Sunday, October 31, 2010

Indiana Chatts & the Temple of Wool

Peter, aka Indiana Chatts, has been fossicking around the Mill the last few weeks & cleaning, creating, dying & spinning a variety of yarn that has been otherwise 'Lost'.

We have randoms (see Lilac Garden pic above), DK's, Mohairs, Merino, Boucle, more all listed & priced from $2.50 a 50gm ball. This is a great time to stock up & find a home for your very own Skeinz treasure....

Monday, October 18, 2010

Big Top

We have a number of Limited Release yarns bubbling away about to be launched in time for the Northern Hemisphere Winter. These are fun yarns, all made just for us, & using a variety of different fibres & materials.

One of the first of these is going to be Circus. A fun 10ply yarn designed especially for childrens knitting. Bright zany colours which scream hat's, jumpers, hoodies, fun, colour, play, noise. We are just awaiting labels & this yarn will be listed on the site (hopefully within the next two weeks), but in the meantime, enjoy the wee swatch I have been doing for Circus & if you haven't signed up for our newsletter or our Ravelry Group, do so & be the first to hear about Circus going live.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Yarn that Speaks to Me

I would upload dozens of yarns a month, you could say I was literally drowning in the stuff. I have to be made of stern stuff, do you know what it's like working in the thick of something that you love so much? It can be torture I can tell you!

I have become quite disciplined over the years, only re-homing yarns that I have a specific purpose/pattern for, but every now and again a yarn 'speaks' to me. Today it was this seductively coloured super chunky Merino Alpaca. A single roving yarn which is super soft & can be transformed into some ultra high fashion items. As soon an I saw the reds & purples of this yarn all I could think about was a Midsomer Murder Mystery, hence it's name "Death in a Chocolate Box", get seduced now, just freshly uploaded to