Monday, June 04, 2007

Wonder where you guys end up......

These Sheepychic hanks pictured are enjoying their new home in retail land...(This lot is with Christine at "Stitch This"- Kyabram, in Northen Victoria...in Australia) If you've purchased one of these yarns and you recognise yours feel free (pppllllleeeeeeaaaassseeeee!) to drop in a comment and say hello! Each Sheepychic hank is a one-off. I often wonder what projects these hanks finish up in and where they are...a bit like a message in a bottle, or a lost helium balloon!!
Sheepychic hanks are great for one hank projects...like a scarf or a beanie. If you want two or three hanks the same, I can do that...but they need to be pre-ordered as I would need to dye each lot, split them into thirds (or whatever) and spin them off from there, making three very similar hanks. I have limited my patterns a little this year. (I am juggling toooo many apples at the moment and just have to put a couple down softly for a little while, so as not to drop any) I do have a couple of scarf patterns suiting both my chunky single yarns and my lighter weighted plied yarns...I can pop either of those in with purchased yarn. (or to anybody...feel free to email) I also have a nice Brimmed Beanie pattern to try, also...suiting my chunky singles. Sheepychic handspun would be divine in any pattern, though....and if you find you'd like a complementing yarn for a contrast colour in a scarf or a stripe in a beanie I can spin something for you.
I have been having a dabble around lately, creating some interesting effects by carding some hand dyed Merino rovings to blend it with some "Firestar" glitz fibre (stocked by Mandie...aka : Ewe-give-me-the-knits. You can find Mandie's link on my blog) The carder really altered the way the colours appeared. They were so much more subtle than what I would have expected. The Firestar gave shimmer, rather than sparkle...it's really nice. I still have this hank here with me...but I'll only have it until the end of the week. This is "Sheepychic- Fire stone" It's $25, and I'll pop it into the post for free...Australia only, though!! hehe
All the best, and thanks for logging into Sheepychic bloggings. It's been a lovely couple of drizzly days this weekend...you really do have to wonder about that Rainbow serpent cloud. hehe... Can you believe our family has joined the Cloud Appreciation Society. Now the kids are cloud gazing like crazy...I'm spending the day saying "yeah..yeah...I can see that....." (not)

6 comments:

roseys madhouse said...

Wow the colours are amazing I must tell you! I think I may have to learn to knit something else next I would love a pair of socks these days, too scared to even try though after reading LMK and her dramas with the sock.

Mandie said...

Gosh, they're all LOVELY.....I can't pick a favourite! Well done Miss Sheepychic :-)
Can you do me favour and please email me....I'm using the laptop these days and can't get near the other computer to get your address!

Ruth.... said...

Heya Rosey..I'm going to show you the pearl stitch...or you can look up http://www.knitting-and.com/wiki/Main_Page Hand spun chunky yarns look stunning pearled. The colours have less of the striped effect and more of a smooth, natural colour merges. You'll love it! Ruth..xx

Merry Munchkin Designs said...

Oh sweetie they are just BEAUTIFUL!!! You should be so very proud of yourself, I know I am xxxxxxxxxx

Serena said...

I'm such a fan, I love your colour combinations and the uniqueness of each skein (or are they hanks - I can never remember the difference!). They're something really special!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ruth, These photos are lovely, the new winter colours look great. Worth a drive to Kyabram to have a look (if they are still there!) - Christine

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