Thursday, December 20, 2012

Customer FOs: October & November

Before I hand this over to Kara, I want to tell you all Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I am thankful for each of you. The update this week is already live. If you are craving a sold out color, then I highly encourage you to purchase one of my Dyed to Order listings (or email me) and I will get it dyed up for you within 2-3 weeks. I will continue to ship through the weekend, but I will be spending time with family, so please allow for a short delay in email responses. Gift certificates are available and will be sent via email. If you need a denomination not listed, please email or convo me on Etsy. I hope you all enjoy your holiday weekend. Merry Christmas! -- Rachel

Hi there! Kara here again with the Finished Object post. Fall just flew right by, didn't it? How is it almost Christmas already? I don't even know where October and November went, but they passed by and you made some great Dyeabolical FOs in that time.

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).

So, on Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer...Oh, wait. That's not right.

On Yarn, on Fiber, on Knitting, on Weaving and Spinning.Let's get on with the FOs already!

First up, Sarah (YarnGeekFibers) was busy the past couple months. She finished the Favorite Scarf Ever out of Alter Ego in Flower Shop Inferno, which turned out ah-mazing. (project page)

Then, as if that wasn't enough, she also whipped out a Pogona Shawl that she then gave away to Rachel herself! (and I love it! -R) This one was also out of Alter Ego (such a great shawl/scarf yarn!), this time in Solomon Grundy, which is a kettle-dyed version of Born on a Monday. Such a great FO. (project page)

Either of these would also be great using Tenacious Tencel or Strong Arm Skinny, both available in the shop now

Cathy (divinediva) used a skein of Strong Arm Skinny in Closer Than You Think & a cream-colored yarn to whip up this festive Mormorio shawl. It's just perfect for the holiday season! (project page) This is such an amazing shawl! Perfect for Mrs. Claus!

Next up, Kara (Shells) finished a gorgeous Wingspan out of handspun Sid Fishous. This is absolutely beautiful. Stunning! Gorgeous! (project post)

Rachel, Dyeabolical herself, also finished up a couple projects in the Fall. First up, a tiny star ornament using Superwash Worsted. So fun! (project page)

Next up, out of Dyeabolical Handspun, a Multnomah shawl. Lovely! (project page)

Speaking of handspun, Heidi (Jellybean) fractal spun her Unbirthday club fiber into this fantastic yarn in October... (yarn page)

...and then by November, had a fabulous Trillian scarf. (project page)

And finally, from Malia (rhymeswithmaria), we have some fun monsters out of handspun. The pattern is the Amugurumi Monster and Baby. Malia spun this yarn out of the Flower Shop Inferno colorway. (Monsters out of handspun might be my new favorite thing. -R) (project page)

What's that? You say you don't spin yourself, but you'd like to knit a project out of Dyeabolical handspun? If you are in St. Louis, Ewe Knit Yarns in Webster Groves, MO carries Dyeabolical handspun. OR, ask Rachel to spin up a braid of fiber for you. Her prices are quite reasonable. 

A series of seriously fabulous FOs this time, ladies. Just gorgeous, ALL OF THEM.

As always, I love seeing what everyone is doing with Dyeabolical yarn and fiber. Don't forget to send those FOs my way either to karamichele on Ravelry, or to starmonkeybrass(at)gmail(dot)com. Have a happy holiday knitting, spinning, weaving, crocheting, or just sleeping off all the frantic holiday crafting. I'll see you next time. --Kara