Sunday, December 26, 2010

Etsy Shop a Go-Go!

Sereknitty here!

I have finally managed to find time to get the first items posted to our Etsy shop. More coming, of course, but here are a few teasers:

You can check our our shop at KnitCoreBuffalo.

In other news:  LoloKnits is currently exploring Iceland and hopefully bringing back loads of yarn and pictures of sheep.  And, I got a SPINNING WHEEL for Christmas. It's an Ashford Kiwi:

which my dad was assured by the lovely people at Webs was great for a beginner and a lefty.  It's GORGEOUS and I assembled it ALL BY MYSELF (you can applaud here.) I'm having trouble deciding which hand I want to draft with (which isn't a problem I've ever had with a drop spindle) and keep switching, but it doesn't seem to matter. I think this may be just another lefty evolutionary advantage (like being able to use a mouse or a ten key pad WHILE taking notes. Oh yes!) Either way, my first attempts are spinning on a wheel are turning out gorgeous. I'm using some lovely lovely roving I picked up at the Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival by Gnomespun Yarn ( The colour is called "Mourning Dove" and it's so gorgeous that I don't think I could spin badly enough NOT to make beautiful yarn. If that made any sense.  I can't wait to see how it turns out.

So, that's the news now. I hope LoloKnits will have pictures and stories when she gets back from Iceland next week.  And, coming up soon...KNITTING NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS!



Saturday, December 18, 2010

Post the First

This is Sereknitty here.  So, LoloKnits and I decided to open an Etsy shop.  She wants to sell random bits of lovely she makes, I mostly want to sell the yarn I dye. It's become a bit of an obsession and I can't fund it solely on my salary so I must part with some of my lovelies to make enough money to make more.  Like the shoemaker who only had enough leather for one pair of shoes and sold them and so had enough to make two pairs of shoes.  It's been a long time coming, but we're nearly there.  We have the shop all set up, now it's up to me to actually get some items up for sale (that's my job in this venture).  I just need to survive a certain week-away holiday, what with last minute gift-knitting and present wrapping and oh no I've run out of cards.  Plus, I do feel a bit guilty about sitting and knitting when I've got a MOUNTAIN of dishes in the sink.  As much as I try, I just can't get my cat to do the dishes!!

But tomorrow is our knitting group's yearly holiday party/yarn swap, which is always a fun time.  I might come home with some new yarns and new project ideas; as if I needed more!  So, posting items in our shop is going to have to wait a couple more days. But trust me, it's going to be worth the wait...I hope!