Chocolate on Tiger Twist

Chocolate on Supersock

Chocolate on Supersock

I thought I'd get into the election fun a little bit....

Blue State
Blue State on Tiger Twist

Red State
Red State on Tiger Twist

Aurora on Tiger Twist

Blue Spruce
Blue Spruce on Supersock

Monday, October 20, 2008

Yummy Hand Dyed Corriedale Roving!!!

Watch out.... I busted into that bump of Corriedale that's been sitting around here....and wow!! I love it! All of these are 8 ounces....snap them up quick before I decide to keep and spin them all!!!

Aurora- Corriedale Top
Autumn Splendor- Corriedale Top
It's Not Easy Being Green - Corriedale Top
Twilight - Corriedale Top
Black n Blue - Corriedale Top

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New Yarn!

Here's what is 'fresh from the dyepot' this week. I've been concentrating on filling out my selection of Tiger Twist colors. If you haven't tried this yarn base yet, you are in for a treat. This 100% Superwash Merino Wool yarn is specifically spun just for making socks. It has a tight twist, and is a bit overplyed to make it very sturdy and amazingly springy. It will also lend great stitch definition to your projects.

First up is Cascade. It is a blend of deep pine green, browns and tans, and a splash of aqua/teal.

Cascade - Tiger Twist

Next is Bed of Roses. It has crisp greens and perky pinks.

Bed of Roses - Tiger Twist

This next one I had some trouble naming, but my friends on Ravelry helped me out! This is Suede and Sapphire, and is mostly browns, gold, and just a splash of stunning blue.

Suede and Sapphires

Antique Rose has gentle linen tans, a soft green, and gentle burgundy.

Antique Rose - Tiger Twist

Winter Morning has soft blues, greys, and a bit of buttery sun peeking through.


This one is on supersock....Cranberry is a saturated red just right for the holidays.

Cranberry - Tiger Supersock

Limeade is on my merino lace, and is a refreshing semi-solid to show off your pattern.

Sage - Merino Lace

I'm also trying to fill out some colors of semi-solids. This week I did sage and pale purple. Each is available on Supersock and Tiger Twist.


Wisteria - Tiger Twist


Sage - Tiger Twist

Now I'm back to the studio to hand dye up another batch of yarn and fiber just for you!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

New yarns up at ThePaintedTiger!

New stuff!! I've also further reduced items in the sale section, in case you'd like to take another look.

Autumn Glory, on Superwash Merino Worsted:

Autumn Glory on Superwash Worsted

I Like Coffee, I Like Tea on Panda Sock:

I Like Coffee, I Like Tea on Panda

Autumn Leaves on Peruvian Worsted Wool Yarn:

Autumn Leaves on Peruvian Worsted

Mystery on Panda Bamboo Blend Sock Yarn

Mystery on Panda

Aurora (a new batch) on Peruvian Bulky:

Aurora on Peruvian Bulky

One Rainbow on Tiger Supersock:

One Rainbow on Supersock

One Rainbow on Tiger Twist:

One Rainbow on Tiger Twist

Mystery on Merino Lace"

Mystery on Merino Lace

A new batch of Rainbow on Peruvian Worsted

Rainbow - Peruvian Worsted

And on Panda Sock Yarn:

Rainbow - Panda

AND, on Tiger Twist!

Rainbow - Tiger Twist

Finally, another color for Tiger Twist sock yarn, Playful:

Playful - Tiger Twist

I hope you enjoy this latest batch of hand dyed yarns! I'm working on more great stuff!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Fiber Friday, July 11

Here's the preview for this week! All of these are up on ThePaintedTiger.

Chai on Merino Lace

Chai on Merino Lace

George on Tiger Supersock
George on Tiger Supersock

A new batch of Country Roads.
Country Roads II

A new batch of Designer's Challenge
Designer's Challenge III on Tiger Supersock

Breezy on Tiger Supersock
Breezy on Tiger Supersock

Ruth on Tiger Supersock
Ruth on Tiger Supersock

Charcoal Ombre on Tiger Supersock.
Charcoal Ombre, Tiger Supersock