Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Little Changes

Just dropping in quickly to announce a small change in the hand dyed yarns I'm offering in the shop. I've decided to offer my hand dyed sock yarns in 215 yard quantities for $10.50 per skein (I've adjusted the shipping rate on this listing as well so that no one will be charged extra shipping for purchasing a quantity of 2).

I realize that it's nice to only have to fuss with winding one skein of yarn for a pair of socks, however it's also nice to only have to purchase roughly the amount of yarn that you need for a project.

Having the skeins in this quantity should make it a little easier on the bank account if you need around 600 yards for a pair of socks, or if you're wanting to purchase yarn for a color work project.

I'll be looking at the next couple of months as a test period for the change. We'll see how it goes. :)

Friday, April 15, 2011


The last few weeks have been a blur. While I have been able to get some new fibers into the shop, I spent much of our spring break taking care of sick kids (sadly, both of my girls caught colds).

On the glass-half-full side of things, I did manage to finish up two of my sock knitting projects...

pattern: Child's First Sock pattern from Knitting Vintage Socks
needle: US1.5
yarn: Four Rivers Yarn & Fiber Hand Dyed Sock Yarn in a OOAK colorway that I call Lavender Farm.

pattern: 2x2 ribbed sock with a purl ridge every 12th row
needle: US 1
yarn: Some sw merino/alpaca handspun that sat in the shop (After months of it sitting I felt I had to take the listing down and use this poor yarn. It was too lovely to be ignored.)

It feels good to have these two projects finished. In celebration I pulled the next ufo out of the knitting pile: a gorgeous handspun Swallowtail Shawl (rav link). I'm so excited to be working on a shawl again! They always seem to knit up so fast. :)

Today is my birthday and I plan to spend the rest of it cleaning my house, spinning, and baking a German Chocolate Cake. We're visiting with family this weekend (which generally means a lot of time spent in the car), hopefully by the end of it I'll have a new finished shawl. :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011


It's been a while since I've seen this sight. It has been raining, snowing, hailing and misting under an overcast sky for months and months. To wake up and find the sky looking this way is just... glorious.

So far this week I've been working. There has been dyeing...

There has been spinning...

But today (and tomorrow, if the weather is still permitting) I'm forsaking my dye pots, getting the heck out of this house and enjoying some of that warm, irresistible sunshine.

Who could blame me?