Monday, June 29, 2009

Etsy Luv - Into The Whirled

This is Into the Whirled. This is some amazing fiber. This is a must see and must have. I had to have some too, so don't think you are the only one. Into the Whirled is an amazing etsy shop with so many batts and rovings to choose from and all your colorways are just fabulous. And the Chris is so incredibly easy to do business with. You will NOT be disappointed.

Here's a pic of the batt I was able to acquire. It is so wonderfully soft and squishy and hugenormous (so not a word, but I didn't care). I plan to spin this up for the Tour de Fleece.

Go check out her shop and grab up your own batt or roving so you too can experience her wonderful creations.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Etsy Update

Tantalize Yarn Update. I totally love the base yarn for Tantalize. It's a BFL and nylon blend that accepts the dye wonderfully. Check them out.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


That's right I'm actually having a sale on selected items. This is the first sale I've ever had over at the shop so stop by and check it out.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Etsy Shop Luv

Spun Right Round, yes I did. I spun right around and made sure I took a closer look at this shop. So much to luv. So much to buy. Lets see, she carries handspun, fiber batts, a fiber club, and mystery batts. Just amazing stuff. She even offers the option to spin your batt for you. And I'll admit it, I already bought one. I couldn't help myself. So you'll be seeing her stuff again on this blog after I start spinning it up for the Tour de Fleece. Can't wait to get my hands on the lovely squishy batt. Go shop and get your hands on one also.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Phat Fiber Rocks!

I've been waiting for this day. I received the June Phat Fiber box. I'm now going to take all these fibers and card them up into rolags and corespin them. This should be some crazy fabulous yarn.

April Box

May Box

June Box

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tour de Fleece - should I?

Ahem. Should I join? Should I commit? Oh man, this really shouldn’t be as stressful as I’m making it for myself. It just looks like so much fun, and I really do love to spin. What could it hurt?


Here we go…I’m in. I’m spinning for the Tour de Fleece. Commitment made. You wanna spin too? Here are the links. Ravelry group and Flickr group.

For my fellow tour spinners, up until the last day of the tour (July 26th), if you purchase spinning materials from my shop and enter the code: “spin it up” you will receive 10% off your purchase price.

Here come the lists, I have a thing for lists. Lists allow me to clear my brain of all the clutter. So I make lists. Just sayin’.

The guidelines:
see them on the Ravelry group

Preparation (for myself):
1. Free the bobbins. This will give me 7 bobbins to rotate through. Also need to fix one of my bobbins, I accidentally dropped it and part of the wood split a wee bit. Just need some wood glue to fix it, no biggy.
2. Post a note on the etsy shop to let everyone know that I will not be dyeing for these 2 weeks. I’ll continue to ship any orders received, but no new listing will be posted.
3. Gather up all the materials, give Stella (the wheel) a cleaning and good oiling, card up the sari silk with the silk noil, and set up a comfy spinning area.

Commitment to spin:
1. Hand carded silk/silk noil rolages – I’ll mix up some sari silk threads and black merino roving and spin from this. I’m considering this my challenging project.
2. Core spin Batt from Spun Right Round – pics to come soon. I’m going to core spin this batt. With the skills I learned from the Sit and Spin DVD I should be able to tackle core spinning again with more success than the first time I tried. I just don’t want to screw up a lovely batt.
3. Handdyed nymph roving – I’ll dye this colorway for myself. Not sure of the colors, but this merino/seacell roving is amazing I just can’t resist the opportunity to spin some up for myself.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Etsy Luv

I'm showing Luv today to the LHogan etsy shop. As you can see by this fabulous batt this shop carries wonderful fibers. Not only batts but handspun and some handdyed yarns. And there's also items that are currently on sale. wonderful color + sale + fabulous fibers = Luv! Go see for yourself and shop while your there.

Etsy Shop Luv

Here's the thing, every time I make a sale from my etsy shop I feel so grateful. I also feel unworthy, humbled, and honored. So, I wanted to make sure I shared the luv to other etsy shops. I've been thinking of doing a post on a weekly basis to highlight etsy shops for a long time. So every Monday check this blog for some wonderful etsy shops.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Another Etsy Update...seriously!

This is a BFL 4-ply fingering weight yarn that I will only be able to offer occasionally. So snap it up while you can.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Etsy Update

Etsy updated with Allure roving a merino/silk blend. It's super nice. The merino gives the this roving nice and fluffy

Monday, June 8, 2009

What's to come?

Well this week will be full of busy. This past week brought some unexpected time off. So this coming week will bring at least one shop update, lots of dyeing and lots of spinning. I have some new base yarn to try out. Some merino/silk roving that I dyed up a few weeks ago to list in the shop. Some more merino/seacell roving to dye. And I want to spin up some roving from expired listings that I'll then re-list in the shop. I started this expired listing spinning tonight. I'm spinning some merino/tencel that is super soft and very easy to draft. I forgot how much I really like merino/tencel. I might also pull a couple of current listing to spin up for future re-listing. I'm not going to lie, I'm really considering pulling a merino/seacell listing, it's so soft and fluffy and really really hard to resist. If I don't pull a current listing, I might just just dye up some for myself.

On a personal note: I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for there support and well wishes over the past week. Paul is doing much better and getting better every day. He'll go back to the doctor tomorrow and really hopes to get release to drive and released to do more activities. I must admit, I've had several surgeries in my life, but didn't realize how serious an appendectomy could be. I guess it just never dawned on me the amount of infection your body has to fight. I know better now.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

get back to the normal

"It's probably just a stomach virus or food poisoning. You just have to wait it out."

Ummm. WRONG!!!

"Mr. Husband, you are going to have your appendix out...tomorrow" He had the appendectomy and now is recovering slowly but steadily.

Is this explanation enough for why I've been absent lately? So I will not ask forgiveness for my absence, and I might take a while in getting back normalcy. But I'll get there.