I'm a librarian, spinner, knitter! This is my blog for crafty things, updates to my shop and more.
You can check out my handspun yarns here - Kitty Grrlz Hand Spun Yarns and my hand knit items here - Kitty Grrlz Hand Knits

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Busy weekend--lots of new yarns!

So, I was pretty busy this past weekend. I did do a craft show, that, well, wasn't good. I only sold *one* thing!? It was the first time I didn't at least make my fee back! But, I do have to say it was a really well-organized and nicely run show. They did something that I thought was really nice, and especially helpful since I usually do shows alone--they included"menus" for their food items in our packets . . . and came around and collected our orders and then . . . . delivered us lunch! Very nice!

While at the show, I spun up a yarn! I listed it last night, and it has actually already sold, but here is a picture anyways:

It was spun from domestic wool and Navajo plied. The wool was handdyed by The Yarn Wench.

After the show, I tried to relax and actually fell asleep early . . . only to wake up around 10:30 pm . . . and decided to spin up the fiber I had prepped at the show . . . these are two single ply skeins spun from domestic wool also dyed by the Yarn Wench. The colorway was called "Broken Heart".
Then, on Sunday, my goal was to spin up the handdyed merino wool I got from TerraBellaSpun. The first was called "Nights of Armor", and from it, novelty yarns, lots of silver and gray angelina, and thread, I spun up two skeins of "Gothic Valentine".

The second batch of wool was called "Autumn". The first half, I spun and plied with Online Linie Smash eyelash yarn, which happened to match *perfectly*!

And, the second half, I spun into a thick/thin single, spun in the remaining eyelash yarn, and plied with thread:

And, finally, there was the 8 oz of Bamboo Fiber I got from the FiberLady. These colors just spoke to me, and I spun a simple single ply from each batch:
Here is a shot of the weekend's work!
As always, you can see more pictures HERE ON FLICKR, and these yarns will soon be listed on MY WEBSITE and/or ETSY!

Monday, October 22, 2007

New Sale Section on Etsy!

I know, once again, that I have been slacking on the blogging front. I hope to get back to a daily or at least every-other-day routine of posting here. Since I spun up almost 2 pounds of fiber this past weekend, I should have lots of new things to share in the upcoming days.

But, today, I want to announce that from now until December 31, 2007, I will have SALE SECTION on my etsy site! (as well as a sale section on my own website).

I will be rotating in selected handspun yarns and reduce their price. These will most likely be older yarns that I have had for awhile and don't think I would be knitting up before the end of the year.

You can check it out HERE, and don't forget to check in regularly as I will rotate in new yarns at least once a week! (I've already sold one today!)

Friday, October 12, 2007


I know I have been very much the slacker blogger lately, and there's actually been a lot going on - trip to Vegas, car issue, spinning lots of new yarns . . . but I really only have time today to say, if you are in the CHICAGO AREA and love yarn and knitting/crocheting, PLEASE consider checking out YARN CON! It is Saturday, October 13 from 10am-4pm at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse (1419 W. Blackhawk St) in Chicago, IL. For more information, please check out the website HERE.

I will be there with lots of handspun yarns, some brand new that aren't even on etsy or my website yet! (and, won't be until after the show)

With vendors and workshops, plus some special guests, this will be THE place for yarn lovers this weekend! ;)

Hope to see you there!