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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Google Love!

Well since I use Google for everything (even down to having a Chromebook and not a computer/laptop) it seemed silly to not have my blog on Google too!

So I have come back to Blogger/Blogspot and have been tweaking my blog - what do you think?

Is the layout good, easy to read, etc? Yes I know there is still a lot of work to be done but for a start I dont think its too bad!

Let me know what you think, and what can be improved upon. (Please?)

Well arent we getting fancy?

I finally managed to get a domain name, which now points to my etsy shop - so instead of going to http://dyespinknituk.etsy.com you can now just go to http://dyespinknit.co.uk :0) (you can also use the old link but this one is easier to remember!)

I have toyed with moving over to my own shop site, and did move some items, but I wasn't 100% happy with it so have decided to stick with etsy for the foreseeable future and look into my own shop at a later date.

This week we have so far had a small, mini sock yarn update - I am trying out a new base yarn and I personally love it, it does have 375m instead of the normal 400m that I go for but this is a 100% Merino 2ply yarn and it gives brilliant stitch definition, I cant wait to get other peoples feedback on it!

There will be more fibre and spinning/batt add-ins being added over the next few days, I just need to find the time to dye everything and then get it dry!

Anyway here is the yarn that I have uploaded to the shop, I hope you like it!

OH! Nearly forgot to say - to celebrate the Tour de France, you can get 13% off any purchase over £15 if you quote TDF13 in the coupon code box at checkout.

Anyway onto the photos!

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Monday, 20 May 2013

AND THE WINNER IS.....

PATRICK LYDDY!!!!

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Thank you all once again for taking part in this competition and sharing and now I really cannot wait to see what Patrick chooses (yarn or fibre) and the colours! I will be updating here when its all done and dry so you can all see the choices!

(Now off to track Patrick down on G+!)



(I will add that instead of giving everyone consequential numbers for their entries I gave you numbers at random as that seemed fairer to me!)

The Results - Birthday Competition

Well the competition ended late due to sickness on my part, I am finally feeling better now though so I have ended the competition and will be assigning everyone who entered a number based on when they commented and how many times they shared, then I will be using a random number generator to decide the winner!

Are you excited? I sure am!

I will be posting again later with the winner, so please keep a look out in case its you!

Thank you once again for all your entries and shares, I have really enjoyed this competition and can't wait to see what the winner chooses!

Monday, 13 May 2013

Birthday Competition

THE COMPETITION IS OVER!

Thank you all for your entries, I know this was supposed to end on Friday 17th May at midnight GMT, but since i have spent the whole weekend sick I am closing it late.

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Well its my birthday on Friday so I thought I would share the love and do a competition!

You can win a either 100g of Merino/Silk Sock Yarn or 100g of Alpaca Sock yarn OR 100g of fibre (Again your choice but this time or Merino/Silk or BFL/silk or Merino/Alpaca/Camel/Silk)

How do you enter? Share this competition, link me and comment below - yes thats it!

For every share you get one entry, so if you share it on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter you will get three entries - BUT you have to say that you have shared on all of them!

So do you want the chance to win free yarn or fibre custom dyed just for you? then get sharing!

Friday, 10 May 2013

Long Awaited Etsy Update!

Sorry its been so long since I updated both here and Etsy! I had a operation almost 3 weeks ago and I have been recovering. I am getting there but I have good days and bad days, the plus side is that while I have done absolutely no dyeing, I *have* been spinning!

These are the latest yarns on etsy - and there is a whole new range of yarn - WILDYARN!

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WildYarn is going to be our new range of Art Yarns - all handspun and all will have at least one form of add-in, so that could be anything from beads or feathers to locks, fabric, or even paper!

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Awesome Giveaway...

The Gorgeous and Talented Picperfic is having a giveaway - go take part!

The Actual Giveaway Details.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

A days work part 2

Well after spinning for a while (and while the yarn was soaking) I then went onto dyeing yarn and fibre and then a little bit of spindle making!

Here is a sneaky shot of the yarns that I dyed today - all are Sock Yarn Superwash Wool/Nylon apart from the bottom right one which is a Merino/Silk DK yarn.
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And next you can see my first attempts at drop spindle making and stitch marker making, they are currently setting but are looking pretty good (even if I do say so myself!) the truth will be in how they spin!

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I am not absolutely shattered as inbetween dyeing the yarn, there was general housework and hanging up of laundry and corralling 3 kids aged 5 and under. My back is very sore so I am now resting for a few minutes then I am going back to my spinning wheel to (hopefully) finish my singles and ply it!

All in a days work.

Today I have spent the day spinning and dyeing, yes again I forgot to buy gloves so have multicoloured hands! Here are some photos of my spinning in progress...

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Friday, 5 April 2013

Teeny Tiny Shop Update!

Sorry I have been absent for so long! Things have been busy here, mainly with the kids and sickness though!

Here is a teeny tiny shop update and a special offer! Until the 15th April 2013 if you quote coupon code ITSEASTERCHICK2013 at checkout you will get free shipping when you spend £10 or more, both internationally and domestic orders. (And lets face it, with Royal Mails recent price increase that could save you a fair bit of money!)

Anyway here is a silk update for you!

Silk carrier Rods

pink silk hanky

purple silk hanky

and yep thats it! There are a few different combinations of silk carrier rod colours, so please make sure to read the description to ensure you get the colours you want.