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I am the proud granddaughter of Hungarian and Slovakian Immigrants.
This blog is where I share some insights about my avocations of Horticulture and Handweaving.
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Monday, November 19, 2018
CURRENT SCARF, HAT, AND FIBER INVENTORY
as of Nov. 19, 2018
These are the items still available after the gift show last week
where I sold about half of my inventory!
So now you can browse here and let me know if you would like to set up a time to come by and see in person.
You can call, PM on facebook, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
SINGLE INFINITY COWLS:
these were very popular this year and only two left:
|thick Rayon chenille|
DOUBLE INFINITY COWLS:
these were also quite popular this year
|Patina sock yarn with 5/2 Mink Tencel weft in a twill double infinity cowl|
|shade tree 4/2 Tencel with 8/2 lemongrass tencel weft DOUBLE INFINITY COWL|
goes with so many colors but great over dark Olive green
|SOLD - Berry Rum 4/2 Tencel with 8/2 gold Tencel|
wide and long for doubling infinity cowl
|Thick Chenilles in Reds and burgandies |
with soft pops of specialty yarns
lush, warm, double infinity cowl
| SOLD -Hand dyed in Moccassin 8/2 Tencel with straw color tencel weft|
silky double infinity cowl
| Your Blue Friday accessory!|
Seahawk colors in superwash sock yarn from Frolicking Feet,
made with sparkling specialty yarns into a high double infinity cowl
weft of Rayon Tencel in Navy
|Huckleberry Knits gradient superwash merino wool sock yarn|
woven with burgandy tencel for a lightweight double infinity cowl
|Thick chenille in ombre Black to Grey double infinity cowl|
with pops of specialty ribbon and yarns
|Multi colors of 8/2 Rayon Tencel|
woven with black in a block weave
into a wide long double infinity cowl
LONG SCARVES : Tencel:
|Raku pattern 8/2 Tencel in Mauve and Coral|
|SOLD - 4/2 Tencel in Berry Rum |
woven with Viel Or Gold 8/2 Tencel from Brassard
|Raku pattern in silky 8/2 Rayon Tencel woven with Teal and Navy Tencel|
|Yarntopia Treasures Rayon Tencel|
in 4/2 High tide color. woven with medium blue Tencel
|8/2 Burgandy Tencel turned twill drall Block weave|
in multi fibonacci sequence
woven with grey blue
|multi colors of silky 8/2 Tencel woven with black|
in turned twill drall block weave
|Soft thick chenille in bright colors woven with|
|multi Autumn colors with specialty yarn accents|
in thick soft Rayon chenille
|Ombre Black Blue, fuchsia woven with Navy|
|Ombre Teal, fuchsia, Grey woven with Mauve|
|thick soft Valentine Reds woven with thick red Chenille and specialty ribbon and sparkles|
|Chenille bright blues with bright Azure|
|Thick Silk City Bordeau Red weft|
woven through deep reds, black, and grey with pops of accent colors in the warp
|SOLD Seahawk inspired colors of thick Chenille|
three stripe version
|Seahawk inspired colors of thick Chenille|
woven with a two stripe and single stripe ends
|Ombre thick chenille black to grey with pops of color and specialty yarns in warp|
woven with Shale grey
|Same warp of Ombre black to grey and specialty pops of color|
this one is woven with black
Sock yarn warps
|Huckleberry Knits special Gradient superwash Merino wool sock yarn|
woven with a navy Tencel in a point twill weave.
|Huckleberry Knits special Gradient superwash Merino wool sock yarn|
woven in tabby with Navy Tencel for a lightweight fun scarf.
|Lornas Laces sock yarn in watercolor superwash Merino/ Nylon|
woven with Noro King of mixed wools, silk and cotton
great to wear over your outer jacket
|Huckleberry Knits BFL superwash sock yarn in 'No Nicer Witch'|
woven with Navy tencel for a soft lightweight scarf
that casually goes with many colors and your blue jeans
|Huckleberry Knits BFL superwash sock yarn with Autumn colors|
woven with Olive Tencel for a lightweight scarf.
|Frolicking Feet superwash merino yarn in Seahawk inspired colors.|
Woven with Navy Tencel
INDIVIDUAL PICTURES ON REQUEST .......
|CABLE CROCHET with 50/50 Acrylic / Nylon|
|Cable Crochet with superwash Malabrigo soft Merino wool.|
Dark Teal is SOLD
|Crocheted with Noro Transitions - this unique blend of fibers of|
Wool, Silk, Cashmere, Angora, Alpaca, Mohair and Camel
give amazing warmth and is so very soft.
I'll be making more of these, My favorite to wear on walks.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
The gift show for 2018 is under our belt.
Thankful for all the people who make this possible every year. I meet new people and my scarves and hats find good homes. It is especially exciting when I see my favorites go to people I know.
I'm also thankful for Frank who puts up with my last minute ( last two month actually) intense constant weaving and preparing as well as the help loading and unloading, and then loading and unloading again as he delivers everything and me to the show and back. And everything positive to say of all the dinners and grocery shopping he always does anyway that allows me to enjoy my hobby so much.
Now it is my turn to put the whole house back together and clean up the scattered remnants that made their way into every room in the house. The new crochet projects will take their place besides my family room chair in hopefully a better controlled arrangement - for a while anyway. Those new ideas just keep popping up!
The show was crazy busy the first 3 hours! (Was there an important Husky game in the afternoon?) I wish the show could be two days.
As pictures of the table show, I was very stocked up and many of the items were still rolled up. Those who came early did not get to see the selection that got unrolled as the day went on. I probably should have paid$ for an extra space.
Items sold well and I'm always surprised where the interest is each year. This year the autumn colors were well received whereas none sold last year. The small single cowls all sold and most of the narrow size double cowls.
Only three special handdyed Tencel scarves sold. I may have gone over the price point on them, but unfortunately the cost of those yarns, and all my yarns and supplies went up in cost for the dyers and weavers last year, and more are going up this coming year. My prices are still way less than any found on Etsy of this quality. And the same or less than at the Seattle Weaver's guild shows.
I'm certainly grateful for those customers who understand that.
The two months when I couldn't do weaving due to myeloma issues, I picked up some very nice acrylic yarn I ordered from the UK and made some beanies and ALL of them sold!
Half of the headwarmers sold. So I know what my quiet evenings with maybe some music or TV will find me doing this winter.
But wow! the weather is great and it is sunny, but cold, so maybe I should be out in the garden doing fall clean up and planting. I always intend to get some items from my potting propagation area planted in the fall after the rains start but there is still warm soil. It is a little late for warm soil, but in the PNW plants can be planted as long as the soil is not frozen or saturated.
I will update my Current Inventory soon. A lot of great weaving is available.
Just email or call to arrange a time to come by: email@example.com
Pictures from just before the show started:
|notice the double stacked rolled scarves|
|new scarf display stand that Frank built|
notice the rolled cowls stacked up
Friday, November 16, 2018
NIGHTTIME LOWS IN THE 30'S
TIME TO KEEP YOUR EARS AND HEAD WARM
|Earwarmers made with 50% Nylon and 50% Acrylic|
|Earwarmer headbands of Malabrigo superwash Merino wool|
left most is Elle Rae merino.
|display set up planning for felted hats, beanies and earwarmers|
|beanie hats - |
some made with JCBrett Acrylic yarn I ordered from the UK
and some made with the softest ever Ella Rae Merino