Saturday, December 2, 2017

Madame Du Pompadour

Needed to pop in and let you know how the designs are progressing.

To start with Madame Du Pompadour has these amazing materials, 55/45% silk/cashmere blend of yarn with crystals and silver lined beads to make for a high end, luxurious knit. The shawls in test knit but I'm still tinkering with the edging. I know what I want and will work and re-work it until I'm satisfied with it. What with it being a mystery I think I can keep it as such and just say that it's AWESOME! It starts with a pretty flower which marches into Versailleske garden paths, bringing you out to this scalloped ending. SMASHING, no modesty here. This design has the old school Yarn Fairy written all over it. I dug deep for this pattern and I'm very pleased with it. Will set upon the goodies this coming week and open sales shortly thereafter. Then we will get everything pending out the door as well. This coming week will fly.
     The other patterns we have for you are the yearly KAL's. Not sure when these will hit but we are hard at work on them. Baltimore Album Blanket is cruising along at a steady clip but requires some very intensive pattern working in order to make it. This isn't your normal "knit work" but rather an applique blanket. Tangier's is much simpler to chart and the design is still solidifying. That said all the yarn is in stock and inspiring all by itself. We are going back up in both needle (1) and thread size (extra fine lace) to a manageable numbers.
     Upcoming in 2018, we introduce the Year of the Grim, as in Grimm Fairy Tales. Fairy tales the way they were meant to be, a little darker then the Disney versions. We will be bringing you a true "blood" color cape/shawl with a variety of reds to choose from. Can you guess which tale this is from? We've planned and drafted the entire year out, something new for us but with the work load, entirely necessary. This will keep us moving along at a nice clip and still allow for life's interruptions and other designers KAL's.
All in all, ending and beginning the years with a bang. We hope you'll all attend, enjoy. YF

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Black Friday Sale

It's the first, will it be the last? It's an amazing sale, as ya'll full well know, we don't put our yarns on sale but once a year so this makes twice for 2017. 

Black Friday Sale
     Or the everything’s on sale, “sale”  
Starting now through Monday night take 35% off the Twist page and 25% off of the following pages:

Boutique
Stitch markers
Notions
Chiaogoo
Hiya Hiya
Order Yarn Page
Fae Transition
Fiber
Gradients
Raw Fiber

PM me for an invoice at wmdress@sbcglobal.net

Does not apply to existing orders. As always kits and clubs excluded - they already have been discounted. Breed Study also excluded. Everything else is fair game, enjoy!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Scotland and Vanishing Point

We are hard at work attempting to get Advent out before the KAL begins. There was a flood of orders 20 days ago and that's what we've been focused on ever since. 
    Even so the creative side never sleeps. It was busy in the back of my mind while my hands were busy with the work, this is the result. Drum roll please... we give you Scotland.
Above on Elf Merino, below left on Fairy Medium, right on our Cash/merino sock base. A bad photo so I took the one on the left today out in the sun.

Finally in the toes of a pair of socks. More to come on social media as we have more length on the socks. Isn't this a fun color? Anything you work up will swirl and it had to be Scotland as it's the only place DH and I really need to see before we die.
     Next up is Vanishing Point, this was an accident I needed to recreate and so I did.

Dyed on a few different bases so that you can see how they vary. I love the Fairy Glamour, it's so classy on that silver. Will look great in a shawl and I can make it more subdued, to have less variation on the pops. It will end up being more of a solid blue/purple color instead of with these great pops of color.  :-)  LOL talking myself out of painting it in a shawl as we speak. I think it will still come through with all the fantastic colors but they will be subtle enough to work up lace.

 These skeins look even better in person, no matter what I do, they always look so much better in real life. PM me for your invoice and join the ranks who are knitting this up for Christmas presents. 
     Oh and don't forget the Holiday club will close first of December which is just over one week away. We have been listing new Advent colors, the shawl KAL begins on Friday but there's no time like the present to get you a set of these lovelies. Still dyeing for Mandala, Cleo and all the other KALs we have open. Spinning Club and Fae Yarn Club for this month have been dyed and will ship by the end of this month. And the Breed Study version three is open but will be dyed here soon. We need about 3 more of us now, which is a good thing :-) wmdress at sbcglobal.net, enjoy!





Friday, November 10, 2017

Weekend Update

    Quick update for ya'll, not sure ya'll know that we got a major shipment of roving in over the summer months. Yeah I've been quiet about it, ya'll been kept out of the loop far too long. Finally got some of it, (most of it?) loaded onto the Fiber page and made a button for it. You'll find them dirt cheap and some exotic, all are very lovely when painted in any of our colors or just give me guidelines or just tell me to go for it. Fiber 
     Did you see the video yesterday? It was a chopped video (loaded the wrong one) so I'm making another one today. There I'll share how the wool batts look like animal skins when dyed in one piece, up to 8 oz at once. These are just $15 per 4 oz and didn't make it into the button, sigh. Video's are found here be sure to subscribe and click the bell (alarm) button.
  List of happenings: 
Mandala's Heart has begun, clue 2 comes out next week.
Caesar and Cleopatra last call
Advent in full dyeing mode-special requests welcome. Shawl has been revealed 

Holiday Club open only until 12-1 
Boutique open 

Test knitters needed for Madame Du Pompadour and Plain Jane PM me at wmdress at sbcglobal.net

Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Holiday Club

Hi Kiddies, it's that time again, the Holiday Club is now open.

Everything comes all wrapped up, ready to be put under your tree. As ya'll know, we go over board and spoil ya'll... well and truly over the minimum up on the site. Come out and play.

     AND WANTED test knitters. :-) For Plain Jane and Madame Du Pompadour, if interested, PM me. We provide a 25% refund upon completion prior to MKAL beginning and the pattern is free.
     If you haven't visited the Ravelry site lately, you should. We are making our Fall Sweater, I'm also knitting on tops this year. The blue one is from October.









This silver one is what I've got going on now. It's Kaylie of Firefly, our mechanic with the lace, ribbons and bows. I'm adding the tiny Swav crystal buttons up each side of the lace panel. The large eyelet holes going across the top will be getting the silk ribbon I dyed today, it's a perfect match.

We are doing all sorts of things over at Ravelry, including a snap contest shortly. HUM,,, been wondering what it was going to be and how it was going to work... perhaps that's the contest,,, share all of your projects. The one with the most going wins! LOL not ancient WIP's and UFO's but the stuff you actually touch at least once every week. 
What do you say? 
Come out and play.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Update

  Hi Kiddies, just a quick update! Last "dye day" turned into a dye week ya'll know we love to dye so no complaints here. We did up all the KAL orders, custom orders and did up a bunch of YF OOAK 100% cashmere. All of it shipped out last week in THREE massive mailing sacks that USPS has for bulk mailing.
   We accidentally purchased our high end yak blend in DK instead of sock weight. This is 60/20/20 SWMerino/yak/silk, completely and entirely luxurious, would make an amazing sweater. Normally $31.50 ea, if you want all of it, wheeling and dealing time.  Anyone interested in this should PM me to talk about what can be done with this base. It goes saturated real well.
  By the way, if you ever need any yarn for any project, do keep us in mind. The yarn on the right was made up for a special Christmas shawl. We can match any color and have more bases then almost all small Indies who only carry just three-five. Not only can we paint anything but our pricing is normally, well below market value. Quality, value, who could ask for more.

UPCOMING

  • We have at least one more shawl this year which is rapidly taking shape, Madame Du Pompadour ALA Doctor Who. This is going to be worked in a heavy lace weight, light colors, crystals and sparkly beads to do her justice.
  • The design for Maleficent keeps going back to the scrape heap but she's still plugging in and making an appearance from time to time.
  • ADVENTurous kits are all ready have a look see.
  • The Holiday club will open early November in order to give you all a chance to get in timely. We will allow for the the shipping date of December 15 for USA, earlier for International orders.
  • Breed Study 3 is shaping up plus we have some CVM in a lovely deep, dark Twilight color that's so amazing. These will be bagged up in little 1 oz like the Rambo Rainbows.
  • Boutique is now open, we are making hats, woven scarves, collars, fingerless gloves and the like, small gifts in time for your Holiday shopping. Just in case you run out of knitting time. These are all one of a kind items, each artistically decorated in curly locks. If you'd like to see more stay tuned.
  • There's a new sale addition for us. Seems we are having a Black Friday sale but if there's anything you have to have before then I recommend snapping it up, especially the YF OOAK as they just can't be repeated.
2018 year long KAL's are in everyone's mind here. The blanket is amazing! We have a Baltimore Album quilt style blanket. This one is so much fun, some 3-D, some lace work, all so completely different from anything we've done in the past. The typical quilt would look something like this... but we are working towards getting a large center with radiating borders instead of blocks.
2018 Heirloom year long KAL has us finally getting to Tangiers. The design has the feel of the lovely tile work with the desert all around you. The colors are a golden turmeric and a dark night blue so far. Do let me know if you have a color idea. Looks like it's a square, possibly center diamond, not positive about that just yet. What we are positive about is the base, this year we are moving back up to a fine lace weight. Cheers all around. At 2/28nm it's still fine enough to get the job done. This super luxurious yarn is 55% silk/45% cashmere, for superior drape and hand... this one's just begging to be worked.
  Well Kiddies, I must away, packing up 64 mini 1 ounce bags for our contribution to the Spinning Box. Have a great week.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Closing

     Hope your having a great weekend. Just needed to pop in and let you know that we are closing the 4th quarter Fae Yarn Club next week. Hop on over and sign up before it's too late. We are finishing up the year with a bang.
     The 2nd Version of Breed Study box is almost completely dyed, some stunning colors on some rare breeds. Some of them totally freaked me out,,, to dye them as they are so pretty naturally.  We got all of these much cleaner then the last box with pre-scours done real well, some as many as 5 scours and 20 rinses for the extra dirty ones. There are only a few more openings, hurry so you can be assured of your spot. The photo shows some of the actual fiber you'll find in your box.
     Have a great weekend, enjoy!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

September update

Hi Kiddies, just wanted to pop in and tell ya'll that we are having a wild time dyeing here. It's my favorite thing to do so there's a lot of dancing, singing and happiness which goes into all the love we pour into each skein. We have a great deal of fun new items we are cranking out and you have 2 new bases. 
    But first the shop update this week. We have a truly one of a kind yarn, we are making it ourselves! Nope, not hand spun but hand wound from all those cones of cobweb we had. They are no more, we are down to the very last of them finally. Since they needed to be re-purposed and my winder didn't like them, Roberta has put the Monkey (winder) to shame. She's cranked out massive yardage over the last 48 hours and will continue to do so until the cobweb is in the past. We have a lace of 1150 yards/100 grams and a sock at 430 yards/100 grams. Some really fun colors have come from this venture and I look forward to sharing them with you. We will be blowing this out at a ridiculously low price and loading all the colors by the 14th on the Twist page. But the preview video will be available tomorrow night. Are you set to be the first notified? Subscribe now and click the bell for updates so you find out first. 
     It's late so I'm going to give you a short list of what's happening.
  Quick Update
Fae Yarn Club open for 4th Quarter

10-2 Caesar and Cleopatra sales open Mmario design

Fae Spinning Club open and ongoing

Breed Study V.2 open and in dye process, did you get in?

MKAL Up Next Mandala Hearts

Shop Update 9-14  LOADS of truly OOAK yarn 

Signing out, have a great day. 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Annual Sale Part 2

AND WE ARE LIVE!! Shop update at 35% off, see prior blog post for all other discounts. And the sale rolls on, have fun kiddies, I'll be back in an hour to see what need to come down off of the page.  Hurry, quantities are limited, all OOAK, many discontinued bases.


Sort of felt like I short changed ya'll on this years sale as we didn't have much up on the Twist page. This week we are remedying that... so far what we have is a video for ya'll. A lot of folks have been buying off of the video's even though the yarns aren't shown in their best light. The last of this weeks dyeing with loads of extras that are all 35% off. We will work on photographs and loading these, this weekend. Meantime if you see something you have to have, PM me for an invoice at wmdress a sbcglobal.net  (replace @)BTWm the Bar Fight and Seaweed next to it are on SilkLin which is our Silk Linen base, we are discontinuing this base. Two items that I didn't remember seeing on the video are some wild Deluxe sock that have dust sprinkled like crazy on them. 
  Chubby Baby Camel is 325 yards $30 per skein (Sold)
   SilkLin is 648 yards $26 per 

BTW, sorry about the noise in the video, I didn't hear what you are hearing. Terrible, looks like some of the sale funds will have to go towards buying a new camera now. :-(

Friday, August 11, 2017

Annual Sale

It's that time again, time for a sale, yippeee!!!

 Quarterly taxes are coming up, help us out.


Are you ready for our annual sale?  We sort of missed it by a month but better late then never. This time we are doing things a bit different. 
  • Giving you a whopping 25% off of any custom yarn order, gradients, Fade, Kits page, etc.
  • Twist page, take 35% off, yup huge discount.
  • Hiya Hiya, Chiagoo, Stitch Markers pages 10% off

Send me an e-mail with your order and I'll get up an invoice for you with the discount on it. One invoice per bullet type discount.
"Fine Print": Applies to above items ONLY, no Kit 1's-they are already discounted, doesn't apply to beads, clubs or anything else, all others excluded.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

July update

     Hi Kiddies, long time to see eh? Need to let you know that there's been a Twist update. If this is the only place that you find these things out, you need to get on our other social media platforms, all are found in the bar on the right (full screen PC only). The first place I write to is the Yahoo group, then Ravelry, Facebook then finally Instagram. It takes longer to write to IG and I'm not faithful with FB so I recommend one of the first two methods. Also we have been doing videos and people have been purchasing off of the wet skeins from there before it even gets to the Twist page. More about that below.
     We have been very busy getting things in order for shipping.  It's been a whirlwind of activity here, with it all landing in massive bags throughout the front rooms. Every surface was covered and slowly we are beginning to see chairs and tables again. I'm sure ya'll have seen, via paypal notification, your orders are all out, custom, Jo, Twist, Kitties and now the first shipment of the 3rd quarter Fae Yarn Club is shipping. That one I can't set notifications for.
     Last, but far from least is the Breed Study. We will be working on it through the weekend making up bags and boxes, just needed to clear space to stack all the boxes up.  The text is almost complete but I find we are going to need to dye more roving last minute.  I ordered tons of fiber that didn't get here on time so we can do this again and again until all the breeds are represented.
     Been seeing a lot of doctors and having a bunch of testing done. They might actually have found out what's wrong with me, 15 years later. Crazy right? Seems I have Lupus, which might have been medically induced! Yup my heart doctor told me I had to be on a beta blocker for the rest of my life,,, all those years ago when this all started. We are still awaiting the results of that test, should be here on Monday. Meanwhile, I continue to focus on all the things I "can" do instead of focusing on all the things this old bag of bones can not do.  I continue to hit my 5,550 steps most days and some days go over 10,000 I have smaller goals due to my Achilles going out from walking. I have stopped all the high blood pressure medicine and have cut way back on the salt which was low already.  Last nights meal had 180 mg of salt and we LOVED it so it will be repeated. You can find the recipe here.
     Speaking of the things I can't do. FB can be a real PIT! Someone on there posted on one of our video's that my stove was an embarrassment and I needed to get out the comet. I don't believe she knows that the tendons in my hands and elbows are on strike. Not to mention all the rest.  It's just unkind, thoughtless and flat out mean to judge someone like that, grrr, nuff said.
     Next week I'm going under the knife again which is why we have been pressing so hard to get all the orders out. The tendon on my right hand knuckle, the one closest to the hand slips off of the knuckle when I clench the fist. Writing and attempting to feed myself has been funny at time, more often then not, just flat out frustrating. This will not in any way shape for form,,, change anything. I promise, Pixie #1 has stepped into my shoes before and she will do it again, very professionally I'm sure and take care of me while she's doing it. We will still dye and do the KAL's, design and produce Twists for you. We are well prepared for it though as we have dyed up all the clubs in advance. The Spinning Club is drying now (oh dear I need to those labels) they are so pretty. Yarn club just needs goodies now and we have made all of our fiber up for the Spinning Box which we are in monthly. There's one thing that I'm really looking forward to while I'm laid up, that's Pixie #1 making Pixie Dust AKA sprinkles. Oh gee! I didn't get a photo of the sprinkles I loved. Oh! You can still see it here... I rave about them in the latest video.  
     Speaking of video's are ya'll subscribed? Hit subscribe and then notifications. That way you'll be first to know of new yarns. I have been doing video's well before the Twist is loaded. Great time to see the goods before anyone else can claim them.
   Plenty of stuff for me to do during the 2 weeks I'll be in recovery. I got a bed desk (HAHA like my feet aren't going to work) and a book stand as well as several books. I just love the feel of of the paper in my hands, the smell of it and everything just really does it for me. I buy all my books on half com as I can get them really cheap. Most of it's just fiction and I end up tossing the books when I'm done.  I read chronologically so I have the last 4-5 Ann Rice books. 
     Found a new to me author who came so very highly recommended, Patrick Rothfuss has a trilogy that's not complete. Normally I don't dive into things that aren't complete but I had too. When the books came in they have review from Orson Scott Card and Anne McCaffrey as well. AND these books are hefty! Nothing I love better then a beefy novel that can make the pain recede for a time. The right book can be better then pain meds.  
     Also have the Buffy set on DVD sitting here waiting for me to get through it. Yup, I'm all set in that department. First the sleep though, 2 days of it. Please don't allow this to stop you from writing, I can't emphasis this enough. 
     Peeps, you keep me on the straight and narrow, your support keeps me going, your notes encourage me, your prayers see me through. Your requests for fun and funky stuff like the Kitty KAL get me to painting which I love over all things. Allow me to continue to do that which I love and don't let this stop you from contacting me. We wouldn't exist without you and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Be blessed, safe, healthy and happy. Enjoy each day as it's a blessing. 
Clean your toilets as that's what I'd do if I could, never take your health for granted, never go to sleep angry. Climbing down from my soapbox now, ya'll have a great day.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Dye Week

     Whoohoo! ChiaoGoo added fixed 00 and 000 needles to their line! We've wanted these for so long it's not funny, happy to have them do this. We will still carry the HiyaHiya micros as well.
     Did you get to watch the quick video from yesterday? Anything in there you want to swoop on? We are rinsing and drying today, photos will be available by the end of this week.
Check out Purple Rain! Here's the inspiration photo. There are only 2 skeins available on Pixie Single Sock but this will be added to our color line up as a permanent. The gradients on Elf Kisses are OOAK and wont be repeated.
     Tomorrow we hit the vats again and will be dyeing up a storm. Anything you want to see, just give a holler as we have room to add more and will probably be dyeing through the end of this week. We will then label, pack and ship next week. We will dye again on the 17 & 18th and then be taking a bit of a breather, so do let us know what you need now.
     All clubs will be shipping next week, everything will be outta here! So if your waiting for something, the wait will be over shortly. Oh and if you joined the spinning club in June, we are sending you a special little something with your July shipment, that's how we figured out how to handle the various buy in dates.
     Breed Study, went to ship the lovely box we bought ya'll and found out that paper weighs much more then fiber. It's going to cost us more to ship it then we'd anticipated so next time we are probably going to ship thumb drives. Unless of course I can get them in by next week... off to see if that's possible. ENJOY!! and go spin something.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Update

     Just wanted to give you a quick heads up. We have new Neko Kitty stitch markers for you, some really cool ones are just below the large collage of Neko here. We still have the tin deal too, any marker order over $20 will get one (or another) free OOAK tin. If you have an existing order (that didn't ship last week) we can add your marker order to it and will ship free from additional shipping fees.
     Hedgehogs have been added to the hand carved critter markers.  These have been added to the existing sets (only 2 available) at no additional charge.
     We have a snap contest on Instagram, it is in full swing under Yarn Fairy and the Pixies.  There are great prizes for this one, instead of just a skein of yarn we have a sock blank, knitting notions complete kit in a box and mini sock blockers. The contest ends when we hit 1,000 followers and it should finish fairly quick so head on over on your mobile device.
     There's still a few more Pirates skeins left from the Twist update, my favorites are still up there. I loved the Captain Jack so much I ended up painting it on 2 bases.  
If you put both of them together you'd have enough for a large coat sweater, blanket, car cozy? Head on over to the Twist page.
     We got a LeClerc Gobelin loom in this week. What a chore to set up a brand new loom. All the extra fiber from the breed study is going to go into making rugs on the loom. These rugs will be 32x54 (ish) and will look something like this. Well what do you know, below is the photo that got all this moving in the first place. It will be fun to see what colors I end up with as the rug wont look like the one at right (stripes) so much as designs going over the length of it. 
Eventually we will begin to sell them. After I cover the floors, walls and beds here, get a lot of practice under my belt then we will roll them up and ship them to all points N S E & W.

   Happy 4th of July, hope you have a great, safe weekend.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Tour De Fleece 2017

     We have an unofficial YF group in our Ravelry group for ya'll to share your photos and maybe even a prize for everyone's favorite come the end of the tour this year.
 ALREADY SHIPPED in time for Tour Aida our super fine super lovely alpaca. This was dyed up turquoise/purple with hot pink and dots of another dark color to settle the hot colors.  In a word, AMAZING, hopefully will have photos shortly.   
     We will be dyeing a variety of raw fibers up for you, we aren't nearly done, only just started.  Then we will split everything for each participant and away the fiber will go to you to spin up into something lovely.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Mojave & quick update

Do you remember the Mojave gradient color we painted on Elf Kisses? 
The finished product, well, WOWSERS!!

It was used for the Just Be You shawl by Boo Knits and I have to say I'm in love! Such a pretty gradient.
     So quickly, I'm needing to give you an update. Spankie Spun's almost sold out, if you want some of the yarn, please hurry. We have painted more of the roving and will be loading Rainbow and Indian Corn on the roving next week.
Hope all my fiber friend are ready for this. We have been gathering sheep fiber sheep from everywhere and will be offering up large sampler boxes of fiber for spinning.sheep It will all be dyed in our fab colors and some new OOAK’s. Everything from pristine fat roving to raw dyed fiber and our Spankie Spun sliver.
 The list so far contains all these breeds:
Lincoln Locks already dyed some of these.
Wensleydale lamb baby locks 
dorset down 
bfl x cormo sooo soft 
Teeswater XL locks 
Rambolliet Cormo X 
Corriedale, 
Dorset Down, 
Texel, 
Jacob, 
Shetland 
   Plus all the roving we have on hand, 
Cellulose mint 
Cellulose pearl 
merino and merino blends 
polworth 
Targhee 
BFL 
Corriedale X 
Cheviot 
Spankie Spun
  so that the box will contain both locks and roving.
     And anything else I can get my hands on. We will be dyeing only ONE pound of each breed and then making up a sampler box of every breed with label containing breed information. I can see it now, this amazing rainbow of colors to play with. ONLY 16 people will be able to participate. The list is forming in our Rav group. There are only TEN more slots available so please hurry.
     Then when you fall in love with one we will have a few pounds left to purchase since we are attempting to buy just 5 pound increments. In some cases we purchased an entire fleece, but that’s a personal sort of thing. I can’t wait to play!!! What about you?sheep sheep
     Next up an unofficial Tour De Fleece, any regular customer can get in on this. We are gifting you (for the price of shipping) about 8 ounces of dyed fiber, 4 ounces of alpaca and another sheepy fiber. That list has been started here
      The Mini’s are now available to order from the Order Yarn Here page in a button all there own, just below there 100g skeins. Brand new we have 50g skeins of our Silver Shot Sock available, no more hanking from skeins. Also the merino cashmere sock will be here next week. We are getting cones to wind off 20 and 50g skeins of these to make gradients in. Now you will have THREE choices for your gradient sets.
     Speaking of gradient of gradient sets… we have a OOAK 3 skein set which will be available first to our Instagram Peeps for 24 hours before we open it up everywhere else. This is a 50g set of 3 called Spring Heat Fade which is hand painted, multi colors and goes from a medium blue to purple… radically! It’s called Heat for the hot/fluorescent colors in it. Hop on over to our IG account (Yarn Fairy and the Pixies) for a chance at this lovely fade.
    We have 2 others available from yesterdays dyeing, a lovely pale blue on Imp DK I’m calling Baby Blues, this skeins got a touch of pink or purple in it as well… lovely pale colors, weaving in and out but all very pale for a mostly solid look. The last is an Imp Sock also named Spring Heat as it has the same characteristics of the Fade. If anyone thinks they might be interested in the later 2 skeins, sight unseen, PM me.
     As you can tell, yesterday was dye day, we will have a photo shoot on Monday, label on Tuesday and Cleo will be revealed shortly thereafter. As will a lovely G6 with turquoise border for Kaleidoscope. Amazing color! And a Phoenix fade from red to purple to blue, totally love it! So will all ya’ll who are on the receiving end of these new colors.
Have a great weekend. ENJOY!!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Kitties!!!

A special request was made for our yarn to be used for the upcoming summer MKAL of Donna's. πŸˆπŸ±πŸˆ
     The more I thought of this, the more the color theme spoke to me.


Top 2 were painted on Milky Silky but would look the same on Elf Kisses.
Seal Point Siamese

Tan Siamese


Siamese on Imp Sock


George on Elf Kisses
You can send in your photos of your kitty for painting differently cause we can do all breeds. I'd love to paint a tabby kitty! Or a deep gray one, YUMMY.
      Meanwhile Cleo is a dark saturated multiple brown in color and shade in our Meldy Deep technique so that it's purrrrfect for cables and lace. πŸ™€
You will find several browns, blacks and even some deep golden brown colors riddled throughout the skeins for the main color. 
This is how she came out on silver shot sock. We are toying with the idea of making the contrast the color of your cats eyes. Still dyeing for this one.

She's almost calling for a gunmetal (ear tips) but I'm not sure I want to go there. We could do London Calling Dark done in super saturated for a gray/brown kitty, something like this on the right, super saturated but as you can see, still capable of lace.😻
     The contrast is an almost undyed with tiny blips of gold and a touch of brown sprinkles which turns into brown, gold and even tiny orange dots when applied in our special method. This will result in a slightly darker then cream color which will go a touch into gold and in the final rinsing but still read mostly a pale tan color. πŸ˜Ή

     You can have Cleo, or your own kitty, painted on any of our sock bases which can be found here.
     πŸ˜½After determining which of our 435 yard (or higher) sock yarns you'd like, put 4 skeins into the cart. The shipping is in a separate button, you need to add $11 for the 4 skeins. Think about doing this on Gold Shot sock as the gold would be nice for those of your with golden kitties. If you prefer, PM me all of your information for an invoice.  wmdress at sbcglobal dot net 😺


    Many of you know we have an amazing Cats collection of 27 stitch markers in a cute cotton bag all for just $17.50 you can find them on the stitch marker page.  There's also a Chunky Monkey bracelet you can have to complete your MKAL set. 

     Kitties rule! 😸 Even when they jump on you, you loose your bead box 😼 and your stitches fly off of the needles. 😾 Then they give you love and all's well in the world.