Monday, June 20, 2011

Tour de Fleece!

I'm gearing up for the Tour de Fleece, though I have to confess, my goals are selfish this year - I want to spin enough yarn to make a sweater for myself. I want to make Carol Feller's Iced sweater (Ravelry link) out of some CVM and alpaca I bought far too long ago.

Sweater Blues

But I'm continuing to enable others in making their goals, by having another sale. 15% off purchases in my Etsy shop, now through the end of the Tour de Fleece. Enter coupon code TDF2011 during checkout for your discount.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Sale! No fooling!

I've finally caught up with listing available items on Etsy! I went on a dyeing binge in February and March, and I have lots of colorful yarn and fiber to show for it. But I want to dye more, which means I need to make some room available.

So I'm having a sale. For the month of April, everything at the shop is 15% off! Just enter the code AprilSaleNoFooling in the Coupon Code box during checkout.

Here are some of my recent additions to the shop.

New yarn and fiber at the shop

As promised, I've put up the first batch of my hand-dyed yarn on my Orchid base- 100% superwash merino sock yarn.

I also put up the first few of my Clover base - 100% merino worsted weight yarn. This one is not superwash.

I put up one skein of the Goldthread base sock yarn - 75% superwash merino for softness, 20% nylon for strength, and 5% gold-toned Stellina for sparkle. I'm debating whether to get more of this, and if I do, to stick with gold or go with silver.

I put up spinning fiber - polwarth, targhee, BFL, merino/silk, romney cross, and CVM.

Lots of pretty colors, all available at The Spinning Daisy shop on Etsy!

Coupon Code Fine Print: The discount will not apply to shipping. The coupon code expires at the end of the month.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Shop update

The first five skeins of my new Primrose hand-dyed yarn are up in the shop. There are two skeins of each color, so if you'd like both, convo me and I'll adjust the listing.

I haven't put up the spinning fiber yet, but expect to in the next couple of days.

Next in line is handpainted Orchid yarn - 100% superwash merino sock yarn. They are dyed and drying. If the last couple of weeks were mostly about the warm colors - reds, golds, etc. - Thursday night was all about the cool colors. Of the 11 skeins I painted, 2 were brown and the rest were greens, blues, and purples. No pictures yet - they're still drying. Soon, though.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

And I thought my 2 month absense was shameful.

10 months later, here I am again. I've continued to update the shop, just less frequently, and without the blog posts announcing it. I've been completely slacking on the communication. I've started a Twitter account though - it's much easier to post one sentence at a time. :-) I invite you to follow me, DaisySpins, on Twitter.

Since last May, I bought many fleece, a new-to-me Majacraft Rose spinning wheel, a motor for my drum carder, and a whole lot of fiber and dye.

The real news is that I've really started enjoying the dyeing process, combining colors and seeing what happens. Because of that, I've decided to start officially carrying my own lines of hand-dyed yarn in my Etsy shop. My first offerings will be on my Primrose base - 100% superwash Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) 4-ply sock yarn. I'll also be stepping up my dyed spinning fiber offerings - top, batts, and roving. Here are some of the hand-dyed items I'll be offering soon, including BFL, polwarth, romney, and merino/silk top. Look for them on my Etsy shop in the next few days!

There's quite a bit of red in there. I definitely go in color phases. Sometimes, I can't get enough green. These days, red.

I continue to add handspun yarn to the shop. I've also been experimenting with some less standard spinning styles, including corespun and boucle. I hope to put those up soon too.

I hope, but will not promise (based on past experience), to write more often. :-)