actual size

Oct 31st, 2008 work, yarn p8rn fridays

Last weekend, I noticed someone on Ravelry stash a skein of Actual Size sock yarn, and I simply had to head over to Etsy to see who was dyeing that awesome yarn. I bought this skein because its colors seemed perfectly appropriate for the season and for this Octobery edition of Fiber Fridays! I love the colorway “Owl and Acorn” because of its orange and…

ruby mine

Oct 17th, 2008 dyeing, work, yarn p8rn fridays

Today’s featured yarn falls into the “happy accident” category… A one-of-a-kind dye lot of Shepherd Sock that resulted from my screwing up a batch of a certain color, then trying to hide the mistake by overdyeing the whole thing Charcoal. The black dye didn’t cover well enough, so the finished yarn is a really neat variegated charcoal, with a shock of dark red for interest…

les devoirs

Oct 11th, 2008 dyeing, work

I have homework for work this weekend… swatching! It’s that time of year where we make up and test out new recipes for new colors, for possibly adding them to the collection of available colors. Everybody took home a couple mini skeins of Shepherd Sock to swatch with over the weekend, and I have two swatches to show from colors that I dyed. I like…

from the vault

Aug 22nd, 2008 dyeing, work, yarn p8rn fridays

Today’s feature is another in the category “I’ve had this yarn for a while, but I’m just getting around to photographing it.” It’s Lorna’s Sheperd Sock in 102 Mineshaft, and it’s from the first batch of multicolored yarn I ever dyed! That seems like a really long time ago now, yet I still don’t know what project these skeins will eventually go to. I do…

the lace reader

Aug 17th, 2008 books, crafts, work
the lace reader

Last week, I spent a good chunk of my working hours thoroughly enjoying the audio version of The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry. I used to listen to audio books frequently when I had a long commute by car to my job at the library, but I had fallen out of the habit. The Lace Reader was a pleasant reminder that audio books are so…