Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Time Flies!

Has it really been two weeks since my last post? It seems like just yesterday!

Well Stitches South was a great show and I had a good time, but I brought A LOT of stock and so I had quite a bit left over. As you can see I brought the Cherry Tree Hill Semi Solids to the show and they are gorgeous! I had some left over, and all of the colors are up on my website. Cherry Tree Hill is hosting a design contest and the top prize is $1,000 and the payout goes to fourth place.

Since I carry needles and patterns at the shows, I though I would put them up on my website as well, I have the HiyaHiya 9" circular sock needles and I have the Square Needles from Kollage Yarn. They are both pretty darn cool, if you have never heard of them or tried them you might want to get with the times (I mean um... check them out)!

I will be receiving back the dyed yarn from the show tomorrow and I will be putting up all of the colors as soon as I photograph them. For some reason going to Atlanta made me feel... floral. I always think of the the Southern Belle sterotype and Georgia peaches so I didn't fight it. Spring is my favorite time of year and I love tulips and daffodils so you will see a lot of "flower" influences in my work. I enjoy allwoing seasonal things creep into my work.

As far as cool discounts, I offered a show special on a modified version of the Simply Supersock sweater by Sally Melvile.

It comes in a 34", 37.5", 41", and 44". The first 2 sizes uses 4 skeins, and the 41" uses 5 skeins and the largest size uses 6 skeins. I will be putting a kit up on my site for $75 for the smallest two sizes, $100 for the 41" and $125 for the largest size.

For those of you looking for the Short Sleeve Directions:

Short Sleeves – With Larger needles and using the cable cast on method CO 87 (89,96,106) sts. Knit 7 rows. Purl 1 row ( WS row). Next Row (RS row) K5 (6,4,3) work Garter Vine pattern end K 5 (6,3,3) st. Continue in pattern keeping first and last stitches in stockinette, until sleeve measures 1.5”. Follow Sleeve Cap directions for longer sleeve.

The regular sweater is a 3/4 length sweater and was shown in Cherry Tree Hill's Java.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

"March" Colors

So I have the new Wow colors.

This time I took inspiration from The Blood Elves as a Race and my favorite class the Warlock. Adam and I went around and around about what colors are Warlock. I have an undead warlock, so to me, Warlocks are green and purple and blue. I though about putting in some pink for like soul shards, but couldn't bring myself to do another colorway with green and pink (Long Ears and Marshy). Plus I wanted another more subtle color. I used two different purples in this colorway, and I am not sure people will be able to tell immediately. I am hoping this will add depth to the colorway so knitted things will be more elegant, at least that is my intent. So Affliction Anyone? is on the the left and The Other Elf Race is on the right.

The Other Race, (the other WoW color of the month) is based on the preview that I must of watched 100 times before the new races came out. It had a lot of read and gold and pink in it. The colorway also sports some light yellow and grey to kind of highlight the pink and terra cotta and break it up a little.

If you are in the club, go here.
If you just want it, go here.

Lastly, I have some other colors to poke around with, Budding Iris which was a test run for my warlock color way and I didn't think it was "serious" enough and then a colorway I dyed yesterday called Lichen.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Back! WoW Colors!

Arizona is beautiful. I am going to try and move to the Prescott area I think when Adam leaves for Iraq. If you want to read more about my adventures, go to Cheryl has all the pictures and stories up.

Back to yarn. I am cleaning up all the back orders, and have come up with my next two WoW colors the first is Affliction Anyone? and the second will be The Other Elf Race. I had a lot of time to think about it in the loooonnnnnggggg drive through Nevada.

Anyways, today I am prepping for Stitches South and I am really excited to go. I will put up a coupon for 10% off at Stitches South and if you bring it to me you will be just rewarded.

See ya later.