September 25, 2015

Etsy Shop Update @ 9am MST

Etsy Shop Update in 1hr 30 min :-) There are 28 skeins that will be available in 4 bases!

Shipping within Canada is $13.50 for the first skein and $1 for each additional skein for Standard Parcel.

Shipping to the USA is $9 for the first skein and $1 for each additional skein for Small Packet Air.

Shipping everywhere else worldwide is $12 for the first skein and $2 for each additional skein.

If there is a dramatic difference for shipping when I print the shipping labels, I refund the difference via PayPal. Usually if it's anything over $1 for the difference :-)

Happy Shopping :-)

September 23, 2015

Mini Etsy Update : Preview :-)

It feels good to be able to finally get a preview done of the 7 colorways I currently have dyed up for my first Mini Etsy Shop Update!! I've been dyeing up a storm this week and I'm so happy to finally be able to get the photos done :-) The gods blessed me today by allowing my daughter to take a LONG nap this afternoon!!


There's only 1 skein of each of the 4 bases dyed up in each colorway and they will be available September 25 @ 9am MST :-)

Here's a little info about each of the 4 bases below:

Anna's Sock is soft and has a nice twist.
80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon
100g - 400 yards
Gauge: 6-8 stitches per 1 inch
Needle Size: US 1 - 3 or 2.25 - 3.25mm

MCN Sock is super soft and fluffy. Completely heavenly!
80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon
100g - 420 yards
Gauge: 7-8 stitches per 1 inch
Needle Size: US 1½ - 3 or 2.5 - 3.25mm

BFL High Twist Sock has a nice twist and is similar to Anna's Sock only BFL :-)
80% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Nylon
100g - 400 yards
Gauge: 6-8 stitches per 1 inch
Needle Size: US 1 - 3 or 2.25 - 3.25mm

Wild Rose Sock is a wonderful hard wearing 4 ply sock yarn :-)
75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon
100g - 450 yards
Gauge: 6-8 stitches per 1 inch
Needle Size: US 1 - 3 or 2.25 - 3.25mm

I hope everyone loves them :-)

Happy Knitting :-)

September 22, 2015

Dyeing up a storm...

I've been super busy the last few days!! I've been dyeing up yarn and reskeining (as much as my toddler will allow). Which can be a lot or very little depending on the day or if she decides she wants an afternoon nap that day ;-) So far I've dyed up 5 colorways in 4 different sock bases. I'm loving how their looking!

This was just a quick photo with my iPhone just before I put them away but they are fabulous! Over the next couple days I'll be taking more detailed photos and posting them here and my Instagram! Be sure to check it out :-) I'm hoping to have a mini Etsy Update in the next couple days :-)

Happy Knitting :-)

September 15, 2015

Christmas Knitting ...

Since I'm due just before Christmas this year I'm determined to get as many Christmas gifts knitted up as possible. This year I have decided to do socks for my family members and toques for my husbands co-workers. I've been tossing the stash looking for yarns that are compatible for toques. So far I've pulled out some handspun yarn and some Manos del Uruguay in Wool Clasica and Maxima. These skeins have been in my stash for a couple years and are a quick knit :-)

The first toque knit up fast in a day:

And the second toque just needs the crown decreased tonight :-)

Pattern: Regular Guy Beanie by Chuck Wright

I think I may have to knit another 4-8 toques after these 2. It depends if I also want to knit toques for their spouses. It'll be an ongoing project while I'm knitting socks. Mostly if I need a break from knitting socks for a day ;-)

No updates on my Christmas sock knitting. I'm working on the eye searing socks and have been procrastinating a bit just because they are just so damn bright!! But so far I'm on target for my sock knitting and I was even able to finish a pair of socks for our hunting buddy Bill. Hunting season is just around the corner and I'm sure Bill will be getting some good use out of these socks ;-)

Pattern: Cinder Block Socks by Anne Hanson
Yarn: Alpaca with a Twist Socrates

I love knitting with this yarn. It's one of my fav commercial sock yarns. This is the only yarn my husband loves for socks. The alpaca/ merino/ bamboo mix makes it light and lofty but still soft and super warm :-) It also blooms nicely when washed. It gets fluffy and makes a nice fabric. I hope Bill loves them :-)

Happy Knitting :-)