Sunday, June 15, 2008

dyeing for the shop again, yay!

Hi all, I've been so busy with life, my yarn club, and wholesale orders that I haven't updated my etsy shop in AGES. But this weekend I'm finally back to dyeing for the shop. And it's so much fun. See "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" above.

I think I'm doing to do a series of yarns inspired by a movie theme. Hmm... now I have to think of the theme. Maybe "Leading Men we Love" or "Oscar winners".... If you have a suggestion, let me know! Jana

Monday, May 05, 2008


My (backordered) shipment of yarn from Louet's arrived at the end of last week, so now I'm blissfully yarn-FULL!

But I've got the next club shipment to get out plus a large wholesale order. So that yarn won't be around here for long!! back to the dye studio for now.......


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Colorado here we come!

So this is where I'll be tomorrow - Crested Butte, CO. OK, well, I probably won't be quite this high up. My adventurous skiing days, when I'd follow the guys anywhere on the mountain, are definitely behind me.
I'll be bringing 3 knitting projects along on the trip - a second Tweed Beret, the start of CeCe sweater, and my on-going Tree Jacket. Ya-hoo - give me a fireplace and a view and I'm happy to be knittin'. Jana

Monday, January 14, 2008

the latest

Hi everyone! We have a nice size group for the next 3 month sock club. There's about 40 signed up. I have a few more openings if anyone is interested.

And I'm having such fun using my tvyarn to knit a tam! I'm knitting the Holiday Lights Tam from the Interweave Holiday 2007 issue. See the photo above. I dyed 3 colors in my sport weight: varigated red, varigated greens and varigated chartruse. This morning there was a drive-by yarn injury though. I was vacuuming and one of the yarn strands got caught in the beater! Luckily, it snapped off neatly without hurting the tam. I might be able to finish it this evening.

And then I'm going to take it along and wear it in Crested Butte Colorado! We booked a ski trip for early February and we're very excited. We needed to plan some high quality family fun time. Sometimes it seems like it's just work, homework, school activities, other obligations, and then more work. But this will be a nice break and something special.

Now to decide what to bring along to knit during the trip. Hmm.. Today I ordered yarn for the Blue Sky Sunset Shawl so that might be a good no-think project for the trip. I'll surprise you with the colors I chose! I ordered from a new shop (for me) - Flying Fingers I found them when I was looking for a shop that carried the wonderful Tahki Donegal Tweed. Their shipping is only flat rate of $3.99. I ordered the tweed for the Tweed Beret from Interweave Knits Winter 2006. I'm lovin' hat knitting right now! (And my UFO sweaters can just take a rest)