Friday, November 23, 2012

The Studio? Fiber Rhythm? or The Shop?

Started moving just this last week to the new location for Fiber Rhythm and am trying to decide how to refer to the place-- The Studio? Fiber Rhythm? or The Shop?

Here's a sneak peak... this part of the space looks much like a booth at the weavers conference since mostly you see the cone yarn (Bambu 7 and 12). But it also has the Double Bambu.

Tomorrow I'll unpack the Springy Bambu and the kits that are already put together. You can see the winding area to the right. I'll have two winding areas and there is more room for a sewing area that still needs to be organized. (its behind these boxes).  Believe it or not there is a 8 foot by 4 foot cutting table back there!

Here I have room to have the sewing machine and serger, knitting machines (at least one of them), e-spinner and the winding machines all set up.  And I'll have room to be able to teach classes in my own space-- I'm really looking forward to that!

Once I am comfortable with where everything is and am keeping up with the online orders, I plan on having regular office hours for those who want to be able to pick out their colors in person.

Pretty exciting! and its withing walking distance (just over a mile) from my house-- and the old studio/sun room.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Seamless Slippers

I created these slippers earlier in the year when I still needed something to warm my feet-- not necessary now that its in the 90s here in Portland!  But, you can prepare for the cooler fall and winter with this quick pattern. I used Judy's magic cast on and knit in the round on two circulars to create a slipper that is completely seamless!  Crocheted edging at the top with a loop in the back that is a handy place to hold when you slip these puppies on.  Hope you like 'em!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Well, funny that the last blog post was titled "Reflections", because my newest design, which uses the Retroglo reflective yarn, is titled "The Reflection Scarf"
We entered it into the fashion show at the Knit and Crochet Show in New Hampshire at the end of June and that was fun! The only trouble is, that the reflective qualities play havoc with the camera flash.  The photo shown here is done without the flash, so you really just see the Double Bambu yarn.

If you go to the Craftsy site for the pattern,  or go to my website or to ravelry-- any of them will also show the photo with flash, which shows off the reflective qualities.

I made two of these scarves. This one, in the cool blues and greens-- I was thinking of a reflective pool surrounded by trees--we raffled this off at the show.  The second one, done in brighter colors, was the one in the fashion show.  You can see it if you come to the Fall Knit and Crochet Show in Reno. I suppose I ought to take photos of that one as well!

Also of note-- I'm starting to establish several other pattern distribution methods-- and am trying out a Craftsy store.

Are you all using Craftsy?  other websites?  I'm all ears...