26 Apr 2013

So much to do...

So I know it has been a few weeks since you have heard from me last. I am busy behind the scenes doing loads of things for the move back to the USA. Why so soon you might ask? Well, we are actually now leaving at the end of May. My shop will still have everything (including new things) half priced until July 31st.

So let's break it down:

Knitting:

  • Evenstar
    • Oh evenstar how you will never end! As of writing this i am on row 66 of 72 for the main body then its 3000 beads and 56 repeats later and should be off my needles.
  • Still light is in HIBERNATION
  • Cardigan for Mr. Native Farmer -- hibernating until Evenstar is DONE.
  • 2 linen/cotton hats (Jared Flood's Turn a square) in blue are DONE
  • A Wind and Coil slouchy hat in the Franklin colorway DONE
  • Plans for many more projects in the future.
Spinning:
  • I finished many of my singles and I have dyed some new fibre to spin up (like I needed more right??).
  • Plans on dividing up the yarn and seeing how much I need to spin in the next 30 days!
PhD
Yeah, for those who are interested I am in my Results Chapter (thats 5 out of 8), with a submission deadline of March next year.

  • Stitch Markers
    • I will be making some more stitch markers in the near future, including snagless, sea glass, and fun sets.
  • Fibre
    • I will be holding off on fibre and batts for now... more on that later.
  • Yarn
    • I have some EXCITING new bases and some good old standbys in spring/summer colorways! Look for those later next week.
  • Hand-spun
    • I will be putting up my hand-spun for sale periodically.
  • SALE!!! There is a 50% off sale already on everything in my shop and if you are a member of the ravelry group you'll find a further code for more off. 

So that is what has been happening behind the scenes... now just to let you know that today it has been hailing (yes HAILING) on and off today and there are two videos below to prove it.

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11 Apr 2013

Episode 73: Enjoy the Co-Host!


Show Notes:

Works in Progress:
My own pattern


Centrifuging:
  1. ITW Children of Time -- plied but not washed
  2. Dyeabolical Whirligig -- plied but not washed
  3. My batts -- Single Yarn
  4. Highland Handmades Throne Room -- Deciding whether to ply it or keep it single
  5. Hilltop Cloud Rusty Nail -- Single Yarn
  6. Easy Knits -- Polworth/Seacell and Wensleydale/Silk







5 Apr 2013

Well... I did promise spinning

I know in my podcast I promised some spinning. Trust me, I have it... 886ish yards of it!! But while I have some more to show you next week on top of what I am about to show I just want you to know that I can single spin around 4oz in 45 min in a dk-aran weight when 3plied and sport when 2plied. Some of these have been singles for a long time and some have been skeins waiting to be washed for a really long time. I will start with what is waiting to be completed:

1. ITW Children of Time -- plied but not washed
2. Dyeabolical Whirligig -- plied but not washed
3. My batts -- Single Yarn
4. Highland Handmades Throne Room -- Deciding whether to ply it or keep it single
5. Hilltop Cloud Rusty Nail -- Single Yarn

Ok now to the fun stuff:

My own pattern: Trekkie Style made from Fibernymph Dyeworks Star Trekkie Colorway. Test knitting for this pattern will be in the works soon.




The fair at Ocean Terminal:






If you want specifics on all the yarns please go to ravelry:
ITW Oct 2012: Bodhi = 63.4 yards 


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ITW Closing = 65.0 yards





















ITW Aug 2012 Pamukkale = 35.8 yards









OMG right?! Seriously, I LOVE spinning. I will put all the details in my next week show notes so if you don't go on Ravelry don't worry it will be on there and here by the end of the week. And last week's show notes did not show up so I am trying to get them in the blog post as well!! 

HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


Colorways Spun in 2012: A colorway = Every 2oz



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