Saturday, June 25, 2016

Happy Day! 
So Much Fun! 

I never really thought of myself as the spinner of art yarn, but here I am looking at another skein that I believe I will list for sale in my Etsy shop,  PrisKnits.   I just love spinning fiber, feeling the lushness gliding between my fingers....I don't knit all of the yarn I spin. So, I might as well share it.

Here is how I made this: first I took a commercial yarn

and then I spun some superfine merino that was cherry red with a slight bit of a purple streak

and then I plyed them together to get this

Lots of texture, lots of color and it is cusheeee!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Heavenly Handspun

Not too long ago, I spun pencil roving made by Noro (ooooh, yummmm) and I plyed it with some Mad Tosh Prairie--take a look...


The Mad Tosh is the raspberry color that runs through the hefty skein of over 800 yards.  Yes, you could knit a large shawl with this kind of yardage. I have it for sale in my etsy shop, PrisKnits , just in case you are interested.  and also mentioning 

It makes for some very subdued art yarn. It has lovely texture but very tame. 

I sometimes wonder if my etsy shop gets many clicks. I have sold items, but since they have changed the way to promote, I am told that I don't have search terms for many of my items which is very confusing to me. I'm thinking of setting up my own website. If you've had questionable experiences selling on the net, please tell me what you did to fix the problem.