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A little peek at something that a few people know about already…
Yarn dyed by me. I will have a handful of different kinds available in the next 3 weeks. I feel like I have been waiting for so long to take this step. The time has finally come. I willl be selling the yarn in my etsy shop (by the way, have you been there lately? I have candy…just sayin’.) and (hopefully) in yarn shops in Alaska.
Pardon the dust…I am working on changing things up here a little bit. You will see things come and go from the sidebar and appearances change – all part of a bigger plan.
Meanwhile, I have lots of knitting to show you. Unfortunately, not my Garter Yoke Cardigan. I took a great self portrait using my old camera and when I went to put my old memory card into my new camera, I deleted the photos, forgetting that I hadn’t saved that particular series. Darn. Will have to have DH help me out with a new photoshoot.
Oh, and did you know that we just got back from a 10 day vacation to Hawai’i? Without kids…! Let’s just take a break for a minute, shall we?
Sunset Beach, North Shore of Oahu. Pretty much the only part of Oahu that I liked. Waikiki and Honolulu are so not me. I am a Big Island girl. At least so far.
Back to the knitting.
Knitted for DH’s Aunt
Noro Silk Garden Sock
Size 4 Addi Turbo Lace Needles
So, yeah. This pattern was tricksy for me. I made it harder than it was and worked the increase section to 266 stitches. Why? Well because I have a problem reading and remembering numbers. I also went up a needle size because I tend to be a tight knitter. It all worked out ok, I just did fewer repeats of the feather and fan border. My first mini shawl, I can see more of these in my future.
Another first. My first colorwork project. Super addicting. I had hopes of it fitting the toddler, with even bigger hopes of making us all matchy matchy family hats for the winter. It turned out to be too big for the toddler, but too small for my giant nugget, or DH’s almost as large head. So, it went to my friend, Estrella. Owner of a petite cranium. I do still plan on doing a family matchy-matchy hat theme this year, just will make some basic changes to this pattern (which is already great). Stay tuned.
Misc. small amounts of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes
Addi Turbos – unknown size.
One last picture of Sunset Beach, North Shore, Oahu. For good measure.
My shop is open again (<<click here)! Tomorrow, I will be adding a couple skeins of new handspun yarn, as well as new fiber dyed in new colors. So exciting! I can’t wait to share it with you!
Aaaannnnddd…if there is anything that you have had your eye on, now is the time to buy. I will be putting my shop on “vacation” starting December 10 through mid-February. If you tell me that you read my blog, I will refund 10% of your purchase price as a way of giving thanks for my supporters.
So, go forth and shop!! (click on “shop” to be taken to my shop)
Some new pretties in my etsy shop:
I have a thing for orange lately.
Superwash Merino roving! This wool is incredible. So soft and easy to spin. It feels softer than cotton candy. I didn’t think that wool could get softer than my regular Merino, but this is it! I see lots more of this in my future.
No, not the kind you eat. The kind I play with. I have been working on my spinning skills lately, getting prepared for a custom order from my shop that has me incredibly excited… So, I am working on single ply yarns lately. I adore single ply. I love the smoothness of it, the simple twist of it.
Conn modeling single ply “Lime in the Coconut” from my shop. I am working on a hat using this yarn and loving the way it is knitting up. I have just a little more decreasing to do before I can show a picture of it. The thing with single ply hand spun yarn is the self-striping! Every row that I knit, I am amazed with how the striping is working out. So neat!
And, I got to play with dyes this weekend. Working on the custom order and a teensy bit of autumn inspiration to go in the shop later this week.