Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Current Projects

I've been switching gears from dying to spinning and knitting this week. I spun a brand new skein of Blue Faced Leicester Yarn, as well as a mini skein of some wool yarn I had from a while ago (shown hanging to dry on my door to the right). I only had a little sample, so I'm thinking of putting this together with some other hand spun yarn.

The second picture shows some possible yarn combinations. I'm looking at combining it with other small bits of hand spun that I have.

I'm also working on what to knit with it. Since its a small amount of yarn, I'm thinking of making a neckwarmer and adding some lovely handmade buttons that I just bought from ginpins. She makes such great buttons that its sometimes a race to buy them first!

I'm currently knitting up a neckwarmer in a new pattern that I think will work for the hand spun one as well. This neckwarmer is knit with yarn from Yarn2Spin; it is Shepherd's Wool from Stonehedge Fiber Mill in Michigan in 2 shades of green.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Summer Blog Carnival

Summer is almost here and lots of people are talking about summer vacations and kids being out of school. For me, my work is about to get a lot busier, so I hope I still have enough time for my shop! If I'm working long hours I might not get to create, let alone blog as much as I'd like, but it will be nice to have some more money.

I really like how much more light we have in summer! I love having all that light in the evenings and doing things out side. I want to go camping and hiking and kayaking! In the Midwest it can get so crazy hot sometimes, I'm really hoping that this summer is milder. If the begining of June is any indication, it will be pleasantly cooler than usual. The usual is really hot with thunderstorms rolling through on a regular basis.

I've been done with school for a while now, so that's not really a summer thing for me. My work schedule is more flexible than a lot of people's, but I still have those darn responsibilities and all. I think it would be really fun to take some trips up to Northern Michigan and Wisconsin! (As well as some trips farther away!)

Yart Sale!

yard + art = yart

The Etsy Supply Street Team is having a Yart Sale and has invited all of Etsy to join, and Etsy is promoting it as well! Here's the Storque article about it.

I've created a special Yart Sale section in my shop with all my sale specials!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Featured Etsy Blogger for June: LazyTCrochet

Each month the Etsy Bloggers choose a member to feature. The featured Etsy Blogger for June is ... LazyTCrochet!

LazyTCrochet has lots of clothing/ wearable art, hats and scarves. This green hat is my favorite!

You can find her blog here
and her Etsy shop is here

This shows a few of the things that are in her shop!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Custom Dyed Yarn

I was so busy last week that I didn't have a chance to write about it right away, but I had a custom order! The customer was really nice and I enjoyed talking about what she wanted. I was a little nervous about messing up because I only had one skein of that weight left! I was happy with the results and so was she! Success!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

EtsyKnitters ido2009 Wedding Challenge!

The EtsyKnitters Team is having a wedding challenge for the month of June.

We'll be posting wedding themed items all month. I posted the pattern for my mobius wedding wrap that I finished just in time for my wedding! Which you can find here:

To search for challenge items, please type in the words “ido2009” and “etsyknitters team” into Etsy’s search engine or click this link. Members will be listing their offerings to the challenge throughout the entire month. Each item will include the special ‘I Do 2009” Wedding Challenge graphic as the 5th photo.

Etsy Mini - See Items in My Shop