Thursday, March 12, 2009

March Fiberlicious Giveaway! - Sign Up Today!


Cheers all you good people! Thanks for stopping by!

This month will officially start my Monthly FIBERLICOUS Giveaway!!!

This promotional offering will run from 3/1/09 - 3/31/09. I hope to be able to offer my Monthly Fiberlicious Giveaway each month through 2009. The chosen winner, selected by random number generator, will be announced here and in my shop on April 1st, 2009. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN!

To enter the March Fiberlicious Giveaway you can either post a comment to my blog, or hop on over to my shop on Etsy (ilashdesigns.etsy.com) and convo. me from the e-mail address you wish to be contacted for address confirmation for your free gift! I will make a listing of the items to be selected as "gifts" in my shop, and if you are chosen the winner, you will get to choose your gift from the selected prizes, by contacting me with your choice. The items I have chosen as giveaway gifts are mostly craft items I have in my stash. I will try to offer fiber related items each month, but I might throw in something special I think might be loved by someone that is not fiber related. Above, I have pictured one of the prizes offered this month. A set of 4 double pointed knitting needles, size 3. Anything else in the photo is not included in the prize offering. Check out my store listing for the other three prizes! There will be one March winner.

This is my first Giveaway promotion and I'm sorry if I haven't been clear. Feel free to ask me any questions, as I fine tune my Fiberlicious Giveaway techniques and skills. Please stay tuned for updates.

I hope you win!!! Good Luck!!!! and Happy Crafting!!!!!!
Ny.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Angora Bunny Fur is FUN!




Angora bunny, merino 64, merino 19, corriedale, merino bamboo, and Angora did I mention Angora?
I'm so bad itching to spin some of this..I might have remnants left to try...sat down this a.m. to drum up my "sample" batt ..ended up with another 1.5 ounces! nother surprise surprise but no spin yet.
It's 20 degrees and I know I shouldn't be complaining..folks in N. Dak and Minn. having it rough with weather..I know I just get so tired of it this time of year..and it's gets harder and harder to be patient for spring.....Last year was a very long cooler spring here, so we are ready for some of that Old Montana Nice Spring Weather!...Pray for rain tho as well, I'm sure our precipation is behind. So, I'm just gonna dream about some nice warm Hawian type rains....like I always do this time of year. AND looking forward to planting some lettuce in a box I made last year. I bought 2 clear plastic house recess protectors..(i don't know what they are called but you attach them above windows on lower than grade level buildings to keep off the water I guess) anyways..I twisted some garden wire through holes..and it makes an awesome hard plastic tent that will fit in my box...I already bought the lettuce seeds. Three weeks from seed I can be eating lettuce..yummy! I have to put a roll of garden twist tie stuff on my shopping list....That is magic! I love growing vines and tieing up my plants to manipulate where they go..I couldn't get through a summer without my garden wire. Throw the roll in my pocket and off I go to bondify my plants! For two years now I've grown morning glory, and every year it gets monsterous. The vine grows and grows and grows and you have to wait and wait and wait for those beautiful huge blooms. By the time the morning glories get ready to bloom, my roses have given me 2-3 cuttings already. Then there's my compost pile..don't even get me started on that! and Kombashi? I probably need to spell that correctly..but I discovered how I could grow compost heat in my kitchen..and Kombashi just naturally followed. It's really green, but not literally! Too fun. You'll just have to wait now tho...it's too cold yet! You probably need a hat or a scarf still don't you?

Don't forget if you are not an etsy member, you can still sign up for the March Fiberlicious Giveaway, by leaving your contact info in a post to me here. Thanks! :) Ny.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Greys and Pinks


here's some greys and pinks..building these made me want to dress up and eat!

Monday, March 9, 2009

March Fiberlicious Giveaway! Check it out!


Cheers all you good people! Thanks for stopping by!

This month will officially start my Monthly FIBERLICOUS Giveaway!!!

This promotional offering will run from 3/1/09 - 3/31/09. I hope to be able to offer my Monthly Fiberlicious Giveaway each month through 2009. The chosen winner, selected by random number generator, will be announced here and in my shop on April 1st, 2009. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN!

To enter the March Fiberlicious Giveaway you can either post a comment to my blog, or hop on over to my shop on Etsy (ilashdesigns.etsy.com) and convo. me from the e-mail address you wish to be contacted for address confirmation for your free gift! I will make a listing of the items to be selected as "gifts" in my shop, and if you are chosen the winner, you will get to choose your gift from the selected prizes, by contacting me with your choice. The items I have chosen as giveaway gifts are mostly craft items I have in my stash. I will try to offer fiber related items each month, but I might throw in something special I think might be loved by someone that is not fiber related. Above, I have pictured one of the prizes offered this month. A set of 4 double pointed knitting needles, size 3. Anything else in the photo is not included in the prize offering. Check out my store listing for the other three prizes! There will be one March winner.

This is my first Giveaway promotion and I'm sorry if I haven't been clear. Feel free to ask me any questions, as I fine tune my Fiberlicious Giveaway techniques and skills. Please stay tuned for updates.

I hope you win!!! Good Luck!!!! and Happy Crafting!!!!!!
Ny.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Fiber Color Madness - help this Sistah out!



Happy sunny morning cheers to all you good people! Today, I'm a rambling snogger...incessant snore like blogger..in my mind..then I get here and I start to feel all nakey and shy...wth? Forget all that I was GONNA tell ya...I'll snog along and maybe it will come back to me...zzzzzzzz

I could sure use some suggestions to complete this color way..or at least begin to get it off the ground...I am trying to dye gray...and ta dahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! dark purple...(who set that dye there?..)..zzz type of brainfart
Purple means girly...girl to me (my man don't won't even consider a purple anything..except business shirt rare/occasionally) ...so..now what?
on to more attempts at gray..........
I got this terrific steely gray..I am in love with this color - this is corriedale wools.
but now what???? I'm stuck
So what I have is gray.. need more than one additional color suggestion....teal, or spruce type green keeps floating through my head..wondering if thats a cool color or warm...I may have to go to just a light gray to bring in some warmth...hmmmmmmmmmmm? or zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz?
Maybe I'm just confused.
And don't forget to support your local food share, alot of folks in need out there now, do what you can, when ya can, however ya can. Don't forget everyone has a dream, to be warm and full might be my own one day.
Please leave me color advice...taking all and any color input, I might have to rock off and dye some thing fire engine red then where am I gonna be?

I popped out these two alpaca and wool head bands..up to Etsy they go.

I hope the increased sunlight in your days warms your hearts....Hope for spring! And don't forget to be greatful for SOMETHING!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Hand Knit Alpaca Corriedale Head band

I hand knit this Alpaca and Corriedale wool head band, and turned the purl side out for a different look. Very soft, lofty and warm! This is currently for sale in my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

March Fiberlicious Giveaway


Cheers all you good people! Thanks for stopping by!

This month will officially start my Monthly FIBERLICOUS Giveaway!!!

This promotional offering will run from 3/1/09 - 3/31/09. I hope to be able to offer my Monthly Fiberlicious Giveaway each month through 2009. The chosen winner, selected by random number generator, will be announced here and in my shop on April 1st, 2009. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN!

To enter the March Fiberlicious Giveaway you can either post a comment to my blog, or hop on over to my shop on Etsy (ilashdesigns.etsy.com) and convo. me from the e-mail address you wish to be contacted for address confirmation for your free gift! I will make a listing of the items to be selected as "gifts" in my shop, and if you are chosen the winner, you will get to choose your gift from the selected prizes, by contacting me with your choice. The items I have chosen as giveaway gifts are mostly craft items I have in my stash. I will try to offer fiber related items each month, but I might throw in something special I think might be loved by someone that is not fiber related. Above, I have pictured one of the prizes offered this month. A set of 4 double pointed knitting needles, size 3. Anything else in the photo is not included in the prize offering. Check out my store listing for the other three prizes! There will be one March winner.

This is my first Giveaway promotion and I'm sorry if I haven't been clear. Feel free to ask me any questions, as I fine tune my Fiberlicious Giveaway techniques and skills. Please stay tuned for updates.

I hope you win!!! Good Luck!!!! and Happy Crafting!!!!!!
Ny.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Everything is going to be ok!

This was soothing to spin today. 100% Naturally Black Alpaca from top. 190 yds. 12-13 wpi