Monday, June 29, 2009

First Sales!

Just a quick blog to say thanks to CoggieTM of The High Fiber Diet podcast for being my first sale and for the shout-out on the show. Her and Bams are hilarious and you should give them a listen! 

Since I was mailing her order I finally got a chance to send out the thank-you skein of handspun BFL to her that I spun up after she taught me to knit my very first socks and sent me STR yarn and DPN's! Sorry it took me so long Coggie, but I hope you enjoy it!

Also thanks to a Plurk friend of mine and fellow Etsy seller, Kimber of Palm Valley Fiber for being my second Etsy sale!!

I'm in the process of ordering more undyed roving and new colorways should be up in the store soon.

In non-business news I finished Heather's socks an hour before her birthday dinner and I am currently scoping out a new sock pattern to cast on. Also my parents are coming for a visit this week and I'm very excited to see them! Other than that it's just been very busy at work since we're coming into the summer season!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Llady Llama Fiber Co!!!!

The Big News reveal!!
I now am the sole proprietor of Llady Llama Fiber Co. My company sells handpainted roving, yarn, knitting and spinning accessories. I am selling on etsy here and I'm going to be selling at local craft and fiber fairs.

Right now the shop only contains handpainted roving but I'll be adding more products soon.

This is what I've been pouring my heart and soul into for the last 6 months and I am loving it!

I'll be making blog posts when I update my etsy shop and blog readers will be the first to see new colorways and products plus you'll be eligible for special unannounced discounts!

I'll be blogging on a much more frequent basis and I'm still going to keep the blog a mixture of personal, crafting and business-related content.

Congratulations to Hattie who first correctly guessed the Big News! She received a 20% off discount as her reward!

Megan also guessed correctly and I have a runner-up reward for her if she e-mails me at about it!

Also thanks to my wonderful girlfriend Rachel who is a freelance illustrator. I commissioned her to design my logo and I'm thrilled with it!! 
She took my specifications and brought Elli my Spokesllama to life!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Impatiently Waiting & Sock Knitting

The Big News release hinges on the US Postal System at the moment. I was supposed to have a very important piece of mail delivered by today.

Work was crazy; I got out later than usual, rushed home, threw open the mailbox and found.....


I'm still hoping beyond hope that for some reason today's mail is just REALLY late. 
Yeah... delusion is strong with me at the moment

Anyways, sorry to keep pushing back the news, I am quite frustrated about it myself.

In knitting news however I am turning the heel on my second "On Hold" sock from Wendy Knits book Socks From the Toe Up. These are going to be a birthday present for my good friend Heather who could really use some knitted love right now.

These are my first toe-up socks and I love them. I really need to get some #2 circs though because the cast-on is so tight without being able to slip half the stitches onto the cable. I was fearful I was going to break a DPN!

I used Judy's Magic Cast-On and the socks have a gusset and slip-stitch heel flap.

Here's a bad picture of it taken on my MacBook:

I don't have the heart to tell Heather I've been referring to these socks as the "Uterus Socks" because of the shape of the lace pattern.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Teaser 2-With A Special Reward!!

 It looks like any day between now and Wednesday will be my Big News reveal. 

In the meantime here's another teaser pic:

p.s. If anyone correctly guesses what the Big News is there'll be a special reward! One guess per person. Leave your guess as a comment, first correct answer wins!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Just a note to say that my big exciting secret should be revealed tomorrow or in the next couple of days. I have been working tirelessly and have only one more technicality to check off the list tomorrow before I am totally ready to delve into a new exciting chapter of my life.

Want a clue???