SANDY RELIEF

UNTIL 12/1 (or until otherwise sold out) ALL PROFITS WILL BE DONATED TO HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF. As some of you know, I have been a resident of central NJ for the past 21 years of my life. We spent our honeymoon on Long Beach Island, and call Manasquan our family’s beach. My heart is broken for the beach, I need to help in some way – this is how I can.

When you make an order, I will send your donation to one of the following places:

Jersey Coast American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/nj/tinton-falls

Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties: http://www.foodbankmoc.org/

Popcorn Park Zoo (Associated Humane Society): http://www.ahscares.org/page2.asp?page=popcornpark They are collecting/distributing animal supplies for pets of people displaced by Sandy.

I will make the donation in your name, and send you the email receipt to the charity you choose.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/fablefibers

Advertisements

SALE!

Use coupon code THANKS4THIRTY until midnight, 10/18/2012, and take 20% off your entire order!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/fablefibers

Hiatus

I’m taking a tiny break until October. My husband was assigned to work in NH for 6 mos, so we are packing our life up here in NJ and moving to the suburbs of Manchester this weekend

See you soon!

Chelsea Yarns!!

Fable Fibers has landed at Chelsea Yarns! Chelsea Yarns is carrying 4 different Folktale (sock/fingering) colorways, and two different Biography (superwash merino dk) colorways. In order of appearance, Ruby of Folktale, Lagoon on Folktale, Oxidize on Folktale, Dark Denim on Folktale, Silver Birch on Biography, and Purl Jam on Biography. 
All photographs are property of Chelsea Yarns!

(Seriously, all photos are property of Chelsea Yarns).

Chelsea Yarns is also a new business, located in my lovely state (NJ!). Here’s to big things for both of us!!

Dye diaries!

Working on a themed yarn for a marketing project in jewel tone colors…

Also knitting the Find a Penny in my “Lucky Penny” colorway. That is going a little slow. I didn’t really like how you have to yo in the same spot each and every row in the beginning, so I ripped it out and redid the whole thing. To get the shaping correct, I am doing the rs rows as written, but I’m doing the yarnovers 3 stitches away from each edge on the ws. It’s making everything look even. I admit I might have a little issue with thinks being symmetrically pretty! The way it was written just made the right side edging look wonky. Now my yarnovers are like pennies.

I’m getting a little psyched for the Olympics. Okay, a lot psyched!! Ever since I was little, I’ve just loved them. I remember my Dad and I watching them in 1984, and I just love Mary Lou Retton (but who didn’t). I believe I was 6 at the time… that tells you how old I am! Then in ’88, I fell in love with swimming and joined a swim team in my town pretty much immediately after. I went on to be quite the backstroker for about 7 years, swimming competitively USS, YMCA, and even JCC! But now I’m old and really can’t Dedicate myself like that anymore. So… maybe I will set a Hexipuff goal for the Ravellenic games and try to have some fun.

Lucky Penny

I decided to rename Peach Bourbon into Lucky Penny! And, I listed only one skein on Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/listing/104729487/231y-100g-dk-weight-superwash-merino), the other one will be turned into a Find A Penny shawl, designed by Lindsay Tabsh. I thought it was fitting!

I mean, look at it:

It’s like that penny you found, Lincoln side up, on that first date with your extremely significant other. Or, the one you found before you interviewed for that dream job (that you got!).

I will post progress pics when I get it started. I am SO CLOSE to finishing a sweater I started last April, so I am trying to finish that first.

Dye diaries

Today I wanted to emulate something warm and delicious, and also wanted to test out a new brand of dye that I got last week. I haven’t had the time to dye anything lately, as my not quite 14 month old has decided to stop sleeping through the night, and I’m super exhausted! She does make up for my lack of sleep by being very adorable.

So anyway, I chose to try and make like a warm peachy brown yarn, and this is what I came up with–

I love it. I call it Peach Bourbon. It’s shown on my dk base.

And just for fun, here is the sleepless lady Coco:

Dye diaries

Today I wanted to make something for myself, and as I was thinking about what I wanted to make, I started thinking about color schemes I love that aren’t exactly found in nature. I mean, if you copy nature, you’ll definitely get pretty yarn. But since I wanted to do something unusual for myself, I thought about how I could take a step outside of my comfort zone. Without sounding too depressing, I thought about how nature eventually overtakes all that is man made, and this is what I came up with!

It reminds me of rusting metal.

SALE!!

Use code JULY4 until midnight EST, July 4th, and get 15% anything in the shop!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/fablefibers

Dye diaries

Yesterday I spent some time with the dyepot and learned how to make a 2-tone glazed yarn. It takes a bit of creative thinking and a wish and a prayer, ha.

I’m loving how the glazed yarn looks, though I feel my yarn isn’t unique (cough, Madelinetosh, cough). I do really love her yarn, but who wants to be a copycat? I am going to experiment within the next week and see how maybe I can combine glazing with something else to get something special. I think I can definitely do it.

In other news, I have begun talking to friends who are designers, and I am beginning to plan for yarn support to up and coming indie designers. If you are an indie designer and are thinking about yarn support, please email me at fablefibers at gmail dotcom. I can’t promise you enough yarn for a sweater coat at this point, but something for an accessory is totally doable. Also, I have to like your previous designs. 😉