Hi all… Just a quick little blog to say that my Ariel Sock ‘Polly’ has been used as part of an article on the Folksy blog. How very very nice of them…
You can visit ‘Polly’ at our Folsky shop and many of my other yummy yarns that have all been dyed using only natural dyes.
I don’t know if you remember me mentioning a scarf I was knitting out of a blue silk? We’ll it’s now finished and blocked!
I’d never done spray blocking before but it went smoothly (if you don’t count having to chase animals off while it dried) and relatively quickly.
In fact I’m rather pleased with it, especially given I’ve been so exhausted this week after going back to work.
But what better way to cheer yourself up than by adding another scarf to your wardrobe. What could be better for keeping your throat warm? Of course given this weather I need a scarf ALL the time hehe…
I’m also planning on updating the Folksy shop later this evening (if I can find the energy from somewhere). But here’s a sneak preview….
Right I now need a cup of tea or a nap – possibly both……
After a lot of encouragement (and a bit of arm twisting), Fantasia Yarns now has it’s own website.
I’ve also uploaded some new yarns to the Folksy shop. However, since I’m uncomfortable with self promotion, I’m going to end this post with some photos of a few yarns in the shop update before my cheeks go completely red, and simply ask you all to forgive me the shameless plugging….
Recently I set up a Folksy shop for the yarn I’ve been dyeing. I love dyeing yarn using natural dyes, Turmeric, Alkanet, Madder etc….. However I tend to dye much more than I could possibly knit up myself, and so Fantasia Yarns was born.
It’s named for my beloved cat (Fantasia) who is no longer with us. She was very special though and the thought that she can live on in this way somehow makes me smile.
Anyway why am I mentioning all this right now? Well yesterday I made my first online sale.
A DK in purple which I named Libby after my friend who loves her purple.
So I am excitedly packaging it up ready to go to it’s new home – I hope they enjoy knitting with it as much as I enjoyed dyeing it…
Yesterday I went to the Frating Village Hall for a day of yarn, spinning and knitting. This is a wonderful day which happens about 4 times a year and is organised by one of the local groups.
There is always a friendly atmosphere and cake and cheese scones and cake and did I mention the cheese scones? Hmmmm the cake and cheese scones…… dribble!
It’s also a chance to catch up with friends and be inspired by their latest projects. Enter the little blue sheep!
These fabulous stitch markers we made by Julie and what is not to love about them. Some are little balls of yarn and some are little sheep made out of little balls of yarn. How CUTE!
These photos don’t do them justice but they really are so adorable I just had to share them with you.
I also took along some of my hand dyed yarn which I have been playing with. I’ve been experimenting with natural dyes but I’m dyeing much more than I can knit. So after some encouragement from some friends I took some along to see if anyone else liked it. After all this would help buy more yarn to play with! This is something that I’ve been wondering about for a little while, just hadn’t done it. Anyway on the back of this I’ve opened a Folksy shop. If you’d like to visit it then you can find it here.