Mini-Update: Montadale and Corriedale

A mini-update before the holiday! Don’t worry, there’s more coming after Turkey day, but I wanted to get this up!

The shop is here

Fibers: Domestic Corriedale, Domestic Montadale

Colorways: Fall Puddles, Henge, Into the Green, Northwest Passage, Rose Red, Rufous, Stormwaters, Sunburst, Triggerfish, Yogurt Swirl

A note, as always, that fiber comes from real sheep and may contain a small amount of VM (vegetable matter) that should come out easily while spinning.

That’s all for now!
~The Gnome
Gnome

A Season of Changes

Fall comes again, a time of changing weather and changing lives. This season, more than most for me.

This fall, as well as transitioning the yard, I’m also transitioning from being an Army Soldier to being a retired Veteran. As with all transitions, this one comes with its pros and its cons. On the pro side, I hope to have more time for Gnomespun again!

And as with all transitions, life continues alongside no matter what! It’s fall, which means it’s time for shutting down the gardens and yard before the 20F night!

First, pick all the pablano chiles I’ve been waiting to turn red! And all the hot peppers that haven’t started turning red either. A few bell peppers from the late bushes, and the last Trombuncino summer squash.

Then, because it’s getting quite cold and I have a raised bed, the root vegetables also have to get pulled! Red and golden beets, two varieties of carrots, tops all cut off.

Then they all have to be washed! Better to wash outside with the hose so the dirt doesn’t end up in the garbage disposal.

The “Danvers Half Long” carrots did a lot better than the “Yaya” (the short stubby ones). Will replace the Yayas with something else next year. Both beets seem to have done well, though I’ll probably plant more goldens next year. Mmm yum.

Once that was done, it was time to shut down the hoses by blowing out all the water in the hoses and line with the air compressor. This will keep the hoses and line from freezing and cracking.

Kapow! And with all that done, time to cut back the roses.

This year they got cut back a little more than usual because last winter was so mild it never happened, so it took more to get all the branches clear of each other. They should come back quite thoroughly next year though!

And now we’re ready for the winter!

That’s all for now!
~The Gnome

Fae

Large Orders

Reminder that large orders (over $50 before shipping), get a free pair of stitch markers, made to coordinate with the fiber/yarn you purchase.

Here’s a pair that went out today.

Moss agate, Jasper, and Serpentine

That’s all for now!

~The Gnome
gnome

Shop update! – Phouka Sets, Phouka, Montadale, Manx Loaghtan, Gotland, Romeldale, Clun Forest, Cheviot

The shop!

Fibers: Montadale, Manx Loaghtan, Gotland, Romeldale, Clun Forest, Cheviot

Colorways: Canna, Deep Heart of the Green, Hollyhock, Iris, Lemongrass, Lobelia, Motenui, Mud Puddle, Mud Puddle, Quail, Summer Rains, Water on the Rocks

Yarn: Phouka

Colorways: A Darker Shade of Who, Amethyst Depths, Brave, Celery, Deep Sea, Delphineum, Evergreen, Falling In, Filoviridae, Frog Legs, Geranium, Half-Past Midnight, Heart of the Green, Hollyhock, If I Were A Moose, Lobelia, Merlot, Midnight, Midnight Magic, Morpho, Moss, Murple, Paradoxically Purple, Pertussis (Semi-Solid), Pertussis (Variegated), Prickly Pear, Radioactive, Raspberry Tart, Rose Red, Seaweed, Sun-dried Tomato, Sunshine, Tawny, Vigorously Violet, Wine Dark Sea, Yersinia, Your Favorite Pair

And all new yarn sets! These are Phouka sets. Four 100 meter skeins. These are all done in repeatable colorways.

Colorways: Awake the Green, Infectious, Mysteries of the Deep, Seasons of Love, Steamworks

Awake the Green:
How to Make a Superhero
Little Green Frog
It’s Not Easy Being Green
Heart of the Green

Infectious:
Yersinia Pestis
Pertussis
Marburg
Eppstein-Barr

Mysteries of the Deep:
Tidal
Picea Pungens
Deep Sea
Iku-Turso

Seasons of Love:
Mallow
Mandevilla
Solidarity
Anthocyanin

Steamworks:
Coal Dust
Cupric
Steam
Old Copper Kettle

That’s all for now, hope you enjoy!
~The Gnome
gnome

Shop Update – Polwarth, Polypay, Debouillet, Targhee, Romeldale, Jacob, Corriedale, Dorset, Cheviot, Texel,

Hello! There’s an actual shop update!

Shop is, as always, here

Fibers: Polwarth, Polypay, Jacob, Dorset, Corriedale, Debouillet, Happy Sheep Blend 2017, Cheviot, Texel, Extra Soft Dorset, Targhee, Romeldale

Colorways: Past the Reef, Heart of the Fire, Purple Bunting, Gold Dust in Our Eyes, Heathered Hills, Good Dirt, Deep Heart of the Green, Deep Iku-Turso, Autumn’s End, Leaf Pile, Mint Mojitos, Midnight Magic, Heart of the Green, Beta Fish, Jupiter, Forest Berry Compote, Marmalade, Lagoon, Allium Hyalinum, A Darker Shade of Who, The Fire Burns Higher, Storm Front, Clementine, Clementine, Well One Does Want One Hint of Color, Fingerpaints, Cornflower Blue, If I Were a Moose, Iku-Turso, Nebula, Chrysanthemum, What Lies Beneath, Heart of the Green, Falling In, Paprika, Mountain Pool, Late Apples, The Old Boiler, Falling In, Storm Surge, Purple Turquoise, Moss, Summer Meadow, Maple Leaves, Mahogany, Mint Mojitos, Mud Season, Summer Lawns, Motonui, Cockscomb, Heart of the Green, Bull Moose, Artichoke, The Last Leaves of Fall, Phoenix, Coomassie, Paprika, Mountain Path, Passion Flower, Motonui, Purple Haze, Storm Rising, Wine Dark Sea, Summer Tanager, Island of the Blue Dolphins, Bog, Beaufort Sea, Bougainvillea, Frozen in the Snow, Hobbes, Tiptoe Through the Tulips, Falling In, Sandstorm, Summer Growth, It’s Not Easy Being Green, Northwest Passage, Autumn’s Splendor, Bermuda Surf, Tawny, Filoviridae, Cornflower Blue

That’s all for now, enjoy!

~The Gnome
gnome