Thursday, July 22, 2010

Francis joins the family :-)

Meet my new fiber producer - baby Francis! He is from a litter of Wellington's half sister at Freehaven Farm. He is 1/2 English Angora, 1/4 French Angora and 1/4 Satin. He is already quite a bit bigger than he was in this picture. I am certainly enjoying my bunnies!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Stitches South Report & Wellington Update

Stitches South was alot of fun. I spent two days with knitting friends looking, learning and laughing. Because I already have tons of yarn, I resisted buying any for as long as I could ;-) What I did purchase were Big Stitch needles from The Bagsmith. We're talking humongous needles here - I plan to use them to make rugs, wallhangings and other large items. Yay - my favorite!

We learned that Stitches South will return to Atlanta next year, so keep that weekend in April free for fiber fun.

And here's Welly wearing his new harness - stopping to eat some hay and then cruisin on the porch. He's had a chance to talk a walk outside and likes to pause and eat some fresh grass now and then. He has lost the sight of both eyes, but does very well gettting around in familiar settings. It is a challenge these days to keep him groomed and keep the pollen out of his wool ;-)

Friday, March 26, 2010

March is National Crochet Month!

In honor of National Crochet Month, Karabella Cable 5 will be on sale this week for 50% off. This is a mercerized cotton perfect for crochet projects (and great for knitted projects, too :-) It has 232 yds per skein and knits to 7" per inch on a size 2 - 3 needle. The "5" of Cable 5 refers to the weight for crochet.
I have:
6 - blue (3758)
6 - silver (3734)
6 - lime (3736
7 - black (3744
7 - yellow (3726
7 - burgundy (3745)
You can see some of these colors at
This yarn retails for $6.50 - this week only it will be $3.25 per skein!! Comment or email if you'd like some.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wellington update :-)

Here is Wellington in one of his favorite corners of my back porch. You may notice that he's had a "haircut." He has some very dry skin and I am hoping that with some more humidity and time outside it will clear up. I thought for awhile that he had a cataract in one eye, but maybe it was only an infection because it has mostly disappeared. Welly and the other boys in my household are becoming more and more tolerant of each other. The bunny and Cooker, the dog, and Boo, the cat, are becoming more comfortable with being in closer proximity. They certainly are fun to watch! Welly still lets me snuggle with him, but I'm sure he misses all of the daily shop visitors. Wellington's breeder has some other pure-bred English angoras for sale ($50) - let me know if you are interested.

Monday, March 8, 2010

33 Followers to get a FREE pattern!

Thanks to you all for becoming followers of my blog. Please send me a comment about what kind of single pattern you are interested in. I have a variety of patterns and if you give me some perameters I can choose an appropriate one :-)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

This week's sale :-)

Noro Maiko!!!!
This is a beautiful silk/mohair/wool blend yarn. It knits to 5 1/2 stitches per inch on a size 6 needle. It has 132 yds per skein. Retail price is $10.95 - now on sale for $5.50 while supplies last. Go to for the color chart. Listed below are the colors and amounts I have in inventory:
100-creme-20 skeins
101-charcoal-10 skeins
102-hazel-19 skeins
103-light purple-10 skeins
104-turquoise-17 skeins
105-green-20 skeins
106-pumpkin-18 skeins
107-red-20 skeins
108-medium purple-7 skeins
109-hot pink-20 skeins

Weaving with Snuggly Baby Bamboo

What a fun day I had on Wednesday weaving with my Wednesday morning ladies. We made table runners and I actually finished mine later that evening. PattyAnne's Place has wonderful videos and information about weaving and spinning.