How is it already the end of October I do not know. Our wet season has started here which is a welcome relief from the heat and no rain. I will admit that the grey is a little hard for some of us. I am one of those but I will happily deal with it in order to have the rain we need for all of our lush green goodness.
I am busily dyeing away on your orders and the clubs and making plans for this upcoming season and next year. If you have an order in that you need for HOLIDAY knitting please do let me know!!
I so appreciate those of you that are leaving notes on your orders as to whether it’s needed right away or is stash enhancement and Blue Moon support. You all are the best!
I think I mentioned a few times recently that I might have to raise prices soon since all the mills raised there and shipping costs are also up. I have been holding off ( I hate raising prices) however, I just got news that the propane prices are jumping pretty high and well, that’s the proverbial last straw. I do not have a choice I will have to up prices a bit. I am sorry I have been trying to keep prices as they are but this last puts it over the top. It will be across the board on all yarns and fibers. I will do my best to keep it reasonable for all of us!
Prices will stay as they are for the next two weeks and then the new ones will go live.
Also…the discounts that are out there are all coming to an end in the next month or so. So if you have not used them now is you chance. thankyou21 for 15% is over on November 1st ~ the sock club and spinning club ones also are good until the end of November and I will send a reminder this weekend on those. I strained my left shoulder this week so am doing a bunch of writing today to give it a break from the heavy lifting. Those Targhee Worsted skeins and then the spinning club roving are super heavy and someone might have thought she was super woman and over staked the trays.
Speaking of Targhee Worsted look at this pile of Big Brain Blue that is shipping out on Monday. Big Brain Blue is one of my favorite blues and on Targhee oh my!!!
It’s so pretty and this picture seriously does not do it justice. I almost never dye anything blue for myself but I might need some Big Brian Blue Targhee in my wardrobe. ok don’t laugh but…I have thinking of knitting myself a poncho. I get hot easily so a poncho is often better for me than a sweater. Wouldn’t that blue look great with all of the black and grey I wear. I think it would. Hmmm….. of course not until the shoulder heals al the way back.
Do any of you have a basic diagonal poncho pattern you like. I think if I am remembering correctly there is a really nice Churchmouse one. oh and since we are on color and Targhee. I made a special color for a friend. we were looking for a dirty pink color and while this might be darker than anticipated I absolutely love it. I would wear this pink!! Here’s a picture of it with a skein of Pond Scum (the pond scum color is a little blown out.
Isn’t it pretty? I was considering pairing it with the Pond Scum but I think Spawn of Scum would be better. Anyway because of ALL of the Targhee orders I am working on there’s so much lovely color in the barn. I will try to take more pics and post them on instagram. The light in the barn is a little weird but I can make it work.
Hmmm….did I post here about the Gaea Fingering and Silkmo Lace Project I am working on for me. At least right now it’s for me we’ll see. I have a friend who would love it to pieces and she always knits for me so we’ll see. Anyway I dyed the SilkMo first because I just know it would look really wonderful in the “My Euphoria” colorway and it really really does as you can see. It took me forever to photograph this. I just felt the photos never did justice to haw stunning it is.
When I get more of the scarf knit I will post of picture. It’s really pretty. I am big on simple knits that let the yarn and color do the work. Simple and quite beautiful.
I am very happy with it.
I need to do more to promote our Gaea yarns especially the fingering-weight. It’s so lovely and quite the deal with each skein having over 1,000 yards in it. Hard to top that!!!
Okay well I actually started these on Sunday morning but got interrupted by friends coming to help with some reorganizing. So I should end here and get out to start my dye and ship day. I am working on sock yarn orders for the next few days since my shoulder is bothering me from all of the very heavy Targhee Worsted skeins. I might have over loaded the trays a bit to be more efficient forgetting that I do not have a 20 something year old body. lol
Hope you all are well and taking care!
oh and THANK YOU for all of your notes and sharing on grief and loss. I feel like maybe we need to be talking and sharing more about our losses and loves. So much loss in the past few years.
Big loving hugs to you all!!!
Oh…how could I forget!! Meet Fiona and Felix my two new buddies.