Thursday, October 30, 2008

Another shop update!

I was a busy girl this morning listing new stuff. I made some more orifice hooks to put in the shop.

Who doesn't love Totoro?

Totoro orifice hook

And another gnomey for good measure.

Gnome orifice hook

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

Betty's Bees

As a tribute to our new favorite show (c'mon! It has a knitting detective in it who knits gun cozies! What's not to love?)

Our latest shop update has "Betty's Bees" as the roving featured today.

Betty's Bees

I love this one. It will make such a beautifully soft yarn. YUM!

Betty's Bees

Gnome hooks are on their way! Keep checking the shop for more.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Shop Update!

Wooly hand carded some more beautiful rolags for the shop and I've just listed them. They are so beautifully soft and fluffy.


Beauty School Drop Out (for Frenchie's hair in the movie Grease)

and also


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

New Listing!

This is a beautiful yarn that we just had to share. This is one of our Usui yarns in the colorway "Sakura." This skein just glows in a delightful cherry pink with delightful sparks of brown and blue. Isn't it gorgeous? We just love the luster and silky hand of this yarn.

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

New Items Alert!

Hi! After an exciting weekend of dyeing we decided to post a few new items. We got some new yarns and new colorways we are excited to share with you

First, the very first installment of our Kira Kira yarn. Kira Kira is a blend of superwash wool, silk, nylon and silver. Yep, sterling silver is scattered through the yarn giving a marvelous shimmer. We love it! It is sock weight with nice drape and firm twist. One skein is enough for a very indulgent pair of socks. The colorway is called Melancholia. It is a pleasurably somber mix of blues, purples, greens, burgundys, with highlights of amber.

We also listed two of our Okii yarns. Okii is a very soft and sensuous superwash merino worsted weight yarn. The two colorways highlight one of our favorite methods of hand dyeing, something we call charm colors. We believe that beauty of all kinds is heightened by a touch of misbalance. We bring that notion to our dyeing by incorporating a little surprising spark of chromatic disharmony in our semi-solid yarns. Thus in the colorway below, olive's charms are elevated with kisses of burgundy. This colorway is called ARISTAEUS after the god of olives.

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.


Welcome to our blog! This will be the place to keep abreast of the lastest news at Rainy Days & Wooly Dogs, our little indie dye studio. Right now, we are hosting what we are calling a soft opening. We are in the process of testing everything from shipping to keeping a store blog. We are thankful to everyone for their patience! Our grand opening will be October 31st, our favorite holiday!

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!