Friday, March 26, 2010

The Last of the Last Minute

So out at the studio tomorrow are some classes. Two different spinning classes, one spindle, one wheel. A knitting class and an intro to natural dyeing. All the info can be found here. From 10-10:30 you can stop by and shop before classes. Sorry I didn't tell you about this sooner, but if you need something to do this Saturday it's a great opportunity! And cheap too!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Making Up For Lost Time

So taking two weeks off from dyeing kind of kills the time line. I decided to try and make up for the lost time this week. Not the best idea. In about two days time I dyed over 100 skeins of yarn. I still need to get back and empty the dye buckets and rinse them out. Today I'm home rinsing the yarn and wringing it out for drying. It's a little frustrating spreading the chore out over so many days, but I didn't want to waste the colors I had made up so I kept dyeing and figured I'd get to the rest later. I definitely have a better idea of my new changing limitations.

Another reason I wanted to keep dyeing was I had all the colors made up that I am using for my spring line. Last blog post I directed traffic to my flickr page so you could see the colors and Sally had a great idea. She wanted mini skeins of all the rainbow colors. Ask and you shall receive (eventually!). I dyed up a bunch of semi solid yarns this week and I'll start packaging them up. I'm calling them Roy G Biv and I think I'll do them in dark or light as options. I'm also thinking 25 gram skeins or 50 gram skeins. Here is the break down for pricing:

for Bling:
25g, appx 105 yards of each color, $46
50g, appx 210 yards of each color, $92

for super wash fingering:
25g, appx 100 yards of each color, $42
50g, appx 200 yards of each color, $84

here's a sneak peak at the Roy G Biv that's to come

So what do you think? Is this any interest to you? Any color work ideas pop into your head? I'm hoping the skeins will be dry and I can start re-skeining on Thursday. It might not be until next Sunday that they are available, but that gives you some time to figure out what to make!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Drive by Blogging!

I'm doing it again, sorry! I've run out of time so here is a link to pictures of the new spring colors. Leave a comment about what you think if you have the time! It's a busy next two weeks with the day job and trying to fill orders. Oh yeah, and be 28 weeks pregnant! I'll try not to let that slow me down.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


So it's been a little quiet, sorry. Two weeks ago was really busy with a surprise order from Wool Girl.
She made St Patty's day kits with green yarn from me!! Sadly (for you) they sold out before I even told you about them! Then last week our house was hit with the plague. E is still sick, e is pretty much better and will be returning to school tomorrow. I still have a sore throat but I know I'm going to make it. Ugh.

There isn't much else to report, so it's back to resting and drinking tea. I'll catch back up with you when we're better.