Archive for April, 2011

Published by admin on 06 Apr 2011

Buttersoft, how’ve you been?

Buttersoft has been around to shows with me in kit form, with Liz Thompson’s lovely mitt  pattern for a while.  I’ve got these little babies left, and also a few kilos left to dye at some point, so…. for a limited time only, Buttersoft dk is back in stock!

They’re diddy 50g skeins,  112m and made from 100% superwash merino, and there is just enough in one skein to complete a pair of Liz’s Berry Hill Mitts.  You do have to pay attention to the tension/gauge though as there is only just enough, and there may not be another matching skein to complete them if you do run out.

If  you order any Buttersoft, and want me to include the free pattern, re-written specially for my yarn , just add a message when you order.

Here endeth the update  :D

Published by admin on 04 Apr 2011

Fibrey dreams

Yup, I’m dreaming fibre at the moment!  I’m spinning for a TappanZee, and, frustratingly, have not finished yet.  Life keeps getting in the way, and I really want to start the knitting!  There’s a spin/knit along in the Spunky Eclectic group on Rav specially for us wot ‘aven’t done a whole hanspun sweater before, and are scared stiff of it being a yukky misfit after all that work. Hand holding at it’s best!

Anyhoo, I have some new fibre for the shop, and I’m proud to present my new Shetland to you.  It’s lovely and springy and comes from Shetland sheep living on the Shetland Isles.  I have a natural coloured base and a Moorit base, which is a warm reddish brown.  I’ve dyed some of the Moorit first, as I was eager to see how the colours would work.

I am now dyeing largish batches of each fibre colour. They won’t be repeated once they run out, but there is plenty for a larger project or two.

I’ve even thought of actual names!  This one is Damask on moorit;

and this is Slippery Rocks on moorit.  Moody colours.

Merino Tencel is also back on the menu and the first colour is..

…Summery!

They’re in the shop right now!