Thursday, November 20, 2008

Of Fiber and Fairies

We have some of the softest fiber in the world in the shop right now. We bought some luxury fiber blends and had fun at the dye pots recently and have these beauties for you:

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

A week gone by...and shop updates!

Oh poor sad blog, you have not been forgotten!

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

How could I forget?

Another new item! This is the first in our yarns inspired by the Twilight series This one is called Edward's eyes, a tribute to Edward Cullen. His eyes are a rich amber and his skin sparkles in the sun.

Edward's eyes has rich deep amber tones along with some honey and gold notes that help set off the sparkle from the silver threads. This is one of our Kira Kira yarns, with over 400 yards of a luscious, luxurious blend of superwash merino wool, silk, real silver fibers and nylon.

New Item!

After a busy weekend dyeing and prepping fiber, we are proud to announce the first listings of our hand-pulled top. We make all of our top on wool combs one bird's nest at a time. Hand-pulled top is finer and smoother than commercially processed top. You will discover greater levels of control resulting in finer and smoother singles. If you have never spun hand made top you are in for a treat. It is the ultimate fiber prep for worsted spinning. The pics below are our Bartlett's Deep and Fluffy Tufts listing respectively. Aren't they beautiful?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Lime & Violet Love!

Our humble little store just recieved the honor of a mention on the most recent episode of Lime & Violet! Give it a listen! Thanks ladies!

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.