Shop open again! Silk, Wensleydale, Shetland, Masham, Jacob, Insi, Phouka, Eshu, Cheviot, Southdown…

Shop is Here

Fibers: Phouka, Insi, Silk (Tussah), Eshu, Coopworth, Wensleydale, Jacob, Shetland, Masham, Cheviot, Blue Texel, Finn

Yarn Colorways: A Darker Shade of Who, A Sky Full of Stars (2), Anthocyanin (2), Bering Strait, It’s Not Easy Being Green, Midnight, Ouranos, Sebastian, Sunshine

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Fiber Colorways: Amethyst, Anthocyanin, Aquamarine, Bahamas, Blush, Clockwork, Cornflower Blue, Daylily, Deep It’s Not Easy Being Green, Deep Mud Season, Diatom, Fall Leaves, Gold Dust Woman, Green Heron, Heather and Gorse, Into a Brilliant Sky, Mud Puddle, Mud Season, Phoenix, Pseudochromis, Sebastian, Shadows of the Green, Spring Rain, Sunburst, Tidepool, Tiger Lily, Tulip, Waikiki

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Finally!

Gobo says, “Aww Dad, fiber again? Can’t we go running?”

Gobo Green

That’s all for now!
~The Gnome
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Status Update

Life and the job search has intruded on the plan, sorry about that.

I hope to re-open the shop shortly, the week of the 22nd.

Sorry again, lots of fun stuff will be put up!

That’s all for now!
~The Gnome
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Houston, we have Dyeing: Shop Update!

Shop is, as always, here

Colorways: Anthocyanin (2), Atlantis, Bee Balm, Cornflower, Desert Turquoise, Fingerpaints, Gold Dust In Our Eyes, Golden Lion Tamarin, Greener Than You, In the Dahlia’s Shadow, Leaf Pile, Northwest Passage, Pele, Ruby Dust, Sapphire Dust, Shadows of Fall, Stellar Queen, Stolas, Storm Rising, Werewolf, Queen of Summer, Shadows of Fall, Royal Iris

Fibers: Phouka, Insi, Rambouillet, Texel, Blue Texel, Polwarth

Fiber

This will likely be the last update until NHSW as I will be going to Texas for a month for Army training.

Doggies say, “RUNNING MOAR!”

Fiber

That’s all for now!
~The Gnome

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Finally An Update: All the fibers and yarns!

Sorry for it taking so long to get the shop back up. Life hit me in the face.

Shop is Here

Fiber Colorways: Aqua Vitae, Brick Wall, Cardinal Flower, Deep Heart of the Green, Deep Paprika, Dianthus, Horse Head Nebula, Ice Queen, Iku-Turso, Into the Green, It’s Not Easy Being Green, Leaf Pile, Mahogany, Nebula, Nemean Lion, Pollen on the Water, Queen of Roses, Smoke on the Water, Sparrow, Wild Growth, Woodpile

Fibers: Suffolk, Montadale, Tunis, Jacob, Southdown, Rambouillet, Merino, Shetland, Tussah Silk, Romney, Texel

Yarn Colorways: A Darker Shade of Who, Antique Roses, Bering Strait, Deep Paprika, Deep Sea, Evergreen, How to Make a Superhero, I Am A Bunny, Lavender, Midnight Magic, Moose, Platycodon, Redwood Tree, Secret Copse, Shelob, Stormclouds, Swamp Thing

Yarns: Phouka, Insi, Eshu

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Yarn

Insi is a wonderful new all tunis (downs!) wool yarn I just acquired. As far as I know, it’s the only tunis yarn around. It’s just barely on the heavy side of fingering, and knits up to a really nice solid sock fabric.

Here’s the shop description, I’ll make a full post about it’s “sockish” qualities shortly.

Insi is a yarn spun with a mid-high twist for reasonable softness and durability with a low stress. Insi has excellent stitch definition. I call this a “sockish” twist. If you knit it tight (US1/2.25mm: 8st / 11 rows per inch) then it makes a lovely dense fabric that holds up well for socks, knit it a little looser and it has a lovely drape for things like shawls. One skein should be enough for a normal sized pair of socks. Note: This is not superwash. As a downs wool it will hold up to light washing better than usual, but it is not superwash.

Gobo says, it’s good to be back!
Gobo

That’s all for now!
~The Gnome
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Shop Update: Montadale, Suffolk, Cheviot, Dorset, Polwarth

Finally, a shop update!

Shop is here

Sorry about the delay, all, it’s been crazy! Been moving my lab!

Colorways: Brick Wall, Bright Nebula, Cavern’s Deep, Deep Heart of the Green, Deep Northwest Passage, Egyptian Gold, Falling In, Hold Me Close October, Merlot, Midnight, Mossy Rock, New Mown Hay, Peach Cobbler, Promethea, Tiger in the Snow

Fiber: Dorset Horn, Suffolk, Montadale, Cheviot, Polwarth

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And a bit about Montadale

Montadale is an American downs-type wool. This particular batch is locally sourced from a shepherd nearby. With a crisp spiral downs crimp, it feels similar to a cheviot or suffolk, and will behave similarly with excellent loft and memory, while resisting felting (though like all wools it is not immune). Good for hard wearing items, soft enough for socks for me, but some won’t find it soft enough for next-to-skin.

And a teaser for something upcoming. More details soon.

Insi:
Insi
Insi

Mokey says, “I like my pillow.”
Mokey

That’s all for now!
~The Gnome
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