update and newly dyed

this week’s update is the same as last – falkland fiber club openings. i will be taking these openings down on the 10th so that i have enough time to dye and get everything out by the 20th. get them while they’re there :)

freshly dyed falkland

and the eye candy is some of the fruits of my dyeing this last week.  i dyed 14 lbs of falkland, one colorway per pound.

freshy dyed falkland

Update: Falkland Fiber Club openings

Why Falkland?

Falkland wool is a merino cross that comes from the Falkland Islands. It is a squishy, soft spin with lots of bounce, and a longer staple length than merino. Falkland is my most consistent source of wool that is good for the sheep, the environment, and for us. The Falkland I buy does not have the chemical processing that is used in most commercially processed wool and so retains some lanolin and a bit of a sheepy smell when wet. Mmmm. Sheepy.

How does the club work?

What you get.

Each subscription to the fiber club lasts 3 months (in this instance, January-March). You get 4 oz of Falkland wool in an exclusive cosymakes colorway, hand dyed by me with Greener Shades Professional Acid Dyes. You may instead choose to get a double batch (8 oz). If I have left overs of the colorway, they will not make it into my shop until at least 6 months later.

Pricing:

Single Fiber
Pay up front (preferred): $54
Pay month by month: $18/month

Double the Fiber
Pay up front (preferred): $102
Pay month by month: $34

*International shipping by request
Australia single batch is an additional $8.40 for the 3 months
Canada double batch is an additional $6.00 for the 3 months

All slots are available here on etsy. If you need to pay month by month, please contact me directly at cosymakes(!at)gmail(dot!)com.

Your fiber will be mailed USPS 1st class between the 15th and 20th of each month. If you have chosen the pay monthly option, expect the bill between the 10th and 15th. I will only mail your shipment if you have paid.

update!

or rather, just getting the shop up and running after the shows was as close as i could come to an update this week.  a bunch of yarn sold at the shows, but there’s still some left over there.

most notably, i had dyed some larger quantities of snapdragon sport, so there’s more than one skein of each of these.

snapdragon sport

and the new rainbow chard light, which i didn’t bring with me.. only one skein of each since it was my first experimental run, but i’m itching to steal two and make some sport weight colorwork mittens out of them. which two colors would you match up to make mitts?

rainbow chard light

have a great wednesday!

thanksgiving update – Nov 24th

introducing the first trial run of Rainbow Chard Light

rainbow chard - light

sport weight
4 oz
329 yards (301 meters)
24 sts to 4 inches
US 5 – 3.75 mm
100% Wool

also included in this update – larger runs (2 or 3 skeins each) of Snapdragon Sport for all your shawl, scarf, hat, child’s sweater knitting, anything you can think of knitting needs. my next goal is to get some sweater lots of worsted dyed up!

update!

hope you have a lovely lovely thanksgiving!