Absolute Jeanius

YARN … FIBER … ART

Shop Update! March 10, 2011

Filed under: absolute jeanius,dyeing,fiber,handdyed,indie — jeanius80 @ 2:17 pm
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I’ve been busy!

I really love all the colors that I’ve done recently, and I’ll be adding 4 new listings of fiber, hopefully by Tuesday! I’m waiting patiently for them to be fully dry, then I’ll get nice photos up and have them listed here on the Shop page. These are all punta* combed top, and definitely felt-able! Here is a quickie photo of the fibers, hanging to dry:

top-bottom: Citrine, Mojito, Ocean, Amethyst

 

I had fun trying different method on each piece, and it was interesting to see how they each turned out! Hope you enjoy spinning these as much as I did dyeing them!

 

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*‘Punta’ is a name given to a blend of medium fine wools from South America, with counts in the 60’s, and similar to average merino.

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Help for Haiti January 17, 2010

Filed under: absolute jeanius,charity,design,hat,knitting,ravelry — jeanius80 @ 9:49 pm
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I am sure you’ve heard about the terrible situation in Haiti, after the recent earthquake. A lot of members of ravelry.com have decided to fund raise. Notably, a lot of designers have decided to donate a portion of the income from some patterns to aid the help in Haiti. I’ve decided to participate, and have put the Ravelling Lace Hat up as a “Help for Haiti” pattern. The price is $5.00, with 50% of all sales going to Red Cross International Response Fund. Thanks to the ravelry group, Lazy, Stupid, and Godless, who began a “LSG-a-Thon For Haiti“, the masterminds behind ravelry made it easy to find patterns that are donating to the cause. Currently, there are 962 patterns listed with some proceeds going towards Haiti (not all through the same charities).

So crafters, ravelers, go forth, buy up some patterns you know you want anyhow, and help those in need at the same time. I’ve decided that I will forever donate 50% of the proceeds from the sales of Ravelling Lace Hat to the Red Cross International Response Fund. It is the least I can do!

Ravelling Lace Hat

 

Ravelling Lace Hat September 18, 2009

Filed under: absolute jeanius,design,fashion,hat,pattern — jeanius80 @ 4:43 pm
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A new pattern, and thanks to my LSG tweasles, it’s ready for the whole world!

If you do find any mistakes, please feel free to PM me through ravelry, make a not here on the blog, or leave a note on the ravelry pattern page.

Ravelling Lace Hat

New pattern for a hat or tam. A pretty, two color lacy hat. You’ll need worsted weight yarn, in two colors. Approximately 60 grams of the main color, and 20 grams of the contrast. If making a tam, you will need about 100 grams of main, and 30 of CC. This pattern if fully charted.

Please note… when knitting the set up chart and chart A, you need to knit a round as the stitches appear (knit the knits and YOs, and purl the purls) after each row of the chart. The other charts are knit as is, no other rows.

 

Market Survey August 11, 2009

Filed under: absolute jeanius,design,dyeing,goals,help — jeanius80 @ 5:27 pm

I have been thinking about branching out and (hopefully!) opening up a shop in my local area. The branching out part will happen this spring, and the physical shop is a future goal 😉

To help focus my plan, I created a market survey, and would appreciate it if you would take the time to answer the questions. Just a quick note, it is about dyeing and fiber, so proceed with caution 😉

Survey Link

 

Dogs, Fiber, Festival

Filed under: absolute jeanius,dyeing,etsy,fiber,garden,goals — jeanius80 @ 11:34 am
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Sumner Arts Festival was a lot of fun to attend! My festival companion, Jill, had her beautiful Samoyed with her, Topper. She spin beautiful yarns from his undercoat, which she brushes or plucks (but never cuts). It spins up a bit fuzzy, but over time, from wear and washing, it gets an amazing halo all over, so much so, that you cannot see the stitches anymore! The crowd loved Topper, and would joke about spinning his fur, and then be almost shocked to learn, that yes, Jill does! The yarn is lovely, and the mittens she brought to display were incredibly fuzzy and silky. I think I need a Samoyed! lol (PS, if you are looking for the yarn that was displayed at the Sumner Arts Festival, it was not mine, but Jills. Please leave me a comment and I will forward her contact info to you)

I did sell a bit of fiber, but don’t have my supplies available to put up in etsy (Jill held them for me to keep them out for sale on Saturday, as I couldn’t stay past 2pm), so the shop sits empty for now. I also got almost 4 ounces of Falkland spun up, and it is lovely to spin! So soft, and has great crimp. The single will be chain plied, and along with some pretty Crown Mountain Farms Superwash Merino fiber I have in Wish You Were Here, to make Makenna a sweater.

I also have a really big idea as far as fibers, yarn, and dyeing goes. I’d share more.. but I don’t want to let it all out, and then not deliver the goods. 😉

Our garden is doing great, as far as the corn is concerned. I think our soil was not quite right for the radishes and carrots to thrive.. and the tomatoes are doing fine, though with the drastic switch in weather, I am nt sure they will ripen in time to actually eat them!

Sorry for the lack of photos, my camera has decided to hide from me. I think I need to set out a bribe for the house brownies/elves/faeries. They seem to like to hide things from me!

 

Sumner Arts Festival! August 4, 2009

Filed under: absolute jeanius,etsy,falkland,fiber,guild,handdyed,handyed — jeanius80 @ 5:31 pm

I am so excited to share this with you! The Moonspinners Guild received an invitation to participate in the Sumner Arts Festival this year. We can spin, crochet, knit, weave, and sell our wares in our allocated spot.

Why am I excited? Because I will be bringing my fibers with me and have them available for purchase, in person. I will also be bringing my Babe wheel, and keeping my daughter entertained while enjoying the weather on Friday. If there is anything not sold after Friday, I will also be there Saturday, until 2 pm. The etsy shop will put in Vacation Mode until Monday.

We will be at the Ryan House, which is located at Sumner ave and Main Street, near where the Car Exhibit will be. (Map page link). Come by, say hello, support local artist! It runs from 10:00am to 9:00pm on Friday and from 10:00am to 7:00pm on Saturday.

 

Little Discount for June June 18, 2009

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free shipping for the rest of June to celebrate my birthday, just enter the “code” in the notes section when you check out and I’ll refund the shipping cost!

CODE: LSGBDAY