Sunday, March 14, 2010

Nefarious Club Year 2 is Here!

By Popular Demand, the Nefarious Club is rolling into its second year and I'll be dyeing up even more of your evil favorites. This year we have more options, more ease in handling your subscription and I'm partnering with some of my crafty colleagues to create (optional) swag! Pick your poison and subscribe here (full details below all the buttons)

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Pick Your Poison

ADD SWAG! Can't get enough? Upgrade your membership to include devilishly delightful thematic swag. Bags by RachelM, Stitch Markers by DreamyYarnCrafts are just the beginning!

US Domestic subscription is $30 monthly, including Priority shipping. Payments are made one month in advance, which ensures your yarny goodness is here and ready for me to dye :) You can manage your subscription (i.e. cancel it) with the buttons above. Please do email me at cosmicfibersyarn at verizon dot net if you're having any problems with your subscription or with your packages (or I'm dharmafey on Ravelry). International memberships are welcomed--send me a message and I'll hook you up with the suitable subscription service for your area.Sock yarn subscription includes 100 gms or 4 oz skeins of fingering to sport weight yarnSpinning fiber quantities will vary commensurate with the base fiber--typically 6-8 ozI strive to keep all memberships at retail value or better averaging over several months. The same value-matching will extend to swag upgrades.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Nefarious Year Three--March 2010 through Feb 2011

Please remember to wait til late Feb to sign up for Year Three here! (I'll email this individually to all members, but it's better to cover all the bases :)

Subscribe here for Year 3--Yarn Only
Subscribe here for Year 3--Yarn Plus Swag

Please use these links for the full-year enrollment (March 2010-February 2011)--they're programmed to begin and end at the right times. If you're joining later on, please use these open-enrollment buttons. Payments are made a month in advance to ensure supplies and that your yarn is ready for you :) Please sign up in the last two weeks of the month for the next month's shipment. (i.e. sign up on Feb 20th for the March shipment, and so on through the year).

Partial Year open-enrollment--Yarn Only
Partial year open-enrollment--Yarn Plus Swag

These links are for US shipping only. Contact me for international subscriptions. Cost is $25 plus actual shipping costs (based on 4 oz package) ($10 add'l for swag upgrade, which makes 9 oz shipping weight).

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Caught in Action

Took this kinda cool picture of the reskeining process I've been using of late. It really pulls together multicolored kettle dyed yarns like the True Blood yarns I've been doing recently.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Enter the Buffyverse...

So, I have the first half of the Buffyverse yarns ready to go.  These are inspired by the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Angel TV series.  I'm not yet through the follow up graphic novels...
All the colorways are partly inspired by appearance and partly by character/personality.

Now, the big question on everyone's mind is How can I get these yarns!?!  I've thought long and hard about it and there will be two ways to get the yarns.  You can order what you like, when you want it and in whichever base yarn you like.  Or, for those who Must Have Them All!!! I will run a club-esque subscription over the course of one year, two colorways per month via the Paypal Subscription service.  I say "club-esque" because the colorways will not be a surprise and I think that's a fundamental part of clubs.

Here are the pics!

First up we have the Scoobies: from left to right, Buffy, Xander, Willow, Anya, Giles and Spike is not shown in the group pic

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left to right: Buffy, Xander, Willow, Anya, Giles (Spike not shown in the group pic)

Buffy: pale blues and lavenders with the chestnutty wooden spike. 
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Willow: auburn, gothy burgundy and sweet rose 
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Xander: denim blue, chinos tan and underestimated grays 
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Giles: brown suits, yellowed ancient text pages, and the grays of his temples. Shown in the recommended tweedy base yarn 
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Anya: a sweet pink heart, vibrant red hair and a love for all things money 
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Spike: all black leather, platinum hair and a bit of a thirst for blood. 
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And up next is Team Angel! From left to right–Angel, Lorne, Cordelia, Wesley, Fred and Gunn 
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Angel: dark brooding black, melancholy grayed violet and silver. Shown in one of the recommended yarns–with silver strands to glitter like his soul. (also well represented with the shine of merino/tencel and shimmer of merino/bamboo)

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Cordelia: lovely chestnut brown hair, hot red dresses and fiesty spirit. 
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Wesley: a brown bomber jacket, golden intentions and grayed torment. Shown over recommended stodgy Watcher’s Council tweedy base 
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Fred: Warm brown hair, a sweet rosy personality and the white of her lab coat and whiteboards. 
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Gunn: Gorgeous dark complexion, serious in a gray suit (business or track), and focused, reliable navy 
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And the fabulous Lorne! All bright and dark shades of green with a kickin’ hot red-orange suit. 
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Coming up soon will be the Destinations of the Buffyverse and Biggest Baddest mini-series(s).

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Dyeing Playtime

I'm super excited to be going with my friend Melissa to the Chancellor's Sheep and Wool Showcase on April 26th in the Hudson Valley (just north of Rhinebeck :)

I'm dyeing every day in preparation for this show--so I'll have braids upon braids of lush squishable fiber for spinning, felting and knitting.

Here's a look into my super-secret lab:

and, some of the fruits of my labor here:

Monday, March 16, 2009

Dye Day

Just a few pics to share dyeing the latest *sniff* UK Potter's Covers colorway--color edited to prevent unwanted spoilers.

While the kid was out playing,

I was in dyeing...

but these stunning skeins came out of it.  Should be shipping by the end of the week.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Philosopher's Stone Yarns

The first installment of the UK Potter's Covers yarns...drying in my yard. You wanted color? No spoilers!