I’m on the Move!

In Miscellaneous on February 21, 2009 at 1:10 pm

After much contemplation and a desire to change the feel and look of my blog, I have taken the plunge and created a new blog on Typepad.  For now, this blog will remain as an archive as I refocus and regroup on my new blog.

Come join me!  You can find me here:


And subscribe to the blog while you’re there – I’ll be having a celebration contest in the coming days and you don’t want to miss it!

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Contest Winner!

In Contests on February 16, 2009 at 7:01 pm

And we have a contest winner everyone!  We didn’t have anyone land on the exact number but only one skein off was Uli with a guess of 376.  The actual number on that table is 375 skeins.  I won’t be able to show the colour yet as these yarns will soon be winging their way into the arms of many knitters.  Thanks everyone for participating…that was fun and I appreciate you all dropping by!  

And I’m sure you’d like to see the prize yarn colourway, yes?  Here she is…a lovely semi-solid colourway on a 100% superwash merino base yarn.  

Happy knitting Uli!

Contest Time!

In Contests on February 13, 2009 at 10:40 am

It has quite literally been ages since I held a contest so it’s high time I did again!  And what better way then to celebrate the finish of a large order?!  I have been uber busy the past few weeks with this order and I’m so pleased it’s finished.  Finishing is a bit surreal really – putting that last label on and packaging it all up is a huge relief but it also makes me happy as these yarns will soon be winging their way into the arms of many knitters.  Of course I can’t reveal the actual colourway until later and once they have been mailed.  That would spoil the surprise so for now, they are all in grayscale just to tease everyone a little…LOL

So now, onto the fun part – the contest!  It’s a simple one – guess how many skeins are in the yarn pile in the photo by leaving a comment and if you guess the right number, you win a skein of sock yarn in a surprise colourway!  I will take the first correct guess as the winner and one guess per comment please.  Contest closes on Sunday, February 15, 2009 at midnight.  If you’d like to see more photos of the yarns, please click here.  The last 3 grayscale photos are the photos you want to look at.

And finally, are you on Twitter?  I’ve just started using this mini-blogging tool and it’s been a lot of fun!  Come follow me and I’ll follow you back – click on the cute image to the left and it’ll take you to my page.  It’s a really cool tool for keeping in touch – some of my tweets are about my daily life as a yarn dyer and some of it is regular life stuff.  Hope you’ll join me if you haven’t already!

Happy Friday everyone!  Have a wonderful weekend.

UPDATE:  Contest is now closed and although the number wasn’t guessed exactly, I’ll be announcing the person who is closest during the day on Monday.  Thanks everyone for playing – it was fun watching all the guesses come in!