Friday, June 29, 2007

I started a Flickr Group!

I really enjoy seeing things you guys make with my yarn and fiber so I started a Flickr group! Please come share your pictures!

Yarn Porn Friday

Lime Nut Superwash Sock
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

Here is Lime Nut in Superwash Sock :) If you click on the picture it will take you to flickr, there are other new colorways :) For my next batch of yarn I'm going to try something new :) I can't wait!!!

Thursday, June 28, 2007



Here is Little Miss Green Vintage Zara. I took this pic today and she is about 14 weeks old..I think :) Don't you love those huge ears!

I updated the shop today with more sock yarn, all on sale! I'll post pics tomorrow for Yarn Porn Friday:)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Etsy Anniversary Sale!!

Its been almost a year on Etsy! So I’m celebrating with an Anniversary Sale! All handpainted sock yarn is now $18.00! The sale will run till July 12!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Check this out!

A pair of sock I knitted awile ago is on along with a bunch of other cool sock! Mine are the green always!

Socktopia Knit off

Progress Pic, Sat Night
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

Here I am at the end of day 2.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

This And That Spinning Wool Batts

This And That Spinning Wool Batts
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

Here are some batts I carded today and put in the shop! It's been awile that I've carded anything for the store! I'm going to try to set a side a morning once a week to card up a few batches!

Progress pic! Friday night

Progress pic! Friday night
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

Here is how far I am, first rep done :) Team Koigu

Friday, June 22, 2007

Yarn Porn Friday/Socktopia Knit off Yarn

Yarn Porn Friday/Socktopia Knit off Yarn
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

Here is the yarn I think I'm going to use for the Knit Off this weekend. It is from Yarning Yenta on etsy. It is self striping and called Kermit Loves Piggy.

I hope to get these sock done by the weekend! I don't need another WIP hanging around! I just really want to finish something. I'm still working on the Toddler size Carolina's, I have to finishes Jane's mate, so when she gets back from HI she has a friend to play with! I'm also working on a thing for a friend, I can't really talk about it now, it a gift for someone and I'm not sure if she reads my blog...but it's almost done...I'm going to finished it up next should only take a few hours! I also have some more Socktopia test knits to do :) This one is a SWEET pattern! I work on them in between MS3. I've also been spinning like mad! Right now I'm spinning a very soft limey sagey green merino and milk blend! ohhh so nice. The milk fiber spins a lot like bamboo, but is a little hard to draft like soy silk. But wow this stuff is NICE! I'll take pictures when I'm finished!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Secret Project!

So I've been talking about this Secret Project...Now I can tell you about it! Momma-Monkey and I have been working on these great sock kits.
The kits will include a Monkey Bag, a Notion bag with a beaded zipper pull, handmade stitch markers, a sock pattern, and yarn that I dyed just for the kits.

There will also be kits with my handspun sock yarn. There are very few of them and they are one of a kind!
As of right now this is the only place you can get my handspun sock yarn.

Check out Monkey Toes on Thr. Jun 21 at about 2pm EST!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Look My Very Own Monkey Bags!!!

MY VERY OWN MONKEY BAG Look what came in the mail today! MY very Own Monkey Bags! The top bag is a sock bag, the bottom one is a notion bag. I love them! Check out Momma-Monkey's blog to see some of the other cool stuff she's made!

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Toddler size Carolina

Toddler size Carolina
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

Remember that Bamboo Blend Gooey dyed a couple of months ago, well here it is...a Gooey size Carolina. I had to change the number of the ribbing changed. Ahh ain't it cute!!!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Yarn Porn

Wool/ Mohair
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

Here is the Wool/Mohair will be part of the secret project :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Sunday, June 10, 2007


Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

Pattern by Momma-Monkey

This was one of the test knits so I don't remember the details :)

You can get this and other sweet pattern at Soctopia!

Friday, June 08, 2007

Yarn porny porn :)

secret project stuff Here is my yarn porn for this week. These were custom dyed for the secret project I'm working on :) They are all my superwash sock yarns. Oh and the mini stitch markers are going to be part of it :) As soon as I can post more info I will so stay tuned!
Skeinwinder Here is my new skeinwinder. OH MAN I love her! I finished her with Fiber Reactive Dye (yes the same stuff you dye yarn with) and some stain.
buttons to give awayHere are some buttons that I will be giving away with my yarn in fiber at the shop :)

As for knitting and spinning... I'm working on a test knit, and my sock for this month. Also I signed up for MS3...I'm not sure what yarn I'm going to use yet...

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Ravelry is sooo cool!!

Check this out!!! I'm a Yarnie Ravelry is the coolest thing in the world!!!!

Friday, June 01, 2007

Handspun yarn Porn on the bobbin

wool mohair
wool Mohair

OHHHH i'm in love! I'm spinning this yarn from wool mohair laps that I got from tisjewel. I dyed them in one of my fav colors, Strawberry Nut... (check out she does beautiful things with fiber and mixed media)

This yarn may end up a Socktopia prize or it maybe for something'll have to stay tuned for info on that..I'm don't normaly show my socktopia stuff before MM does...but I just hadddd to show you this, and well it's not done yet so it doesn't count!

I've been spinning alot of merino, so this is a nice it's not as soft but it's beauty makes up for that!

I've been working on a lot of stuff I really can't talk about...I can't wait to share!!! Soon, soon soon! I haven't started any new knitting, well that I can show you. But I hope to start a pair of socks for Socktopia and 6 sock KAL... I love when a pattern works for both. So I should have some knitting pictures soon.

My skeinwinder and my extra bobbins are FINELY on the way here...My hackle should be here soon, it's been on backorder FOREVER! I reallly want to play with it! But I'm happy about getting the skeinwinder and the bobbins!

Sorry about no pictures of little Zara this week, I can't get her to sit still long..her ears are starting to stand and she is getting BIG.. I'll try to get a picture of her soon!