Saturday, May 22, 2010

Custom “Bean Snuggler” Cocoon Is Ready For The Mail

One of my awesome customers sent me a few skeins of
“Spiced Cocoa” By Mosaic Moon to make a “Bean Snuggler” Cocoon & hat. Cocoons are great for snuggle time with your Baby Bean without the bulk of a blanket & make wonderful photo props.

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Bean Sugglers can be made from wool or acrylic & will become a staple in the shop.  

I spent most of yesterday sorting the wool,  matching up colors & trims.  Over the next few days I’ll start listing the color-ways I have available for customs

I listed 3 more shorties in the shop last night Here is one pair, “Good Earth” on luscious BFL.

Snuggler & shorties 008  and have a pair of boyish/GN longies in “Gray Pearl” on the needles now.

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and will be casting on a custom Elizabeth Tunic this afternoon

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I hope to have it ready to ship on Tuesday!

~More updates later~

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cancun Babydoll & WIP

Just off the needles!

A Babydoll set knit in the Cancun Colorway for Katie

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It’s been a while since I’ve knit with anything but wool or cotton but this was a fun knit.  To be honest I tried to talk the Mama out of pink bloomies and to go with the green but I’m glad she stood firm on her choices.  Its drying now and will be ready to ship tomorrow!

And another Elizabeth Tunic.  Newborn this time in Bold Pastels.

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It just needs a button and will be listed in the shop.

Kalle’s Bean snuggler should be completed by this weekend. 

I love how the colorway is blending. Mosaic Moon yarns are wonderful for consistent repeats making it fairly easy to prevent excessive pooling.

I think I may have created a monster here

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She knows what goodies the UPS man brings us…and within 30 minutes she had that box open.

She loved the skein of wool I gave her but what she really wanted

Babydoll & Tunic 006 was the new Alpaca!

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More for colors for winter longies!

Are you on the list yet?

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Elizabeth Tunic & What’s on the needles!

OHH!  I just purchased licensing for the Elizabeth Tunic!  What is a cute and versatile garment!

Great as a summer top or dress but as the weather changes, pair it with a long sleeved top. 

I’m working on my third tunic.  The first was for Marguerita  knit in colors to match stripped longies.

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I knit and shipped the tunic so quickly I didn’t realize I hadn’t taken better photos. This was a progress photo I’d sent her.

I’m hoping she’ll send a photo or 2 of the set

The 3rd is to be a stock item for the Etsy shop knit in my Hand-dyed “Watercolors”.


Its actually completed I just need to add the buttons…and take photos this time

Just listed in the shop are small shorties,  I call them “Mud Monkey”

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The colors remind me of Isaiah “working” in the garden, covered in grass and dirt.

On the needles now…a YYMN custom “Bean Snuggler” for Kalle.

Current Customs & Studio 014Using one of my favorite yarns, the ever popular Mosiac Moon in “Spiced Cocoa”.  I love how rich & vibrant their colors are.

I have a order in for 3-4 Mosaic Moon color ways that should ship to me soon which I will offer for customs.  OHH Fluffy mail!

Also in the works is a Babydoll set for Kate. 

For ease of laundering she requested machine washable yarns and choose bright cheerful summer colorsCurrent Customs & Studio 018 The top,  paired with bloomers should be ready to ship by weeks end.

I also plan to have more shorties stocked this week so, if there are colors you need let me know!

Have a great week.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Black Rainbow Skirties

The twins skirts are done!  Lanolized and drying right now.Rainbow Skirtys 003 Lots of ends to weave with these but I think they turned out cute!

“Mixed Blues” Shorties,knit on a Cascade 220 base is  another custom ready for tomorrow mail.

I think I have enough left for a small to medium pair of longiesMixed Blues Shorties 003

And a pair of small shorties with a soft ruffle cuff. 

Shades of purples and greens.Purp & Green shorties 010 I dyed this yarn last summer and just got a chance to use it.

These should be listed in the Etsy shop this evening. 

Currently on the needles is a tunic for Marguerita I should have finished in the next day or so.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Mothers Day!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mr. UPS Man, We have to Stop Meeting Like This!

More Fluffy Mail today!

After 4 days of rain and a washed out camping weekend, I was looking for a treat!

Alpaca!  I have a wonderful source for natural tone Alpaca through my LYS Grinny Possum Fiber Arts

but I love color! And I’ve a few customers already planning on fall/winter longies so, I needed to start beefing up the stash with a broader  Alpaca color selection.  These (and other solids not shown) are a 50/50 blend of Wool & Alpaca.  A great combination with the sturdiness of wool with the warmth of the alpaca.  Wonderful rich jewel tones in this shipment, warmer tones are due in the next.

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I also picked up some Araucania Nature Wool

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Gorgeous rich & vibrant color combinations

I think I could pet these skeins for hours they are all so soft

So If you see something you like let me know! I LOVE customs.  You can reach me through the Katidids Etsy or email.