Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Your Fairy Name

What else coming from the Yarn Fairy!  Fae name generator 

Your fairy is:
Petal Elffly
She is cheerful and friendly.
She lives in gardens and parks where almond trees and roses grow.
She can only be seen at midday under a quiet, cloudless sky.
She wears soft pale pink and yellow petals and has transparent green wings like a cicada.
 Pixie #1 Fae Assistant is:
Briar Elffly
She is cheerful and friendly.
She lives in leafy dells and bluebell glades.
She can only be seen at midday under a quiet, cloudless sky.
She wears bluebell-blue dresses and has transparent green wings like a cicada.

  Pixie #2 AKA C.O.O.!
Apple Hailwasp
He protects and comforts the lonely. SO TRUE!!!
He lives in high places where the clouds meet the earth.
He can only be seen at midday under a quiet, cloudless sky.
He wears pale blue like the sky and has cheery turquoise wings like a butterfly.

Go get your Fae name and put it on your wee amigarumi fairy!  Must need to have a forest full of FAE!!!  Join me in knitting or crocheting up the Fae community in the Forest!

Fae Community and Web RING!

Wee Furniture and a tiny Fairy planter and so much more.  Search Fairy on this site and you will find several furniture sets as well as some doors and windows to put on your trees!!!  Make your Fae then set her into the planter and furniture found here.  ENJOY!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Knit Me Happy label

Yarn Fairy
Knit Me Happy colorway
100% superwash merino
770 yards/150 grams

Monday, May 21, 2012

Are you SHER LOCKed?

WOW what a great ending for the last of series 2!  Did you see it?  If not you might want to skip this post as it's SPOILER city!

So what do you think about that ending?  

Did you figure out how he faked his death?

Moffat outdid himself but he always does.  Right when you think it can't get any better it does! 

Guess who's got yarn and designs for him?  Yup, yours truly, got a box chock full, but they are all very hush hush and on the QT.  I haven't had time to really entrench myself as needed to make them come to fruition and they are for future books so I'm not sure how much I want to get into them just yet.

See my facebook for a startling poll taken during a chat with Moffat.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Filigree - a new yarn

On the next dye day we will be making a new yarn called Filigree which was a special request.  If you would like some just e-mail me.  It will be done on any of out base yarns, on Pixie Paca it will come out lighter then on Superwash lace which will come out darker.  Perfect for lace work.
Like the above scroll, the background is black and grey with blips of your choice:
See Yarn page for a list of all bases and pricing.
Not listed on the Yarn page but also available in a heavy weight Pixie Paca, same blend but the standard 870 yards per 100 grams instead of 1312 per 100 grams.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

We are swapping on my Ravelry group and I wanted to share what I have been up to for my Swappee.  No she doesn't know who she is but I know all about her.  The requirement was for a hand knit item of 400 yards or more... so I'm going with 800 yard shawl. 
It's in her favorite colors and has lots of nupps and texture.  I think it's pretty standard to go over and above what the requirements are in a swap so she's in so much trouble!  I have so many lovely things for her already!!!  :-)  FUN FUN FUN!  I'm really enjoying this!  I love being able to bless others with my hand craft.

I can't show you the photo as it's a test knit but I knit a sweater from start to finish in TWO DAYS!!!!  I will have to share that at a later date.

Meanwhile this is the fiber we dyed for the Tour De Fleece!  Pretty!  I love them and think they will look smashing plied one to another as well as plied on themselves.  This way I can make bold stripes of colors on the Shalom Cardi which will have sleeves by the time I'm done with it.  I'm going to knit the Cardi during Ravelymipcs!

DD dyed some too but I will let her tell you about her projects as they are her stories.

We bought a Babe electric wheel just so I don't make my knees and back worse then they are.  We also got 1 pound of fiber each in some lovely colors. When those come in I will report back in to share.

I'm going to go curl back into bed and rest through this cold I have ... pumping the liquids, herbs and the vitamins.  I posted here about our "concoctions" before in the past if you are interested.

Have a great weekend. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Heliotaxis, tea and more

     A new Yarn Fairy KAL is in the works, be sure to click on the Knit Me Happy KAL page here, see the new drop down boxes for KAL, SM's and more.
      I need to give you all a bunch of yarn photos but it turns out they need to be shot again so I thought I'd give you some fun instead!  Who doesn't love fun!
First of all the Zeitgeist has struck yet again!  Another movie came out of our Raven!  Can you believe it?  I can't it's nuts!  Snow White's wicked step mother has the name Ravenna and there are all these wings!  Crazy I know right! ... but there you have it.
What with my heart acting up I had to find an alternate route to all the coffee that's drunk in this house.  A friend of mine shared the link for Mountain Rose and I purchased from them as they are lovely.  First there's the lovely packaging!  The coffee is caffeine free and is a bit odd, what with it smelling of broth, tasting a bit like caramel and chocolate (decadent really) and looking like bits of bark!  But it does do the trick, totally satisfies and you know you are steeping herbs so that sort of takes the edge of deprivation off that you might feel from drinking de-caf.  We got Fairytale tea as with a name like Yarn Fairy I was committed to it.  Very earthy with lots of flowers and leaves, almost thinking there's a grass in there.  FUN!  Of course Hearth Health and last but not least by any means their Jasmine is LOVELY!  I highly recommend this place for all your herbal needs.  They don't JUST carry teas, check them out.
Some good old fashioned down time for the Yarn Fairy.  After this hectic week of  total immersion in my art, here, I will just list it all for you. 
  1. First we started off on Monday with an all day dye-a-thon WOWSERS! so many skeins!!! 
  2. 2 patterns had to go through hard core edits for a book as well as 2 essays, that took 2 entire days.
  3. When I wasn't working on the edits while the yarn was in the fans I was working on the pattern for the next KAL and having a glitch that needed the software writers help.
  4. Had to sort and bag 1/2 kilo of beads fortunately a Pixie took that off of my hands! Thank you Lord!
  5. Needed to make all the sets of the Chevy SM's to go out with that luscious stuff LOVE that yarn, everyone who see's it loves it! YEAH another Pixie helping the first and they cranked them all out for me in one afternoon!  What a blessing they are to me.  As at that point the stress was high to get the yarn out by the time I'd slotted for myself.
  6. Then shipping mailing all that yarn WOWSERS! it had to be all ready by Friday am for DH to take to the city.
Yeah I had a week and a half squnched into a few days what with the edits throwing off my game by 2 days.  All that from an InValid... I tell you if I were healthy you all would be in SO much trouble!  So much more then I already **Evil Queen Enabler** you into!

On my Icelandic Shawl group at Yahoo we are going to be knitting on the Heliotaxis and I accidentally dyed up some yarn for mine!  I had no idea we would be doing this shawl and then when I found out I realized that there's 1740 yards here and the original shawl says 1610 or less.
The yarn is a deep dark emerald green sort of reminds me of a forest.  I will have to get you photos soon.  Till then don't you think a dark emerald would be lovely for this!  Totally perfect.  Although one gal made hers with several different rainbow bright colors and it's lovely too.  Very tempting as I have many lace weight scraps from all the shawls I have knit using my 2 ply lace.

I can't wait to share with you some of the stuff I have been getting for my swap partner on our Ravelry group. FUN!  I love swapping and this one has a high bar, $25 minimum and 400 yards of knit wear you create special for your swapee.
 Quaffle! :-)  A square that turned into a ball.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Hiyas, Vernal Equinox, Sakura and Tofu

      Say hello to my new interchangeable needles!  LOVE them!  I have been working up my latest KAL design on a pair of the size 6's.  I got the 4" small set (size 2-8) which are a bit on the short side length wise, I should have realized that they weren't including the shaft in that measurement.  One of these days I will learn, meanwhile I'm enjoying the knit.

     Scored this cone of cashmere off of eBay from Colourmart it's a 2/58 (thin cobweb) so there's plenty of yardage and I look forward to casting on.  LOVE ESnipe.com!  I didn't want to remove the moth proofing so you can't see it so well but it's dark violet purple, now I need to find the perfect project.
     DD went shopping and bought me a bunch of organizer items and I was able to take this shelf from haphazard mess to much more organized.  Still not finished putting everything together but it's looking SWEET!

     Here's Sakura finished and on DD so you can see the hood.  LOVE the details!  Mario has now added 42 more rows so if you want the extended version it's now available for you all.  Sleeve straps to follow in video form as soon as I'm up to it.
     A Queen of Enabling set me onto the Tofutsie KAL which can be found on the SWTC Yahoo Group.  Because I can never leave well enough alone,,,, yes,,,, indeed I did change the pattern.  The top of the motif was suposed to appear on the right and I couldn't see working 2 rows of the top so I skipped that and went into it on the left side.  Yes they are 2 at a time as I had a major problem with SSS once upon a time.  ;-)
        Vernal Equinox shown here blocking.  I added to this one too, see my Ravelry (WendyMcD) for more details.
I love this shawl!  I hand dyed on my cashmere base in DK weight, LOVE IT, love the way the colors blip (green and purple) a bit here and there.  Then the way it fades into darker coloring LOVE IT!  So warm and snuggly.
And I will leave you with a skein of Zauberball! Pretty right!  
    There's so much more I'd like to share with you, future KALs as well as dye days.  Quickly let me tell you that the Hiya's are working up the next KAL which is half way dyed already it's the Knit Me Happy in purples and browns and it's just lovely!  The theme is pets and they show up throughout the shawl, it's a triangle and as soon as I complete the design process and get it off to the testers I will be able to replace the Raven page for you to see it. 
     There's a bunch of fiber sitting out all over for dye days this week.  Everything from sock to lace, (Pixie Paca included) to 2 pounds of roving I can't WAIT! There will be new colors added to the A Discovery of Witches theme in time for the new book to hit sales in June.  Look forward to seeing the cover of Shadow of the Night, Hamish and Martha.
    Enough! cats outta the bag, off to make a stitch marker page as I have been playing in that venue as well.  ENJOY YOUR KNITTING!  and KNIT WHAT YOU ENJOY!