So, I’ve been adding stuff to my store and remembering to tell folks on Facebook, Twitter, and Ravelry, but I keep forgetting to blog about it. (You might want to click on the links in the upper right hand corner over there to keep up with my informative posts plus lots of inane chatter.)
Anyway, I’ve been adding some of the backlog of stuff that’s accumulating. The coolest thing?
You might remember I picked up a knitting machine at an estate sale a few months ago. Well, ok, in January. Man, time flies. I’ve been using it to knit sock blanks which I then dyed. I’m selling both the dyed and undyed blanks so you can dye your own if you want.
For those of you not familiar with the sock blank deal, it’s two strands of sock yarn machine knitted together, and then after it’s dyed, you can knit a pair of socks two at a time from it as you unravel it, and the socks will match. I have no idea who came up with this concept, but it’s brilliant. Here’s a pair of socks I’m working on from one of the blanks:
And here’s one of the dyed blanks for sale in my shop:
You can see all the sock blanks here.
I also added some undyed Falkland wool top. It’s soft, easy to spin, takes dye beautifully, and, because the Falkland Islands don’t have the parasites that plague sheep elsewhere, the sheep weren’t treated with chemicals. Happy sheep!
I’ll be adding more soon.
What else have I been up to? Smoothies! I’m trying to eat more raw food, and a great way to do that is to have lots of smoothies. Tonight’s dinner was a smoothie made from eggplant, cucumber, spinach, soy milk, cherries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, ginger, and the feverfew tincture and Chinese herbs I take for my migraines. Some of the cucumber seeds didn’t get ground up, so that was kind of weird, but other than that, it was delicious! And healthy! And a beautiful purple color that will undoubtedly lodge itself into my subconscience until it comes out as yarn!