Tuesday, 13 January 2009

A new year with shorter hair

Hello again. :)
Sorry for the distinct lack of pictures, but I have been ill and now I am just plain busy trying to catch up with everything. A lot of fibres and beads have been ordered though and I can't wait to get my hands on some new projects! Until then I am kept busy finishing a good chunk of custom orders, I love those!

In other news I finally went to the hair dresser today (last time was somtime in early Summer, I seem to recall), I know, booooring - but guess who just had 20cm of hair chopped off... yes, it is time for some changes. :D I think I got a little carried away, but I love the result. It feels so much lighter and will hopefully dry faster in this freeeeezing cold.

Changes will hopefully also appear in the form of some new bags some time this year, you know, those bags I have been working on for ages..... ? In the meantime, stay tuned for some fun new yarns!

Thursday, 1 January 2009

New yarn of the month club!

Finally and after much thought I have decided to offer my own yarn of the month club. In case you are unfamiliar with the term: as a member you will receive a monthly parcel of a surprise yarn for a certain period. I decided to start offering 3 month memberships and see how it goes.

These are brand new for 2009 and I will probably keep them in the shop at least for the whole year.

Some info from the listing:

-- What's inside? --

January: One skein of a natural, undyed handspun yarn. This could be soy silk, Organic falkland wool, Merino wool, Wool/silk, Alpaca or another fun mixture. Yardage will depend, but it will always be a full sized skein as seen in my shop.

February: Two skeins (total about 100g) of a hand dyed 50% Merino wool/50% silk mix, bulky weight single yarn with about 150m/160 yards.

March: The big surprise... all I am saying is that it will be some kind of art yarn, it could have beads or be plied in an extravagant way, have mohair locks in it or sequins, perhaps even some crazy trinkets... these yarns will usually be quite chunky and therefore rarely have over 50m (55 yards) yardage.

Sooooo..... I hope this will be a great gift idea for some people!

Myself I am off to see some fireworks (don't ask me why my town has them on the 1.1. instead of the last night of 2008) and looking at the amount it snowed last night it will be coooold. A good time to wear my massively chunky scarf I have rediscovered this season. :D

Take care!