It just keeps getting better and better

I won’t lie…being a wool dyer has a bunch of perks for a knittaholic like me. Play with wool all day? Yes please! Buy hundreds of dollars of wool guilt-free? Sign me up! Have to test knit my new colourways? Twist my arm! Having all of this…this….potential awesomeness at my fingertips makes me so giddy! Which is why I had to take some deep breaths when I saw the first stitches emerge on my new colourway, ‘Icicles built for two’

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I’m in lurve!! I am totally a blue girl, these thick stripes make me so ridiculous happy! I really hope to knit the second sock, haha!! And check out the new sock blockers, I feel like a real sock knitter now! So much easier than hanging upside down trying to get pics of my own feet, lol!

Of course, like any good obsessive creative person, once I figured out the way to do stripes without it ending up as a ball of knots, I went a bit crazy….

But…my craziness was rewarded with a new partnership, when my bestie christina – the cozy knitter created the most amazing stitch markers! It’s only natural we team up, and now we have some super duper amazing things in our etsy store!

Check this out….

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Cupcakes!! The wool has a brown stripe, then 4 ombre stripes of pink. My little girl practically had a coronary she had the wants so bad!

We didn’t stop there though. Listening to some bing crosby put us in the mood for

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If I don’t knit myself a pair of these then I’ll never forgive myself! Ivory stripe followed by three green ombre stripes with a red chaser stripe. *i dies*

Oh oh! That’s not all! Look what else Christina came up with to go with my pencils!

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I’m totally sock obsessed!

You can find a limited amount of these bad boys at my store and christina’s store

Halloween adventures…a little late!

It wil come as no surprise to those of you when know me well that I’m a wee bit of a procrastinator.
…And by wee I mean huge.
I live for the adrenaline rush only an almost-missed deadline gives me!
…and by live for I mean I stress over, moan about and avoid at all costs.

…so yes, I’m a procrastinator.
Which is why nobody, myself included, thought it out if the ordinary I was madly dashing to finish (*ahem* start) my kids halloween costumes on October 30. This wouldn’t be a problem if I could just nip into a store and grab a pre-fab costume. Nothing wrong with that, I know there will come a day my kids will want that….most desperately. But I can’t. I looooove creating their costumes from scratch. Using things around the house, or busting out the sewing machine and knitting needles to make my kids whatever their wild imaginations come up with. Thankfully nothing too crazy yet!

In the past I’ve made trains, and fire trucks. Designed astronaut packs and crocheted pink wool wigs. I’ve sewn princess dresses and scoured Home Depot for parts.
This year was no exception. My oldest wanted to be a police office, my girl wanted to be an owl (!) and my youngest wanted candy. He’s easy to please ;).

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Police was easy. Navy cargo pants, blue dress shirt, black belt with nightsticks, flashlight and handcuffs. I dug out one of his old fall vests and wrote ‘police’ on with hockey tape. Perfection!

My youngest ended up as Mickey Mouse. Talk about easy and cute! He wore yellow fuzzy socks from the dollar store over his boots, black snow pants with red cut off pants over, and a black hoodie. La piece de resistance for him was his new hat…

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He’s still sleeping in it. I’ve done gone

And of course my baby girl got the full out royal owl treatement. Including a new winter hat made with malabrigo. Yum.

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And for the body, my sewing machine, scissors and a whole buncha felt got friendly. Real friendly.

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Tada! My Halloween creations revealed 🙂

Reveal Wednesday!

Hi Everyone!! I have been crazy busy dyeing wool and writing the pattern for my No. 2 Pencil socks . They have been overwhelmingly well-received and I’m afraid my friends are quite done hearing ‘omg its on the ‘hot right now list on ravelry!’ And the many…many…. *ahem* many screen captures I took. (thank you thank you, a million times thank you!)

So now I’m happy to shift gears a bit and show you something new I’ve been working on, inspired by both my oldest boy and my husband…both crazy superhero fans. And no superhero fan worth his salt doesn’t love….superman!

I’m thrilled to show you all my newest line of socks, Super Socks

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I started with superman, and no superman inspired *anything* can go without a cape!

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My oldest was so excited he insisted on putting this bad boy on right away!

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The skein comes dyed for toe up socks, with a mini-skein of red for the cape. But…if you are a cuff down its no problem to dye the wool cuff down, starting with the red cape!

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And don’t you worry superhero fans, I’ve got more colourways coming your way, including wonder woman, batman, ironman and the hulk! I gots to say, I cannot wait to knit my daughter her wonder woman socks! The Toddler is, of course getting hulk socks. Because…yeah.