Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Customer FOs: September

Hello fans and friends of Dyeabolical - I (Kara) have not forgotten you or your lovely FOs. Life, grad school, BFF adopting a cute kidlet - it all sneaks in and zaps away my time. Now I'm in the midst of crazy holiday crafting (cue maniacal laughter now) just HOPING that I can get everything finished in time. Who's with me on this? Yet we all do it every year.

But enough about that, you want to see FOs. If you aren't familiar with FOs, they are Finished Objects. A finished object is any item knitted, crocheted, woven, felted, spun or otherwise transformed from Dyeabolical yarns or spinning 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).

First up, Ann whipped up this cute little cardigan for the previously mentioned kidlet (she is going to be the best dressed kid with all these knitters as friends). The pattern is Pod of Cetaceans and she used a green one-of-a-kind Dyeabolical worsted merino/cashmere blend with a non-dyeabolical semi-solid blue. (project page)

Also from Ann, another baby sweater. This is the Baby Seed Jacket out of a skein of unnamed worsted wool in the Golden Afternoon colorway. This is a great tiny pattern for that random skein of variegated worsted weight yarn that you just had to buy. Or how about making the baby in your life a cute little Christmas sweater with a skein in the Christmas Is Coming colorway? (project page)

Kelsie used a skein of Super Ego in Gamma Ray to knit the Semi-Precious Shawl. I love this so much - this color and pattern worked so well together. (project page)

Helen whipped up a fabulous Hitchhiker with a skein of Super Ego in Fate PhD. I just love this pattern and pairing it with the Super Ego yarn was a great idea! (project page)

Tasha used Strong Arm in Slither to knit up some ribbed socks - another great example of a simple pattern to show off the colors in the yarn. (project page)

Deborah used a custom colorway in Worsted Superwash to knit this AMAZING shrug. This is just gorgeous and looks fabulous on Deborah. Right after I saw this, I wanted to cast on for one for me regardless of the fact that this is a look I cannot pull off. (project page)

Laura used Organic Worsted Merino in Neon to knit a Chadwick Worm for her grandson. Super cute! (project page)

Moving on to handspun, Joelle knit a Ripley hat out of the Flower Shop Inferno she spun (featured in the August FO post). (project page)

Finally, Amy spun her Unbirthday polwarth fiber into 339 yards of a two-ply yarn. So fun! (yarn page)

Phew, September was a busy month for FOs and it doesn't look like you guys are slowing down any as we approach the holiday season. I'll see you back here next time & happy knitting, crocheting, weaving, and spinning until then!

Friday, November 16, 2012

An Oops and a New Yarn

Oops! There has been a labeling mistake. Merino Hard Twist sock yarn, which debuted in September, was erroneously labeled as superwash merino wool and nylon when it is really a non-merino superwash wool and nylon I take full responsibility for this. It was my misunderstanding when I read the content labels from the mill. Somewhere in the production process, I switched a merino wool hank for a non-merino wool hank and the error compounded from there.

Anyone who has purchased Merino Hard Twist sock yarn in the last few months is welcome to exchange the hank for different yarn. Shipping is on me.

For now, the superwash wool and nylon yarn will just be listed as "sock yarn" in my shop until I rename the base. The price will remain the same.

I am sorry for any inconvenience.

Moving on, can I interest you in some new colorways on the Tenacious Tencel base? 75% superwash merino / 15% nylon / 10% tencel--and YES, I double checked the label. :) These go up in the shop at noon today.

You can shop from dyeabolicalyarns.com or my etsy shop. The two sites are mirrors of each other. I use a service that pulls in listings from etsy to my website. I use etsy as my shopping cart, which means that I will never accidentally oversell, but which also means that my website is always just a few minutes behind when listing new items.