What is a puni? New offerings at iKNITiatives!

iKNITiatives now offers Punis! What are Punis you ask?  I will give you a very pared down explanation. They are tightly rolled, cigar-like preparations of fiber for you to spin. They are similar to that of Rolags, however, most people find them easier to spin and more portable. Hand carders are used to prepare both…

Fiber Goodies from Turquoise Owl Fibers

While I did not actually formally participate in TDF (Tour de fleece) 2014, it didn’t stop me from purchasing some new fiber goodies from Holly at Turquoise Owl Fibers on Etsy. Her puni fiber prep is one of the best I’ve come acros and I’m in love with the colors that she blends. Two of…

Knitting and Crocheting and Spinning…Oh my!

I’d say that over the past few months or so, knitting, crocheting, and spinning have consumed a greater portion of my time so much so that I have been able to finish 4 unique color samples of my gradient yarns that I’m in collabo over with a LYS, I’ve been able to put a huge…

New Hand-dyed Roving

Here is my latest hand-dyed roving in colorway Sea Glass. This is 6.6 ounces of Superwash BFL. I used a combination of colors like sapphire, navy, sky blue, turquoise, teal, gray, and chartreuse. When I dyed this roving, I “painted” it in long chunks and started out with the blues then worked in the green…

What’s on everyone’s hooks, needles, & wheels??

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been crazy busy with life and knitting/crocheting/spinning… I thought this would be a great opportunity to share some pics of what I’ve got going on. First up on the hooks, the commissioned, or should I say bartered, Granny square blanket. This is for a work friend who I…

Fall collection available on Etsy

Stop on by my Etsy shop and check out some newer hand-dyed rovings and my Fall collection hand-dyed yarns! Now taking pre-orders for the second batch of colorway Autumn Harvest. Currently offering the following on my Fall collection hand-dyeds for my blog followers: $20 each 1 skein $19 each for 2 skeins $18.50 each for…

Celery Stalk

This is my latest hand-dyed Merino Top roving in colorway Celery Stalk. It is a mixture of lime, celery, and lemony yellow and the braid yields 4.1 ounces. Available for sale in my Etsy shop.

My Manos Del Uruguay Roving

I finished spinning my Manos Del Uruguay roving and decided to leave it as singles which is normally something I don’t do. Lately, I’ve been on a chain plying kick. So, here it is making its debut- my Manos extrafine merino interspersed with some of my own dyed bright green roving in approx. 580 yds….

Under The Sea

Here is my newest hand-dyed 100% Merino Top roving in colorway Under The Sea. It is dark blue reminiscent of the deep sea with shades of green seaweed and a hint of coral representative of the coral reef. This braid yields approx. 3.7 ounces. This colorway is repeatable. Available for sale in my Etsy shop.