Monday, July 30, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
First up we have some sock yarn that I got off the bobbin and washed today...both are listed in the shop. Top is a Llama blend, bottom is Merino.
Here is Norberta from Knitty...this is for Gooey's B-day this weekend.
Here we have a bunch of fiber :) This will all be turned into This and That Batts very soon!
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
I do have other cool stuff to show you. First we have this super cute dress Momma-Monkey made Gooey, she LOVES BTW!
Next we have the Monkey Shave Bag and Knitters Wallet she sent me...I LOVE IT...I have to tell you that her stuff is just awsome! I wish I could sew like that! BTW she'll be updating her store next week! Oh and if I didn't work with her I'd still be pimping her stuff!
There is 2 balls of sock yarn and 2 finished sock in there and... room for more!
Now I want to talk about Etsy and HOW MUCH I LOVE IT! I am going to try my hardest to buy all my gifts for everyone from Etsy sellers! 99% of my sisters b-day gifts came from etsy and about 75% of Gooey's b-day stuff is coming from there also! I can't wait to show you what I'm getting her! I love pimping other peoples stuff!
SOCK YARN SALE ALERT!! Laughing Rat is having a sale on all her sock yarn! I LOVE HER YARN!! And I'm telling you this because I can't buy any because, well, Gooey's B-day is next Sat, and she's not ready for sock yarn yet hehehe. So go buy all her stock so I can't!!!! I've been eyeing the orange and brownish one forever!!!
mmmm knitting, I've been working on a sweet test knit for Socktopia...this one is HOT BABY HOT! I'm in a strange mood today.... I haven't touched MS3 this week because I really want to get this sock done, I only need to do one sock, and then make a pair.. So 3 sock total...well you can add can't you? I didn't have to type that... hehehehe
I've been spinning like mad as always...I'm working on some merino tencel blend that I will handpaint when I'm done...there will be 3 batches total of this blend for the sock kits.... I have to say that I LOVE the merino/tencel it is sooo easy to spin...I really think it more user friendly then just merino.... Well I better get back to my wheel I need to finish the last oz of batch 1 and work on that sock...I won't be getting anything done after Harry Potter gets here!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Monkey Bag - Hand Spun Sock Kit - Bessie
Originally uploaded by Momma Monkey.
Momma-Monkey listed a few more bags today including this one with my handspun sock yarn.....They yarn is a merino/milk/glitz blend. I'm having such a hard time not buying myself....I have to remember that I can always spin more and save it for you guys!
Yarn Online Cicada 5 balls I think
Needles size 7 KP Cirs
Pattern Top Down, made it up as I went.
I plan on making a few more...now I just have to figure out how to do some waist shaping....
We went to the Detroit Zoo over the weekend...here is a couple pics, click on one and it will take you to flickr to see the rest..
In other news Momma-Monkey and I have started working on the next round of Sock Kits now that we are all sold out....I'm going to go with something I haven't done in awile for sock yarn! There will be 3 new handspun kits and 3 more handpainted kits with 2 of each. There is a set of kits floating around from last time that should be posted soon..I know the bags have not been nice to MM :) I should have some new handpainted sock yarn in my shop in early AUG...I think I'm going to dye up some lace also...maybe. Oh and I have 2 new handspun socks to list soon :)
Momma-Monkey is doing a small shop update this week with some new bags and some more spinning kits....so go check them out! Her bags are GREAT! I really need to learn how to link things...but go to the side bar and click on her blog...it will take you to her shop!
As for knitting...I have been working mostly on Gooey's sweater...Now that it's done I have to finish up a really beautiful test knit for Socktopia! Oh and work on MS3...
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.
Here is the new batch of handspun sock and matching st markers going out to Mamma-Monkey today for the sock kits. Green is merino/milk fiber, orange is merino/bamboo/ and the blue is also merino/bamboo.
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Here is a Fracken sweet etsy find! You can find these and other super funny cards at PigseyArt.etsy.com! I also got a funny b-day card for my sister...but I can't show you that cause she reads my blog...Hi Woogie!
Here is 3 lbs of super nice Superwash Merino mill ends from Black Lamb, or shpherder on ebay. If you haven't tried her fiber yet, you must! Great deals!
I did a little test knitting form Meg from Twisted and this is what I got :) Shiny in Filanon! This yarn is soooo nice, along with all her others! It is 50% Superwash Merino and 50% Tencel! This is my first Tencel blend sock yarn!!! I can't wait to knit with it! If you haven't triedd Meg's yarn yet you must! (twisted.etsy.com) Meg is a super nice person and she handpaints some SWEET yarn!
I also got a movie from half.com and some bills and junk mail...but that was no fun!