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Monday, January 14, 2008

Busy new year!

Well, I guess I haven't been very good about sticking to the blog-regularly resolution, but it has actually been a really busy start to the new year!

I have been spinning and working on several custom requests, as well as a couple new Hello Kitty Grrlz yarns! And, now this week I am going to try and get a few more things knit up for my first show of the year -- The Flake Out Festival in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin - this weekend January 19-20. So, I am just going to quick post some pictures of some of the new yarns today!

Two new Kitty Yarns:

Hello Sweet Kitty Grrlz Hand Spun Art yarn is hand spun merino wool, with tons of novelty yarns and angelina for sparkle spun in, and plied with two threads strung with 36 Hello Kitty face beads. It is on etsy HERE or on kittygrrlz.com.

Then, there is Hello Fuchsia Sunshine Kitty Grrlz Hand Spun art yarn and matching "regular" art yarn. Both are spun from Falkland wool, have lots of novelty yarns and angelina for sparkle spun in, and plied with thread. The Kitty yarn is plied with two threads strung with 46 Hello Kitty Face beads and the regular skein is plied with the same two threads, but no beads. The Kitty yarn is HERE on etsy and the regular skein is HERE.

I didn't get as much done this weekend as I wanted because there were some other things that got in the way . . . like watching the Packers stomp on the Seahawks! . . . but I did finish up a special request yarn on Friday. It is one that I will probably be doing a second skein of, since I do have more of the fiber. The second skein, however, will be slightly different--it won't have the wool locks spun in, mainly, but I might also change the thread and yarns I spun in, I'll see what happens! :) But, here is the special order skein:

I also did some custom spinning with fiber provided by the customer. I spun two skeins of single ply . . . here is a picture though it was really difficult to capture the color of the fiber - it is actually a little more purple-ish than this picture shows:

And, the final sort-of-custom-order I had was this yarn that I finished last night! It is spun from merino wool and it does have other yarns spun in (just not as noticeable since I didn't use any eyelash yarns--just other wools, textured yarns and a ribbon yarn) and plied with thread. This *might* be a custom order, otherwise is will be listed on etsy and my website soon!

This skein is 124 yards and I also have a small mini skein of 34 yards. Speaking of mini skeins, since I have several colors of remaining fiber from recently-spun yarns, I do plan on spinning up some mini skeins with this fiber . . . so hopefully I will have some small skeins or lots to list soon!

Well, I think that's it! Hopefully I can get into the habit of posting more than once a week!


island sweet said...

i am in awe of your colour combinations!

Kitty Grrlz Knits & Spins! said...

thank you! i admit to getting most of my fiber hand dyed from the Yarn Wench (yarnwench.com) as I think her colors are truly amazing and can really make my yarns stand out! :)

Robin said...

OMG...these are AMAZING!

Kitty Grrlz Knits & Spins! said...

thank you! :)