Purple Oatmeal

I’ve been in a sweater knitting mood lately and when I went on a quest to find the perfect quick knit sweater for fall, I was not disappointed when I came across Jane Richmond’s Oatmeal Pullover on Ravelry. Scrambling through my stash, I found the perfect yarn for the pattern and conveniently already had knitted…

‘Newt’ 3 ply handspun

Stephanie from Loop Fiber Studios is a color and fiber genius! Recently, I purchased one of her bullseye bumps in colorway ‘Newt’ and I am always blown away at her color combinations and gradient transitions. I am so happy to have this off of my spinning wheel…seems like it took me forever. I have yet…

Rainbow Sprinkles

A few days ago, I hand-painted this yarn for a custom order. This is my made to order “Rainbow Sprinkles” colorway on my sock base Footsie which is 80% SW Merino and 20% Nylon, 410 yds. It took everything I had not to keep this yarn and dye up another one for the order… lol.  Needless to…

New Gradient Yarns

My new gradient yarns will be debuted at Natural Stitches in Pittsburgh today! I’ve also updated the rewards on my Kickstarter to include these gradients at the $30, $50, and $100 levels. Check it out here: http://kck.st/1DRPi3i

Kickstart my heart

I finally did it after dreaming it up in my head.  I started a Kickstarter to help grow my small business. My goal is to raise enough funds to buy more equipment to decrease my production time by at least 50% which will enable me to have more frequent shop updates.  One of those big…

Currently on the needles…

I am currently knitting on a custom fit sweater – courtesy of Amy Herzog’s fabulous website – and knitting with this wonderfully rustic Brooklyn Tweed Shelter yarn in colorway Button Jar.  Amy Herzog is the queen of fit in my opinion and has really been successful with her “Knit To Flatter” book and her custom…

It’s electric… boogie woogie woogie

I have these really amazingly fun and bright neon yarns in my stash currently and was trying to come up with the most awesome way to use them. I decided I would showcase this neon yellow yarn as a crocheted blanket infinity scarf. This sucker will end up pretty huge if I do manage to…

My latest handspun

Here is a small pile of my latest handspun. From bottom left to top middle to right: Fiber by Gwen Erin Natural Fibers (mixed variety spun into a gradient), Fiber by Louet (natural Dorper top), and Fiber by Turquoise Owl (mixed fiber puni blend) I have become so much better at my spinning by taking…

Maize mitts… or a variation of

When I was recently looking through my hand-spun yarn stash, I picked out some fiber dyed by Three Waters Farms that I spun into a lovely 2 ply. I believe I have close to 800 or so yards between 6 skeins. The fiber is a mixture of Polwarth wool and silk and let me tell…

Pittsburgh Indie Knit & Spin November 15, 2014

When Cosy posted that she was looking for vendors for this year’s Indie Knit & Spin, I jumped at the chance- and so glad that I did! I began prepping for the show in September and pretty much it came down to the wire! I was up until 2 am the night before and boy,…