Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Still Breathing

It's been slow around the dyepots—until this takes off, I need fundage, so I'm in the job-hunting mode. However, there have been a few skeins dyed. They'll be up soon.

I test-drove the process of dyeing duplicate skeins to see if I can pull it off (I can!). I'm thinking I'd like to overdye at least one of them to play with a more neutral palette. But I'd like to leave it open; watch this space. I'll post a photo of the Skein in Question and a poll, and you can vote on it!

Sound good?

Happy May!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Scarves and New Yarn Are Up

New for spring: silk scarves! Two one-of-a-kind scarves created during a recent surface design class using ProCion™ fiber-reactive dyes are now available in the shop:



In addition is the first of a line of woven scarves:


And the new yarn—I was having my blue period, I think!




orchid CU

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


I'm excited, because three skeins have been sold so far! Thank you to my inaugural customers—as I told one of them, I knew I loved the dyeing/creative process, but I never anticipated how excited it would be when a skein sold. Who knew?

The dyepots are gonna be smokin' tomorrow as I crank out some more stock. I'll be posting a couple of silk scarves and a woven one as well. Keep your eyes peeled for the updates...

Sunday, March 1, 2009

3... 2... 1... LIFTOFF!!

Houston, we have liftoff! It took a month longer than expected, but Yarndeavors (Handpainted Fibers) is officially open for business.

Take a look around, but please ignore the dust. This is a totally new experience for me. Yes, Virginia, there has been a learning curve. The manual for the cart software is unlikely to be found anywhere near "intuitive" in the dictionary.

For now, please email me directly with orders. I'm working on getting PayPal functionality or a better credit gateway solution (read: affordable). I check my mail every day, so your order will be processed within the same amount of time and we can work out payment arrangements through PayPal or another method.

And if you're local, heck, we can just meet for coffee somewhere and make the exchange.

I don't know about you, but I'm pretty excited.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What's Warm, Fuzzy, Striped and Utterly Irresistable?

No, not a cat. Well, yes, a cat, but what else?


What will be increasing exponentially in the next few weeks?

The commercial availability of even more hand-painted, hand-dyed sock yarn in a whopping variety of unexpected colors for you to knit with!

Yarndeavors is the name of my newly-created line of handpainted yarn. Initially, the offerings are limited to superwash fingering weight sock yarn and a handful of 100% merino base. In the very near future, the line of yarn is expanding to include sport weight sock yarn as well as rovings and hand-dyed silk scarves.

When you feel the softness of this yarn...
When your eyes take in the luxurious colors and the remarkable, one-of-a-kind color blends...

... you'll find yourself as unable to resist its siren call as I am.

To be honest, I'm having a hard time letting them go.

So visit the shop, buy with confidence and love. You will love this yarn.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Coming soon...