Thursday, December 30, 2010

Dyesaster Sale

I had a little dyesaster earlier this week. Basically, I used about 4x the amount of dye needed on some delicate silk hankies. It was my fault for taking a short cut on what is already a stupidly simple process.  My dyesaster is your gain. Dyed silk hankies normally sell for $15-20 an ounce. I am selling mine for $5.00 per ounce plus shipping, basically just enough to buy a new batch of hankies and dye.

Silk hankies are silk cocoons stretched out and layered one on another on a wood frame. Once the silk is washed and dried it is taken off the frame. The result is a flat piece of delicate fabric. Each hankie layer (or cocoon) can be peeled off each other and then spun, felted or knitted in to something new. Knitty has a tutorial on how to use the silk hankies. 

The hankies are still fine for spinning/felting/knitting. They just aren't as neat and tidy as they could be due to the extra rinsing and cooking. There may also be some dye in your rinse water the first few times you wash the finished project. The layers trap excess dye particles and rinsing it out any more aggressively may have ruined the fiber. The dye is set. What you'll see in the rinse water is the excess dye rinsing out. I have washed everything in synthrapol which should trap those particles and prevent them from backstaining.

 Leave a comment or email me at dyeabolicalyarns at gmail dot com and let me know how many ounces of which color you want and I will send you a paypal invoice.

Red and orange -- 1 ounces available
Red and blue -- 3 oz available
Red-orange, yellow, lime green -- 4 oz available
SOLD Turquoise and purples -- 3 oz available

Monday, December 27, 2010


Snowy ram statue at Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Corrinne from Goodness (Recycled and Otherwise) interviewed me a few weeks ago and posted the interview in her bog. You can read it here. Thanks, Corrine! 
  • We don't have any customer FOs to share this month yet. I do know that several items were knit, crocheted, woven and spun from Dyeabolical yarn and fiber this month, but it seems like everyone (including me) has yet to take and post pictures to Ravelry. Or they forgot to take pictures before giving items away. I did that myself with 2 FOs. If you have any items you would like to share post them to Ravelry and indicate that you used a Dyeabolical yarn or fiber, share them with the Dyeabolical Group on Ravelry, tag your project with "dyeabolical" (don't forget the "e" in "dyeabolical") or email me at dyeabolicalyarns at gmail dot com. 
  • I added generic "Dyeabolical Yarn" or "Dyeabolical Fiber" categories to my Ravelry brand page. This will let you still track what yarn/fiber you used if there isn't a category already made for that yarn/fiber--especially useful for those limited edition yarns I do each year for Strange Folk Festival. I also added categories for those of you who will be receiving sock and fiber clubs next month. 
  •  There is still a few fiber club memberships left. Sign-ups close when the club is full or when January starts, whichever comes first. 
  • I have to brag on my husband-person. He wove scarves for his mom and dad from Dyeabolical Cotton Slub Sport on his Cricket loom. I think he did an awesome job, especially for a beginner weaver. [This exact base isn't available from my distributor anymore. I can get a similar base for anyone who needs a custom order, but this is all of the original I have left. I can get an infant sweater from 1 skein, kids from 2, small adult or large summer sweater from 3, 4 for a complicated or large sweater]

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Muppet Family Christmas

It has come to my attention, yet again, that most people have not seen the best Christmas movie ever and that it is not available on DVD for you to watch in the legally accepted way. This. Will. Not. Do! I swear I posted this last year, but I can't find it, so here it is again--THE BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIE OF ALL TIME...

Muppet Family Christmas!
Many thanks to teh youtubes for having this available. 


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Tale of Holiday Woe

I have a story of holiday woe for you today, but first I want to remind you that there are only 4 spots left in the Sock of the Month Club (3 and 6 month options available) and only 5 spots left in the Batt, Bump and Braid Fiber club. Club enrollment ends when the spots sell out or when 2011 begins, which ever happens first.

I need to start my tale of holiday woe with a story to demonstrate that my own dumbassery has a long history.

When I was very young my mom had arranged for Mr., um, Tucker maybe? I'm going with Mr. Tucker, to take me home from Vacation Bible School. The Sunday before VBS she asked if I could recognize Mr. Tucker. I said yes. Yes, of course I can recognize Mr. Tucker. Mr. Tucker wore a green suit everyday. Green suit = Mr. Tucker.

The next day, Monday, I couldn't find anyone in a green suit and I completely lost it when someone wearing jeans and a flannel claiming to be Mr. Tucker asked me to get met to get in his car so he could take me home. I don't remember exactly what happened but I think I started screaming about stranger danger and how Mr. Tucker wears green suits and how this yahoo wasn't wearing a green suit and therefore wasn't Mr. Tucker and eventually my mom showed up and Mr. Tucker asked me the next Sunday if I recognized him now and I said yes because it was Sunday and he had a green suit on. The End.

Now on to the real story...

My UPS guy works hard. My studio is set back from the road and on the third floor without an elevator, so he has to both walk and climb to bring me my packages. I tend to do all my ordering at once for the business, so every few months he will visit me 4-6 times each time carrying heavy and awkward shaped boxes. Plus I do a lot of internet ordering of supplies and I do a lot of trades so I get an average of 1 package every 2 weeks.

My regular UPS guy has a second guy helping him on his route this holiday season. I am knitting my regular guy mitts, but his substitute told me he would probably be handling my half of the route for the rest of the season. The only UPS guys I should be seeing is Regular and Sub. Substitute told me this while he was standing at my door, in the dark (I'm the last delivery of the day), backlit by the porchlight while wearing shorts and no gloves when it was 20F outside. All of this is relevant, especially the backlit and in the dark parts.
I thought about Sub as I was knitting on Regular's mitts and thought Sub deserved some mitts, too, since unbeknownst to him I knew I was going to see him every day for a solid 2 weeks and at least 4 of those deliveries would be 40lb boxes.
On Day 1 I didn't give the mitts to him on the first day because he seemed somber and out of sorts. At least he was wearing long pants. I thought maybe he wasn't the same guy at first but then I hearkened back to the part where he said that only he and Regular would be the only ones making deliveries.  Yeah, I said hearkened. I figured he was just having a bad day.

On Day 2 I asked if his hands were cold. He looked kind of startled that I even talked to him. Hmmm, maybe this isn't the same guy? I wasn't entirely sure so I asked "you said you're on this route with Regular until January, right"? Yes ma'am he replied. Ma'am? Kind of formal. He had smacked my back and called me "girl friend" during his original visit. Weird. "You're the same guy who came last week, right?" Yes ma'am. Ok, whatever, maybe he had gotten in trouble for being too informal? Or maybe he was mad that he had to keep coming up here?

By Day 3 Sub had found gloves to go with his long pants. He delivered 2 very heavy packages that day. I gave him the gloves and he just looked bewildered but said thanks and put them in his pocket.

On Day 4 Sub came during the day time (no backlighting) wearing shorts and no gloves. Sub is kinda cute. Huh, I didn't notice how cute he was on Days 1-3. He actually looked kind of, um, grumbly and gruff on Days 1-3. He smacked my arm with his frigid hands and called me girlfriend. "Hey girlfriend! Long time, no see!" Oh. Crap! "Uh, Sub? Is this only the second time you've delivered to me this week?" Why yes, yes it is. "Did you have a sub yourself, Sub?" Yep. He did. UPS has fill-in guys for each route. Turns out that Sub had had a sub that had been in the area last week and that I had given Sub's sub Sub's mitts. Fuuuuuuuuuddddddgggggeee! And the were nice mitts, too!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Customer FOs for November, Part II

I forgot to include 2 projects customers and friends made from Dyeabolical! Bad dyer, no cookie!

The first is from Deborah.She knit this fantastic flower scarf from some merino wool that I spun around a cotton core. Deborah is good for my ego. This yarn didn't even get a chance to get photographed before it was in Deborah's bag and being knit up. Awesome scarf, Deborah!

The second is from Kim. Kim bought a 2 braids of falkland wool from me, one in Blood Orange and the other in a medicine green/grey/orange color. She spun singles from each, plied them together and then wove this amazing scarf. Pictures don't do this justice. I held it in person and almost didn't give it back! Well done, Kim!

Thank you to Deborah, Kim and everyone who shares their projects with me!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Customer FOs for November

FOs are Finished Objects. A finished object is any item knitted, crocheted, woven, felted, spun or otherwise transformed from Dyeabolical yarns and fibers into another form (e.g. yarn knitted in to mittens, warp crocheted in to dishcloths, fiber in to a felted object, dyed top spun in to yarn). If you would like me to include your FO in an upcoming post, along with a link to your website/blog/shop/Rav ID, then please email me or message me through Ravelry. Thank you to my customers and friends for letting me share your FOs! 
Amy Lee knitted this very cool shawl from a skein of Alter Ego Sock Yarn (discontinued). Amy Lee's project notes say this is done in Luthor's Revenge colorway (dyed by special request), but the Slither colorway is very similar. The pattern she used is a top-down raglan construction. You just don't join the underarms to form sleeves. I haven't read through the pattern entirely, but it appears that you can pretty much make it to any size, just like a regular top-down raglan and it will stay on your shoulders, if you have broad shoulders like me. I am so making one of these shawls. At least one of these shawls. Find the link to the pattern and more shawl pictures on Amy Lee's Ravelry project page. 

 Rose, from BeaGin Designs, knit this warm hat for her puppy self out of Zombie Alpacalypse in Fate, PhD colorway.

BethAnn added some of her yarn spun from Dyeabolical fibers to Ravelry. This brick colored one is a merino/tencel called "Can't hit the side of a ..."
This yarn was spun from a batt with lots of nubbly texture.

Beth doesn't specify, but I think this is superwash BFL.
 Suzanne, who make La-Di-Da stitch markers for Knitorious, used hairpin lace to create this really wonderful bookmark using Dyeabolical Cotton Warp! Wonderful job, Suzanne!
Tammie snatched up the only 4 skeins of this color in a base yarn I was testing out. I ultimately decided not to bring the base yarn in as a regular line, but the color is going to stay! I am dyeing more of this color, Golden Afternoon, next week on some new sock yarn that just arrived. Where was I? Oh yes, Tammie's vest! AMAZING. Amazing. That's all. Pictures do not do this justice. She used a pattern from the Knit One Below book to make a fully reversible vest. Beautiful job, Tammie.

This is something I finished. I made the Tardis Socks pattern (ravelry link) out of my Strong Arm Sock Yarn in Doctor Who Blue. DWB was originally a OOAK overdyed color but I can do this color again if there is a special request.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Superwash Merino Worsted

Reminder! There are just a few weeks left to get in the Dyeabolical Sock of the Month or Batt, Bump and Braid Fiber Club! 
Remember these gloves I posted about a few weeks ago?
They were a test knit for a base yarn I was considering. I loved dyeing and knitting with it so much that I said if I sold 10 or more sock clubs during the week of Thanksgiving that I would treat myself (and you!) to a small order of this great worsted merino base. It came in last week and I dyed it up!

I did 4 skeins each of 6 colors and 3 skeins of a 7th color. Each 100 gram skein has about 218 yards of superwash merino wool in a worsted weight and sells for $18. I can do custom orders for this yarn in any of my repeatable colorways. They are all currently listed in my etsy shop.

Please consider this new base for your next worsted weight project! Thank you!
Jeans Quilt

Magic Bean Buyer
Ron Burgundy
Signor's Magical Paintbrush
Steampunk Slither
Tainted Love

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Competition in the Craft World

I have always been proud to be part of an industry that focuses on mutual support of its members. I'm talking about the craft industry in general her, not just the fiber arts world.

Obviously there is an element of competition in the craft industry, but you would never see Macy's send customers to Gimble's if Macy's didn't have what he customer needed. Well, except that one time in 1947, yet I frequently see yarn and craft stores refer customers to other shops and call the other shop and have the competing shop hold the item for the customer. In what other industry does that happen?

What people don't understand, I think, is that every dyer (or yarn shop or craft store) is so different that they each fill a niche the other could not. Each attracts a different kind of customer. The stock may have some overlap and yes, obviously, one shop may lose out on occasional sales to another. Ultimately, however, the entire community benefits by having multiple shops because of simple math. Providing the market isn't overly saturated with virtually identical shops/crafts/etc, 

 More opportunities to create crafters + more awareness of the awesomeness of handmade goods = more crafters + more people supporting crafting efforts = happiness + $

 No, nothing happened. There is no drama to see. It's just a sign of the times that crafters are again starting to refer to each other as competition instead of as cooperative partners. The market IS saturated in a lot of crafts. There are more crafters than there are craft buyers and it's making everyone a little tense and a little desperate in their marketing. I can't even pretend that I'm not guilty of occasionally falling in to the desperate marketing trap. I hate to tell you how much time I've spent trying to write clever twitters when oh, say, my *actual thoughts* provoke better conversation rather than some contrived nonsense that "contributes to my brand story". Puke. I promise not to listen to that advice anymore.

I guess my point is that I really believe it the power of cooperation. A rising tide raises all ships and other such hippy dippy love everyone nonsense. As the economy gets more harsh for crafters, I hate that people who used to consider other crafters partners are now viewing each other as competition. This season is harsh for all of us this year. No need to bring someone else down in the name of profit.

Again, no, I don't have any concrete examples to share. It's just an undercurrent I feel. First it started with not promoting online/community friends, then it started with desperate marketing, and now I hear crafters referring to each other as competition or sniping to vendors about what other crafters are doing. It gets around, you know, and it's easy to spot trends if you read as many blogs, ravelry groups, twitters and facebook as I do. Or, you know, maybe not! Maybe I'm seeing a pattern where there is none.

I have no idea how to end this rambling post about what's been on my mind, so I'll just say that even though there is no requirement that one one crafter must boost another crafter up, there is also no requirement that one crafter push her fellow crafter down. What differentiates us from Target is that we're a community, not competition.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Define "invention"

Have you read Time's "50 Best Inventions of the Year" article? I'm going to need Time Magazine to define "invention".
No. 26 
Not many solutions to moth holes have inspired fan pages on Facebook. But Woolfiller provides a surprisingly eash solution to the age-old problem of holey sweaters. Take the special wool and felting needle and poke the needle--which has small hooks along the point--through the wool and your moth-eaten garment. The repeated action binds the fibers together, making a felt patch on your cardigan, sock or rug. Haleen Klopper of the Netherlands created Woolfiller as part of an interactive museum exhibition on sustainability, and so many visitors wanted to buy it that she stated making kits...
Clever idea? Yes. Clever marketing? Yes. Useful product? Absolutely. Top 50 product of the year? Maybe. If you aren't a fiber person you might not have known that you can fix sweaters that way. Bringing the skill in to the public eye is absolutely worthwhile, but Top 50 invention of the year? No. Sorry, but it isn't by virtue of the fact it is not an invention at all. It's a needle felting kit rebranded as a moth-hole repair kit. Clever it is, but an invention it is not.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday

I have marked 14 items down to super low prices! These 14 items are scattered through my etsy shop. You can browse through page by page or use the “search this shop” to search for “black friday” to find all the items. Once these 14 items sell, they’re gone!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Steampunk Gryffindor

I finally finished the fingerless gloves that I started months ago when I was still working on the Knitting the Queue project before I quit it so I could attempt to knit every single thing in the summer issue of Knitty. Run on sentence. Sorry. Oops! Sentence fragment. Grammar police ahead. Ahem.

I did not knit every single thing in the summer issue of Knitty, but I did knit half a sweater, a cowl, half a shawl, and the toe of some socks before I got distracted by the 6 pairs of socks in 6 months challenge that Deborah and I decided to do. I've never met a knitting/spin X amount in X days challenge I didn't like. In fact, I just joined International Fleece's Spin Every Day challenge because I obviously don't have enough on my crafty plate. 

The base yarn for today's finished project is a yarn I have been considering bringing in for months and months now. It is a gorgeous merino worsted weight with fantastic springiness and takes color amazing. I'm promising myself (and you) that I will bring this yarn in if I sell 10 more sock or fiber club memberships through either etsy or artfire. No pressure. *grin*

Someone on Ravelry called these mitts "Steampunk Gryffindor". Sweet!  Pattern is Slither from,  unsurprisingly, Knitty.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Yarn Club Right Now

Did I say a yarn of the month club next year? I meant yarn club right now.

I was planning on waiting to offer a sock yarn club next year, but after I introduced my fiber club a few days ago I received several messages asking where the yarn club is. Actually, I received many more messages about where the yarn club was than I did for orders for the fiber club. Oops! I'm still super duper super excited about the fiber club, but I worked out the details and started placing orders for sock yarn today. We’re making the sock club happen today.  

Thanks to all who poked me with their needles. 

Want to join the fiber club, but don’t spin? Here’s your chance! I’ve decided to offer a sock yarn of the month club!

Sign up for the Dyeabolical Sock Yarn of the Month Club and get 3 or 6 months of custom dyed sock yarn in surprise colors and surprise base each month starting in January.

Each 3 month membership is $60. Sign up for the 6 month cluband the price is only $108! [As with the fiber club, I'm selling most of the memberships through Artfire. It keeps my costs down and yours. My full inventory is still available through Etsy.]

Each month will include 100 gram hank of sock yarn dyed in a custom coloway. Club colorways will remain exclusive for 6 months. I will endeavor to match the sock club colorway to the fiber club colorway whenever practical and possible with the dyeing technique I have chosen that month.

The coloways may be semi-solid, tonally variegated, strongly variegated and may be painted using a variety of different dyeing techniques (hand painted, kettle dyed, mosaic, overdyed). You know I lean towards strong saturated variegated yarns, so please let me know if you have a strong preference for semi-solids and tonally variegated colors and I will do my best to accommodate your request.

The base yarns for the sock club may be superwash merino/nylon, superwash merino, superwash bfl or some other sock-appropriate blend. For those with a strong base preference, I am happy to dye your club selection every month on my regular sock base, Strong Arm Sock Yarn. Just drop me a note and I’ll be happy to do that for you.  

Extras will be available for purchase to club members only for 6 months while supplies of my pre-dyed stock lasts. I am happy to do custom orders of club colorways after my supply of pre-dyed sock runs out, but the minimum order will be 2 hanks if it is not a fiber I carry regularly.

Club shipments will be shipped first class in tyvek envelopes with tracking on domestic packages.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dyeabolical Batt, Bump and Braid Fiber of the Month Club

It's here! Many of you have suggested I do a monthly club and I'm finally doing it!

Introducing the Dyeabolical Batt, Bump and Braid Fiber of the Month Club!
[I'm going through Artfire for the fiber club, at least the first few days and my Artfire shop has very little stock in it besides the club. My full stock is still available through Etsy. ]

This is the first time I am doing a fiber club and I I am keeping this first installment small to work out any hiccups. I am limiting this first club to only 30 members.

The special introductory price is US $54.00 for US $60.50 worth of merchandise spread out over 3 months--January, February and March 2011. Shipping and handling is not included in the price. Missouri residents are subject to sales tax.

This first club will include:

*4oz batt of drum carded in an exclusive club colorway

*4oz braid of a wool in an exclusive club colorway

*2 to 4oz bump of a luxury fiber, rare wool, cellulose fiber or wool/luxury blend in an exclusive club colorway

All weights are approximate.

My club fiber selection is based on a 12-month cycle. Except for the batts, which will be primarily merino, the fiber base will not repeat more often than once every 12 months.

Club batts may contain commercially dyed components. Club batts feature merino heavily, but may also contain other hand dyed wools, angelina, firestar, nylon, alpaca, silk, sari silk, neps or other fibers. Some club batts may contain sparkle or may be an chunky art batt. Please let me know if you would prefer a non-glittery batt or a smooth batt. Please let me know if you have any allergies.

Club braids may be merino, bfl, wool blend, corriedale, falkland, polwarth, finn, coopworth, or another mid-priced 100% wool.

Club bumps will be 2 to 4 oz of fiber that may be a wool blend (e.g., bfl/silk, merino/bamboo), a luxury fiber (e.g., silk, camel), a relatively rare wool to spin (e.g., wensleydale, jacob, cheviot or masham), a cellulose or cellulose blend fiber (e.g, wool/flax blend, bamboo, milk fiber) or other "special" fiber. The size of the bump depends on how "special" it is, but the goal is closer to 4oz. Please let me know if you have any allergies.

Each month will feature a colorway exclusive to club members for 6 months.

Extras will be available for purchase to club members only for 6 months while supplies of my pre-dyed stock lasts. I am happy to do custom orders of club colorways and fibers after my supply of pre-dyed sock runs out, but the minimum order will be 1 pound of fiber if it is not a fiber I carry regularly.

For double helpings of fiber, order 2 club memberships.

Club shipments will be shipped first class in tyvek envelopes with tracking on domestic packages.

Fibers are dyed, carded and stored in a non-smoking home

Friday, November 12, 2010


Join us on Saturday, December 4th, 2010 at 3215 Cherokee from 11am – 6pm for a cozy St. Louis Craft Mafia indie craft show!

What (from the website): Handmade goods you won’t be embarrassed to give or receive! Winter bar with hot holiday cocktails! Locavore noshies by the owners of the Cherokee Peach! Firepit outdoor lounge perfect for a crisp afternoon! Steampunk Santa Photo Booth! Too fantastic to miss.
When: Saturday, December 4th from 11am – 6pm
Where: 3125 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO (next to The Archive book store)
What this means for Dyeabolical customers: My booth is a cozy 5' wide, so I won't be bringing everything, but I will be bringing all the Strong Arm sock yarn, all the project bags, a selection of felting and spinning fibers, all the Cotton Warp, and a few sweaters that were shop samples. I'll try to get pictures of those shop samples in a few weeks.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Extra Hour

Tonight we fall back. How are you using your extra hour? I'm using mine to work out some details on offering a....
Dyeabolical Fiber Club

Oh yes. Yes, I am. More details to come....

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

20% off spinning and felting batts

I'm having a batt sale! 20% off of the sticker price of all of the batts I currently have in stock. The majority of these batts are hand dyed polwarth wool. Most are carded smooth, though some have add-ins such as sari silk, nepps, glitz, tencel, etc.

Each batt is perfectly spinnable, feltable or knit and crochetable, but the one thing it isn't is perfectly pretty. See, we have been storing the batts in soft-side containers and that was a mistake. Sometime between the last show and yesterday they were smashed between 2 boxes. They developed creases and had the air smooshed out of them. Additionally, the glitzy batts got mixed in with the non-glitzy batts. I also have 2-3 batts from the first time I drum carded. They are perfectly fine to spin, but they might not be as pretty as newer batts are.

Everything is perfectly spinnable, but the batt you order may not be perfectly shaped or perfectly smooth, the label might be bent (or missing), there might be stray glitz. For that reason I am discounting my whole batt stock 20%. Proceeds will be spend on a dedicated hard-side batt container. *g*

I will be shipping these sale batts in envelopes and further creasing may occur. Non-sale batts will be sent in priority boxes. Please let me know if you would prefer I sent this batt in a priority box and I will invoice you for the shipping difference.

You can reach my shop by going to Etsy, clicking on the preview box on the sidebar or going to and clicking on the etsy link.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Customer FOs for October

FOs are Finished Objects. A finished object is any item knitted, crocheted, woven, felted, spun or otherwise transformed from Dyeabolical yarns and fibers into another form (e.g. yarn knitted in to mittens, warp crocheted in to dishcloths, fiber in to a felted object, dyed top spun in to yarn). If you would like me to include your FO in an upcoming post, along with a link to your website/blog/shop/Rav ID, then please email me or message me through Ravelry. Thank you to my customers and friends for letting me share your FOs!

Stlmamaknits (on Rav) knitted this great shawl for her goddaughter out of Strong Arm Sock Yarn in the Hookah You colorway.
CherrySprinkle (on Rav) spun this gorgeous yarn from superwash merino/tencel top dyed in the Blood Orange colorway.
Ann spun these from various handpainted tops she's gotten from me over the years. Clockwise: merino/tencel in "Can't Hit the Side Of A..", superwash merino in "Dance Misress", kettle dyed mystery color in ??? and masham wool in Annie.
You saw these in the last blog post, but they earn a spot here, too. Thank you to Deborah for these shelf decorations! She needle felted these from Dyeabolical felting fibers. I do not have any needle felting fibres listed online right now. I have something like 30 colors. I'm just not sure HOW to list them without overwhelming my current shop. Perhaps I'll list them in my unused Artfire shop? In the meantime you can contact Paste Crafts and they will be happy to help you pick out Dyeabolical felting fiber.
These awesome eyeballs were made partially from Dyeabolical felting wool, as well. Thanks, Crafty and Crap!

Kim spun these two falkland wool braids above and plied them together. She also spun some of my blue superwash merino from years ago and knitted it in to a hat for a very lucky recipient. Awesome job, Kim!
VenutianBeauty (on Rav) spun this chunky 2-ply in "American Maid". I think this is merino. I haven't done this color in a while. Perhaps I'll dye this up on BFL/Silk this week? 
JennP started and finished these socks using Strong Arm Sock Yarn in the color "Scratch Art". I think I may need to dye this color again soon and snag another hank for my own stash. Scott stole my stash Scratch Art for a secret weaving project.

Susan from Shenanigans Yarn spun this remarkable 3-ply from kettle dyed merino. WOW! I'll tell you, this color was not my favorite when I dyed it, but I love the way it spun up.
Another gorgeous 3-ply, this time from putasockonit (on rav). This is a superwash merino/nylon blend that I carried for a short period of time before my supplier discontinued it. Boo! I have one braid of this blend left. I am searching for a new supplier for this blend if anyone has any leads.
Carin from the Round the Twist podcast reviewed this bfl wool/silk blend on her podcast and donated what she spun from it to a charity raffle. Thank you for the review! You can see the finished yarn in her most recent podcast. I'll be dyeing up more bfl wool/silk hopefully this week and have it up online in about 2 weeks.
Boutrosbutros (on Rav) knit these very cool knee socks from Dark Night (dyeable upon request) in Alter Ego Sock Yarn (now discontinued), That's a lotta knitting! 
As far as what I accomplished this month, I didn't finish knitting a single object unless you count a pile of swatches in the new Cotton Sport DK. I managed these few handspuns from top I dyed--masham wool on top and bfl on the bottom. I spun a  few other handspuns from other dyers tops which I will put up on Rav or in another post.