What Moving Looks Like

July has felt like molasses.

Sluggish. Distracted. Trying to focus on work. Having lotsa teensy details to attend to with our move.

A brief rundown:

  • We bought a house.
  • We move in 16 days.
  • We are 90% packed.
  • Except the yarn room, which isn’t packed at all.

expression fiber arts efa yarn room

  • We’re hiring movers. Thank Gawd.
  • Our house is echoing. It’s so empty. Hello? Hello. Hello. Hellooooo…. loooo

empty house moving

black and white photo room with spinning wheel

  • We got rid of […]
By | 2017-09-04T14:04:51+00:00 July 30th, 2015|Life Musings, New Items, Yarn Shop News|45 Comments

We Are BACKKKK!

Well, hello and howdy do!

We are back from Maui and oh, wow, did we have the time of our lives!! Maui is amazing, the wedding was spectacular and every day was like a dream….

What’s that? Where’s the pictures, you ask?

Oh, just you wait!! I am working on a blog post with TONS of gorgeous photos, in which I’ll give you the whole, delicious scoop!

So I realized, what with the holidays and then our trip, I haven’t been getting much at ALL done for YOU!

So I am back in the groove and rollin’.

SOOO many goodies coming up.

For today, I’ve got 2 […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:02+00:00 January 13th, 2014|New Items, Silk Yarn, Travel Updates|9 Comments

An Easy Knitted Hat Pattern Formula

Well, howdy do.

I have new stuff for you! I’ve been listing new yarn colors on the site since yesterday (many more to come! Keep an eye on the facebook page!) and…

A new pattern! YAY!

easy knitted hat pattern

Funny story.

About 8 months ago my nephew, Brandon asked for a purple hat.

Who knows what I was thinking but I just didn’t get it done! And then BOOM, 8 months had slipped by and it still wasn’t done!

Unacceptable, I say! 🙂

So I dyed up a “manly” purple, called Smoky Mountain […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:03+00:00 October 1st, 2013|Finished Objects, Knitting, Knitting Patterns, New Items|16 Comments

Sweater Progress and Lean Mean Weaving Machine

Well, well, well. I hope your week is going GUH-REAT!

I have news.

So I’ll get right to it!

• SWEATER PROGRESS

I am finished with the body of my cardigan! Woo HOOOOO!! In case you missed my last post about this cardigan, I am making the Dark and Stormy Cardigan by Thea Colman using my superwash merino wool in colorway GLASS BLUE. Supposedly I’ll need 6 skeins, but we shall see. (Sorry for the blurry iPhone pic!)

dark and stormy cardigan progress

I am loving it, truly, so far.

Thoughts and notes:

-I did a […]

For Animal Lovers…

Without realizing it, I listed 2 new colorways this week that resemble animals! Aren’t they CUTE?! Up first is this gorgeous black and white superwash merino wool sock yarn, called CHINCHILLA: chinchilla picture

Here is what it looks like knitted up into some garter stitch:

knitted garter stitch wool sock yarnLove. It.

And up next, BETTA BELIEVE IT : Superwash Merino Wool Sock Yarn in a 3-ply …

For the Sheer Joy of It All

I have a saying I use a lot. It’s something that just came to me one day. And I’m reminded of it frequently.

“You love what you love for a reason.”

It resonates so deeply within me that it’s one of those things I just know is true on a soul level.

You love what you love for a reason.

You don’t always know that reason.

Sometimes the truth is only revealed after the fact. You look back and realize, “Wow. Now it makes sense.”

I was thinking the other day about my knitting and crocheting. If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:05+00:00 May 20th, 2013|Crochet, Finished Objects, New Items, Yarn Shop News|16 Comments

More New Sock Yarns to Tickle Your Fancy! (Greens and Purples)

Did you know sock yarn doesn’t count as stash? Or so I hear. 😉

I have these new GORGEOUS sock yarn shades for you to drool over.

EMERALD FOREST (green) and AFRICAN VIOLET (pinkish purples).

purple african violet superwash wool sock yarn

 

Are they beyond gorg or what?

These two colors would look sensational together as a shawl! OHHH WEEE! The options are endless!

 These sock yarns are so cool because:

•They are slow color-changing. As you knit or crochet, they slowly and subtly change colors. YAY for cool effects!

•They’re a 3-ply, which means SOFT, […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:05+00:00 May 13th, 2013|New Items, Sock Yarn, Yarn Shop News|6 Comments

More f.r.e.e yarn for you. I just can’t help myself.

Time sensitive! Please read right away!

I wonder…What is going on in my brain? I just keep giving yarn away. 😀

As you can imagine, owning a yarn shop has its perks. One of those perks is I end up with TONS, scads, OODLES and boodles of various yarns… limited dye runs, colors that are left over if I miscounted inventory, test shades, samples, etc.

And as much as I would personally LOVE to knit and/or crochet them ALL and be super selfish and hoard them in a massive warehouse and sleep in it all and roll around in it and jump on […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:09+00:00 April 30th, 2013|New Items, Yarn Shop News|16 Comments

New MANGO SORBET Worsted Wt. Wool

For spring and summer, I’ve got a new, limited edition simply delicious worsted weight wool yarn for you!

http://www.expressionfiberarts.com/categories/wool-hand-painted-worsted-wt-yarn.html

It’s called MANGO SORBET and isn’t it beautimus?

Seriously, do you wanna lick it? Eek! 😀

It really looks so scrumptious and delectable. Maybe I’m hungry.

It’s hand-spun. It’s hand-dyed. Oh, yesssss.

Let me know what you’d make with this gorgeous shade!

I see a little girl’s tank top, or a simple wrap for chilly spring evenings or some colorful fingerless mitts for later.

OH! So many options!

I hope you love it!

Click for pricing, more details, such as yardage, weight, etc and to nab your skein today! […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:09+00:00 April 26th, 2013|New Items, Yarn Shop News|4 Comments

More New Sock Yarns!

BREAKING DAWN : Superwash Merino Wool Sock Yarn

Picture above! Woo hoo! Isn’t it simply GORGEOUS! Gasp. I am in love.

ROLLING SEA MIST: Superwash Merino Wool Sock Yarn

green purple merino sock yarn

YAY! Purples and greens! Yum!

These are limited edition so if you click and don’t see them available, you know they are sold out. Yikers! They go fast!

Enjoy and no trampling each other! 😉

 

Click for details! I’m so happy to get these shipped off to you!

http://www.expressionfiberarts.com/categories/hand-painted-sock-yarn.html

 

Chandi

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:09+00:00 April 25th, 2013|New Items, Sock Yarn, Yarn Shop News|0 Comments