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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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.

 

Yarn P0rn June 3, 2008

Filed under: handdyed,handpaintedyarn,handspun,koigu,malabrigo,swap,yarn — jeanius80 @ 4:06 pm

Man, has it been a long time since I shared good yarn! Here is some handspun yarns (spun by me, you can see specs on my ravelry handspun stash page).

And some purchased and traded yarn p0rn
First, sme lovely, soft handspun, handdyed yarn in “Beet” from Foxyie:

Handdyed sock yarn from Miss Babs in “Watermelon” with a little heel/toe skein to match:


Koigu KPPPM, two skeins in a rainbow! From my LYS:


and the following yarns were traded for on ravelry (top to bottom) Artfibers Bitty Buns in color “6”, two of them, Malabrigo in “Red Java”, and handpaintedyarns.com merino lace (850 yards) in (I believe) “Cactus Flower”.



 

spinning is dangerous February 16, 2008

Filed under: handdyed,injuries,merino,silk,spinning,superwash — jeanius80 @ 12:50 am

Since i knitted so furiously this last weekend, my right thumb has been sore, so i decided to spin instead 🙂
First, I (finally) plied the tan/khaki superwash. I now have a nice skein of 2 ply, probably enough for fingerless mitts or a hat! a full bobbin (so 4 ounces aran/heavy worsted)

Then I decided to finish spinning the lovely alpaca/superwash merino i received as a sample from my LYS, Lambs Ear in Tacoma. This stuff drafted beautifully, has a lovely heathered color and did i mention it has alpaca? *heaven* about 20 yards

Lastly, I decided to dig out my silk hankies i dyed last year (using food color pastes). It was fun poking holes and stretching it out. Took almost no effort on my part. about 105 yards, 18-20 grams

Except, later I noticed the damage on my fingers! Yikes. Tiny blisters on my right pointer, bruising on my left thumb, and a superficial slice along my left pointer. WOW. But it is puuuurdy stuff 😉


 

see me on etsy! September 25, 2007

Filed under: etsy,handdyed,indie,shop,yarn — jeanius80 @ 11:48 pm

i finally did it! i opened up an etsy store. There are a bunch of indie dyers all over the internet though, so i don’t know how well it will do, or if it will even be sustainable. I might end up just selling directly through the blog. I’ll just have to wait and see.

you can see my shop here: absolute jeanius

right now, my pretty ‘Embers’ is up. Time to check the stash for more dyeable yarns…

 

my yarn stash April 2, 2007


okay, so that isn’t really my stash. i wish! its hand dyed yarn from knit-n-purl zen. her name is roxanne, and her yarns are beautiful. check her out!
here is a quick list, and sometime this week i am going to pull it all out and take a photo. i promise.
6 skiens of lionbrand microspun, black, 168 yrds each
3 skiens of lionbrand magic strips, jelly bean, 330 yrds each
2 skiens of sensations (joanns) rainbow bloucle, blue verigated, and pink verigated, 853 yrds each
4 hanks of malabrigo worsted merino, 4 colorways, 215 yrd each (3 are going to a yarn swapee)
4 balls of suri-merino, 2 fern heather, 2 donagal green, 109 yrds each
10 balls of jojoland wool fingering, all teal/green, 220 yrds each
10 balls of jojoland cashmere merino fingering, a verigated color, 220 yrds each
3+ skiens of red heart soft baby, fizzy print, 430 yrds each
1 skien of red heart super saver, white, 364 yrds
1 skien of red heart, burgandy, not sure on yards
2 skiens of caron simply soft, autumn red, 165 yrds each
2 skiens of bernat sweet stripes, melon. 404 yrds each
and one random ball of acrylic, looks kinda like lionbrand homespun, a white stranded with a varigated corals. probably 150+ yrds