Nightmares

So the To Dye For! yarn club has finally come to an end.  I sent out the last shipment on Tuesday and the subscribers should start getting their yarns by the end of the week.  Dyeing yarn with a few set perimeters and a little “cheat sheet” turned out to be interesting and fun.  I was also more apt to blend colors I probably never would have considered otherwise.

I’ve decided, after poking and prodding from the veteran club members as well as those who missed out on the club, to set up another club.  In April, the Nightmare Yarn Club begins! 

nightmareclub

I’m trying my hand at a six monthclub with twenty-five spaces (some available in my Etsy shop, more may open up after the 15th).  Unlike the last club, subscribers will be receiving similar skeins based on common nightmares.  The idea came to me one morning after yet another vivid dream caused me to wake up covered in sweat (man, I hope that was sweat) and a bit shaky.

I have a few reoccurring dreams, but have also never experience other common nightmares.  Mine usually consist of being chased or wild animals (often me riding an uncontrollable, black horse).  I’ve never experienced dreams of falling or drowning, though many others, I’ve been told, have.

Another one of my reoccurring dreams is odd.  Everything is dark and shadowy with flashes of bright green, but there’s no sound.  I’m more of an observer in this dream and sometimes there are people, sometimes not.  However, there’s really nothing more to it than me observing a fantastically depressing environment void of sound.  Weird.  My brains, they are a dark place, I tell you.

Zombie-Vampire-A-Go-Go

I kind of feel like both right now.  I can’t sleep at night and I’ve been moaning like the undead for the past few days.  Hello, Strep Throat, I can’t say it’s nice to see you again, but here you are!

It’s not getting me down though!  My sock club started getting their February installments on Monday and seem pretty darn happy with this month’s theme (ahem, which is Zombies vs. Vampires, so ironic in many ways).  The Savannah Market Bazaar (see previous post) is less than two weeks away and the excitement is killing me.  My mantra lately has been “Please don’t be cold, please don’t be cold, please don’t be cold, please don’t be cold…” 

I’ve got so much roving for this market, if it does turn out to be cold, I may just make a cocoon out it all or maybe a furry igloo.

Plan on stopping by?  Please do!  Here’s a list of the inventory I’ll have with me (I’ll update if there are any changes):

  • Streetwalker Sock yarns (superwash merino, cashmere, nylon)
  • Uber Sock yarns (superwash wool, nylon)
  • Smooshy yarns (alpaca)
  • Assorted wool rovings (in many natural, undyed colors)
  • Merino rovings
  • Mohair rovings (solid whites and blacks)
  • Yak down (undyed, dark brown)
  • Bamboo roving
  • Soybean (aka Soysilk) roving
  • Hemp roving (this sells out fast, so if you want it, you had better come early)
  • Superwash wool
  • Alpaca roving

See you there!

Market

Still so very busy around here.  A friend told me about a local, monthly market so I’ll be vendor there on February 14th.  So if you’re local or just visiting, please stop by and say hello!  I’ve got tons of fiber, roving, and yarn for your petting pleasure (but if you drool on it, you have to pay for it). 

I got the sewing bug, again.  It bit me fierce this time and ended up designing thisone restless night.  Last night, I went to sleep with the views sitting at 100ish.  When I sat down with my cup of coffee this morning, the views were at 700+.  After a little research and with the help of some really friendly, awesome Etsy sellers, we discovered that my Wait Until Dark dress had made Etsy’s front page! 
I ran upstairs and started jumping on the bed (while Mr. Yarn Bearer was still trying to sleep in it) squealing at about 1000 mph about it.  I think he’s still recovering from it.
ETA:  Check it!  Etsy Admin snagged a screen shot of the treasury!  SQUEE!

Streetwalkers and Buttsocks equal a very busy New Year

It’s late, but Happy New Year!  I’m almost sad, the holidays came and went so fast, but they can’t last forever (especially that stomach virus I picked up, thanks goodness).

Dyeing has picked up considerably and Wee One’s fifth birthday is just a few days away.  We’re heading down to Disney World and Sea World to celebrate with friends.  Another reason I’ve been dyeing like there’s no tomorrow, as well as my very first craft show/market/bazaar is coming up in February.  I’m excited and nervous.  It’s a local market bazaar which should make good for getting my feet wet. 

The To Dye For! Sock Club members have been receiving their first batch of yarn and so far, so good!  It is such a relief to see that everyone has enjoyed the colorway they have received.  I think I read far too many sock club drama threads on Ravelry and was emotionally preparing myself for failure.  SCORE!  I’m not full of fail!

I have finished some knitting projects, but have been putting off photographing due to the crappy weather we’ve been experiencing. 

I’m off to wind more yarn, but have some eye candy!

(Here is the new yarn in my Etsy Shop:  Streetwalker Sock; 60% Superwash Merino/20% Cashmere/20% Nylon; 390 yards/90 grams)

To Dye For! Sock Club

Fun, fun!

Fun, fun!

Slots are open for the To Dye For! Sock Club, only fifteen spaces!  I thought it would be fun to put together a personalized sock club.  In most yarn clubs, what you receive is a mystery until you open the package, we all know that’s half the fun!  But it can be a hit or miss situation especially if you don’t know your subscribers.
In the To Dye For! Sock Club, subscribers will receive a questionnaire to fill out and return.  It’s all in good fun and I will be dyeing each subscriber’s yarn using the answers they have given.  No two skeins will be alike and each will be tailored to fit its recipient.
I’m keeping this club small so that I can tend to each skein individually and insure prompt shipping each month (January, February, and March 2009).
Each month, you will receive one skein (a generous 100 grams/460 yards) of kettle dyed, superwash sock yarn (fingering weight) dyed just for you.  Subscribe by December 31st to secure your spot!