Shop Update!: Montadale/Alpaca, Anansi, Tunis, Dorset, Texel, Perendale, Phouka

Shop is Here

Fibers: Montadale/Alpaca, Perendale, Tunis, Dorset, Texel

Yarns: Anansi, Phouka

Anansi Colorways: Anthocyanin, Deep Sea, Golden, Great Blue Heron, Heart of the Flame, Ocean Waves, Peach Cobbler, Roz (not pictured), Woodwork

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Phouka Colorways: Awash, Baby Toes, Golden, Heart of the Green, Heart’s Blood, Moose Tracks, Solar Flare, Supernova

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Fiber Colorways:
Artichoke, Autumn Leaves, Autumn Splendor, Blue Parrotfish, Blue Tits, Brickwork, Bryophyta, Deep Sea, Flamingos, Golden, Hidden Color, Into the Green, It’s Not Easy Being Green, Lakeside, Leaves in the Rain, Nebula, Oil Slick, Old Gold, Painted Bunting, Purple Mountains Majesty, Quail, Queen of the Northern Forests, Radioactive Heroes, Rosy Finch, Rusalka, Rushing Water, Stone Wall, Sunflowers, Sunshine, Takahe, The King in Yellow, The Tilting Barn, Tidal Break (x2), Tulip, Twilight on the Lake, Violet Backed Starling, Water in the Rill, Waterfall on the Rocks

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You might have noticed I breezed right by that “Anansi” bit.

Anansi is the new laceweight!

Anansi: Like the trickster spider himself, Anansi is smooth and sleek, perfect for your delicate lace and intricate work. Made from 50% sleek, shiny silk, and 50% super soft Merino wool it is a luxurious pleasure to work with or to wear. Put up in 1200yd skeins, large enough for most medium sized knitting projects, or an average woven scarf.

Anansi:
Lace Weight Yarn
50% Silk / 50% Merino
4oz – 114g
1200yds / 1100m

Also, note in the fibers section the montadale/alpaca blend. This is a 60/40 blend I have a very limited quantity of. It’s a really really nice fiber, I think. The Montadale provides a nice loft and handle, while the Alpaca lends its epic softness and warmth! Yarn spun from this blend halos nicely. The overall feel is very soft, more than soft enough for next-to-skin for me, though YMMV.

That’s all for now! Enjoy the shop update!

~The Gnome
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And we’re back! MASSIVE shop update!

Shop is here:

Fibers: Bluefaced Leicester, Cheviot, Coated Dorset Lamb, Corriedale, Dorper, Dorset Downs, Dorset, Finn, Gotland, Insi, Karakul, Manx Loaghtan, Masham, Montadale, Perendale, Phouka, Polwarth, Rambouillet, Romney, Shetland, Southdown, Silk, Texel, Wensleydale

Colorways: Over 175 Colorways! Too many to list!

Fibers:

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Enjoy!

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That’s all for now!
~The Gnome
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Shop open again! Silk, Wensleydale, Shetland, Masham, Jacob, Insi, Phouka, Eshu, Cheviot, Southdown…

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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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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

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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!”

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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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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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