Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Lookey what the postperson brought me today! I got more international mail! I don't know why I find it so exciting, I just find it to be super cool... The adoramous piggy fabric will soon be transformed into a custom Punky Pouch! Yay! So after traveling all the way from Taipei, these poor little piggies can't rest their little hooves, yet-- they're off to Washington state, now ;) The Russian nesting dolls fabric, creepy folk-goats fabric, and the trippy moles & 'shrooms fabric will most likely be made into throw pillows for my craft room. :)
I found this very exciting the other day. I received my first package from the UK! I had ordered this adorable little purse on Etsy from Saysie as a notions pouch. It's too cute. It was made with the cute Japanese fabric that is really popular now, in a folk-nursery theme. I was just all giddy to receive a package marked "Royal Mail!" Now all I need is to get another one with the Hogwarts Crest on the letterhead... ;)
Finally, I decided it was time to update pics of my sock stash. I think the last time I did this, I had maybe a fraction of fun fiber-goodness. ;) I probably should've waited a little longer-- I have STR "Chapman Springs", Purlsoup's "Thriller", and three hanks from Dreamsinfber on the way.
OMG, i just found these links curtesy of a fellow Raveler's "about me" section. I almost sprayed my monitor and keyboard with coffee-- these are hilarious! All fiber-enthusiasts should appreciate; but steer clear of fluids while you surf....
Friday, May 23, 2008
Okay, 4 new colorways will be added to the shop, tomorrow. I've got new bases and wanted to give 'em a whirl. I have 2 merino/bamboo, and 2 Kona superwashes:
- The Scooby Doobies, From the Laff-a-Lympics part of the Saturday Morning Cartoon Series. --Kona Superwash 2 ply fingering weight.
- Thebes of Egypt from the Globe Trekker series --merino/bamboo 3 ply fingering wt.
- The Burrow, (Harry Potter inspired) from the Flotsam & Jetsam series --Kona superwash 2 ply fingering wt.
- Queen Mab from the Once Upon a Time series --merino/bamboo 3 ply fingering wt.
*All skeins are 400 yds/each. They'll be listed on my Etsy shop by 2 pm EDT 5-24-08
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Okay folks, you asked for it, so you're gonna get it! (And then, some!) ;) I have 2 new cones of base yarn on the way and some fun new colorways to go with them! Below is a list of colorways that I will be adding to the shop soon. (Can't really say how soon because I will be leaving for the Caribbean soon for a week--rest assured, yarn, needles, and idea notebook will be in tow! ;P)
And some groovy new news; I've "Mastered the Black!". Yep, I've discovered the secret to getting "true-black" on the colorways without muddiness! Yay! On another note, there are still 5 colorways available at my Etsy shop that are part of the "All Roads Lead to Rome" series.
One last thing, go to the right sidebar of the blog and vote in the OZ poll. Some of you have shown interest in a "Wizard of Oz" theme. Please vote as to whether you want this for next year's sock club (with cool swag!), or as a general shop series that would introduce new colorways here and there over time. Thanks!
- Fraggle Rock (Saturday Morning Cartoon Series)
- Jem and the Holograms (Saturday Morning Cartoon Series)
- Raspberry Cobbler (Raid the Fridge Series)
- Optimus Prime (Saturday Morning Cartoon Series)
- Rapunzel (Once Upon a Time Series)
- Morgan le Fey (Once Upon a Time Series)
- Queen Mab (Once Upon a Time Series)
- Harry Potter: The Burrow (Flotsam and Jetsam Series)
Sorry I've been MIA for awhile. Let's see, my husband has been traveling globally since the end of March, we've had lots of birthdays, and most recently I live in Palm Bay which is at the heart of all the crazy Central Florida wildfires. The closest fire to me was about a half mile, and my sister's house was one of three-five on her street that were spared. You could see 50 ft flames from her backyard. These fires have even made the 3rd page of USA Today newspaper and a mention on CNN.
But anyway, I digress, back to the good stuff! :) My first sock and yarn clubs are well underway. I have closed signups as of May 10th and we have 7 crafters on-board. This season's themes are "Socks or the Bard" (Shakespearean inspired sock yarn colorways), and the "Time Machine yarn club" (various weights and textures based on notorious and famous historical figures from around the globe throughout time). I have also just finished dyeing up the first batches, so the colorways for both clubs, for the June installment, are ready for shipment. Just a reminder to participants, I will be sending out PayPal invoices this Saturday, May 16, 2008 and will thus need your email if I do not already have it. Thanks! :) I'm pleased as punch with how the new colorways have turned out. I look forward to hearing everyones' responses and finding out what you all decide to create with your new yarnie goodies! ;)