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Spin spin spin!

I raised enough money for my spinning wheel and proceeded to spin an entire skein up in a 24 hour period. I was so excited I couldn't help myself.


Here's a picture of the transition from bare roving, to dyed roving, to all spun up and plied.


I've also been doing some super fun mood sock yarn kits by request. The customer gives me the character or just a show in general to be inspired by and I give them 4 mini skeins to knit 1 pair of socks with, knitting their mood as they go.


Firefly themed, she gave me her 4 favorite characters, I gave her these babies!


Gilmore Girls. This was made by request of a huge GG fan. I have to admit I've never seen the show, but I did a lot of research to make these 4 mini skeins happen! :D

Also happening in my store right now that is blowing me away is that my "Grab Bag Sale" listing is flying off the metaphoric shelves! I guess knitters like the idea of being surprised by they yarn they get. I don't know that I could ever be that trusting, hehe, but a lot of people have really enjoyed it so far, so I hope it keeps coming!


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