Tuesday, March 30, 2010


...finally, it's here, my Nogi yarn base. It is 90% Superwash merino wool and 10% Nylon. I love it!! So soft and squishy and twisty, too! The first batch is in the steam pot right now, a melody of turquoise, blue, green and yellows.

I have to share this: My husband walked in the door last evening as I was lifting my steam pot from the sink to the stove. He greeted us and said: What are we eating tonight? YARN! (We had BBQ chicken sandwiches--we were all happy. )

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


....testing, new yarn base. It's a yummy one, too! 100% Superwash merino wool 490 yards in a fine fingering weight. Super soft and twisty! I'm trying out new yarn bases to see what I like the best. I just got a shipment today, some merino top fiber, too. Can't wait to dye it! This one is at the shop and more are coming soon, they are drying right now, hopefully tomorrow I'll get them re-skeined and ready to post for sale. This colorway is Sherbet, a soft and subtle mix of orange and pink. I've always loved orange and pink together. This yarn will make a great pair of socks or a nice lacy shawl or whatever you have in mind.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

More dying...

...I've been dyeing yarn for a friend of mine, from her own sheep and rabbits...it can be purchased at Shepherd's Garden  in a week or two I suppose. I still have it at my home. The pastel is 100% Corriedale wool and the purple-gray is 90% Shetland/10% Angora. The shetland is gray yarn, so it was fun to dye, I left sections of the gray to give it a more natural, organic feel. I think they both turned out beautiful and I look forward to do more for her!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Fiber, fiber...

...everywhere, from the beginning to the end. Gorgeous! I love it. I'm going to save it for myself to spin someday. A dear friend of mine wants to teach me to spin. At first I said no way...I have no time...after a few weeks I started to realize how cool it would be if I could make my own yarn! I dye it, why not spin it, too. I can learn slowly, as if I have nothing else to do! Why not learn while I'm young and then when I'm old, or my kids are older I will be able to actually do it and not learn it then. Sounds better to me after I thought about it for a while, makes sense. So, yes, she talked me into it, pretty easily I must say. Today she dropped off her spinning wheel to let me practice! Now, I just have to get the kids to bed, they are night owls lately! One down, one to go, David is sleeping in my lap right now and Daddy is trying to get Katya ready for bed, she is trying to play instead! 

I hand painted the pencil roving in 6 different colors, some left overs, but I think I can repeat the colorway on some yarn. Dyeing roving was fun, a bit more work than yarn.

It's all dry and I'm not sure what to do with it, wind it in a ball maybe and save it for later. It will be my inspiration for learning how to spin!

Friday, March 5, 2010

My socks are coming...

...to life! Take a look, I love them and they are fitting well. I love the yarn and it's been a joy to knit with. I don't get tired of the colors, there seems to be new colors emerging with every stitch. It is really fun to see it take shape into something I will wear! I can't wait to get them finished and put them on my feet! Defiantly no pooling in this colorway...I love the overall effect and dispersing of color which I try to do with all my colorways. You can find more information about the yarn Ravelry. I currently don't have any of this colorway for sale, but will soon. If you would like it on a certain base yarn please contact me via Etsy or Ravelry.