With real blue skies and a smattering of sunshine I managed to set the twist, get it dry and actually managed to take some photos! Infact I went overboard on the photos, so if you want any more just pop over to my flickr album!
Friday, January 25, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Hot off the wheel, well lukewarm really because the weather has been so rotton for photos are these two 100g skeins of merino.
They were dyed at the same time although the top skein has alot more pink and grey verses the blues of the bottom skein.
I've just joined a group on Ravelry called Fiber Friday where the host sets a theme and then the participants spin and then submit yarns inspired by the theme. Last weeks theme was Ocean, shame I missed that one, and this weeks theme is soap opera!
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Today I have been uploading yarns to my Etsy shop. I have decided to try out a 'free'postage to everywhere promotion. I also try to keep my prices in line with other handspinners and small businesses so I would appreciate any feedback on this, if you think my prices are high or if anything in my shop doesn't read right please let me know. If you don't want to let me know via comments you can always e-mail me, my e-mail is listed in my blogger profile.
Now for more shameless self promotion...well actually I need you to promote me if my Etsy store and fledgling yarn 'business' are to succeed...I don't need it to go mad but the only way for it to really work is via promotion and from word of mouth or word of blog, so to reach a wider audience I need my friends to blog about my etsy store too, and for everyone that does I'm offering a 10% discount off all my yarn for life, and a chance to win some custom spun yarn in colours of your choosing, we will have a Prize draw on 15th March! Just let me know that you've linked/mentioned me in a post to be eligible to enter!
Talking of my etsy store I'm having a bit of an identity crisis, as you will see my etsy store, old website and e-mail are all under the name Limegreenjelly, although when I started spinning and set up this blog I came up with the name freestylefibre. I have purchased freestylefibre.co.uk for future use, but at the moment all my yarns are labelled with my limegreenjelly branding. My helpful hubby has designed a freestylefibre label, which I really like but does it confuse things to sell yarns under the name Freestylefibre in the Limegreenjelly shop?
Edited to add...if anyone wants to display my limegreenjelly button from my sidebar on their blog to link to my etsy shop...please do!
Monday, January 14, 2008
Ok its just this small matter of the Pattern store, living in a different country shouldn't make it that difficult to buy the pdf's should it, I mean I get Interweave Magazine.
It all started with the Central Park Hoodie, then Koolhaus, now they are really tormenting me with Babette.
I have e-mailed them about this small matter, which is now turning into a bit of a campaign.
ok feeling a little better now...but it just irks me!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
Do you knit, crochet, or both? I mainly knit, I do a little bit of crochet occasionally mainly amigurumi type stuff which doesn't involve a pattern.
What do you like to make? I like to make sweaters, scarves, mittens, gloves, bags, hats
Do you have a favourite project? Not really
Do you have a favourite type of fiber or brand of yarn? I love Noro yarn although Kureyon can be a bit scratchy, I also like Habu, and unusual yarns like linen paper, and things like that! And I spin my own handspun too!
Do you have a least favourite type of yarn? Eyelash
Do you do any other crafts? I'm a keen handspinner, by spindle and wheel. I'm also interested in paper making, feltmaking, button making.
What knitting do you bring ‘on the go’? at the moment I'm doing some shibori felting experiments so some vanilla stocking stitch
What do you carry your ‘on the go’ knitting in? Do you want something new? I have a 'Go Knit' pouch, that is perfect for my projects.
Are there any knitting gifts (book, toy, yarn, item, tool) that you have been lusting over? Can't think of anything off hand
Part Two: Your Favourites
What is your favourite colour? Blue, purple, green, brown
What is your least favourite colour? yellow
What scents/smells do you like? vanilla, chocolate, apples
What don’t you like? lavender
How do you like to pamper yourself? (bubble bath, hand creams, massage, manicure) bubble bath, handcream
What goodies to you like to treat your tummy with? (chocolate, biscuits, truffles, etc.) I love chocolate orange, belgian seashells, peppermint creams, soft centres, most biscuits, nothing with nuts in.
Do you prefer tea or coffee while you knit? Any particular kind? Favourite mug/cup? I prefer tea, although I do like hot chocolate too, I only tend to drink plain old tea, i do have a favourite mug...its called scraffito and its from Habitat!
Do you listen to/watch anything while you knit? (TVshow-Along, movies, music, podcasts) I tend to watch tv mostly while knitting although I occasionally listen to music, and play online scrabble! I like Heroes, The Mighty Boosh, and I mostly listen to Radio 1, i like an eclectic mix of music, one of my favourite bands is Hot Chip!
Part Three: Living & Past-times
Where do you live in the UK? (General idea not address) I live in St Leonards-on-Sea, in East Sussex!
Have you always lived here, or did you grow up somewhere else? I grew up in Ipswich, and spent most of my adult life living in Wales.
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go? I'd like to visit the USA
If you couldn’t go to a knitting group, what other kind of gathering would you go to? (book club, tea party, yoga class, jewelery class, etc.) I do like to read so maybe a book club, I also attend a Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers, yoga class.
What’s your style? (elegant, traditional, glamourous, girly, natural, sporty, outgoing, etc.) my anti style more like, casual, arty, sort of lost look!
Final Part:Any allergies/preferences (fiber-wise or treat-wise)? Some bath essences and things can make me itchy, and I don't do nuts.
Anything we missed that you’d like your partner to know? If there is anything further my swap partner wants to know they can always ask me!