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Spinning a Yarn

Jessicah of Spinning a Yarn totally blew me out of the water with her awesome swap…gorgeous fibre for me to finally have a play on my spinning wheel, tim tams, and hot chocolate – yum!
The printed fabric it’s all sitting on is from In My Backyard – you can find her on felt, it is the cutest wee fabric print i’ve seen in ages.

I also had a great time meeting people on Saturday on the Frank Kitts market. It was wonderful to have real conversations with lovely knitters and crafters. I splurged on more fibre to play with – I just need to schedule in a day soon to sit down with the wheel and have a go. There are a few spinners around that seem ready to be talked into doing a central wellington spinning group, so let’s see if there is time to squeeze that into the schedule too.

Now i’m off to bed with my knitting – i’ve got the lurgy. Today should be a dyeing day but getting better is slightly higher on the priority list…have a great day!

xx

July 19, 2010   1 Comment

Flying to Diagon Alley

Another Yarn Club – oriented post – but oh, how much I love this yarn club. If perhaps I was feeling a little jaded from market preparations and wholesale orders over the past couple of months, this yarn club has got me way inspired.

Like, crazy inspired. Is it too much to say that I *love* all the people in the yarn club? The emails, the Rav board discussions, the feedback – just makes me all warm and fuzzy. And in return I just want to go even further, wow their socks off, give them my yarny heart and soul.

And how lucky is it that Alice is designing our patterns? (with a little help from yours truly this month)

As pretty much everyone, as far as I can tell, has now got their parcels of goodness, I just had to share pics of my first Diagon Alley mitt in Peacock in the Parlour (a yarn club exclusive).

Notice how the knitting is on the bias? *swoon* Once the second mitt is done, there’s some Mystery Machine destined for the same fate. The pattern is designed with variegates in mind, so a bit of green and purple should be just the ticket.

July 16, 2010   2 Comments

Pretty Knitty!

oooh, has everyone check out the new Knitty yet?

I think Winnow needs to get on my needles (after i’ve finished Haruni, Owls, and the Yarn Club pattern)

The yarn specified for Winnow is rathermightyexactlythesame as Knitsch, so it’s a perfect match 😀

Actually, i’m curious – what’s on your needles right now?

July 12, 2010   4 Comments

Markets, book launches, other awesomely fun things

Huzzah!


Knitsch is going to be making appearances at a few places in the next two weeks:


Saturday, 17 July, 10am – 4pm
Wonders of Wool
Frank Kitts Underground Carpark (underground = dry. yay!)
I’ll be there along with lots of other lovely yarny types, with Knitsch yarns – lots of limited editions, the new 12 ply, and stitch markers from the wonderful Supervery.


Sunday 18 July, 2.30 – 4.30 pm
Blendy Knits Socks book launch
Alleluyah Cafe, St Kevin’s Arcade, Auckland
Belinda is behind the Blendy Yarn Sampler, among other things. Her latest adventure is a book! Of socks! And she uses Knitsch! Hooray! If you’re in Auckland, go say hello. Belinda will have a pile Knitsch, a pile of books, and a pile of other indie hand-dyed yarns just perfect for chilly winter days.

(image thanks to Belinda)



Saturday 24 July, 11am – 3pm

Auckland Art & Craft Fair

Auckland Art Gallery
Again, Belinda will be selling Knitsch Yarns – this time in packs with her books, alongside other indie yarn dyers.

So there are plenty of opportunities on these cold winter days to fondle yarn, say hello and go home with something snuggly. 


xx Tash

July 9, 2010   No Comments

Flights of Fancy Yarn Club – are you ready?!

Flights of Fancy Yarn Club is up on the online shop!

It looks sold out…but it most certainly isn’t. It’s waiting for Wednesday morning…

There will be 2 releases:

15 subscriptions will be released at 9.30am, and another 15 at 8pm NZ time.

Have a great weekend everyone – i’m off to play in Sydney before coming back to dye all your yarn club goodness!

xx

June 18, 2010   No Comments