Etsy update

I just post some roving for sale at my Etsy shop. If you are interested on purchasing any of my roving,  you can click at the pictures to get redirected to my store.

Wensleydale

I had this colorway before with alpaca roving, and liked it so much that I decided to repeated this time with Wensleydale wool.

Serene

I really like this colorway. The greens are relly pretty. This is roving has a blend of 50% Alpaca, 30% Merino and 20% Tussah silk.

Flame

And the last one for now, is 100 % Wensleydale wool. I called this colorway flame!

Shop update

I just found out a way to take snapshots in my computer! I’m crazy about it, the possibilities are endless. And now I can just go to my Etsy shop and take a snapshot of what I have! Here is a look of what I’m talking about:

Beesybee Etsy ShopThis is some of the new wool I have now in my store. Now, how did I do this? If you have a Mac, all you have to do is hold three buttons at the same time: Shift, the Apple button, and 3. There is another option where you can choose an specific section that you want to take pictures of: Shift, Apple and 4 all at the same time. You will hear a click sound. I always save everything on my desktop, so I got to my desktop and Voila! The snapshot is there! I can always crop the picture with preview. LOVE IT!

Hand spun yarn

I haven’t post for a while, Is not that I don’t have anything to share, is just that I’ve been busy getting things ready for our collective. I even started a blog for it. I just hope I will be able to find time to update both of them. But I still managed to spin some yarn from my own hand dyed roving. Bamboo merino yarn

Bamboo merino handspun yarnMerino bamboo handspun yarnI spun this yarn thick and tin.  I really enjoy spinning it, and I’m crazy about how soft it is. I’m debating between keeping it or putting in the store for sale. MMMMMHH!

Wendsleydale wool

This is Wensleydale wool, and it was really interesting to spin with it. I’m looking forward to spinning more with it. I really like how this wool takes up on the dye.

Merino bamboo

merino bamboo wool

I was not sure to leave this yarn as a single, but I decided to ply it with some silk thread that I had previously dyed with eucalyptus leaves. I think I’m in love with it. Really soft…

Alpaca, silk, merino yarn

And this yarn is a blend of Alpaca, silk and superfine merino. I have some of this roving on my Etsy store. The colorway is called Coquette.

Wensleydale roving.

I had a couple of great days this week! I was able to dye 5 pounds of wool in two days. I will be putting new roving in my Etsy store soon. I’ve been working on dyeing Wensleydale wool. It is a bit coarser than what I’ve been dyeing lately, but when you work with alpaca, silk and merino before, and then move to Wensleydale, then you can notice the difference. I love how it takes the dyes, and I just love its luster. The breed was originated in Yorkshire in the early 19Th century. Well, this is what I’ve been working on:

Wensleydale wool

The sun has been very helpful with me. It took me about two days to get it dry.

Wensleydale wool

And this is an image of a Wensleydale sheep that I got in Wikipedia. If you want to read more about it, please click the picture to get redirected to Wikipedia.

Well, I have to go now, time to open our shop…

Roving update and a funny gull story

I’m updating my Etsy store with new Merino/Bamboo roving. The colors are beautiful and the roving is really soft.

merino/bamboo roving

The first to show is Eastern Egg Hunt and is a blend of 60% merino and 40% bamboo.

Eastern Egg Hunting

Pinwheel. Same blend of Merino/Bamboo

Pinwheel

Purple Trance. Merino/Bamboo blend.

Purple Trance

Salt marsh. Merino/Bamboo blend

Salt marshCoral Reef. Merino/Bamboo blend

Coral ReefNow, here is my gull story:

This morning I had my wool outside and all my camera setting, when I saw a gull very curious watching me.

Snoopy gull

Eventually, the gull got closer, and closer…

Snoopy gull

Wanted!

I had to go inside the kitchen for some tape I needed to fasten my background to the table and ZASS! The gull takes off with one of my beautiful roving! I just couldn’t believed it! That sucker! It took me a while to react. Should I be mad or laugh?  I couldn’t but laugh. Keith says that they make their nests with seaweed. Well this little sucker will luxuriate in a bed of bamboo and supersoft merino roving.

Sock Yarn

Finally, I was able to upload some of my yarn on my Etsy store. The first one I called it “This pair of ol’ jeans”.

Sock Yarn

Each skein has about 420 yards and is superwash merino and bamboo fiber. I love this combination of fibers because the shimmer that the bamboo gives to the yarn is pretty. And is really soft…

Have you seen this picture of Frida Khalo before? I though that the colors would be perfect to recreate them in a skein of yarn. And of course I called it “Viva Frida”

frida-kahloAnd this is the what I was able to came out with:Viva FridaAnd the last skein for now is “Pumpkin Spice”…Pumpkin Spice

Well, my intention is to post alpaca roving in the next couple of days. Stay tune…

New Batts

Finally, I get to update my Etsy store. I’m putting up for sale three new batts that I just love.

Purple swirl

Purple swirl

This batt is a blend of superfine merino and of course, as a good Latina, I loooove the glitz. Almost like putting chile y limon to everything I eat.

Purple swirl

Purple swirl

This next batt, is also a blend of different colors of merino and again, I know… “The Glitz”.

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

This batt is sooooo soft! I hand carded it with a blend of Bamboo (that I hand dyed myself), superfine merino, alpaca, mohair and silk in really soft colors of mint green, some violet, aqua greens, and beige. It can be used for felting projects too.

Mint Flower Tea

Mint Flower Tea

That’s everything for now. Tomorrow I’ll be posting more sock yarn.

Yarn for a cause

I got two of my roving spun into beautiful yarn by LIttleCreekYarn. This is so exciting because now I can see what other spinners and crafters are doing with my hand dyed roving. Half of her sales goes to Partners in Health, an organization who helps communities to combat disease and poverty.

This pretty skein is made up of 120 yards of soft merino/silk blend, spun to a bulky weight and plied with a clear nylon thread on which are strung upwards of sixty silver-edged enamel flowers in various colors.

Let's Skip the Showers and go Directly to Flowers...

Let's Skip the Showers and go Directly to Flowers...

This skein was spun from my “Lupine Fields” roving which is 50% merino and 50% silk. I love the sheen.

Hope Spring's Eternal...

Hope Spring's Eternal...

…because winter sure is lasting forever! This luxurious 50/50 merino/silk yarn has colors some of us can barely remember at this point — sky blue, new-grass green, violet purple. 190+ yards, 3 5/8 ozs, spun thick and thin averaging around 16 wpi. It will help banish the grey in your days. –Littlecreekyarn.