Sheared Bliss


One person’s FO . . .

. . . is another person’s WIP.  I just dropped this pile of freshly dyed blues and greens off at Wild Yarns, ready to go off into the world and be made into beautiful things.

And this has been sent off to the lovely Kim at Maru Designs to become part of a new pattern series she has in the works.

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New New New!

That’s some of the new inventory I dropped off last week at the newly reopened Wild Yarns.  Their new location is just down the street from Coors Field and shares a space with another awesome local store, Thread.  Wild Yarns is celebrating their first week in their new location by participating in the second annual Yarn Along the Rockies yarn crawl.  There are five more days left in the yarn crawl so get out there and get some local yarn!



Come and Gone

Summer has come and gone and with it another Renaissance Festival season.

CodeMonkey continued his run as the court musician, now with a new and improved doublet.  Also a really snazzy hat made by yours truly.  One of these days I’ll get around to writing a FO Friday post about our hats.

The booth that I work for changed ownership at the end of last season and now belongs to a local potter.  Since I am apparently a strange sort of indentured servant who’s included with the building, I was still there with my yarn.

The rest of the shop was full of absolutely gorgeous handmade pottery.

SweetP was still miraculously able to wear his gowns and overgowns from last year, but over a pair of hose as a shirt and tunic this year.  He was also sporting a brand new made by mommy hat.  He tried his hand as an apprentice spinner . . .

. . . and an apprentice potter . . .

. . . but mostly he liked seeing the sights from the best seat in the house.

And now SweetP and I are off on an adventure to the grandparents’ house for a couple of weeks.  Maybe I’ll write another blog post again sometime in the next three months 🙂



Now Available at a Yarn Store Near You!

That’s assuming you’re somewhere near the Highlands in Denver.  I’m thrilled to announce that Sheared Bliss Fibers yarns are now available at Wild Yarns.

If you are in fact nearby, you really must go check it out.  It’s an adorable little store with a fantastic selection from a wide variety of local fiber artists.



Sheep To Shawl

Sheep were sheared.

Yarn was dyed.

Pretty things were sold.

SweetP was sweet.

And a good time was had by all.



April Showers

I know April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, but if the showers happen to be snow showers like we’ve been getting lately then it’s much more useful if they bring brightly colored wool.

I’ve been dyeing up a storm.

There’s fluffy roving in every flavor:

Looks like cotton candy, but it’s better for you – fewer calories, more fiber!

There’s a whole spectrum of sock yarn:

And there’s a rainbow of silks for good measure:

If you’d like to see firsthand how to get these colors and more using all natural dyes (as well as all of the other aspects of fiber processing), come to the Littleton Museum’s Sheep to Shawl event this Saturday.  I’ll be dyeing in the summer kitchen.  Stop by and say hello!



Happy Easter

This was SweetP’s second Easter, but the first that he was mobile enough to hunt for Easter eggs.  Finding the eggs was exciting and they made interesting noises when he shook them.

The bit about putting them in the basket was a little confusing though.

After we showed him that the eggs were full of tasty things he started to get the picture.

Meanwhile, I’ve been busy dyeing up my own basket of goodies.