Friday, 30 January 2015

My Yarn Stash is Growing too much...and waiting for some inspiration...

Good Morning :)
Going to knit some more rows of my shawl and another old project I left for months...
My yarn stash is growing too much and no sales this month...January seams to be a bad month for yarn sales.
Also waiting for a "special" inspiration to dye some baby alpaca/silk yarn :)

This pile is probably 10% of my stash LoL :D

Thursday, 22 January 2015

New yarns ready soon :)

Finally had an inspiration today :) Yes, another yarn with dark colours. What can I say, I love dark colours :)
Will be ready tomorrow or in a couple of days, still have to dry the yarns. It will be a couple of two 100% Merino superwash, fingering weight yarns :)
Still have some discontinued australian certified merino wool yarns -  fingering - 100g/400m for a very low price. It's a real bargain!
Have 2 skeins available
Only one skein available


3 skeins DK - 100g/225m available. Special price if you buy the 3 pack

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Trying to knit again...until something inspires me to dye more yarn...

Took back the "Cameo" shawl from Paulina Popiolek (you can find the pattern on Ravelry here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cameo-8 ) And it turns out that I had to frog half of it...again! I lost some stitches even if I'm still in the part where it's only knit stitches besides the kf/b and the picot. Thought last week, when I tryed to knit, that I was doing ok but...no, my brain tricked me :( So I'm back to the same stage again. And the shawl looks the same as last week...Can't wait to be able to finish this one and knit lacey shawls again :(

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Gift from Mother Earth - Superwash Merino Wool

Well it turns out that my experiment had good results. The yarns already have a new owner :)
I'm working on dyeing a #2 batch since my first was only mine for 15 minutes :)

I'm also experimenting new colours on a batch of 3 DK skeins. I don't usually dye DK skeins, only for custom orders because it's a ticker yarn, has approx 225 meters each and the number of skeins needed depends a lot on the project. You can only need 2 or even 6 or more... not like fingering yarns.

Usually 1-2 skeins of fingering are enough for a project (like shawls....one of my addictions :) )
I was very happy with my "Gift from Mother Earth", now let's see what happens with my new "experiment" with the DK's yarns...didn't even think about how to call it because I still don't know what's gonna come out of this one...still on the pot cooling off.
 
It feels great to see people appreciate when you do something you love and not as a "work". And it's a great helper for my actual issues...These are the moments that make me feel "alive" through this very though period of my life...

Hand Dyed Yarn - Gift from Mother Earth - Superwash Merino Wool, 4 ply Fingering/Sock Weight Yarn 100gr




Saturday, 10 January 2015

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Discontinued extrafine australian merino wool (19 microns) on Sale

Discontinued extrafine australian merino wool. The original price was 17,60€. But most of my clients prefer the superwash. this is a certified and high quality wool (19 microns) Still have 2 skeins from each fingering, except the last green (only 1 available) and 3 of the DK purple (photo #3)
Shop's price is now 14,90€. Direct sale 13,90 for fingering. Shop's price of DK is 13,90, direct sale 12,90.



Sunday, 4 January 2015

Slowly coming back to knitting....

As you may have noted, I have hand dyed much more than usual...
It  happened because I was unable to knit for medical reasons...
I started slowly with only knits stitches and took back my "Cameo" shawl from PaulinaP. You can find the pattern on Ravelry here:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cameo-8
I'm only in the beginning so it's just knits, kf/b and picot.
Not ready to get back to lacy shawls yet...and I don't think I will be able soon..Still having trouble to fix things in my head... :(
I'm using a beautiful semi solid brown BFL wool as first colour...the yarn is gorgeous to knit with. So soft and have a beautiful shine. BFL wools makes beautiful shades of browns, almost like if it had some silk in it :)


New! Hand Dyed Yarn - Silver Gray - Light purple undertones - Merino & Mulberry Silk - 4 ply Fingering Weight Yarn 100gr