Saturday, May 17, 2008

Buy Local

Just a quick note to remind folks that I will be at the Coquitlam Farmer's Market tomorrow. I have a huge variety of my yarn, so if you want to see everything I have all at once, the Market is the place to do that.

I have less fiber than I'd like though. My sales this month have been overwhelming -- which is great! -- so my stock is low. I have 18 lbs of BFL on order that will likely arrive in time for me to dye on Friday, so expect new stuff to start being available as of May 26th.

I have returned to making sock yarn. I took a long break from doing that, because I just wasn't satisfied with what I was producing -- it didn't match the picture in my mind. I've been learning tons from my spinning class though, and the other day I produced a 165 gram skein of DK weight yarn that makes me really happy. It's here, if you want to see. I used a worsted drawing technique, fresh fiber, low tension, and very even plying -- I'm very happy with the results. Happy enough that I might, just might, make more.

If you're in the GVA, come visit me tomorrow!


beentsy said...

Awesome Tardis yarn!

Uli said...

I have been in and out of your Etsy shop I don't know how many times in the last couple of days........ and I just popped over to your blog and saw your reference to the Coquitlam Farmer's Market - I can shop in person!!! When will you be there next? I've been meaning to hop on over the bridge to come check it out anyways.....

you can catch me at creationsbyuli (at) gmail (dot) com - I'd love to find out when you'll be back there