Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Also, Rainy and Wooly were FINALLY able to get into the studio this last weekend. We spent two busy days releasing all our creative energy. Bliss! The result of our our work is a new batch of GothSocks (some in new colorways!) and lovely roving. Right now, we have the GothSocks up. We will list more items as the week progresses. Please have a look at our latest listings below.
First up is RomantiGoth. We worked hard to find the right purple for this one and we think we found it. It is a gorgeous strong purple (not violet nor maroon) which contrasts so nicely with the black.
This next one is a new colorway we are calling MaudlinGoth. We see it as a more instense version of our popular MopeyGoth. It is a moody mix of purples and berries like the wine stained lips of the darkest of Goths.
More purple in another new colorway! This one is called GypsyGoth. Perfect for the Stevie Nicks and tarot card loving Goth. You know who you are! This is a blend of deep and pale maroons spiked with pumpkin like the velvet tablecloth under your crystal ball.
We love this new colorway, one of Rainy's creations. It has the traditional black stripe followed by a beautiful color changing section that moves from a stripe of deep chocolate brown, followed by a stripe of pale mochas, moving finally in a blue amethyst stripe back out to mochas and again out to chocolate. It reminds us of amethyst geodes. Therefore, we named it Maenad for the lovers of Dionysus, the creator of amethysts. Great for pagan goths or grecogoths!
This is a another new colorway! We are calling Cthulhu Goth. It is a mix of oceanic blues and greens highlighted with sandy terracottas. It reminds us or R'lyeh, the home of Cthulhu. We think it is perfect for all you Lovecraft loving, Necromonicom reading Goths.Finally, another version of our MopeyGoth. It is our all time favorite! We have lots more to list and we will get to it as soon as we can. We hope everyone's holidays were just grand. Thanks to everyone who has supported in this our first year of business. Your encouragement and appreciation make it all the more fun. We couldn't do it without you!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
and many many more.
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Rainy Days & Wooly Dogs
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Murisake is a blend of 80/20 fine merino and cashmere.
This fiber will practically spin itself. It is so soft and squishey. It would make the best cowls of the season!
We also have San:
This is our 70/30 merino seacell blend. This is also supersoft and light as air. A true luxury! And it's even good for you too. Seacell fiber has calcium and minerals in it that will be absorbed by your skin as you wear it. You can't get any better than that!
We also added another gnome hook and for more whimsy, a dancing fairy!
Isn't she cute? She's dancing around in the lavender and bleeding hearts. We are really proud of this hook and hope it finds a home soon.
So check out our shop at Rainy Days & Wooly Dogs.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
We've been busy dyeing and making up things for you. Wooly handcarded some more yummy rolags that are in the shop right now. Check them out.
Is it wrong to want to eat wool? Because I totally want to eat these!!!
This is one of the most gorgeous yarns yet. I LOVE it. Wooly outdid herself with these. It is one in a series of 3. All have the same base colors but one charm color is different in each. I love them all for different reasons. You'll have to check back to see the other 2 soon :)
I've been working on some fun and whimsical orifice hooks.
Jack Skellington anyone?
Or perhaps Gir?
There are fairies on the way tomorrow and soon we'll be adding some of the softest rovings I've ever handled.
Check our shop out! There's more coming in the next few days!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
They seemed to really like our orifice hooks and our new line of self striping sock yarns, GothSocks. Rainy and Wooly, your hard-working crafters have been giggling over this all day.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Who doesn't love Totoro?
And another gnomey for good measure.
Some more OCEAN RAIN roving:
Go check it out. And make sure to check tomorrow afternoon when we fill the store up with all sorts of goodies!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Our latest shop update has "Betty's Bees" as the roving featured today.
I love this one. It will make such a beautifully soft yarn. YUM!
Gnome hooks are on their way! Keep checking the shop for more.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Beauty School Drop Out (for Frenchie's hair in the movie Grease)
Turquoise Days after the Echo and the Bunnymen song.
I had some fun doing some hand painting and also kettle dying and came up with a few rovings for the shop. Here's the first one that I listed today.
Named "Ocean Rain" after another Echo and the Bunnymen song (I've had them stuck in my head for a little while. Can you tell?)
So come by the shop and check us out at Rainy Days & Wooly Dogs.
And don't forget to check out our big grand opening on Oct. 31st!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Rainy and Wooly are going to be dyeing this weekend so please come back soon to see the lastest from the dyepots. They have also been busy making some body soap in delicious beverage inspired scents like "Champagne Cocktail" and mocha-like "Les Deux Magots."
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Just a had to post a pic of the orifice hook Rainy made for the store. Isn't it a beauty? All the art is done freehand. It just slays me! The design is called Henna Flowers. Every spinner needs a good orifice hook.
We have also posted another lot of rolags. It's over 6 ounces of our luscious Ram Brulee and a very gorgeous red hue I call Robert Red. It's like kissing Robert Smith!
Finally, we have some more soap in offer. We are still working on the label. Let us know what you think of our recent version. This is our Wool Wash soap, supercreamed with lanolin for washing your skeins and knitted items. It makes a great bath soap, too. This batch is scented with sweet orange and lavender. We love how sweetly it smells and lathers.
Monday, October 13, 2008
And in this lovely yarn pictured below, chocolate and malty browns are enlivened by a gorgeous sky blue. This one is called DOMINANT RECESSIVE, to match your beautiful eyes, whatever their color.
Finally, we put three more colorways of our buttery Rambouillet top. We love this top. Spinning it is like eating creme brulee. In fact, we are calling it Ram Brulee! We promise your eyes will roll back, your toes will curl and you will let out a little moan when you spin this sinfully soft stuff. Respectively, they are called "The Purple shall Govern," Blue Monday, and Big Time Sensuality.
Please let us know what you think.
Currently, we only have a small sampling of our wares listed on our Etsy site. Keep on eye out for more of our hand carded rolags (none of that mini batt business!), hand combed top and additional soap for fiber AND body which we will be posting very soon! We will also be posting hand dyed yarn in other weights. New items will be listed every few days so checking back often is a good idea.
That's all for now!