Remember all that time ago when I was dying things? And I couldn’t tell you what things? (I’m good with secrets in that I have a lot of them…I apologize). Some of those things were two skeins of 100% wool for my Momma.
She likes green so I decided to experiment with my yellow and blue Jacquard Dyes to come up with two different shades that I think would look nice together if she chooses to knit them into the same project.
After they spent some time in the pot, they went into the green house to dry. Because having a green house attached to the front, south-facing wall of your house is awesome.
They got re-skeined and wrapped up, I think she likes them
Even more gift round ups to come! What did you make for your loved ones this season?
I don’t know why, but I have this mental block where I feel like it “isn’t right” for me to blog on Wednesdays if I don’t have a WIP to share, or on a Friday if I don’t have an FO. I realize this train of thought doesn’t exactly make sense and so today, with lack of WIP to show you (the pants are in sad shape, they’ve definitely been ignored due to some Sooper Seekrit knitting, but I can’t show you the stuff I have been working on either! Gah!) I’m posting about a yarn supplier I was introduced to at Stitches South.
We were just cruising the isles of the marketplace, minding our own business, discussing the subtleties of knitting, life, boys or booze (or some such nonsense) when BLAM!
Something caught my attention out of the corner of my eye.
The colorway. Gorgeous.
The weight. Perfect.
The broke-student budget. Pissed.
The supplier? Miss Babs.
And you know what? I came away with a small sampling of their yarn in such a way that my broke-student status didn’t cry (and no I didn’t steal it!).
They had a very nice woman handing out samples of their yarn. Samples! Like, samples of food in the grocery store, samples of yarn at the Stitches South marketplace.
Definitely one of the best modes of getting your name out there if I do say so myself. Its a great way to play with a yarn, maybe even knit up a tiny swatch and see how the colors knit up and then fall in love and go back with your checkbook to get some more and know you’re going to love it.
Santa Fe Summer
When we got back from our trip out to VA for the wedding, this beautiful skein was waiting for me, and let me tell you, its so much more beautiful than I even expected!
It's ok to be jealous
I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to make with this phenomenal yarn yet, I’m thinking a cowl or scarf…in a simple texture to show off the natural beauty of the yarn.
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The name for this Etsy shop is so appropriate! Their yarn has been in my Favorites for a long while now and I drool all over my keyboard whenever I browse their shop.
What’s your favorite thing in Fabulosity’s Fabulous Inventory? (my favorite is probably the Snow Cone Machine Handspun )
I follow Eskimimi Knits on her blog and was so thrilled to see that she is now offering vibrantly colored yarns in her Brand New Etsy Shop!
Just look at these colors!
It is so hard for me to remember that rent is due soon and that I can’t have one of each.
My favorite colors are the Grapefruit and the Swimming Pool, and I kinda think they would look nice together, don’t you?
What are your favorite colors in her shop? What would you make with them if you had the chance?