Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Yarrrrrn!!! we say in Pirate-speak. I have finally posted some actual yarn on the Etsy shop along with my various unspun fibers. It's a luscious silk-blend worsted weight that I have had a lot of fun dyeing. My colors are very limited right now; must get out and dye more!

Today's photo is Silk Blend Cinnamon Toast.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

At last!

I got some yummy new dye colors the other week, but it's been so humid I didn't even like to open the jars! Yesterday the rain finally stopped and the humidity blew off; I now have beautiful colors to play with! I can't wait!

Today's photo is a new bamboo/merino batt, Blue Neon. This photo really picks up the shininess of the bamboo against the matte black merino.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Meanwhile, in the 17th Century...

I got a Great Wheel (Muckle Wheel, Walking Wheel) last month, and last weekend I took it to the Heritage Festival at Perham. Alas, I neglected to get a photo of myself or anyone else working it, but I did transport it (in a borrowed van), put it together, get it to work, and get it back home again. Yay!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I'm in a video!!!

Won't be the last time, either. Check out

This is a video that Jessie makes of the sample box to pique people's curiosity before the box goes on sale. After the Sheep is mentioned in the first third of the second video. There are lots and lots of beautiful things in those boxes!

I'm getting more bamboo into my etsy shop, but find I don't have all the photos I wish I had. It won't all get done tonight...I have many bamboo colorways; the one for tonight is Orange Fizz.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Back in the saddle

I got an order in from my SIL (Hi, Anne!) for half a pound of Blue Midnight, so I dyed today; first time dyeing bfl since Midwest, for one reason or another. It felt great to get back into it; I can't wait to rinse and dry the yarn tomorrow.


Monday, August 10, 2009

Lots of good news

I am thrilled to announce that my etsy shop,, actually has STOCK in it! I found a wonderful tool called etsyhacks that puts a Copy button on your listings when you are logged in; I got almost all my BFL top loaded in one evening.

Other good news; my bank has actually offered After the Sheep a line of credit! Those are very hard to get these days and I feel wonderful that they have that much confidence in my fledgeling business.

I'm not sure if I've published this photo; it's a very softly-spun silk/merino blend that takes dye beautifully. It has such richness and shine! This colorway is called Butter Cream. I'll have to go through my old photos and be sure I'm not duplicating myself; and I HAVE to get this yarn into my etsy store.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sorry for the Silence

After my last post, I got VERY busy getting ready for my mother to come and visit, and did not post important news. Important to me, at least. I figured out how to make etsyhacks work; this is a piece of shareware that lets you copy one listing and change details to make a new one. It will same me a lot of time.

Before I could really start working on listings, I had to finish my data entry from the Midwest trip, so I knew what my inventory was. That's done too, and I've even made a few new things. Today's photo is Roses at Midnight, a blend of red bamboo and a black Merino colorway. So often I have to say the photo doesn't do it justice, and I have to say it again. The red is just not red enough...

Look at, I'm working on it...