Friday, 27 February 2009

Corespun WIP

Just a quick picture of something I am working on right now. It is a yarn corespun from hand carded batts I made entirely from hand dyed fibres (Merino/silk and Mohair curls) and lots of Angelina sparkle in many different colours. The yarn is everything from yellow to orange and pink, I really love these colours!

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Strawberry cheesecake art yarn

After a short vacation in the UK, I am back with some exciting new fibres and sequins! :D
I am also getting around to updating my shop with a few pretty yarns I have recently spun up,
Pictured here is 'Strawberry cheesecake', a vegan art yarn handspun from pink linen and natural golden soy silk, to which I added lots of pearl beads in different colours and sizes.

Something else that has been going on was my participation in the new yarn sampler box, Phat fiber and I also received my very own box! It was great fun looking through the different samples, and as there was a theme for the month they should also work out into something pretty if combined.

Right now I am finishing off some more soy silk wrist warmers, some of those 'almost-but-not-quite' finished projects for a while... the new batch looks so stunning and it really got me into the mood of knitting even more of them - they are so addictive!

Monday, 9 February 2009

More tweed!

Well, apparently another tweed yarn got into the shop first, it's a tweed yarn with pearls.
This one is spun from a blended wool mix in red and green, giving the finished yarn an almost even, rusty brown colour. Exactly this 'almost' makes for such an interesting tweedy texture. There are lots of coppery/olive/golden pearls spun in as well for some extra glamour!

Over the weekend I was able to take some more good pictures of yarns to come, so they will get listed over the course of next week.
I am itching to create some more tweed inspired yarns I got in mind, more on this soon. :)

Monday, 2 February 2009

Tweed love on my birthday

It is the 2nd of the 2nd, which has been my birthday for quite some time now. As I am one of the biggest fans of all kinds of tweeds, I want to share two of my recent exploits into the world of handspun tweed with you.
I ordered some tweedy wool batts recently (dyed wool with differently coloured little bits of cotton) and also this brown wool which is green and red wool carded together. In the picture you can see two separate yarns, a tweedy marigold yellow one and a brown one with lots of beads and sequins. These are actually the same ones as in this yarn.

They will soon be sold in my shop together as a set - I want to offer more sets in the future and these two fit together so well and it will also extend their yardage nicely.

One of my big plans for the next few weeks is to purposefully take some time out to actually create some of these yarns I have planned and don't get around to spinning. It is almost unavoidable to get caught up in orders of the same few yarns - and that would just be way too easy. :P
A few more yarns are on my list, but then I am back to creating the more extraordinary yarns I usually have...