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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Joyful, Yarn, Goodness

These three words can best describe my week. What would your 3 words be?

Its been an exciting week with a lot of dyeing going on! I received the shipment of Sea Ewe yarn and I got to fill a delayed order, I put a few more things on Etsy and I can't seem to keep the Bounty Ewe in stock! It has given me many reasons to dye this weekend. There is much joy with the thought of spending a day creating new things.

The yarn Fairy, Jen a.k.a Woolgirl, has sent out another spectacular Sock Club package. How does she keep out doing herself? I have never worked with Curious Creek yarn, but I am really looking forward to it. This yarn is SOOOOOO yummy! It differes from the Zen Yarn Garden we recieved two months ago, but is still in that yummy catagorey that we all drool over!

Members are given an "alternative" pattern if you not in the sock mood! Both patterns are truly works of art and they are high on my list!!!!

The Goodness that has come from this week is how things seem to come together. I was generously invited to be a vendor at the World Wide Knit in Public Day event here in Houston June 20th. The t-shirts have finally come in and they look spectacular. I'm having a fabulous time dyeing for retailers and for my sanity as well. I finally got to design a cami/tank pattern and have a test knitter working on it now, and have several test knitters working for booth samples. Brandon will be spend a great deal of time with his grandmother this weekend.....Goodness

Thursday, April 16, 2009

All the pretty things

Received a shipment of naked yarn and got to work..... Man, i love these new yarn bases! I felt so pampered while dyeing them..... I focused on solid colorways last night.

And yuppers its for sale.

Silky Ewe
-70/30 Merino and Silk...Sock weight...almost exact to Sea Ewe, but was not in this shipment :( Expect next week!

Bounty Ewe -80/10/10 SW Merino, Cashmere and Nylon... Sock weight......very lofty yarn

I had a lot of fun dyeing last night and I look forward to dyeing up about 20 other skeins tonight with some other orders..... I've been having fun creating whatever I want.

Those of you who ordered T-shirts, they are on the way!

Friday, April 10, 2009

I See Ewe'r new T-shirt!

To celebrate Sock Summit AND the the new sock yarn lines Mama Llama has added a few mascots for the occasions.

They will be permanent fixtures of the yarn lines and these t-shirts will be sold from now until Aug.

For anyone who purchases a T-shirt, their name will be put in a hat for a drawing at the end of Sock Summit for some fabulous prizes of yarn, stitch markers, patterns and other cool stuff.

If you will be attending the Sock Summit you can wear your t-shirt and if I see you in your shirt you will receive 10% off your purchase at the Mama Llama Booth.

Can you tell I'm excited?

Cost: $24 (shirt is $22 , shipping for U.S. $2)
The first 8 T-shirts sold come with a glow-in-the-dark sheep stitch marker!

Sizes available:
Small - 36 inches
Medium - 40 inches
Large - 44 inches (I have a 38 bust and wear comfortably, but not too big)
XLarge - 48 inches
2Xlarge - 52 inches


Don't use paypal? Please send me an email to MamaLlamaKnits@hotmail.com an you can pay with Check or Credit Card. Thank you ;)

Monday, April 06, 2009

Blister in the Sun

Because I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer!

New yarn lines: I announced in Ravelry on a couple of boards already, I am really excited to introduce 5 new yarn lines! ( some lines have been dropped to make room)... I think the First two will be the most popular.

Mama Llama Bounty Ewe

80/10/10- SW Merino, Cashmere, Nylon (plump plied yarn)
192 yds/skein (sz 2 or 3 needles)

Mama Llama Sea Ewe
70/30 SW Merino and Seacell (a 2 ply yarn)
192yds/ skein (sz 2 needles)

Mama Llama Super Ewe
75/25 SW Merino and nylon blend
210 yds/skein (sz 1 needles)
comes with matching stitch marker hanging from yarn band

Mama Llama Bamboo DK

60/40 Merino and Bamboo
140 yds/skein (sz 5 needles)

Mama Llama Curly Ewe

Baby Alpaca/Merino/Bamboo
109 yds (Sz 10 needles) This is a Boucle

Please let me know what you think of the changes!Mama Llama website has been updated with this information.

Lines that have been removed:

Mama Llama Sock II
Mama Llama Tencel
Mama Llama Caspains and Monterey lines
Mama Llama Tussah Silks

Autism in the News:
One young man with Autism has found the means to be creative and support himself!
I'm just upset that I can't buy any around here, I LOVE me some Kettle Corn!!!!

Look at My Woolgirl Loot! I Think club shipments like these deserve a bit of hero worshiping ;)

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

No Fooling!

Every year Chris gets me... Sometimes it is really subtle and sometimes it is methodically planned.
I purchased a router so I could get wireless for my laptop, all my Mama Llama stuff is on there.... I have been on the phone with Linksys for 5 days now and they suggested that I finally give up and exchange it. Well I set up our Belkin in less that 10 mins. with no trouble at all..... I was playing Wii with Brandon and Chris says "Oh NO! the Internet isn't working again" I was sooooooo upset. "He said April Fool!" Grrrrrrr

It's Autism Awareness month! I plan on posting information all month long.