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Drive By Update

1. I just did an impromptu giveaway on facebook. It was quick and fun, and I will definitely do it again. Winners will be announced tomorrow, and everyone that participated will get a 10% off coupon for the shop.

2. It has been a long and stressful few weeks as Brock tries to find a job. I am trying to hold it together, but just keep researching magic instead of working on Tiny Dino Studios, because one day I will actually write a young adult fantasy novel.

3. The first issue of ply magazine debuted and it is gorgeous. The first article on the first spinners made me want to go back to school and do the Textiles BFA at KU with a minor in History. Someday, I will do this.

4. Since Brock is unemployed, but brilliant, he is making a video game. I might be fantasizing about it having Minecraft-type success and becoming a full-time student/mom who couldn’t give a damn about money. In these fantasies, I am also, thinner, taller, blonde, and wearing a baby on my back as I work on the looms in the art building and walk around campus.

5. Despite the above despairing, I have been dyeing, and I have updated my shop accordingly.

6. I have also been spinning some really dreamy alpaca, pictured below. I don’t even hesitate to link you to Marcia’s shop because her stuff is so brilliant. (Most alpaca breeders go for density and then fineness. Marcia just breeds for fineness, and let me tell you what I am spinning is like buttah.)

greyalpaca
Available for purchase here. Let Marcia know I sent you.

And here’s what just went up for sale in my shop, if you can pull yourself away from the Alpaca.

magic moss2

morning rainbow

appleblossomandpeavines

harvestgoldpteranodonworsted2

sea glass tunis

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I Made It!

In a vast improvement over Saturday, I made it out to Flying Monkey–on my bike–in a decent amount of time and with my wallet! Now, I am squared away with some scrumptious tea and all the notes I need to get some this paper work out of the way.

It’s a lovely day outside, the music is good inside, and I have had a productive morning so far.

For the giveaway folks, here’s a look at the yarns I posted to the shop this morning.

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A Giveaway!

Starting today, my lovely new friend Sara is hosting a giveaway of Tiny Dino Studios yarn on her blog, Tangled Happy. She finds (and designs) some of the cutest crochet patterns, it makes me want to learn to crochet. (And I will one of these days, I swear.)

See Tangled Happy to find out how to enter to win two skeins of my Pteranodon Yarn (100% Worsted Weight Merino).
You can pick any two skeins out of what’s in the shop. (And there are more colors going up this morning, which totally count.) Here’s a quick look at what’s available.

Thanks to every one for stopping by!