More impressions from the Yarn Cupboard annual retreat, where I was lucky to be a vendor (and invited to come back next year!!). The beginnings of my Shima Shima shawl while listening to @olgajazzyknits speak. // the inimitable Lori Versaci // and astoundingly beautiful Native American clothing and beadwork by Niio Perkins @niioperkinsdesigns -- all of whom taught classes during the retreat.
It's been a long day so it's time to relax with my Halo Top (s'mores flavor 🍫) my Goldfish Memory, and @amyflorence's Stranded podcast! These @hedgehogfibres Skinny Singles are so incredible. 😍 Those pops of color in the grey are EVERYTHING!
Yay! Sign-ups for Yarn of the Month Club for June open tomorrow at noon MST and will remain open until May 13th or until all spaces are full.
✅new bulky and super bulky bases available ✅all June pre-orders are entered to win a free notions pouch filled with goodies!
✅a second listing for a SECRET SEMI-SOLID which coordinates with the YOTM colourway!
Some blending nylon (star bright and Snow mountain from Ashland Bay) dyed up with "unusual" colors, per my taste. National Blue from Pro Chem, Aztec Gold from Jaquard, Deep purple and Intense Iris from Dharma. #indiedyer
A N T I C I P A T I O N!
Looking forward to all the fiber goodness happening next weekend @knothouseyarns indie pop up shop May 5-7. I'll be there with lots of my yarn-related clay pieces for sale like this yarn bowl. ( I have a feeling my yarn stash may grow a little too!)
#yarnlovechallenge#nature : Japanese Moss Garden was inspired by the lovely moss garden my husband is building on the side of our house, using indigenous moss and plants from our neighborhood and surrounding areas. It's a peaceful, zen spot that I love to be in.
Call me picky, but part of the reason I started dyeing yarn and fiber is this: I'm often able to see what I want in my head, but I can hardly ever find the exact pattern or yarn for it anywhere!
That's the story behind these unusual "skeins" of yarn that look like—and kind of are—coils of fabric.
I wanted sock yarn dyed in a really long gradient colorway, so I machine-knitted a long and loose tube of fabric, which I then dyed from end to end. The tube can easily be unraveled and wound into a ball, but it's also possible to simply knit or crochet from the unraveling end of the tube.
Right now, I'm in the middle of knitting (designing?) a slanted, striped, garter-stitch wrap with my first skein by switching between the colorful yarn and an undyed yarn.
I couldn't be happier!
Sometimes it's all play! A student wants to learn entrelac, so I whipped up a wee primer to show her how it's done. Fun for me, and it illuminated the mystery for her; another knitting win-win! I also loved the chance to use a pair of vintage needles 💛
Nebula. Sorry I haven't been so active lately I in the next few days I will catch you up on my wips 🙈 they are growing by the minute. I decided to watch 13 reasons why and well it had me all full of tears and emotional and well 13 hours later and much progress on wips I'm here to tell you we can no longer allow such shit to slide. Most of the stuff (other then rape) came as standard for girls when we was in school and we just accepted it. I fear for my daughter's future I really do!
Today is the last day to Order the May Harry Potter Yarn Club skein! It's dark and rainy outside so it's a perfect day to wind and label the skeins that have finished drying. This happy color is doing a great job of brightening my day! ☀️ As usual, there is a teaser photo and description in the listing and you can pick your base so you will be completely happy with your skein! This month will be based on a very popular character (definitely one of my favorites) and my interpretation is a little bit closer to the book's description than the movie. I hope you guys love it!