Friday, June 20, 2008

What's a girl to do??

What a week. You've probably noticed less new yarns going up in the shop, and more silence in general. Work is insane! Yes, I have a regular job that pays the bills and this week has been nutty. I'm very much looking forward to the weekend!

I'll be knitting! YES, I said... knitting. It's time to knit some of my handspun.

Take a Hike is destined to become a hat. More to come on that :)

I love most of what I spin. Some things are not my colors but I try to offer a variety. Usually, its hard to part with it all but this really made me stop dead in my tracks :


I am having a hard time getting the colors quite right on this, but it is a very subtle blend of pear green, mustard, tan, and teal. I think I'll be knitting this one too :) How can I let it go? These are my colors of the season.

I have a little poll going on the left sidebar... please feel free to give me your 2 cents!

And did you notice the Sundara countdown? Packages went out yesterday. I'm in the winter season and to say I'm excited about my silk lace is an understatement. I'll probably be checking Rav later for spoiler pics! ::fingers crossed::

Off to starbucks for a macchiato... hope you all have a wonderful, fiberlicious weekend!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Indecisive, to say the least

What would you do with 550 yards of The Plucky Knitter sportweight superwash merino??



This is the colorway 'Prince' which I believe to be slightly more purple than it appears in this picture, although it could be the lack of lighting in here too. I was thinking sweater vest or shrug... I need some suggestions please! I really want to knit and wear this :)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Welcome summer!

Summer has finally hit here in NY. It's hot. Like, steamy, gross, pea soup when you walk out the door kind of hot. In case you need proof, its not in todays summer dress, the bikinis I donned all weekend while taking in the sun, or the hair that has seen better days.



Nope, it's in the iced nonfat caramel macchiato I got today. Yes, that is an inch of caramel on the bottom. Lets just say that Coley has quite the name for herself at starbucks ;) I truly prefer the hot version but when you feel like you are seconds from melting on the sidewalk, you do what your internal thermostat says.

Thank goodness for AC because its kept me spinning, although the yarn seems to take longer to dry in these conditions. I got some really cool BFL from Wildcraft UK, one that I navajo plied, and the other I spun as a worsted single... both of which, I adore :





AND

Can you please have a looky at this custom spin?? Its a Poppy Flower Fibers colorway Apex... and OMG I didn't want to part with it!!!



I'd like to set up a gallery of items knit with my handspuns... so if you haven't already, will you please share your pics?? I've seen such lovely work and I'd love to share it with the world!

Off to the pool... I mean, back to work ;)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

I should be spinning

Or sleeping. Or cleaning. I am completely overwhelmed with excitement at the response in my shop to my handspun!! I feel like I can't spin fast enough, and that's not a bad thing. I'm also very excited to announce that I've teamed up with Lisa of Poppy Flower Fibers to do custom spinning! Now when you see a yarn that's not quite your colors, check out Poppy Flower Fibers! Her colors are incredible, very vibrant and she uses the best quality fibers I have found. (Part of why I love her, because I'm a hardcore fiber snob!)You can order the fiber, how you want it spun, and you get a yarn that is all your own. Here are some awesome examples of what I've been doing with colorways from Poppy Flower Fibers ...






Feel free to ask me any questions! This special service is about making you something very unique. I'm extremely happy to be able to offer this!

Oh yes... another reason I am excited and am not sleeping. I have two more MeanBeans coming!!! I adore these knitting bags. And Kristin is taking reservations now! Tell her Sheknitigans sent you, maybe you can cut the line :) But not before mine are done of course! ;)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Tagged!

Gilraen tagged me this morning, and since I've been meaning to blog... here goes !

1) What was I doing ten years ago?

1998... I was still in high school, dating my BF Scott (who lasted for a whopping five years!), playing the oboe, and it was this year that I got my first dental job as an orthodontic lab assistant. Who knew it would turn into a career that lasts to this day?

2) What are five things on my to-do list for today:

* Spinning (shop update tomorrow!)
* Knit more of my Seeded Cables Cardigan
* Laundry
* Clean the wool off the floor because it looks like a rainbow sheep threw up in here!
* Dinner out with a good friend.


3) Snacks I enjoy:

Ice cream. E got me started on milk candies, but I love tortilla chips and doritos too. And Starbucks Caramel Macchiattos are my favorite food substitution :)

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

Definitely I would buy a home. Living in NY is very expensive. I would buy a house and it would be big and on the north shore. I would also hire people to maintain it because I am too busy with work to do it. (yes, I would still work!) There would be a room just for yarn and fiber too. I'd pay off my parents house. I would buy a fancy new Mercedes and a Cadillac Escalade EXT. Then I would open a yarn shop where I would carry truly beautiful yarns so I could knit and spin all day.

5) Places I have lived:

I've never lived outside of New York, but I did move from the suburbs to Brooklyn once.

6) Jobs I have had:

Florist, Supermarket Cashier, Orthodontic Clinician, Orthodontic Lab Technician, Dental Sales Rep, National Sales Manager.

7) Peeps I want to know more about:

YarnSnob
BelayBunny
MeanBean
Eluned