Again a very small update. The weather isn’t playing fair, so I had to get the skeins from the balcony where they even became more wet and dry them in my tiny bathroom. That took two days for 6 skeins.
But now they are dry and waiting for a new home. Adopt them here.
I’m happy to say that I donate two skeins of “The Hobbit”-inspired yarns to finishers of the Hobbit-KAL in the ClaireEllen Designs group. You can find the details here. Claire already published an ebook with “Lord of the Rings”-inspired sock designs which - hands down - are all gorgeous! If you still need a(n additional) project for SKA March, go an have a look. You’ll definitely find a cable design you’ll love!
It has been quiet for some time, but I’m still alive.
I’m currently healing from an accident and a broken tailbone. But the shop opening is planned for January 2012 now. The shop is already set up and can be found here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/paranoyarns
If you’re curious on how the yarns and FOs will look like, feel free to browse the yarnie page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/brands/paranoyarns
I also set up a Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paranoyarns
and a really new page on deviantART http://paranoyarns.deviantart.com/
Feel free to add every site, it would make me very happy and help me to get into business.
Sorry for shameless self-promotion, but it has to be done.
You can also have a sneek peek on what’s coming up. I’m currently into multi-coloured, but guaranteed non-pooling yarns and this is one of my current favourites.
Thanks for your interest. Stay tuned for more!
That yarn will go directly to the trash bin. While winding the first 10 or 15 meters I got three tiny yarns balls from it. After I took a closer look at the skein I discovered lots more yarn ends. So what the fuck to do now? I have to finish the shawl within the next three weeks and the yarn alternatives are for the most part more expensive than food for a whole week. I’m thinking about getting my hands on a ball of Lacey Lamb, but that’s not possible before tomorrow afternoon. If the pattern wasn’t that nice, I already would have lost interest in knitting the shawl at all.
I’m new at blogging, but I thought I might give it a try.
My name is Mia, I’m located at Berlin, Germany and I’m into arts and crafts of any kind. Sewing, illustrating, mixed media collaging, spinning, but mostly I knit and dye fiber and yarn. That’s what this blog will mostly be about. I’m currently working on opening an Etsy shop, but this will take some time, because I’m busy with different projects right now.
The most important project is a shawl after a pattern by Jared Flood called Rock Island. It’s a bottom up design, with the lower edge knitted sideways in a beautiful lace pattern. Then stitches are picked up to kit another lace pattern, followed by garter stitch till the upper edge.
For this shawl I bought a 2-ply 100% merino yarn in black with 1250 m/100 grams, Grignasco Regina. Indeed it still needs to be wound. And to make it even more special and hard to finish in time till the first week of June, I plan to add beads to the lower edge. I still have no idea where exactly, I will knit a swatch tomorrow.
For people who have done this more often than me, it may sound like an easy-going thing, but
a) I’ve never used such a thin lace yarn
b) I never used beads in knitting
c) to z) I’m not that good in finishing things in time, particularly if the time rame is about three weeks for a project like that.
But we’ll see. As soon as there’s something to show, I’ll post some pics.