Monday, July 15, 2013

Orders, designs and fun stuff!

So, remember when I said I've been kinda busy? Well, it was an understatement. I have a few orders right now that are flying off the needles and I have a rather large spinning order to work up right now. However, that does not mean my creativity is not boiling over!

Apart from my family moving cross county, and me getting ready to move cross country, I am still knitting and spinning. I recently took on a project for a friend that includes 2000 spun yards of Imperial Stock Ranch wool, to be 2-plied as a worstead. It is spinning up beautifully. I am also working on my own novelty yarn for the Jefferson WI Sheep and Wool Festival, in September!!! It is going to be sooo fun! Locks and mulit-color varigation! Can't even wait!

What have I been knitting?
Well, let me tell you:
A dear friend of mine, Jessica Wyman (of Jessica Wyman Photography and Jewelry- link at bottom of page) who has recently become preggers. Yes, she is having a beautiful boy, Steven Daniel Tasker. I am so excited to see my nephew its not even funny. I'm already enamored with him. So, I of course have begun the baby pattern search, which is interesting because I have never knit baby toys or clothes until now. The small stitch count and rolling patterns are just adorable I must say. SO. I have been into the Pembroke Vest, by Kirsten Kapur. I started knitting it in Totally Taupe, by SimpliWorsted-Skacel. However, my father's friend saw it and fell in love with the color. The sad part of this story, is that my LYS only had ONE MORE SKEIN. I would have needed two more to finish the vest I had in progress, and knit Audra's Baby Sophisticate Sweater that she now wanted to order. :/ So, I frogged it. And began again in a lovely green. 

I have now turned out two lovely Baby Sophisticate Sweaters, one for Etsy, and one for my dear friend Audra. Both can be viewed on my ravelry. Beside the sweaters and vest, I have been working to finish up my personal Nimbus Cardigan, by Anne Modessitt. It is coming along swiftly, and I am now halfway done with the first arm. I've already completed the body and hood. Yeay! 

I have another Sunny Day Prayer Shawl on the needles for Betty Todd of Mohair In Motion, and recently have completed a Rosebud Shawl for her as well. The rosebud is constructed of 100% PURE SILK from India, and was a dream to work with! 

I have finished a late birthday present for my dear sister Erin Siobhan, a mohair dropped stitch shawl, patterned The Silver Strand from the book Knitting in the Sun.  She loves the color and thinks its soooo soft and airy, it was fun to knit and pretty simple. 

Teaching! Recently, my boyfriend expressed an interest in learning how I do all this, so naturally, I taught him.Since he grew quickly in his skill, we have been working on some knits from Stephen West. I worked up a quick cowl from the Windscheif Pattern, and am now working up the hat in a gorgeous Cascade sport weight olive green. Aaron is working the hat pattern in a wonderful heathered wine color, and I will certainly take a picture of his wip as well. 

Crochet has also finally won a place in my heart, and I completed a women's breezy cover up, in a bamboo rayon blend with peek-a-boo sleeves, modeled here by miss Erin Siobhan.

Then there was the spiral cowl. A soft, lofty cowl knit in Mystic Purple colorway of Cascade Sport. I finished it will floral silver buttons, and it is dreamy and so cozy!

Whew! And that's just what's finished!!!
My recent inspirations have turned me to finish my Olivier Pullover (Interweave Knits Weekend 2010), and get yet more new woolies clicking away! I've recently downloaded the Kex Scarf, blanket and hat by Stephen West of WestKnits, and The Timberline Cardigan by Jarred Flood(Brooklyn Tweed). These men really know how to knit! I also have the Aragorn sock pattern (yes you LoR fans, I said Aragorn) ready and waitiing and will be donning some new stockings soon enough!

Aug 17- My dear friend Tabby is getting hitched, I will be in Michigan, touring yarn shops of course and seeing old friends.
Aug 24- I go pick out my home in Los Angeles, Californina
September 4-8 - I will be JUDGING  the Creative Design Contest at the annual Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival in Jeffereson Wisconsin. Bring out your creative natural designs and win some prizes!!
September 20- Move to LA!!!! AHHH! Look out Cali!

I will be showing some swatches soon of my recent designs, and hopefully you all will love them! And for now, I think that's all, be ready for more pics and fun to come! Talk to you Soon!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Hey, lets change the pace...


Whew, made it back. So, there has been alot of excitement lately. For those of you who are unaware, I recently flew to California. I know, you're thinking, vaca right? NOPE. Actually, I flew out to interview with the textile department for FIDM, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles California. SO, I got to show off some of my favorite wooly creations, and they were impressed. So impressed that they accepted me as one of the FEW knitting students of the Professional Knitwear Design Program. Upon completion of my courses and internships :D:D I will go on to become a designer of knitwear  and the world of fashionable knits opens to me! Needless to say, I am really excited for this! I also have sent in a pattern of mine to be reviewed in a local publication....cant say which yet, not firmed up.

You may ask, what have you been doing in the rest of the time? Well, I have taken a part time job to supplement for my move, and have been diligently knitting. I have been working out the kinks on 6 of my large scale designs, and have nearly completed a sweater for......ME!!! I've done a few more works for the knitting shops and can't wait to post all the pictures! I've also been reviewing some new LYS(local yarn shops) in the Southern LA area, which I am preparing to frequent.

Then, there's the spinning. Oh yeah, spinning. My love of yarn is ever growing, and being able to create it is a privilege to me. I've worked up some multi-color yarns and will be posting posting posting.......
Yeay! I'm so excited to show you!

Also, I have started a denim repurpose project. It involves VHS tapes and some recycled denim blue jeans, not just blue, but multiple shades. So you can expect to see some new items in my Etsy shop, I have many new ideas as always, but the development and production part take some time!

Be sure to check out also. Alana Dakos is a very inspiring knitwear designer and I am in love with her podcast!!! All you knitters out there will love it!

Thanks for checking in! Be sure to check out the new pics and new shop items

Monday, April 29, 2013

Hey There Everybody!!

Hey there everybody! Sorry about the super duper delay in posting. I have been SUPER BUSY. Orders have been crazy, we've had some losses, some new beginnings, and some great great new additions!! I also have some super news for all you followers! I will be reposting in a few days with all the details as things have not been finalized. So, stay tuned, because big news and great accomplishments are coming!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


This will be an ever growing gallery of Fiber Findings, Fabrications, Friends, and my work. Hope you enjoy my collections! Some of these works are for sale, and can be found and purchased on my Etsy page, in the links section of my blog. All people in these pictures agreed to be in them.
the fiber muncher

my dear dad learning to weave, we were having fun teaching ourselves :)

 womens woven cable hat
 red mobius dropstitch cowl
 black lace and lotus hat
 red lace and lotus hat
 seaweed and silk yarn-spun by none other than myself(all yarns pictured will be as well)
 woah overtwist! beautifully overtwisted polworth thick and thin yarn
 reversible cables not-quite-infinity scarf, it comes apart still you can wrap it if you like. modeled by me!
 jess wyman of jess wyman photography and hemp happy jewelry(see links section for website) models my fern leaf hat!
 a hat made for the rich and casual headwear line
 my chevron mitts
 sock display knit for Annes Fiber Expressions in Wisconsin! Slinky Socks!
 Fog yarn, as always spun and dyed by me
 jess in my cardigan!
 jess in the mohair lace bolero top! my own design!
 sunny days prayer shawl
 some rust and rustic roving, just dyed, from a falkland pound
 some of my yarns and me spinning on my Kromski Minstrel
 jess modeling my green vest
 jess in a wonderful short row shrug, she closed her eyes, oopS! I am NOT  a professional photographer
 jess with my alpaca honeycomb pillow!
 jess in a womens green cable cloche
 a nice brown lace headband and earwarmer
 the shawl as its worn! 100% electric blue mohair!

some new thick and thin glitzy yarns !
 the white version of the dropstitch mobius cowl
and some thin and thick white glitz!
I was knitting for like ten hours on this mohair lace shawl, for betty todds mohair in motion in white cloud michigan, but it turned out great! I had a glass of wine(or two) in and lots of hours in this project!

the shawl the long way, it was all leaves, very cool and simple lace pattern!

new secret surprise yarn!