I realize my suede boots aren’t particularly festive, but that it is finally cold enough to wear them gets me into a holiday sort of mood. Plus, they are just really awesome boots. Last winter, all I needed were these tough guys and a pair of wool socks and I was ready to brave the 10 + inches of snow on the ground. (I did treat them, but as you can see some street salt still got to them.
Speaking of wool socks, and other woolens, I have a promotion running the weekend after Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday season. From 12:01am on Friday, November 25th through 11:59pm on Monday, November 28th, all items in the Tiny Dino Studios etsy shop will be 15% off with the coupon code BOOTS2011
I am working on some new hand knits and some really color saturated sock yarns for the winter season. They should be in the shop within the next few days. You should stop by and check them out!
So, I posted my spinning from the first day of the Tour de Fleece, and since then there has been blog silence. I realize it’s been a month, but I have been working hard. What follows is just a peak of what I’ve been up to.
Here is the rest of my TdF spinning:
Humming Bird Corriedale from Cosy Makes
Natural Brown Shetland
A Little Bit of Brown Shetland plied with a sample of Fawn Alpaca
My First 3-Ply! BFL in Stina from Blue Dog Fibers
Some Targhee/Mohair from Cosy Makes again. Not a great picture, but really great yarn, and fun to spin. I. Love. Mohair.
I dyed some Merino/Cashmere/Nylon, which is so soft I want to sit and snuggle with it more than anything else. I have been working on some autumn colors and am completely in love with this amber/gold.
Despite the extreme heat we’ve been experiencing in Kansas, I am still managing to get some work done.
Knitting has been flying off my needles in the form of test knits for the shop. Expect photos of those to come!
One of the teams I am involved with on Etsy to help promote my shop is the Kansas Etsy Team. The idea is to help promote the shops here in Kansas. Every month there is a themed challenge where the artist must create an item inspired by the theme. This month the theme was “Kansas in Spring”. My contribution was gradient-dyed yarn inspired by the blossoms of the magnolia trees.
Right now, on the Kansas Etsy Team Blog you can take a look at all the other contributions, and vote for your favorite. The winner gets to chose the theme for next month’s challenge!
Go take a look and see what other Kansas artist are selling!