It’s been awhile…

I know it’s not the new year, but I am going to make a resolution to post to my blog more often! :)

Since my last updates lots of stuff has happened, so I’m going to go through be topic.  :)

Beekeeper’s Quilt

I had posted a lot about the hexipuffs I was making, but I don’t think I ever shared the final result, so here you go:

Image

As you can see, I ended up making a hexipuff headboard! :D

Handspun Cold Mountain Shawl

I had posted about this when I had just started the knitting, but I never updated with the final result, which is squishy, warm, and beautiful.  Here is the result:

DSC_0119_medium2

Nooch Fiber

I am continuing to dye yarn for my etsy store, Nooch Fiber and it’s a ton of fun!  Here are some of my latest creations:

il_fullxfull.459155792_96p2

il_fullxfull.459228379_aek6

 

Dyeing for our shop has been an extremely gratifying experience – it’s great to see people enjoying the yarn you’ve dyed and making beautiful finished objects!  If you want to see some of the great FOs people have made with my yarn, check out the Nooch Fiber ravelry group! :)

Other Crafting (knitting, weaving, spinning…)

And, since it’s been around a year since I’ve made any post with real substance, here are some of my favorite crafted things I’ve made recently with links to ravelry patterns when applicable:

Knitting:

DSC_1432_medium2

 

Handspun socks (no pattern).

DSC_2749_medium2

 

Stripe study shawl.

DSC_2779_medium2

 

Constantine hat.

DSC_3998_medium2

 

Zig zag baby blanket.

yarma_medium2

 

Bridgewater shawl (excuse the blocking pic, haven’t had a chance to do this one justice with a nice photoshoot yet).

Weaving:

One of my more recent acquisitions is a 16″ Ashford rigid heddle loom.  Weaving is really fun, super quick, and has some really interesting results.  Here are some of my favorite FOs I’ve made (keep in mind, I’m only a beginner… :D)

DSC_4290_medium2

DSC_4314_medium2

DSC_4761_medium2

DSC_4765_medium2

DSC_4782_medium2

 

Handspun:

Last but not least, lots of handspun yarn, all from my Schacht Ladybug! (this is just a very small sample; I’ve done way too much to post here, haha)

DSC_3256_medium2

DSC_3258_medium2

DSC_3265_medium2

DSC_3299_medium2

 

Okay, now I’m going to set a google calendar reminder to update my blog more often! :)

Spinning lace for large shawls

The latest bug to bite me is spinning single-ply lace for large shawls… I don’t know why I got this crazy idea in my head, but suddenly I don’t want to knit with anything but my own handspun lace. It wouldn’t be that big of a deal if I wasn’t doing 1000+ yard projects. Oops.

My first attempt was:

This yarn, turned into:

This shawl!

Pretty sweet, right? I have been using it a TON in the super-air-conditioned office in the summer. :)

My more current project started off like this:

Became this:

(About 1700 yards, undyed)

(And dyed!)

And is currently in this state:

I am really digging it! :D

New Nooch Fiber Swap!

A couple months ago, I was approached by a friend on ravelry wanting to set up a mini skein swap that reflects the original 1960s box of 64 crayola crayons. I’ve been super busy working on creating these colors and am very pleased with them!

Lovely, right?

If you’re on ravelry, you can check out the swap here!

Also, lots of new spinning fiber has been added to Nooch Fiber

Delicious polwarth! It’s my favorite spinning fiber! :) We’re also offering a 15% off coupon for Tour de Fleece – check out our facebook page and don’t forget to like us!! :)

100TH SALE GIVEAWAY!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS ALL DONE! CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS! :)

We made it to 100 sales at Nooch Fiber! Go us! I’m so so happy – it’s almost our 6 month anniversary and I feel like 100 sales is not too shabby. :)

To celebrate we’re doing a super awesome giveaway of these four beautiful mini skeins (45yds / superwash merino / hand dyed):

Last time we did a giveaway there were lots and lots of comments, so this time we’ve decided to give each mini skein away to one person, meaning that four people get to win! Yay!

In order to be in the running, please visit Nooch Fiber and take a look at our stock first! (We really appreciate it!) Then come back here and comment on this post! It’s that easy. The four winners will be selected on February 5th, 2012 through a random number generator. :D

But that’s not all! As a thanks to everyone who has supported us we are offering a brand new coupon until February 5th: NOOCH100 will give you 20% off your entire purchase!

Thanks everyone and hope to see your comments soon! Much love! <3