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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Lime n Violet Etsy shop of the day

I'm so excited. On Monday 1st October I'm going to be featured on Lime & Violet The Daily Chum as their Etsy shop of the day. Did I tell you I was excited???? I first discovered their site last week when they featured 'Yarnimals', which btw sells the most amazing stitchmarkers and earrings. I've got several sets of stitch markers (ponies, sheep, pigs, ducks and ladybirds) and a pair of sheep earrings. They're really good quality stuff.

And don't worry if you forget to check out Lime & Violet next Monday. I'll remind you!!!!

In fact, they ought to be on everyone's daily reading list. Their site is brill and a great way to find out what's going on in the knitting world. They do a podcast too which I've heard is fab but I've no idea how to listen to podcasts. Do you need an ipod? I'll have to work out how to download podcasts as I hear there arelots of great knitting ones out there.

I had a deliver of merino yarn bright and early this morning. Before 8am! Didn't know ParcelForce started work that early. LOL. The yarn had to be skeined unfortunately, which is a job I hae and that seems to take forever. I'd hoped to skein 2kg but I only managed 1kg which is 10 skeins. Then they went into the vinegar. I hate the smell of vinegar. It makes me want to puke. Then after lunch I started dyeing. I couldn't get the colour I wanted right. I was going to go for the colour combo I'm knitting the October socks in but I just coldn't get it right. The yarn I'm using was dyed ages ago and I only did one skein and I didn't write anything down adn I think it was a result of a lot of mixing. So I decided on another colour which I prefer. It's dyed in the same manner as the original yarn. And now came the big challenge, making up large amounts of dye stock in the same colour and trying to get all the skeins to look roughly the same. I didn't think I did too badly. I'm hoping it'll be dry enough for tomorrow for me to wind up a skein and knit up part of the sock as a colour sample so that club members can see what the sock looks like knitted up.

Tomorrow the 2nd half of the yarn will be dyed. I'm definitely keeping a skein or two of this yarn for myself. It's gorgeous. In fact I'm hoping I can keep two skeins and use it for a shawl.

I want to finsih the typed pattern off tomorrow too so I can print it off for the club parcels. I'm worried my ink is running low and I'm going to Plymouth on Thursday so it would be a good idea to get it refilled then if I need to.

Not too much knitting yet today. But I'm about to turn the heel on the 2nd October sock. I'm hoping to finish it tonight. Although once I get past the heel, the main test knititng bit is done. I only really need one sock to take pics. So I may do past the heel and then put it on hold. Got another sock (part of another pair) I'd like to get done before Friday too. NOt sure if it's going to happen though.

Happy knitting!


Hattie said...

How exciting! I have another friend who just told me that they are going to mention her as well one of these days. It's a great way to get business!

I've also recently become addicted to their podcasts. I listen to them while I spin and it's seriously hysterical.

Hattie said...

Oh and I get the podcasts off itunes but if you don't have that they post links here each time they have a new one.

Pam the Yarn Goddess said...

Congratulations, Anni! I've got both their regular blog and the Daily Chum on my reading list. Even if you don't remind us, I'll be sure to see it!

This will bring you untold exposure. They're widely read. In fact, you're widely read. Since you gave me the nomination, my readership from the UK has jumped tenfold.

I'm proud of you. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, Pam, I'm so pleased you're getting more readers from the UK.

Joy said...

I am really pleased for you Anni!

Tama said...

Congratulations!! I will have to check it out!

Sarah said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog - it's been lovely visiting with you. Congratulations on getting featured on LnV that should be fab for business. Your shop is really lovely - I just managed to escape with credit card intact but I'll be back when the yarn mountain stops threatening to avalanche me :)

justclaire said...

Congrats on the Daily Chum! I'll definitely be checking it out too.
PS. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I've just seen your comments :)

Skein Queen said...

Congrats. Me too. I got a mention today - how exciting! Yay for UK Etsy indie hand dyers. As Hattie says, you can get the podcasts from itunes and listen to them on your PC - hilarious they are - be prepared to almost wet yourself! Have you tried citric acid instead of vinegar? It doesn't smell. Will look out for your ESotD mention.

Anonymous said...

Thank you ladies and I read your review yesterday Skein Queen. Well done.

Skein Queen said...

Just read yours, Anni - it's fantastic! Well done! A rave review, indeed. Just off to add you to my friends in Ravelry. Hope your back's a bit better now.