Tuesday, March 24, 2009


(Note: I put this same note up on my homepage)

Hello Everyone!

Adam and I were married this weekend. I am have been reorganizing and getting some more help with the Indie Dyer so order will go out faster and we will just be more efficient.

I am going to take about a week to do some family stuff in hot sunny Arizona. The other half of that dye order will be in the 26th, so as soon as it gets in all dye orders will ship. I haven't forgotten about you I am just waiting on the dye to arrive.


Monday, March 16, 2009

"February" Colors

Hello All

I finally have completed the new February WoW colors.They took me a long time because both areas are complex and there are a lot of colors to draw from in each area. For the Ungoro Crater color I tried to balance between blues and greens and wrestled with how much black and or orange to put in the different colorways. How much green did I really want? The problem with bright green is that it is BRIGHT. I love it, but I am trying to cater to everyone here, it doesn't do me a lot of good to have a bunch of yarn that just I am in love with. I think I struck that chord with the Terra Cotta color I used. I really think that color added a nice touch with out being too orange or too brown.

Then Zangermarsh, omg sooo much blue, fuchsia, and purple. I wanted to get away from tons of blue and purple, I really like the area on the west side where you get the Sporegar rep (or how ever you spell it it!). I liked the touches of light pink. I am not really a pink person myself, but small doses it can be okay.

So here are the pictures of the two colors:

I think next I am going to do a Tanaris color maybe. I had some ideas. I am going to play around with a paladin and warrior color and see if I like the results....

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Photo Montage

OK here are all of the photos I have been promising you. I finally broke down and attempted to photograph stuff.

Here is my current project- the Diagonal Wrap. I am using a combination of CTH colors and my own colors and choose Teal as my solid. I am not great at big things, but I am working diligently to complete it in time for the show.

I am pretty happy with the way it has turned our so far.

Next is the "Ideal Sweater" that Debbie and I have been working on. It is entirely knit in the round with cables where the seam would go. I dyed two special colors for it: the Body color is called Morning Rose and the outside color is Bluebell.

Last but not least I have the gloves that I am making for Rae. They are called the Rachu's Illusion Gloves. I am going to make the other one and write up the pattern. Once I do that I will be looking for some people to test knit the pattern.
I rarely write up patterns that I do, because I am so hodge podge. Anyways here are the pix.

Here is the other side:

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Something Old, Something New

Hello Everyone-

So in light of Adam going to Iraq we have decided to do an impromptu wedding on the 21st. It was just going to be a courthouse wedding with just the two of us, but instead it has morphed into a small wedding with 20 family members. Some how this non wedding where we weren't doing any planning or anything special, has morphed into this real wedding with planning and things. How does that happen?

Adam and I were in the car the other night and discussing how to manage all the people, reservations and stuff and suddenly it hit us. This is turning into a "thing." We laughed about it. Such is life huh?

So it has been really cold here and I am sick with some kind of flu and dreading going out into the coldish dye room to dye the yarn and samples I owe. I am going to bundle up and truck out there after sleeping the day away today. I am excited about the colors I have been thinking about the past couple of days and wish that I had more dye. Once Adam heads to Iraq I will probably try to move somewhere warmer. I know people love it here, but I require more sunshine.

I sold so much dye at Stitches West that when I came home I had less then half of what I came out with! I had just brought a fresh dye order to the show. It's a good sign. Unfortunately my supplier is saying dye orders are going to be delayed 3 weeks. Sigh. I hate waiting and I hate making people wait.

So I am headed to Stitches South and I am pretty excited, I am always working on booth redesigns and I have some cool idea for the next booth. Some day I will look back at the indie dyer booth evolutions and laugh I am sure.

I have a bunch of pictures to put up so I will take some shots of my new Sweater designed by Debbie O'Neil. Thanks to everyone who volunteered for test knitting, I really appreciate it.

Talk to you Soon!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Stitches and More Stitches!

Hello All!

I know I haven't written in a bit, been pretty busy.
I wanted to Thank everyone who came by and said Hi at Stitches West. It was a great show I had a great location and I am so happy I got to meet everyone. I sold a lot of yarn so thank you to everyone for helping to make this show a success for me.

In other notes: I am hoping to ALL back orders out this week. So, if you have anything on back order with me from before last week, it will go out this week. Yay!

Also I have decided to go to Stitches South. So all you Southies can expect to see me there. I am going to start offering more pattern support and thus I am looking for some test knitters. So if you are an a good even knitter who follows patterns well and can meet the deadline for April 15th or 20th please let me know. I am going to be paying people to do it, just please email me indiedyer at gmail dot com or info at indiedyer dot com.

On a slightly more sad note. When I came home from Stitches we found out that Adam has been stop lossed and is going to have to go back to Iraq. We are both pretty sad. Meanwhile he is going to see if he can make Stitches South. So hopefully we will both be there.

I will post again later with good pictures of new stuff!