Friday, July 27, 2007

On holiday in Europe!

I shall be off to the UK & the Czech Republic soon & shall be back on the 12th of August.
Will bring back lots of pictures :)
Stay cool!!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

20% off survey & new yarns in shop!

Please take the very short survey on suggestions & satisfaction and get a 20% discount on the purchase of any one yarn in the shop. The survey will be open till the 25th of July 2007.
Once you are ready to make your 20% off purchase, email me to let me know & I shall send you a discounted invoice or refund you if you've paid.

Click Here to take survey

This discount cannot be combined with any other outstanding discounts.

Also, International shipping has changed on the Yarn Ahoy store. It is significantly lesser than before due to changes in USPS rates. International shipping will be done via USPS First class international & takes from 5-15 business days to reach the recipient depending on location (sooner if you're in Canada, later if you're in New Zealand). Please let me know if you'd like me to invoice you for insurance. This is recommended.

New in the shop are:

Hand painted Merino Sock yarns
Hand painted rovings

Also check the cool, stretchy cotton lycra sock yarns , great for warm weather! has stocked up on more of Yarn Ahoy yarns. Check them out!

Enjoy the summer!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Hooray for the handspun sweater!

Ages ago I went looking for someone to knit me a sweater out of my handspun yarn. And I found them. Michelle's grandmother Patti in Florida was kind enough to knit me the sweater which is a ribbed Raglan.
Michelle has an Etsy shop called OakGroveAlpacas where she sells yummy Alpaca roving, home grown yarn & hand knit/woven items.

Below are pictures. The yarn striped in subtle stripes. I spun the yarn for the sleeves so that color repititions were shorter. One of the plies was the dark brown corriedale & the other alternated with different colors & blends. The result being stripes of different colors & textures.

Above: pre-drafted rovings made them easier to spin.

The color rovings with merino, silk on the left bobbin (lots of blue here) & the brown corriedale on the right.