Sunday, December 4, 2016

ChiaoGoo Fixed Needles

As promised the ChiaoGoo fixed needles are here and ready to ship.



These are the lovely red cables, the tips are all sharp for lace work.  They come in size 0-6 and the length is 32 inches.  If ya'll love these needles we will bring in the longer lengths for you.  Meanwhile you can order them towards the top on this page.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Update

We have so much going on that I felt like I needed to see a list of the patterns and KAL's.  If I feel like that I wondered how you all were getting on and decided we needed a bit of an update. Without further ado, here's our list.

KAL just begun
  • Twilight Waltz

OPEN CLUBS
  • Holiday Club (closing 12-5)
  • Fae Yarn Club open for 1st quarter of 2017

OPEN KALS
  • Kinich Ahau
  • Fantastic Beasts scarf kit
  • Star Heirloom (2017 year long KAL heirloom)
  • Christmas Star the last MKAL of 2016

OPENING SOON
  • Christmas Star (in TK-hope to open before end of this month)
  • Weasleyghan (2017 year long blanket-TKERS needed)
  • Moriarty Shawl (in TK)
  • Kanuck in 2017 (TKERS needed)

PATTERNS which need final edits for publication:

  • Neverland (needs a few more photos)
  • Tigh's Cabin cowl (Battlestar Gallactica)
  • Seaweed stockings
  • Kaleidoscope Pinwheel Circular Shawl (in TK)
  • Oberon's Sunrise Socks (in TK)
  • Curlicue series Heart shaped shawls (2 more coming)
  • Queen Titania
  • Trellis Blanket
All of that to say we are working even when you don't hear from us for a time.  Or if your wondering, "where on earth's my order?" We are swamped but it's the way we love to roll.  

ENJOY and Happy Thanksgiving!

Update

We have so much going on that I felt like I needed to see a list of the patterns and KAL's.  If I feel like that I wondered how you all were getting on and decided we needed a bit of an update. Without further ado, here's our list.

KAL just begun
  • Twilight Waltz

CLUBS
  • Holiday Club (closing just after Thanksgiving)
  • Fae Yarn Club open for 1st quarter of 2017

OPEN KALS
  • Kinich Ahau
  • Fantastic Beasts scarf kit
  • Star Heirloom (2017 year long KAL heirloom)

OPENING SOON
  • Christmas Star (in TK-hope to open before end of this month)
  • Weasleyghan (2017 year long blanket-TKERS needed)
  • Moriarty Shawl (in TK)
  • Kanuck in 2017 (TKERS needed)

PATTERNS which need final edits for publication:

  • Neverland (needs a few more photos)
  • Tigh's Cabin cowl (Battlestar Gallactica)
  • Seaweed stockings
  • Kaleidoscope Pinwheel Circular Shawl (in TK)
  • Oberon's Sunrise Socks (in TK)
  • Curlicue series Heart shaped shawls (2 more coming)
All of that to say we are working even when you don't hear from us for a time.  Or if your wondering, "where on earth's my order?" We are swamped but it's the way we love to roll.  

ENJOY and Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Hankie Play

Today we dyed up a bunch of hankies, they are 100% cotton, 15 inches square. While painting I realized that, while I need some, I can't use them all and it would be fun if we all made one.  Lets CAL!  Who wants to play?  


I will send you the hand painted hankie of your choice with the matching thread from the photo AND the pattern of your choice, free.  Kits are just $10 for the hankie and the thread, $3 shipping, $1 for each additional, yes you can have as many as you'd like.  We also carry the size US 16-0.60 mm crochet hook $4.50) if you need one as well as 11/0 beads ($2) if you'd like to work them into your hankie.


ID left to right by numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
First paid, first dibs!  Send funds via paypal to wmdress at sbcglobal dotnet and into the notes tell me what all you would like as far as the color and the pattern.


Monday, November 7, 2016

Indian Corn

WARNING CLUB SPOILERS!  Yup, this is the new colorway which we painted for this months Fae Yarn Club on 3 different bases, I LOVE this color way. Normally I don't like orange, yellow and red but when mixed with purple, sends me right over the top.

Indian Corn
We had so much fun with this new color that I had to show it off.  This base is our Milky Silky sock, 70/20/10 SWmerino/silk/cashmere, oh so soft and squishy you just want to hug an armload.  
Great for sweater knitting season.  I had to photo this on both sides as they change from side to side, hence all the different photos here.





BFL/Silk Lace weight, 55/45 what with all of the silk it's got a high sheen to it. Would look fantastic in all of the multi colored shawls, wraps and cowls out there. 


It's so soft and nummy you want to snuggle in it. I could see this paired with one of the sock weights for a nice fat, thin striped shawl. A plain yo k2tog would be amazing.
Baby Camel sock the best of the best SIR!  Yup, 50/50 baby camel and silk... it doesn't get much better then this.  Stuff really took the dye well too, I'm so proud of our wee baby.
For more information please PM me at wmdress at sbcglobal dot net.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

2017 Star Heirloom

Kits are now available for our 2017 Star Heirloom, this 6 wedge shawl will be completely modern in that it's not a circle or a square this time, sqweee!  I love that we are making a truly modern shawl this year.  You can find the kits here and the pattern loaded on our pattern page. There are some lovely colors to choose from... and of course, star stitch marker.  This time we have only one kit as you need everything in it with no real extras. 
     FYI, more KAL's forthcoming shortly!  First we need to dye yarn up but I'm really excited about everything we have coming out over the next couple of weeks.  Gradient silk/merino sock weight for that lovely shawl I posted about yesterday.  
These are the gradient colors we are dyeing for this shawl... all on sock yarns
Cocoa Bench On Silver Shot 

Blue Sunrise on Silk/merino

Happy Days on Silk/merino

Pre-Dawn on Medium Sock
     And our silk top is finally coming out of hiding!  We are calling it Slinky Dink, made from the 100% silk is very soft, slinky and will make a very sexy top when worked up in the drape version.  For the Peeps who've been around a few years this was known as V5 in the past due to all the different varieties of necklines and sleeves that are available. I can't wait to get this one going.  This will be worked in the new 100% Italian Silk, fingering weight.  I have started on mine. Sqweeee! 
     ENJOY!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Arsenic and Old Lace & Twinity

Who doesn't love it? Arsenic and Old Lace, great old black and white movie with Cary Grant, another face paced oldie.
 One of our all time favorite movies has come into it's own in the Fae Realm and has turned into a color.  How does an old black and white movie turn into color?
Via a request from a lovely, dear Peep who sparked it all off... along with a desire of mine to use a special "color" which is not a color.  Go figure out those loops, or should that be loons?  :-) The inspiration was of r
oses, so old and fragile they have broken apart in some areas. Tattered lace, between the folds of an old book.
     Using these beginnings I hit the dye baths.  Somehow we needed to dye more then just one skein so here we have it on our Italian Lace.  
As you can see it's not just the color of old lace, but it also has a hint of purple and pink rose in it as well. 
Here it is on a 85/15 silk/cashmere cobweb. You can see the colors better in this photo.  There is a skein of it in the Indian Silk as well which was not photographed but can still be seen in this video when we share yarn time.  To order just tell me which base you'd like and give me your paypal addy and your full street address... I'll send an invoice.
     Have ya'll seen the Twinity Shawl by Anne-Lise Maigaard.
 It's a beautiful pattern and I want to play so bad! They are KALing it on her group in November and I was thinking it would look amazing in our Cupcakes or any one of our semi solid gradients.  Not the hand paints,,, just the slight 2 color blend or our Cupcakes which flow from one color to the next.  I can totally see this in Unicorn Love but a more subtle blend into the black.  YUM  
     The shawl calls for a size 4 needle so our mini skeins would be fine if you wanted to use sock weight for a larger shawl. It's only 20x54 so you might need to work it in sock weight.  The original yarn was a 656 yard per 100g, in other words a heavy weight lace, and the shawl is very small so I'd love to see this knit in sock weight.  But if you want we could reskein any one of our laces into say 4 hanks so that you could get all of the color. You'd need to buy the 2 skeins of yarn, then we'd either half or quarter it and you could "paint" from the skeins.  What fun!!  We have our 80/20 merino/silk lace which would be a good match substitute for this lace.  If I could do it, I'd use our mini skein sock weight with a ton of color transitions in purple blue and gree, still working on the size 4 with 6/0 beads which would make a larger but still striking shawl.  Looks like stitch markers are needed.  LMK if your interested and we can play with goodies too.  wmdress at sbcglobal dot net.
     We are dyeing either end of this week or beginning of next week so do holler if you need anything.