Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Raven 2?!

Hey Kiddies,

Lord Oberon popping in here right quick and saying are you ready for another Raven shawl?

Yes?  Good, because another one is in the works.  The Yarn Fairy saw this in Alaska and yep, the creative light bulb went on. 

This will be one of many ideas that come from the Alaskan Cruise 2018.  Who knows, bears, salmon, totem poles, whales, all kinds of memories may turn into beautiful colors and incredible designs.  Each with a unique Yarn Fairy story wrapped in love along with it.

So stayed tuned.  Keep a watch on the happenings in the Fae and prepare to have your knitted socks knocked off!

TTFN.  Gotta fly!

~ Lord Oberon


Friday, August 24, 2018

Update

Hi Kiddies, just a quick update. Wanted to pop in and let you know that I was able to find buttons for the Fire bag so those of you who have ordered it, will be getting them. Nice wood buttons,,, just don't get them too close to the "fire".

We were able to get a lot of yarn dyed up but unfortunately are running out of time to get it shipped before we leave tomorrow. It will get out first thing when we return so that all the KAL's can begin in a timely fashion. Mostly this effects Maleficent and Lagniappe 3. Our vacate is a much needed break from this years antics. 

If your on FB you've seen the amount of yarn we have needed to process this year. 


The cone core stack that was 15 foot tall, mill running out of yarn on cones. An anxious weekend waiting to hear back when they ran out. Then needing to switch from cones to hanks, wow what a chore that was! 150 pounds of yarn to reskein. The machine we needed to bring in to accomplish the task. More umbrella swifts to complete the order as we changed from cones to hanks and they broke.


 Yeah. All the way up until yesterday when it left the premises, FINALLY! We are so happy to have that under our belts and will not be doing another of this magnitude again.

Elvis has left the building... and MUCH relief followed. I can't tell you how much stress this added to our lives. There was yarn constantly on swifts taking over the front rooms, in bags, boxes, various states of completion. I can't tell you how much the stress affected my auto immune disease. We will think long and hard before pulling another order like this together, then probably decline. These cubes are 24" square and house about 65 pounds, 10 boxes total, of our precious dyed yarn. Praying that they don't burst as they travel across the country. Lord Oberon will be taking them to a UPS distribution center or his UPS guy will take them off of his hands later today. PHEW! What a relief it is to get this outta here.

Meanwhile, here on the front, orders will still be processed by Lord Oberon, KAL clues will still be posted by same. Samples are still being knit while on the high seas. First we have a light to dark wrap vest in our silk/merino DK, so decedent. It's worked up in cables, ya'll are going to love this one which will be released as a MKAL, Hanzel & Gretel,,, the cables are their path through the woods. I am also taking a gradient ribbed cowl, so purdy. This will be published as a kit/pattern. More patterns will be published when we return afer getting photos of them on our cruise. There are the two hats, Racky Kacky and Dancing Zorbas as well as KC Top. So you see work will continue even though we are supposed to be vacating. Feel free to keep up the good work without us.

Maleficent was blocked, it's HUGE! I had no idea but should have thought since it has 4 skeins of sock weight yarn, right. The windspan is 92 and the depth is 36". LOL they always seem to grow bigger then I think they will be. It's got a nice shape, great body and this wee fullness on it's back side which is helpful. I'm taking it for photos while we are away.

 When we return we will dye the remaining Maleficent, Lagniappe (all bases back in stock except camel) AdventFire bag and Fae Yarn Club. Please feel free to continue, business as usual. Any questions can be addressed on Rav as we have a small army of great Peeps there who are ready to give aid.

   Minis--- how do you like the new Valhalla? I love the depth on this one,,, the black and navy are just soooo dreamy.
 It's been extended and some bold pops have been added. 

Been real busy bees with the minis. LOVE IT! Such a feeling of gratification to see them all laid out like this ready to go into their bags.

We can and will do anything, including special requests and the Mystery OOAK colors. 

Upcoming in the Year of the Grimm: Briar Rose stole, Rumpelstiltskin by Anna Dalvi, Hanzel & Gretel vest

ENJOY!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

New pattern, club upcoming

Hi Kiddies, we have a new pattern available for you. Fire! is a bag we worked up many moons ago that's been waiting for this day. Kits are available here.


  •  FAE YARN CLUB 4th quarter now open

  • Maleficent - our major dye day coming this week, don't miss out.

  • Lagniappe 3 still time to get a kit for our free KAL, most yarn back in stock now.

  • Advent has mystery boxes and 2018 colors now available in 2 versions depending on how you like it.

  • Still dyeing for Dancing Princess 3rd clue coming this week.

  • TWIST 100% bamboo yarn just $9.50 per skein. All this and more on the blog, head on over to each individual page for more information.

UPCOMING patterns
Hats: Racky Kacky, Dancing Zorba's, Rainbow? Not sure if I'm doing rainbow. 

Ribbed Cowl and KC top.

Lots going on, stay tuned.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Maleficent & Twist

Hi Kiddies, TWIST Time!
   
 YUP we have a Twist sale and this time around we dyed Back in Black again but for lace weight. We used various samples we had lounging about so the yarn ranges from bulky to lace weight, NSW and SW. Time for you to make a deal and get a steal... if you want all 11 skeins just make me an offer and they are yours. We will be dyeing these over again on our lace base to get a real fee for how these are going to work up.

   And it's that time again, the Year of the Grimm continues with Maleficent. This amazing design has circles on the back and it's then picked up and made into a heart shaped shawl with lace edging. Really cool knit will keep your interest, start to finish.
   Also open Lagniappe 3, a little bit of something extra is a free shawl pattern in triangle or square. The design leans heavily on the Shetland inspired shawls. We have some fun colors available on any of our sock weights. Milky Silky and our Fairy MerSilk will be back in stock next week. There's still time to get in on this one. Tell all your friends and Knit Night, we don't normally do free patterns.
    Advent kits are available again this year. We have the least expensive kit (to my knowledge) and some great color combinations. We are also sending much more yarn then the designer used so you will have extra. If you haven't checked out our new Version 2,,, head on over and have a look see. You get 5-20g, 5-50g and 1-100g skeins for a nice stripe effect with the larger skein taking the forefront. We can dye that skein up in any color, you don't have to have what's in the photos, just be sure to tell us when you place your order.
    Really enjoying knitting on our new Multi color hand painted Rainbow sets. Wow what a mouthful this name is. This yarn would be amazing for the Advent KAL and we can easily stretch it to 25 skeins as I keep dyeing up more for even better transitioning.

Here's my scarf so far, matching hat and gloves coming up for our trip to Alaska 8-25. The blend is just amazing to me. I'm much further along now, all the way through the greens and up to the turquoise I dyed after the yarn photo was taken.
 Yes, I will dye up a fuller sample next week, hopefully, on the 25 skein minis, is it yours?  Or perhaps I will dye it up on the 10g Micros. We still need to make up more of them but hey, aren't they adorastinkingble! The Micros have been made in 10 skein (just $23) kits so far... perfect for a pair of socks or gloves. We can make them much larger though, just need to ask. These are also great for gloves, shawl accents, bee keeper type blankets, etc.
    Shipping all next week as we dyed all this week and need to move everything along to it's rightful homes.
    Upcoming patterns, getting back into color work and it's been fun. Racky Kacky is a raccoon hat to honor a neighbors pet from my childhood with the same name. It's adorable in that all the faces are different around the hat. And I got to use Unda Da Sea, this new amazing color we launched. Did you get a chance to see it? 
    KC a top is slotted for release in early October, again some color work, movement in the body and topped with a cowl of sorts. Works up really fast in our Elf Merino sport weight yarn. Heavy on the color work in the cowl section. It's been fun taking a dip into stranded work again. I'd forgotten how satisfying it can be to design. What I haven't forgotten was Foxy, (scarf) she was put on hold so that I could finish up the Mal sample... which needs to be blocked now.
    Enough outta me, hope you are having a fantastic weekend and that you stop on by for some goodies. PM me if there's anything I can do. wmdress @ sbcglobal.net ENJOY!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Dancing Princess

Hi Kiddies, so happy to pop in and let you know that Dancing Princess is finally open, sqweeee! I know a lot of you have been waiting for this shawl. It's going to be the largest shawl of the year, perfect for all ya'll who love to snuggle... you'll be inviting others to join you come fall. Speaking of which, tell all your friends, the more the merrier.


This shawls a split circular of cables and lace, who's color sense will play to the designer/artsy girl in everyone. We have an Old Friendish color but you can choose any color your heart desires. We will work with you until the palette is just right, making suggestions, adding and subtracting until we have something which will be very pleasing in the end. Lately we've been doing a great deal of Meldy Deep with an added glacĂ© ... totally amazing, adds depth, saturation, highs and lows, you can see the outcome on our FB page in the video before the great mountain of yarn.

Fae Yarn Club 3rd Quarter is CLOSING this week, hurry and get your slot.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tour and Yaaarn

WOW so we have been SUPER busy this week and it's only Tuesday. Pixie #1 is leaving for a week, so it was time to do the hustle.

First lets talk Tour Dr France. Every year we like to congregate on Ravelry for TourDe Fleece, while they pedal, we pedal from the safety of our living/craft/studio room's. This year we'd like to offer up free Tour packs for everyone in the USA... something along these lines for the color. Click here to order your pack. These need to ship solo, please don't add anything else to your order.

This is the wholesale order and what 300 skeins looks like.  That batch was processed on Monday. 
Gee, come to think on it, some of them dried overnight and were removed from the drying box. This is not a full 300 skeins but you get the idea. There had been another pole across the 
center of the fencing. 

Today was the last day we could dye together so we started at 9am and made a good press on these 150 ish skeins. 


Here in the following photos you can see the Christmas Club and 
Tuscany bags. It's all dyed and will be ready to ship here soon.  I left the club open as we dyed WAY too much yarn, what else is new? After we fill the orders the remaining yarn will be posted on the Twist page so ya'll can have a crack at it.
It was great when DD popped up and said, gee I'm having a great time. Ahhh totally amazing to hear. Normally we've been in our own world with earbuds in, today my Bose made an appearance and we had fun. Her friends going to be here in short order to wisk her away.

Quick Update
The 4th Quarter Fae Yarn Club is open but will be closing at the end of this month.

Little Mermaid has shipped but there's still time to get into this MKAL before it begins.

Tuscany Silk Bag has been dyed and there's still time to get into this one. Not a mystery but we are going to KAL it on Rav.

Evil Queen KAL has begun, yarn is still available.

2018 blanket, we still have a small amount of the yarn used for this one. It will begin end of this month.

Mystery Fiber Box, all three of them are open, Fine, Medium and Long wools. This page will disappear shortly not to be returned as we begin to head towards something new.

Finished Object contest is closing on 6-30, go sign up. It's super easy, just as easy as loading a photo. There are 3 prizes and few people enter so your chance of winning is super high.

Upcoming 

  • Flirtatious Foxy scarf/neck warmer, pattern and kits will be available.
  • Next MKAL Dancing Princess with 8.5 skeins of Imp Sock WOW!
  • Following MKAL will be Sleeping Beauty 2600 yds fine lace, need TKERs, PM me if interested.
Enough! If you made it down here, congratulations. Enjoy your knitting.

What!? She's still going? Yuppers you betcha... but change of venue... a bit of an embroidery natter. Really didn't think this was going to be my cupa but here we are. Feel head over heels for bead embroidery, this is a headband before it was finished. All the purple has been covered now. Just need to finish the edging now.

Also fell for crewel and hand embroidery.
And made a keen bag like a crazy quilt but with beads. I'll be doing a video of this bag here shortly cause it's just full of fun stuff and needs much more elaboration.

Ok, now I'm done. :-) Well, it's over I'm not finished sharing that will end eventually but will be done over on FB instead.





Monday, June 4, 2018

Tuscany

Just quickly needed to let ya'll know that the third quarter Fae Yarn Club is now open, come join the fun. Still in the year of the Grimm, it's flowing over to our dyeing for this club. All of the club colors are special for the club, they are non-repeatable, exclusive only for club members. If you want to sign up for two of the same base, PM me for an invoice. At times our members have wanted a second skein and even they can't get one. :-)

Time to head on out to Italy, to a lovely vineyard with the
sun setting off of in the distance. We give you Tuscany a beaded silk bag.
Straying a bit from our Grimm tales we are going to make a beaded silk bag. This time it's not a mystery as we are working it up in the Ravelry group and as I swatch and fiddle with the pattern you all will be getting your kits in. By the time ya'll have your kits we will have the pattern completed and ready for ya'll to KAL together in our Rav group. Come out and play.