Sunday, December 7, 2014

Wow, that was awesome

Thank you to all my friends who stopped by to say hello and all the folks who supported small businesses at No Coast 2014. It was such a good show this year. If you missed it and are still interested in yarn, This is what I have left. 
265 yards super wash, 70 wool & 30 poly worsted weight, $24

250 yards worsted wool, $15

2 scrap balls, mixed fibers, 200+ yards each, $15 each

3 skeins super wash, $8 each

6 skeins handspun, ask me for details. 

Next post, the leftover candles.  

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Can you feel the yarn tonight?

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Just a quick peek inside santa's workshop. Here i am winding up a skein of kettle-dyed yarn that has nice long color runs.


These pairs of yarns are dyed with the same colors but with different techniques which make a big difference in the finished look.


Please come visit me at no coast! Your purchase goes to a very good cause - nursing school!  I am making a big change in January and will be cutting way back at my newspaper job to be a full-time student. I am ridiculously excited!

no coast is this friday from 3-8 and saturday from 9-5 at the midtown global market

Monday, December 1, 2014

So. Much. Yarn.

Well, the dye pots are put away and the last of the skeins are drying. Labels are going on and bags are getting packed. Just a few more days 'til the craziness that is No-Coast. This year I have some new yarns I am really excited about. I have a new worsted superwash that I've dyed up and the colors are so vivid and crisp. These are small skeins of 70 % wool and 30 % poly from a German company known for it's high quality. Since I got such a good deal on the blank yarn, I am selling these little beauties for only $8 each. You would need three skeins for an adult hat or mitten project.
The other hand dyed I am loving are these super squishy, huge-yardage skeins... These range from 3.5 to 4.2 ounces and are just $15! This would be enough yarn for a child's hat and mittens set or a pair of mittens OR a hat for an adult... and some to spare. It would be plenty for a cowl or short scarf, too.


Friday, November 21, 2014

Only two more weeks


The deadline approaches and I'm scrambling to finish the prep work for no coast. This week's project, scrap balls! I'm working with about 40 different solid colors and a bunch of hand dyed odd balls from my friends at Mode Knit Yarns.
 Annie's yarns will be sprinkled in among the solids (mostly Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride and Naturespun)

Monday, October 6, 2014

I'm still here

If I even have any blog viewers left, they might be surprised that I, in fact, am not dead. After last-year's No-Coast, I went into lockdown: School, work, the endless winter. Which turned into school, work, spring, summer and fall. BUT I'm back. And preparing for what might be (probably) my last No-Coast! I was accepted into nursing school and will be a full-time student starting in January.

So, if you haven't already started thinking about holiday shopping. (Really, who has?) plan on attending the Twin Cities' best December craft event the first weekend in December. You can see the growing list of vendors here.

In preparation, this weekend I dyed 22 skeins of worsted... Here is a before!

And I have 35 pounds of soy wax just waiting to become 4-packs of votive candles. Pretty much the perfect last-minute gift. More details to come as Santa's workshop slowly chugs into production.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Stocking stuffers, anyone?

twin cities friends, i have a bunch of 3-ounce soy votives left. Fragrances include lavender sachet, pine, peppermint, cocoa, honey, ocean, love spell, currant&fig. One each of cinnamon-berry and amber remain as well. $5

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Not too late for No Coast

NoCoast continues today from 9-5 at midtown global market. I'd love to see you there!