Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Upcoming Events

I've been busy lately getting some special orders out of the way and working on getting my "ducks in a row" so to speak.  I will be unable to take any special orders after this week. 

Don't fret, I have two events that you'll be able to see my bags at coming up. 

  • First is the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Show. I'm excited to say I'm consigning some bags with Dawn of Fairytale Knits. She's going to be selling her beautifully dyed yarn and roving in booth #37.
  • Second I'll be vending at this years Homespun Yarn Party. I had so much fun vending at the HYP last year I'm so excited to be able to do it again. 
If there's any specific type of bag you'd like to see at either of these shows please let me know! 

Ok enough chatting back to work! 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Art Yarn?

So lets talk some spinning.
Just recently I took all the fiber samples from my Phat Fiber boxes and core spun up a huge skein. It was a lot of fun to spin. At first I didn't think I would like it. But as I was working on it I fell in love. I'm not normally an art yarn type of person. 

For core spun you take a core yarn and spin fiber around it to create a fun and funky smooth fiber. You hold the fiber at a 90 degree angle from the core and basically wrap it around the core. So you really can show off the wonderful batts that you my have. 

 I went to Youtube and made a spinning playlist with all different kinds of tutorials about core spinning  and then watched it on my TV through my Wii.  I also uesed the Spin Art book by Jacey Boggs and the accompanying DVD to do it.

I'm unsure of what exactly I'll be knitting with this. But I'm thinking of a scarf or cowl. Something simple to show off the different fibers. If you have a pattern you'd think would work please share in the comments. 

This finished skein ended up weighing about 14oz! I got 10 WPI (wraps per inch) and 272 yds. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Hi there!

Long time no see huh?
I've been feeling the need to blog again. I used to update quite regularly then I didn't.
Well I'm going to try and re-do this thing again.
I will probably talk about knitting, crochet, spinning, sewing and baking still. I will also talk about my Etsy Store and highlight a few things about that as well.

 In the meantime here's a photo of the girls. They're getting SO big! It's amazing how fast they grow isn't it. (esp when you don't post for 2 years) LOL
ok well until next time!