Sunday, January 29, 2012

I'm hosting a poll...

...and need your opinion. It can be found here in the Yarn Group on Ravelry. It's about spinning fiber and worsted weight yarn and the put ups you would prefer to buy.
Thanks for helping out! I learn the most from you, my potential customers!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

More fiber...

in the shop today! It's Polwarth/Silk and BlueFaced Leicester/Silk.

I have colorways of coordinating green that would look awesome spun up alone and plied together! If you do that you'll have a sweater's worth of handspun yarn and you won't get bored in the process!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I've got a...

...contest going on over in my Ravelry Group. Come check it out for some fun!

Meanwhile look what dried today! I'm very pleased with my spinning  if I may say so!

I finally got my sweaters worth, (maybe more) yarn done! It was a very fun project that I started in the beginning of December. I went stash busting for all the blues and some purples that I had. I blended them in my drum carder and here are the results:
5 skeins with an average of 4 ounces and 370 yards, 2 ply heavy fingering.
Total of 21 ounces/1.3 pounds and 1886 yards! Perfect for this sweater. I think. I could change my mind...

I spun this in the spring and finally got it plied, I had other plans but I decided to Navajo ply it and make a hat for my sister with it, it will match her coat perfectly.

Finally from my own hand dyed is this skein for a friend of mine. She has been an awesome inspiration to me while starting my business.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

New to the shop... Polwarth/Silk! It's a fantatic blend of fibers, strong, bouncy and full of memory, it will hold it's shape well in a garment. I have plans for a sweater with it someday. I tucked 8 ounces of this last batch in my stash for it. I'll add more to it as I get them. Polwarth is great for beginner spinners because of it long staple length. Did you know that any fiber with silk makes the staple length longer? It sure does and it's a smoother spin I think.
Here's what's new in the shop today:

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

What's new today...

...Fiber Batts for your spinning and felting pleasures! Find these and more at All for Love of Yarn!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year...

...everyone! I hope you’re off to a great start, hopefully better than me, I’ve got a nasty cold/cough…

Anyway…on to better news, at least for the spinners out there, I’ve just listed a 3 month fiber club with the price below retail and shipping is included for US customers.

For you non-spinners and spinners alike, I’ve got lots of new yarn in the shop, including a new blend of Bluefaced Leicester, silk and cashmere. It’s really awesome!!

Here’s what you might get, 4 ounces each month:
75% BlueFaced Leicester 25% Silk
80% Merino 20% Silk
85% Polwarth Wool 15% Silk
50% Merino Wool 25% Bamboo(rayon) 25% Silk
60% Superwash Merino 30% Bamboo(rayon) 10% Nylon
50% Alpaca 30% Merino 20% Silk