Saturday, April 24, 2010

My first international sale

Today I sold one of my bags to a lady in Germany. My first international sale! So exciting! Somehow there is a greater power working in my life. Every time when I am this close to giving up and thinking "why do I even bother" a sale happens. So when I came home today I went straight into my kitchen and dyed up some new yarns. 4 colorways this time. The names usually come to me when I see the finished skein...but sometimes I start out with an image in mind.
So I give you something to think about...the colorways this time are another Sun Flares, since it was a huge success (well, "huge" in my eyes) and sold within 3 days of being listed.
The next one is a brandnew yarn..a tweed in all shades of green so it's called Emerald Tweed.
The third one is called Alien Planet and the last one is my favorite. I named it "Depressed Cupid". I let you guess on the colors on this one.LOL
Here are some photos from a different session of dyeing yarn.
First you have to protect your counters and stuff. So I tape everything off securely with painters plastic. And I soak the yarn to be dyed in a sink full of luke warm water. For about 20 minutes. One of the accessories is very important by the way and it might give you an idea where I come up with the names for the colorways of my yarn.

 And here they are!!!! The most important accessories to my dyeing process. They are completely optional, of course.
Next come the paint and all the other goodies...but that will be revealed in another post.


  1. Karin, you are so clever, ingenious, creative, and I am SOOOO glad to know you. The undyed yarn soaking in the sink look like capellini noodles, hahaha. Maybe you can dye a batch in varying shades of red-orange, and call it "Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce," hee hee!

  2. What? You don't want your counters to be all the colors of the rainbow? mine....;0)

  3. That sounds like a great idea, Salleigh...Thanks so much for the compliments, too.

    And technically the counters are not mine, since I am renting. So I kinda HAVE to be careful....