Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Proposal Master Painter KAL!

This is so incredibly exciting! We are spilling the beans, here folks! I get to work with an amazing designer and hand paint merino yarn for you all! What am I talking about? I am teaming up with the super talented Dani of Danido Crafty to put together a Master Painter themed KAL package based upon this painting, The Proposal by William-Adolphe Bougureau.
This package will include a never to be repeated hand painted, merino yarn dyed by me and a pattern for a darling beret written by Dani--both inspired by the painting. You can be among the first to own this pattern before it is released to the world and to have the companion yarn designed specifically to go with it. Come on over to our Ravelry group to see all the chatter and get in on more details!

Friday, January 1, 2010


This is Hank. He is my constant companion, my loyal little buddy. He is a terrier mutt of unknown origin that we got at the pound about two years ago. Hank is wierd. He is a picky eater (only dog I've ever met who doesn't like hotdogs!) and he lays along the back of the couch, behind my head, while I'm knitting or watching tv. He follows me wherever I go throughout the day and takes up residence on the sofa in my studio while I am working. He sleeps on my feet at night.

Hank is named for the "Hank the Cowdog" series of books by John R. Erickson. They are a favorite of kids and adults alike in this house. Like his namesake, my Hank truly believes that he is the Head of Ranch Security on this farm and there is little that goes on without his knowledge and say so. He has been known to chase a chicken, or two, and to get himself into totally undeserved trouble now and then and he is always on some mission or other, for the good of the farm.

January's theme for Phat Fiber is "For the Love of Books". So, in honor of that theme and in appreciation for Good Buddies everywhere, I created these batts.

"Hank, the Cowdog" 4 ounces total. Hemp, bamboo, and silk. A lovely coppery, rosey, brown-tan and heaven to touch. Available in our shop now.