Sat, Mar 13, 2021
Spring!! A season of busyness begins in the yarn world. Granted it is still a bit curtailed by the Covid, but you can still feel it coming....Shows, Yarn Crawls, Yarn Clubs, KAL's, new colors....all very exciting!!!
Sat, Mar 6, 2021
Why do my 2 skeins of the same colorway look different? How do I knit a project with hand dyed yarn if the yarn isn't all identical? Why is the yarn not in dye lots like commercial yarns? Ever wondered about these things? Read my blog to find out answers.
Sat, Feb 27, 2021
Well, the snow has melted and we are back to browns, greys and rusts...which has had a strange effect on me.. Now that we are back to our non-frozen, woodsy smelling drab browns and greys Ozark Winter, I am much happier. I feel perky and creative again.
So Perky and Creative means new yarn. ...
Sat, Feb 20, 2021
What a week this was!!! It was ice, followed by 2 winter snowstorms and record cold temperatures. This proved to be challenging for a yarn business. We were told to conserve electricity and there were rolling blackouts because of the huge usage of power. Mailing was also slowed way down. Maybe this was exactly what the doctor ordered...
Sat, Feb 13, 2021
Ever have one of those weeks when everything was going poorly and the more you decide that, the worse it got? It has not helped that it has been very cold and dark. This has been hard to take. We've had ice, freezing cold temperatures and a snowstorm is coming. It live in the South. Give me 90 degrees and a tornado or two and I'm fine. This cold and ice is ick!!!
I feel downright depressed... I need a bit of 'treatment'.....
Sat, Feb 6, 2021
So I'm detecting a theme in my dyeing. I'm heading toward spring I think. It started with 'Little Town on the Prairie' yarn. ...The yarn appears fairly Spring looking. That started it off. Then there were mini skeins to match, semi-solids are being planned, Valentine yarns looking all light and fresh, and another Spring sort of yarn burst from the dye post...Spring has begun.
Sat, Jan 30, 2021
There's nothing like a KAL. A bunch of knitters together excited about a knitting project with the same yarn...always fun!!! A big Facebook group - well I call over 200 people big - with everyone sharing their projects, chatting, laughing over jokes and excite for new yarns and knitting...it has all been a dream come true for me.
But....what is next?
Sat, Jan 23, 2021
If you are like me - and most knitters are I think - you have a list a mile long of projects you want to make. You may even have the yarn already sitting patiently in your stash, waiting to be the next projects deemed worthy of your time.
Honestly, I think the planning is almost as fun as the knitting....
Sat, Jan 16, 2021
If you own a small business you know how much goes into it. There is much more than meets the eye.
My business is no different. If you think I do all this alone, you are wrong....
Sat, Jan 9, 2021
Brr... it's cold here in Arkansas. Winter is here. I have completed my 'Winter Collection' of yarns this week. This set was so much fun to design and see take shape. Time to curl up with a cozy yarn and create..