Thursday, August 27, 2009

I'm Shearlock's Choice!

Phat Fiber has a new little felted buddy, Shearlock the Sheep, who is traveling around to a new box recipient every month. But- he only travels to vendors so that he can learn all about their business and what makes them who they are.

Well this month- I got him! So be sure to check the Phat Fiber Ravelry Group and my shop for my adventures with Shearlock and for my No Sheep Wool Shop updates, because Shearlock is the only sheep in my house this month!

Friday, August 14, 2009

All Hallow's Eve Spin A Long

Since Halloween is my favorite holiday and October is my favorite month I decided to start celebrating early by opening signups for an All Hallow's Eve Spin A Long at my etsy shop. Buy the batts now and I will ship them all around September 22nd. Then we can spend the month of October spinning and celebrating the best month of the year!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Yarn Bombing

Every once and a while my "secret life" is just so cool that it has to spill over into my real life. About a year ago I gave permission for some of my photos to be used in an upcoming book Yarn Bombing about Knit Graffiti and they used some of them! It's so exciting! I got a copy in the mail a few days ago and have flipped through the pictures 3 times and have read up to page 100. It is fantastic!

This book is for anyone who loves the concept of Knit/Crochet Graffiti. It is part coffee table book, part historical and biographical, and part instruction manual.

There are basic instructions for people who haven't knit before, and patterns/instructions for those who have. Even if you don't have plans to decorate the great outdoors, there are some great garment patterns and you could always decorate your own home with the patterns intended for trees and poles (I'm contemplating some monster feet for my dining room table).

I highly recommend that anyone who loves fiber arts should check out this book!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

My First Time Entering In the County Fair

I entered some yarn and knits in the Benton County Fair and I did surprisingly well!

Top Row:
Glass Beach Hat made of my very first handspun
Lemongrass Necklace
and the unappreciated Drop Everything But the Sparkle Scarf.

Bottom Row:
“Carnival” Flax
“Bark” natural merino
“White Wine” bamboo/silk
“Neon Rainbow” wensleydale wool
“True Romance 2” blended fibers art yarn
“Greed and Envy” a shredded money art yarn

Next year I think I'll try to enter yarn in each category :-)