Category Archives: Sunshine Yarns

Friday Goodness

Wow! The last few days has been a whirlwind with Sunshine Yarns finally going public. Thank you all so much for your support and I am happy to announce that three skeins are gone off of etsy and I have 12 custom orders! Who knew there were so many of you who wanted, for example, Green Bay Packers socks! I love it and am so excited to try out all the new colorways. So thank you, thank you :) Oh, and I have a new button on the right that will always take you right to the store.

On the knitting front, I finally finished up the first Go With The Flow Sock out of IK Summer 2005. I am pretty much happy with how it came out, though I didn’t mark the toe decreases and it doesn’t look **perfect. The socks are a bit small on me (tight around the ankle) but they are for my aunt who has feet that are a size smaller than mine. Hopefully she doesn’t have mega high arches too :)!

** Perfect as in complete analness (if that’s even a word).

I also whipped out this little pumpkin hat, using Anne Norling’s pattern, for the Preemie Project’s Halloween donation. Can you just picture an entire preemie unit decked out in pumpkin hats?! How cute…

 

Good News All Around…

It’s finally here! My ‘lil shop is called Sunshine Yarns with the official address being www.sunshineyarns.etsy.com.  Go check it out! On Monday, I dyed up a bunch of fun new colors: Iris, Moss, Deep Ocean and Fiji. You’ll also find some Tiger, Watermelon and Gryffindor. So enjoy looking around everyone and spread the news :)

In other news, my cousin is doing MUCH better. I truely appreciate all the support.. I was totally stunned at how so many of you went out of your way to send my family best wishes. My family thanks you all so much.

And now I can say finally, FINALLY, an FO! The Harry Potter Gryffindor scarf is officially done! I blocked it on Monday night and did the fringe yesterday. I have to say, it looks super nice and professional (ignore the cat hair). The tube idea is a great one and I think I will be knitting more scarves like this in the future. However, a warning goes out to all of you who think this is an easy knit. I mean, its easy, but mentally it got way too boring for me to handle. The last four or five repeats made me dread knitting, which is not how it’s supposed to be. So, think twice before you jump on the bandwagon for this one…

Some froggy morning pictures:

And, some sunny ones too:

And the project details:
Pattern: Prisoner of Azkaban Gryffindor scarf by Lauren Kent
Yarn: Cascade 220 in Maroon (2401) and Gold (7826
Measurements: 8″ wide by 63″ long
Started: May 30, 2005
Finished: September 13, 2005
Other Important Details: I knit this scarf for my 11 year old cousin who is on the shorter side. So, I cast on only 80 stitches rather than 90 and did only 11 repeats rather than 14. As you can tell, its plenty long and I hope he loves it! Its going to be a Halloween present for him… now, to find those disguisting flavored jelly beans to gift with it :)

 

And The Winner Is….

Wow! Thanks everyone for your warm wishes and all of your answers to my quiz question! Believe it or not, out of the 27 people who responded, no one got the exact hours; however Adele was the closest with 85 hours. I officially worked 86 believe it or not. So, congratulations Adele!

In other news, I am attempting to come up with a very simple logo design for my hand-painted yarn. I want a simple tag that I can tie onto each skein, maybe a business card size. If anyone wants to take a shot at this, I am willing to donate a skein or two of hand-painted yarn in your choice of colors to the chosen design. The basic design I am looking for involves a sun (with maybe a ball of yarn for the center) and the title Knitting Sunshine Yarns. I also want “hand-painted yarns by Dani” somewhere on the tag too. On the back, I would like to write the yarn details and say, design by xxx. Anyways, sorry for the rambling. I stink at basic designs and of course there are so many of you who are glorious artists.. So, email me if you are interested :). Of course, if you want money instead of yarn, that could be arranged as well!

Sorry for the lack of pictures, but my progress on the HP scarf is simply the same old repeat. I am hoping to have that finished by the end of the week so I can move on to bigger and better things :)