Sunday, February 21, 2010

Springing Up

Yesterday was the spin in out at the Aloha Grange Hall. What a fabulous day! The weather was beautiful and I was seated next to a window, almost as good as being out side! I met new people (hi Lisa!) and saw some beautiful works in progress. A real treat to take a work day off and hang out with spinners. And I actually did some spinning! I think I did about four ounces. I need to find some bobbins and spin up the rest then get to plying.

I had started a pair of socks for the knitting olympics but ripped them out yesterday. I was about half way done with the foot but it was going to be way too big. So now I'm on smaller needles and I think this one will be too small. Grrr. But I don't want to mess with the pattern. At least I'll have a sample for the booth. I've resigned to be a knitter that was happy to show up to the knitting olympics and challenge myself. It got me knitting and that's the point. No gold for me this year, but I at least showed up!

Next on the agenda is taking my spring colors to Twisted and For Yarn's Sake. I'm excited about the new colors and being able to duplicate colors for people. I'll try taking some pictures this afternoon. It's another beautiful day here in Portland!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


What are you doing Saturday? Do you live in the Portland metro area? If you do and you have some free time I hope you can make it over to Aloha Grange Hall. From 10-4 there is a spin in, only $6 at the door which covers some kind of food plus a little market place and loads of room to spin or knit. I am so excited to have a little booth here! I'm taking the day off from my j-o-b and e is spending the night at Oma's house. What a great Saturday! I'll be debuting some spring colors that I would love to get feedback on. I'm dyeing up the rest of the colors today! I might not have them in all the yarns or fibers I offer, but will soon. I hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Falling In Love

So I got a little sappy this week in the dye studio. If it was pink, red, purple or white you'll see it in the yarn.

Introducing: Amethyst, Princess, Be Mine, Bleeding Heart, Truly
I am in Love!!

There is a set of these at Twisted along with semi solid colors in Bling that are also V-Day related. I'm putting this set in the shop. (They are sold individually!) I also have a Rose City, Shades of Grey, and Ladies That Lunch that are in the shop. Pretty productive if I do say so my self! This week in the dye studio is a focus on blues and browns thanks to a friends inspiration. Look for some new color ways.

A new focus for me is making repeat colors that I can duplicate. From now on stores and you can order from however many color options I have. Any testers or ones that I just like will end up at shows with me like Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. The colors will be repeated in all the yarn/fiber choices I carry.

On to other exciting things: I'm going to have a table at the Aloha Grange Hall on February 20th! You can come pick out some new fiber to spin up and hang around and get started spinning. I think the even is from 10-4 and free I'm assuming. I can't wait! The night before e is spending the night at Oma's. (e helping me during my little photo shoot) A little practice for when Bubba gets here or is on his way. So, E and I will have Friday night to ourselves and I'll have Saturday morning to myself to get ready, then spin all day and hang out with other spinners. A little piece of heaven is in my future!