Friday, May 5, 2017


     Been aching to bring ya'll an update but haven't had one spare moment of late so here we go.
     Still dyeing for Moriarty and all the completed KAL's, if you missed something feel free to hit it's page and order. You can even get in on the year long blanket, Weasleyghan and the year long shawl Star Heirloom
 Dyeing for Kanuck still, feel free to order these items Peeps. 
     Speaking of Kanuck, the very last of the Imp Sport is rapidly leaving the earth. Score some now (bottom of the page) before it's gone forever. This yarn has been discontinued by the mill.
     Scarlet Pimpernel MKAL has begun, so far we have done the gloves, next week we have the scarf and two weeks later the hat. Love this set, will fast become my go to for winter wear.
     Secret Garden has begun to ship. This is a full circle shawl split up the front for ease of wear. The panels each make a petal which in turn makes an entire flower, lots of beads and glorious! When we all get together we will be a bouquet of flowers. Paint job is a fade of solids like our Cupcakes. You can have any color you'd like and we can even paint any of the cupcake colors onto your flower.  Which will you choose?

     Next up we have Kalidescope, finally we get to play with another multi colored yarn. This shawl is so plain (beginner in the middle) that we can use multi colored yarn. We LOVE to paint multi colored yarn for ya'll. The outside edge of this circular shawl has a cable braid in matching solid. This makes the entire shawl more of an intermediate knit. You can choose from ANY color we've painted in the past that can be repeated or we can paint from a photo, your favorite colors, to match a room, whatever you like. I've been playing around with the above photo. What do you think of: black, turquoise, royal, hot pink and gunmetal dots with violet, SMASHING! Any takers?
     Currently in test knit phase we have Miss Bates from Emma, as we continue the Year of the Classics.  This is a stole made from a silky, slightly slinky, fine fingering, our Elf Kisses, love this new base! It also comes in sport and worsted but for the KAL we are using the sock in gradient solids.  This is a heavily textured cables and lace shawl with beads.
     Not sure which shawl will come first but we also have Josephine AKA Jo, from Little Women. This design is a heart shaped, single skein shawl, which is worked on both sides for REAL lace!  It starts off easy enough with garter stitch which lulls you into a false sense of security as it then takes off with real lace and becomes quite the challenge. Worked in a 45/55 BFL/silk this is a very drapey, lustrous knit.  As you can well imagine, I didn't design this but Pixie #1, she's really hit her stride.  Just like Meg differs from Elizabeth (Zimmerman's) Pixie #1 has altered the playing field a whole lot and she's addicted. Which is a good thing for us all cause more shawls will surely come out. 
The colors are left to right Beth, Meg, Marmie, Laurie (such a pretty carmel brown!) and Jo.  They are all solid but with tiny dots to keep you knitting, "just one more row".
     FREE TINS, yup one of a kind (OOAK) designer tins from yours truly, Artsy Girl, each signed, numbered and dated. These are for holding your new stitch markers, that's how you get them.  Every order over $20 in stitch markers (KAL markers not included) will get a free tin. Value commensurate with value of marker order. Some are made with top dollar, high end semi precious gemstones... down to acrylic and resin for a $20 order.  All are very fun keepsakes of your time spent with us. No two are the same, each one an individual work of he"art". We do this because we love it and only a box full of tins are available, supply dwindling fast. There are scads of new sets up on the marker page, go check out our latest large sets, Supernatural, Coraline, Doctor Who, Cats, Dogs so many more. Constantly adding to the stock and more will be loaded as they come in.
🐑     Good news! The price of the Fae Yarn Club is dropping, again!  We are giving you another option of opting out of the goodies and dropping the price of the frugal club all the way down to just $81!!! The Lux down to $128! Cool eh? When everyone else is raising their prices we found another way to drop them. 
     Did you hear about our Sticky Jar's? I was shocked to see the price of this type of item and purposed to make our own. Slowly it came to me what all was involved which resulted in our own Sticky Jars
I made the above photo on the right darker so you can see the sticker on the bottom. Cool eh? This is used for beading, the beads in the container will stick to the lid until you put a crochet hook through them and pull them off. I don't recommend using this jar for storage but one of our other bead organizers for storing your beads.  This way when the jar tips you wont loose your stock.  Then too, the weight of all the beads in the jar might make the tape come off.
     Have you noticed how slow Amazon Prime has gotten? My orders used to go into shipped status in hours, now it's taking days and I'm not getting things for weeks.  I'm totally moving away from Amazon, cancelled all my subscriptions, Kindle, Sub & Save and Prime is next.  I've been shopping at which I found from reading the forum posts of others who have had the same shipping problems this year.  Get this, I ordered a blender, one of the expensive ones, there were 3 in stock.  A FULL week later I wrote and said what's up and of course by then they were out of stock!  Yeah out of Amazon, so put off by their "2 day" shipping.
     Partially closed from 5-12 (last day to ship orders) through to 5-23, Pixie #1 will be in charge of e-mails and orders. Why are we closing? It's time to head down south and pick up our Spankie Spun! I can't wait to see how all the fiber turned out. I believe all that will be ready is the roving but we also have yaaaarrrrn, eventually. Our very own yarn line! It will have to be shipped to us but it will be in a much smaller box and so a lower price to ship. And of course while we are there, it's a long drive, we are staying down there for a little more then a week. If you want to see photos of the lovely place we are staying in, head on over to Instagram (Yarn Fairy and the Pixies) where I'll be making ya'll wish you'd come with us. The pools are so inviting! When we return Secret Garden will commence and a dyeing frenzy will begin so get your orders in early as we do them in order.
     Speaking of Instagram, did you know we  host giveways there? We have given away pounds of fiber for spinning, a skein of Marbrisa and a set of Elf Kisses.  Head on over and follow us so that you don't miss out on the next give away.  We'll be doing this on Facebook here shortly as well. Still need to figure out just how that works though. 😇 
     Sorry this is so long, perhaps next time it wont be so very long between updates.  Have a great day! 🙋🦋

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