What Does A Yarn-Bender Look Like?

Sunday, September 16, 2012
Well, probably a little like this:

After nearly a year of hardcore stash busting, I sprung for some new yarn a few weeks back. It arrived early last week and I've been busy winding up skeins and busting out some new headbands for the Etsy shop. Nothing like a whole new batch of beautiful yarn to get your imagination churning. I feel so fortunate that Etsy sales picked up in the last few weeks, meaning that my new yarn was paid for completely with Etsy funds. Bam!

Uh-oh, I have a feeling that Etsy is just going to be fuel to the fire that is my fiber obsession . . . .

Here's what's been on my needles lately:

A bloggy friend requested a "cable-y" scarf knit out of some alpaca yarn she'd been gifted by a friend who raises alpacas. I was more than happy to oblige. This is what we came up with:
I loved working with her and I love this scarf. In fact, I'll be a little sad to send it off on its merry little way, but I promise, it is getting shipped tomorrow!
By the by, I'm more than happy to do custom orders. Just drop me a line about what you have in mind and I'm sure we can work something out. Just, for the love of all things holy, if you're thinking of a custom item to give as a holiday present, let's start that process ASAP, eh? That way I don't have to spend Christmas Eve knitting my fingers to the bone while Elf loops endlessly in the background, dontcha know?
Another new headband - quite similar to one I made last month, but with much softer yarn.

It seems only right to be settling in with a new batch of yarn, while the leaves start to turn outside and overnight temperatures dip lower and lower.

How are you settling in for autumn? 


  1. Very nice, Ada! I love the design on that scarf. Glad to hear your shop is doing well.

  2. This is contagious. Would you mind telling me where you order your yarn?
    Had to pin your owls to pinterest. Simply love them.Glad your shop picked up. Good luck and happy knitting

  3. You are so talented and you knew just the type of thing I was looking for! I know when I wear my scarf, everyone will want to know where I go it :-)

  4. That is an amazing scarf! Beautiful!

  5. Love your cable work on that beautiful scarf. You are inspiring me to get my needles out to start knitting for Christmas.

  6. beautiful job with the scarf! I have to say I've been on a few yarn benders in my day... of course they are dwarfed by the other craft benders I go on, usually involving all sorts of paper cutting and collaging... much messier!


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