Monday, April 28, 2008


I know I have been sluggish with posting, I have been struggling with a sinus infection that knocked me on my bottom, plus a large shop order deadline. spin spin, sniff, spin spin, sniff

Well the order is complete and getting packed and shipped up today, and my head is kind of clearing up so on to the next thing on the list, which is getting out of the house and studio for a bit today. My spawn has been planning her own business ventures so I will be taking her to Joann's to buy supplies.

I do have a few yarns for a shop update, which I plan to have up by the end of the week. More yarns coming from some new spinners also!

Here are some shots of what has been going on:

Pile o' yarns for this order:

All packed up and ready to GO~
On it's way to
Go see them, they carry my designs that I do not carry on my retail site.
Such a yummy yarn shop!

Material Whirled Shop update sneek peek:

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Seattle and Yarns

Last Sunday we took my MIL on a trip to Seattle to Pike Place Market.
I love this place so much, Seattle seems so magical to me.
Here are a ton of pics from our day:

Ann & a dog mural at the market elevator~

Girls 'in' the mural and a plastic bag dude- this is a guy in a bag suit- not sure why but he would be still for a bit then move and freak people out- probably making a plastic bag statement or just bored- ?

Mushrooms and fruit at some of the produce stands.
I LOVE the colors of the fruits, I plan to make a yarn in those colors....

This is a Cat Whisperer, for $2 the cat will tell him your fortune. good deal- right? I didn't pay him because I wanted to hear the CAT tell me. haha Great idea though, love the cat's little vest.
Second picture is a holy monkey at an herbal/incense/voodoo shop. I gave him a quarter since he let me take his picture.

This is a shot of a Nut Shop- LOVE the combo of art and kitsch they have in the booth. It cracked me up.
Second shot are hand carved cherubs in a Mexican Art shop called Milagros.

This is Eve in a shop called WIND UP- all wind up toys. Made me miss my gramps- he collected wind ups and would play with them for hours.
Second shot is of the girls sharing sorbet at Mora's on Bainbridge Island.

Like their hats? They are prototypes for my new hat pattern!
There will be 2 versions, one is from worsted weight yarn and the other uses worsted with some handspun.
The blueish hat Ann is wearing was knit from Battman's Ambrosial colorway. If you buy the yarn I will send you the pattern for free- I need it tested out.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Knit 1 magazine!

Material Whirled was mentioned in the "Editor's Picks" section.
Go buy a copy and see! It's an awesome issue!

Skippity Skip

Monday, April 14, 2008

My Customers Rock #2

Rosalyn has been a customer for quite some time and I love spinning custom orders for her. Last week she sent me these images and I about fell off the couch!

Amazing! and just gorgeous.

She used 17 skeins!

Rosalyn, you rock!

Friday, April 11, 2008


"You do not know how much they mean to me, my friends,
And how, how rare and strange it is, to find
In a life composed so much, so much of odds and ends...
To find a friend who has these qualities,
Who has, and gives
Those qualities upon which friendship lives." -- T.S. Eliot

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Art Fest~

I'm back from Art Fest and thoroughly exhausted.
It was an amazing experience and I feel very artistically rejuvenated and ready to GO!

I came home to a huge shop order and have a ton of ideas for skeins to put up on the site.

Stay tuned for some interesting things....

Here is a link to my Art Fest photo album, if you wanna see my pics.
I will try to muster some posts with more details of my days at fest, but meanwhile, here is Jackie's blog. She summed things up so well. Plus she has more pics!
From Woody's Perspective

Here is my day 3 painting , which is very busy but truly represents my constant state of mind. That is not hair, it is my thoughts and creative energy spilling out.
It's called "Why Reenie drinks vodka." ~ funny?
Close ups:

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Art Fest ~

I leave tomorrow for Art Fest in Port Townsend, WA.

I have wanted to attend for years but flying from PA was unrealistic for my lifestyle and my budget. NOW I am in driving distance!
So I am off with my crazy friend Jackie to take classes and sell my art!
If you are attending, find me at Vendor Night and say HI?

I will still have internet access the entire trip so feel free to email me if you need anything.
I will be posting happenings and pics the entire time.

Off to finish packing and to run some last minute errands, AND pick up my MIL at the airport.
(skippity skip)