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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Oh, geez!

bluebird

I can't believe I've been MIA from this blog for almost a month. When things were normal, I enjoyed posting about twice a week. Then things got a bit hectic, and I tried to squeeze in a post a week. But once a month? That's not good. That's not good at all.

And to think: I have all these FOs to show!

First, I want to share with you a custom order I did for Crafty Pancakes and Gaby. They wanted the blue of my something blue yarn, white, and a chocolate brown. I was happy to dye it up for them; I named the colorway bluebird. I like it so much that I plan to dye it up as a regular colorway. It's what you're seeing in the photo above.

Manly socks

Manly socks

These were made maybe back in January. They were made with Opal Hundertwassen using a 3x1 rib over 72 stitches with size 1 dpns. I used a Sherman heel and then decreased to 68 stitches.

Anklets for mom

Anklets for mom

These anklets were made for mother also some time in January. They were made with Trekking 126 with a 2x2 rib over 64 stitches on size 0 dpns. I mother loved my Trekking 126 socks, and I wanted to give these to her so she too could enjoy the prettiness that is Trekking 126. My mom, oh joy, prefers anklets.

I have so many new colorways planned. I'm not going to wholesale my yarns anymore. I am fulfilling two orders with stores that placed orders a long time ago. I'll let you all know when my yarn is available in these stores. For now, please continue to visit my etsy shop, where I post new yarns every so often. I find it's easier for me to keep up when I stock a little at a time. I hope you will continue to support my indie-dyeing efforts. I know that those of us who don't wholesale aren't as sexy as the dyers who do, but I like knowing who my customers are. I'm also getting very bad about delivering wholesale orders in a timely fashion. So, to stay on top of things and sane, it's going to be etsy only.

7 comments:

knittingphilistine said...

Great socks! Also, your newest colorway is TO. DIE. FOR. Can't wait to score some of it!

Hugs,
Megan

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

You know we'll find you wherever you go, your yarn is too fabulous for a knitter to do without!:)

Angela said...

Although I'll miss seeing all of your yarn on display at TLE, I applaud your decision, and I will continue to stalk your Etsy site in hopes of scoring some Bluebird (and so many others!).

Meredith said...

Hey, it just makes your yarn that much more valuable if it's limited. :D LOVE the new colourway! I'll be picking up some of them. My favourite socks were made with your yarn, so I'm always up for more!! :D Nice to hear from you again.

Gaby said...

thank you so much for dying the yarn for us. it is exactly what i wanted- no i correct myself- it is better than i thought of- you are amazing.

monica said...

That yarn color is fantastic. I love it. And I am so glad you are not giving the dying up for good, I have bought from both the Etsy shop and from your wholesale customers, and as long as I can still get it... I am happy.

Crafty Pancakes said...

Thank you so much for dyeing the gorgeous yarn for us! It is nothing short of absolutely stunning.. as usual. I love it and I'm so glad that it will be a regular colorway now :)