Knitting, Spinning, Fiber and Yarn dying fun! Along with a bit of northern style adventure.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The day before

Well it is now the last day of February and that also makes it the day before my next shop update at
http://northcabinfibercraft.etsy.com

Go check it out tomorrow at NOON est.

Many new items........

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Name this color

Cherry red/pink 120yds, hot pink 45 yards, faded green 120yds, faded blue jean 45 yards and 120yds of a pretty much taupe color

Friday, February 22, 2013

Finished TGV shawl

This was a quick and fun knit! it is cresent shaped and just sooo cute in my own hand dyed yarn!

Friday 2-22 Happy Day!

I am sooo glad today is Friday!

This weekend will consist of house cleaning and even more fun with my dye pots! I spent my Wednesday off doing just that! Many new and bright colors for you to choose from. They all just made me soooo happy!

I must admit that I have tried out a new to me method of dyeing and the results are outstanding! I think that I have found exactly what I needed.

I hope to post some photos and sneak previews in the next couple of days.........nothing like eye candy right?

Have a great weekend and look for some fun new photos soon!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Amazing and wonderful!

I have a few finished items to show you all that were made with fiber and yarn purchased in my shop!
This-------------->
into this--------------->

And this
 Turned into these! ---->

Day before Lasik Monday 2-18

Well today is my day before eye surgery! Excited to no longer have to wear glasses or contacts? Yes........just nervous about the procedure in general.
But I know it will be so worth it! I can't wait to lay on the couch and watch tv with no pushed over glasses! I can't wait to just be able to see outside clearly, to shoot a gun without glasses and for that matter be able to see better when taking photos!

Most of all...........our trip to Alaska........no lost glasses! To just get up in the morning and look around at all the glory of it all.

Finished the TGV shawl, love it!
Started Hitchhiker

Last weeks shop update was a success! Love it when others view my items and love them as much as I love making them! Thank you all!

Today is presidents day and federal holiday.........meaning no postal service. All of the packages are ready to go out tomorrow!

Can't wait to see things like this!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

And the winner is!!!!

Queenribbit who's real name is Becca from Kentucky!

The prize choices were as follows:

1. Knitpicks hat/cowl kit

 2. or this book of cast ons/bind offs
3. our your choice of yarn or fiber from my shop northcabinfibercraft.etsy.com

Becca chose a sock yarn from my shop! Winter Sky!
Congrats!!!! and most of all Enjoy!

Monday, February 11, 2013

50 members in Ravelry group!

Ok folks we hit 50 members! I am so excited and thankful!
I will be doing a random number generated drawing and have a couple gifts to choose from!
I will post here when I have drawn and you can choose your prize!
Photos will be posted before drawing to be held on Wednesday.
Are you feeling lucky?

Also shop update this week will be on Friday 2-15 time yet to be determined.

I have spent the weekend dyeing more yarns!
One will be called ‘Dare ya’, one called ‘quaker-keet’, and ‘pining for you’ and ‘double dare’
sock bases are s/w merino/tencel, superwash bfl/nylon, s/w merino/nylon
Worsted s/w merino
Still working on spinning fiber of s/w bfl with a mix of dark brown and white base all dyed together. Can’t wait!

so the new color in Merino/Tencel is much similar to this bird. Bright yellowy green with gray and silver. Very pretty both in bird and in yarn!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Picked up useful trapping tools........yes trapping

So I thought it would be super special if I got 'him' a Valentines gift that is not only useful but pretty? Something that I think he needs for his 'trapping'.


One for skinning and one for fleshing. Hey they are pretty!

But I got myself one too...........been bugging for a good fillet knife right?

Announcement!!!! Friday Feb 8th

Good morning!

Wow it has been a couple day since I last posted. Not a problem though as I have been busy with the dye pots and a few new experiments LOL! I think these are gonna rock the house!

I have decided that once we hit 50 in the Ravelry group for North Cabin Fiber Crafts that I will do a random number generated drawing for a prize give away. Prize has yet to be determined as I have 2 that are really cool!

I have been knitting on the TGV shawl and on the home stretch, spinning mystery fiber from the swap at last years High Fiber Diet Podcast Knitting in the Mitten Retreat from November. Proving to be very pale tones of brown, cream, green/teal. I have almost finished the first 2oz and when I spin that other I will not pre-draft as much to try and get the brighter tones and colors to pop. Then ply the light and bright together for a fun colorway!

Alaska project still in place........boat hunting is an on going thing, mapping properties that we will want to visit along the rivers providing they are still available when we go late summer. Collecting goodies like tools, mosquito and fly nets, making lists and watching a lot of YouTube videos on boating down rivers and streams! LOL Men........they love that stuff!

In the Traps: this past week a couple of raccoons with very nice pelts......a missed coyote, he is just toying with the man and the trap!

I wish I had a few photos to put up..........I will in a couple days though! Have a good one!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Terrrrrrific Tuesday Feb 5

Well today is another great day!
b/f making a nice holder/stand for my yarn meter! This will make skeining a breeze!

Working on steamer inserts for my dye pans as I do a large majority in the oven.

This weeks plan is to kettle dye a new colorway! I think that I will be doing some spinning fiber and a DK weight yarn, may throw in some sock also.There are actually two new colors coming up soon.

Turned the corner you might say on the TGV Shawl by Susan Ashcroft starting the k2p2 edging.
Next on the list will be the hitchhiker shawl by Martina Behm  with one of my colorways. Thus the reason to dye up some DK.

Hey come on over and like us on facebook at North Cabin Fiber Crafts!

Have a great day!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Happy Monday! Feb 4

Well I am so happy………….isn’t it great when things start to fall into place?
I got mini moo cards on Friday……they are soo cute I will pop up a photo later.

I spent the night and all of Saturday with coggietm knitted, spun some and just talked way to much LOL

Spent the day with my man on Sunday……..going over books and getting my stuff in order now that I am an official business and all.
Executive decision was made. I am going to do shop updates once every two weeks. Or on say the 15th and 30th of each month.

This will give me time to better photograph items and be able to update a better variety of goods. Keep your eyes peeled for updates.

I am also planning my first video podcast and hoping that with the 'extra' time inbetween shop updates I can accomplish this feat of excellence LOL!
Have a great day all!

Friday, February 1, 2013

February 1st

Todays shop update when live at 12noon eastern standard time right on schedule!! woot.

here is just a couple for eye candy.