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28 June 2008 @ 12:03 am
Okay, I've searched Ravelry, and the web, and I'm just not liking what I'm finding tonight.  So I'm taking a poll...what does everyone think I should make with this yarn that I bought tonight?  (I got five balls of this really pretty red shade that I'll probably never wear, to be perfectly honest, because it was on sale for $1 a ball and I had $5 left to my name and somehow yarn outweighed dinner.)  Yarn always outweighs dinner.

So here are the options, as I've narrowed them down a bit:
Seafoam Shawl http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/seafoam-shawl-2#
Mia Shrug http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mia-shrug
Luna Moth Shawl http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/luna-moth-shawl
Kiri http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kiri
Branching Out http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/branching-out
Pink Fuzzy Wrap http://www.ravelry.com/projects/lipizzanknitter/victorian-ruby


I know, I should be an independent knitter and make my own choices, but if you check out my queue you'll see that I have a lot of things planned that I'm going to make, when I get around to it, and a stash that's making me insane, and I can't narrow it down and actually start working on any one thing.  So right now I have a million things on my needles, a million things waiting to go on needles and a million more balls of yarn waiting to cast on. We'll see what happens.
 
 
14 February 2008 @ 04:58 pm
I noticed that no one's posted here in a while, and I decided that my recent craft would be a good opportunity to start us up again.

I'm dating a lovely lovely bootblack and decided to make him a valentine's present.

leather pillow
It's a lambskin leather pillow, with leather houndstooth appliqué letters. It has a gussetted snap closure on the right side, to allow for the removal of the custom-sized feather pillow insert.
This was my first time sewing on leather and I'm thrilled with the result. I think I might make myself a few small articles of clothing, now that I know how easy it is to work with leather.

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I'm so proud! I wait to give it to him this weekend!
 
 
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It’s the August Clearance Sale at Midnightsky Fibers!

Time to get rid of some yarn to make room for new styles and new colors for the fall!
30% off sock yarn, handspun & painted yarns, vegan yarns, fibers, and more!

The Sale ends 8/20, all prices as marked. Sale includes items already listed on Midnightsky Fibers as of 7/31.

Keep your eyes peeled for our new lines of naturally dyed sock yarns and handspun yarns coming soon! We will still be offering our usual smattering of kits, clubs, sock yarns, handspun, and handpaints in our other dyes as well, but we have decided to jump in to the quirky world of naturally dyed yarn. Look forward to yarns dyed with pomegranate (left over from making the spice), madder, and much more.

Check out the shop and sale items here: Midnightsky Fibers Shop

Find us on etsy at Midnightsky Fibers on ETSY
We listed end lots of colors of sock yarn (shorter yardages than our standard 175 or 400 yard skeins) that is spun by a small mill just for us, and made sure that we had some of our infamous Magic Dragon kits available here as well as on eBay and in our shop.

Have a great 4th of July!
Jenn
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14 July 2007 @ 03:53 am
and nightmare.

which I will not write out because I have no desire to remember it.
 
 
04 July 2007 @ 03:52 pm
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We are having a Fourth of July sale at Midnightsky Fibers! In fact we are so excited by our day off, we listed lots of items on etsy and eBay too!

On Midnightsky Fibers you can get 10% off by using the code “4july” until July 10th.

We made sure to make the sale last a couple extra days because we know everyone is busy having fun outside in this great weather we have been having today! You can buy any of our kits, sock yarns, handspun yarn, fibers, roving, and much more with the discount, limited to 3 uses (checkouts) per customer and available only for items in the Midnightsky Fibers store.

On eBay we listed yarns and fibers, most starting at .99. We are clearing out some yarns to make room for our fall stock. Really, the storage area is about to explode! You can find us on eBay at:Midnightsky Fibers on EBAY

Find us on etsy at Midnightsky Fibers on ETSY
We listed end lots of colors of sock yarn (shorter yardages than our standard 175 or 400 yard skeins) that is spun by a small mill just for us, and made sure that we had some of our infamous Magic Dragon kits available here as well as on eBay and in our shop.

Have a great 4th of July!
Jenn
Shop Blog
 
 
 
08 June 2007 @ 10:32 pm
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It’s my birthday! I only turn 21 once, so...

Use the code “Birthday” to get 40% off all the yarns, fibers, and kits in my shop until June 10th.

Midnightsky Fibers
 
 
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There are all sorts of new and exciting yarns at Midnightsky Fibers. We have new vegan yarns, lots of bulky hand spun and hand painted wool yarns (perfect for felting, too), and new hand painted sock yarns, now in several solid colors Perfect for knitting, crochet, felting, and much more!
Don't forget to check out our Blog to see all the crafty things Midnightsky Fibers is up to!
 
 
21 April 2007 @ 10:29 pm
New Yarns at Midnightsky Fibers!
We have a new yarn here at Midnightsky Fibers, a luscious, 100% wool squishy sock yarn. Our sock yarn was spun for us by a small family run mill from the same wool we use to make our handspun yarns, kits/clubs, and hand painted fibers. Our sock yarn comes in both hand painted colors (more to come as the color samples can be properly swatched!) and in natural cream.

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Midnightsky Fibers handpainted sock yarn is a luscious, squishy yarn slightly thicker than a “normal” sock yarn (7-8 stitches to the inch). Works up well at 7 stitches to the inch on a size 1 needle for a firm gauge suitable for socks, or 6 stitches on a size 2 or 3 to the inch for a slightly less firm fabric still suitable for socks.
Approximate sizing is as follows (based on an average size, your yardage and mileage may vary of course!)
-Size 1 needle- 56 stitches around for an average size medium adult female sock.
-Size 2-3 needle- 48 stitches around for an average size medium adult female sock.
There is enough yardage in each skein to make a pair of socks, a short scarf, mittens, or a hat with some yarn left to spare.
 
 
01 March 2007 @ 12:50 am
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New Yarns and Fibers at Midnightsky Fibers. We now have hand painted cashmere yarns, handspun yarn kits, recycled yarns, and hand painted rovings.

While looking through my site make sure to sign up for the Happily Handmade Giveaway if you haven't already- it's a (free!) way to support indie businesses and a chance to win one of 50 free gift baskets!
 
 
22 January 2007 @ 08:14 am
I finished the vest I was knitting. click for front and back picsCollapse )
 
 
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