Thursday, June 25, 2009

Check out the store

Mom's only been here one week and it feels like she's been here much longer.

Not in a bad way, it's just that we've been so busy and have gotten a lot of things complete!

Her bedroom (aka: guest room) is almost set up. I love Craigslist! I wanted the room to have a "bed & breakfast" look. Older furniture, quilted comforter, cozy like a hug, a place someone who is visiting can go and be alone. We need to tweak the valance and curtains and then it will be done!

In addition, I've been adding items to my etsy store - check it out. Everything is 25% off or more. Sale ends June 30, so if you see something and like the price, get it before someone else does, or the price goes up.


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Store Re-Opening

June will be a busy month -- My mom is visiting me from Alaska; I need to get our guest bedroom (mom's room) set up; my craft room will also be moved and set up; AND I reopened my Etsy store along with a Grand-ReOpening sale of at least 25% discount on all items listed.

I am planning to add items daily, so check out the store!


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Catching up

Although I have ignored my Blogs, I have not ignored my fiber-lust! My stash grows and grows with all my own spun yarns!

I purchased a HitchHiker which has replaced my Heavenly Handspinning wheel. I love my little HitchHiker and would recommend it to anyone wanting a spinning wheel!

I have 15 "skeins" of yarn that have the twist set and I've counted the yardage.
Another 7 skeins are set, but I didn't count yardage; 6 are for the February Lady Sweater, and one is on the sticks becoming a pair of socks.
Eleven more "skeins" are awaiting one or both of having the twist set and yardage counted. That is 32 "skeins" of yarn. All of varying weights and lengths from under 100 to over 400 yards. My husband asked what I was doing with all the yarn; my reply was to add it to my stash!
I'm really not sure what to do with it all, I was just having so much fun learning to spin that I kept spinning and spinning! Maybe I should list some in my store as destash at cut rate prices just to clear out my closet!

I'll update the sock progress at another time, but right now, I'm sticking to my spinning, so I can show you my first project with my spun yarn (I am not going to count the pink and brown scarf as scraves don't count as "projects"!)

These socks are being knit from a bamboo/wool blend of roving I purchased and dyed before spinning. The colors didn't turn out quite like I wanted, but I think they will become fine socks to wear with jeans this fall, or even this summer if we keep having rather cool days like today!

happy spin/knitting