Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Since I’ve last written, I’ve almost finished one thing I can’t tell you about but gotten so bored that I cast on another thing I can’t tell you about. Realizing that this second thing was almost the same as the first, I cast on yet another thing I can’t tell you about, and quit procrastinating to finish the knitting on a fourth thing I can’t tell you about, though I can’t really call it finished as it needs a lot of work to complete it, but I can’t tell you about that either.

Here’s what I can tell you about:

I finished my first dyelots! Thus, I give you, “Second Chance Worsted” Recycled Yarn, by Osborn Fiber Studio, in the first two colorways:

Pokeberry Purple, and

Pokeberry Passion.

Both are, as you probably figured out, Worsted weight. They are both %100 wool semi-solids, and I worked hard to make the colors pretty accurate in these pictures. I’ve knit up a couple of swatches, and they make a very warm, felty fabric. This is good news – after all the handling its received, it shouldn’t pill! They are wee little skeins, about 95 yards / 1.5 ounces, and if anyone actually wants to buy them, I’ll be selling them for $9 a skein plus S&H. Not bad, considering all the sweat equity that went into these little suckers.

I looked into setting up an etsy store, and I’ll probably do it, once I figure out how in the heck to promote the stuff. Also, I don’t want my little online store to be completely pitiful, so I’ll also wait until I have a few more colorways done. The black walnut pot is a-brewin’, stinking up the house something fierce. In the meantime, the only sales available to me are by word of mouth, so if you know anyone who you think would be into this thing, send them this way! The sales of the “second chance” line will pretty much all go toward growing this little enterprise that I can barely justify calling a “business”.

Just so this remains a blog and not bald-faced advertisement, an anecdote – you know you knit too much when your reaction to a little pain in your right wrist is (a) consider going to a chairopractor, just to be safe, (b) switch to continental just to “change things up”, (c) spend an hour every day massaging every distinct muscle you can find in your wrist and hand, or (d) all of the above.

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