Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I have been busy…

Little Aliens, and Monsters and Zipper Pulls and Berries…
Several new items in my Etsy Shop.


Little Monsters

Zipper Pulls

Berry Patch

And while it HAS been quite a snowy winter, just like they said back in early December, The WIP piles continue to grow. I have, however, done a bit of Ravelympic work… ripped a scarf and started a new one from the yarn. Researched dyeing with Wilton's, in the hopes that I might dye some of the great yarns I've picked up at thrift shops.

The thrift shops have been flush with great yarn finds this winter! I can hardly keep up with cataloging it. I found almost all of the yarns from a Colinette AbFab Afghan Kit - retail $180 - in the Nightshade colorway. I just added a couple more and now I am psyched to start the afghan! (The yarns cost me maybe $6) In the same haul, I got several skeins of super soft hand painted merino wools - no ball bands or skein tags, but I'm guessing at least one of them is a Mountain Colors Wool Quarters. And at least two of them are full skeins of Noro - Big Kureyon and Iro - All burn tested as wool. There were also several off white skeins that I hope to experiment with with the Wilton's dyes.

AbFab group




AbFab group

There is something about reskeining all these yarns that has been really satisfying. They are really nice to handle!