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

Friday, September 26, 2008

Going to the Mall!

So, this weekend I will be at the MALL all weekend!

No, really!

I will be at the Artful Hands Art & Craft show at the HILLDALE MALL in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday and Sunday. We will be set up during the regular mall hours. (Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 11am-6pm)

Come check it out if you are in the Madison area! I will have the usual - lots of yarns, some shawls, wristwarmers, and some new scarves, too!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Cedarburg Fall Wine/Harvest Festival this weekend!

This weekend I will be at the Fall Wine/Harvest Festival in Cedarburg, Wisconsin! I do have a few new pairs of wristwarmers, and shawls in every color of yarn I have available! I didn't get nearly as many done as I wanted to, but something is better than nothing, and I will be able to take orders for them as well.

I also have an amazing new color of bamboo. I may have a picture posted on my flickr later today, but it is basically a very dark version of "Spring Forest" and I am calling it "Holly Berry Trail". Very deep burgundy and a darker green and silver. I loved it so much, I spun 4 skeins last night!

I'll also have one new art yarn and 6 or 7 new scarves!

Please come by if you are in the area - it is a large festival and lots of fun! You can get more information by CLICKING HERE.

Hours for the festival are 10am-6pm on Saturday, September 20 and 10am-5pm on Sunday, September 21.

My booth is #195, near the corner of Turner and Washington. I am actually on the opposite corner from Turner Street.

Now, it's back to work for me as I've still got some things to finish up!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lots of new yarns . . .

So, the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival was an *okay* show for me. I actually made about twice as much in July at the Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair, but at least I covered my costs and made a little extra. I also was able to meet some etsians, ravelers, and just in general some fun fiber people! :)

But, since the show wasn't quite as I had hoped - I do have lots of new yarns listed at kittygrrlz.com and on etsy. Below are just a few of the highlights - check out my site or etsy shop for more!

New art yarns -

PlumBerryCrush -
Plum Sunshine Divine -
Hibiscus - (this is an older one but had been reserved but is now available) -

Squish-tastic! - Peacock Sands -

I also have lots of new bamboo yarns - in colors Chocolate Berry Shine, New Southwest, Southwest Sky, Springtime in Paris, Stormy Night, and Aqua Lime.

I am working furiously this week to finish a large custom order, then will be working on some art yarns, more bamboo, and knitting lots of shawls and wristwarmers for my next show which is the Cedarburg Wine/Harvest Festival September 20-21. This means I probably won't be posting much as I prepare!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival

I have been very bad in not updating here much lately, but I've been busy and distracted with things, so I apologize. Hopefully things will get back to normal next week and i can once again post regularly.

One of the main reasons I haven't had time to post is that I am getting ready for the WISCONSIN SHEEP & WOOL FESTIVAL which is THIS weekend, actually, it starts TOMORROW! It runs Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7. I will be there vending in the Country Store area. I've been busy spinning and have new art yarns, lots of Kitty Singles single plys, and 14 new skeins of bamboo. I may have some pictures to share later, but for now - have to get to work.

If you are near Jefferson, Wisconsin and love wool and fiber - come check out the Festival! CLICK HERE for all the important information!