I’ve begun the process of looking back at my first year in business for lessons learned, what worked well, what do I want to do again, etc. Part of that effort includes me sorting through my color ways to see what was most popular (and I should keep dyeing!) and others that were “test” yarns as I played with color combinations or a few skeins that I didn’t personally like how they turned out.
Soooo….To start out the new year, I’ve added them to my Etsy store at $18 per skein. The sale yarns include fingering, DK and worsted weight yarns.
I was playing around with some dyes last month and tried a new technique for where I place the dye onto the yarn. I was quite pleased at how this yarn turned out. The colors are not truly striping but they certainly spiral around the leg of the sock.
I’ve noticed I’ve started liking gray quite a bit. The left picture is the front of a sock using the Pablo Deep Sock pattern, which is free on Ravelry. The stitch pattern doesn’t give a lot of stretch so I decided to do the stitch pattern only on the front followed by 2×2 ribbing on the back of the sock.
When my husband saw the color, he said, “Oh, Good N Plenty” like the licorice candy. Yes, that’s true although I’m afraid of copyright infringement so I’ve decided to name this “Licorice”.
I will be adding some skeins of this new colorway to my Etsy store this weekend.
I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I’ve been working on new color ways as well as building stock for an upcoming craft show in DeWitt, MI. If you’re in the mid-Michigan area, stop by and say hi!
My newest colorway is called, Urban Sunrise. It was inspired by the following photo I took on my way to work recently.
It took me a few tries to get the dyeing method to where there’s minimal blending between the three colors. I’m really excited about this one and will be adding it to my Etsy shop mid-November.
I’ve also been playing with speckled yarn and I’ve gotten a lot of rave reviews from my fellow knitters. Which one is your favorite? They are all so pretty and very soft I have a hard time giving them up for the show! Some of them are dyed on a worsted weight yarn (100% Superwash Merino) as well as two different sock yarn (fingering weight). One is a smooth yarn (75% Superwash Merino wool/25% Nylon) and a twisted yarn base (100% Superwash Merino). I will also be adding these to my Etsy shop mid-November.
Lifes a Beach
I’ve also been working on camouflage yarn. It’s called Woodland Camo and is 100% Superwash Merino wool. It’s great for making gifts for your favorite out-doors kind of person. Fingerless mitts and cowls have been a favorite of my husband’s. I do have some of this listed in my Etsy shop already.
I hope you enjoyed the eye candy! Feel free to contact me here or via my Etsy shop to let me know if you want to place a custom order for the speckled yarn or Urban Sunrise.
Greetings to the last part summer! I can’t believe this summer has gone by so fast. I spent four days at the STITCHES Midwest conference in Schaumburg, IL and learned more about antique knitting patterns and history, double knitting, as well as knitting a beaded bracelet.
I wanted share that I’ve opened up my shop at Etsy! You can find it here. I’m still in the process of adding items to the store, which takes some time because I want to make sure my photographs properly represent the yarn. I will also be listing two yarns this coming week after I take final photographs but here are some teasers.