Thursday, May 08, 2008


Yeah, so my last post wasn't all that inspiring or upbeat. Really, I'm not depressed or am I deserting my blog. I think I needed a bit of a time out to focus my energies in other aspects of my life and hobbies.

When I first started dyeing my efforts were on sock yarn for myself. Then when I decided to open an Etsy shop, I went with a focus on spinning fibers and handspun yarn. Mostly because I thought there was a need to help fill this niche. Other reasons were that I hadn't found base yarns that were within reasonable prices to ship overseas. Now that I'm back in the States, I have sourced out two base yarns that I'm really happy about. Last month I rolled these out with unenthusiastic fanfare. I'd love to hear from my readers what makes them buy a sock yarn over another. Also, do you enjoy the gentle color changes of an almost solid or the spiraling nature of a hand painted? Thanks!

Anyhoo, I dicovered a few months ago a fondness for something else.

New Stuff

This is two pounds of suri alpaca. The other assorted fleeces will be here very shortly. I guess it's good that I decided to venture into this now, since it's shearing time. Oh, I have so much planned for myself, I'm not sure when I'll get anything done. I'm having fun so I guess that's what matters.

Way back when we were still in Germany, I had ordered some delicious top but just got around to dyeing it up. I'm not sure what the holdup was because it's gorgeous! I'll be sure to get some more when I order again. These are both Alpaca/Merino/Silk and they're in the shop!

Paintbox Fresh

Speaking of the shop (really, hasn't this entire post been?) I'm having a May Celebration Sale all month long. 10% off all regular prices and there may be a few extra specials thrown in every now and then.

Psst! I almost finished a sock and started two new ones! Those I'll post about next time.