You know you want to….

Posted in art, Blogroll, crochet, handspun, knitting, spinning, Uncategorized, weaving, yarn on October 14, 2008 by subversiveyarns

Ride my bike!

Does this rock or what?

I got my bike for my birthday but have neglected to put the pic up, I’ve been too busy riding. This bike is almost a replica of the bike I had when I was nine, minus banana seat, add old lady seat. I love this city!

Camping Fun!

Posted in art, Blogroll, crochet, handspun, knitting, spinning, Uncategorized, weaving, yarn with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2008 by subversiveyarns

We finally made it camping this weekend. I have been antsy all week, waiting to pack up and spend some time relaxing. I didn’t get to spin as much as I wanted but I did find the excuse to drink a couple of these:

The First Day of Fall

6 Cups apple cider                              1/2 tsp. nutmeg

4 cinnamon sticks                            6 cloves

4 Tbsp. brown Sugar                           1 1/2 C apple brandy

Mix the cider, brown sugar and spices over medium heat for 10 minutes add apple brandy and strain into mugs. Enjoy in front of a bonfire, preferably with your favorite yarn…

Cocoon

Posted in art, Blogroll, crochet, handspun, knitting, spinning, Uncategorized, weaving, yarn with tags , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2008 by subversiveyarns

My life has been pretty frazzled as of late. I needed to spin something that relaxed my shoulders, something that would remind me to step back and take a breath. I made Cocoon, a butter soft blend of hand dyed wool and honey colored silk. I love this yarn, just stroking it is soothing. 

Good day, Sunshine

Posted in art, Blogroll, crochet, handspun, knitting, spinning, Uncategorized, weaving, yarn with tags , , , , , , , on August 25, 2008 by subversiveyarns

Living on Kodiak Island could be tough. When there are  thirty grey days in a row, it’s hard not to be pessimistic.  Kodiak made me appreciate the sun. The way the rays reach through your skin and warm your hair. The way everything at sunrise gets a butter gold glow.  In Indiana the sun can get a deep orange cast, so unlike the lukewarm rays up North.

My first Big City Yarn is Sunshine, a tribute to Indiana’s golden rays. I really dig the way the bamboo clouds turned out! It’s 75% Wool 25% Bamboo

Honey, I’m home!!!!

Posted in art, Blogroll, crochet, handspun, knitting, spinning, Uncategorized, weaving, yarn on June 21, 2008 by subversiveyarns

I’ve settled in and I’m back. My hometown, my beautiful, beautiful city, I’ve missed you. The trees, the smog and the coffee. Indianapolis  is still breathtaking.I’m headed up to my LYS to see if I can work out a similar consignment arrangement to the one I had in Kodiak at the Rookery.

I’ll write more later but I wanted you to see this:

I missed you big city. Thanks for taking me back.

Whale Fest 2008

Posted in art, Blogroll, crochet, handspun, knitting, spinning, Uncategorized, weaving, yarn on March 25, 2008 by subversiveyarns

Every year Kodiak has two big events, Crab Fest and Whale fest. Whale Fest is fast approaching so I thought I’d put in the blurb:

April 14-23: Whale Fest Kodiak
A Migration Celebration Whale watchers celebrate the return of migrating whales, with whale sightings reported daily. Special art, literature and performances are scheduled during festival.

This year I was asked by the Whale Fest Committee to put in some yarn. 20% of the proceeds will go towards next years whale fest.

Whale Watch 140 yards

Beluga 140 yards, plied with beads.

Drumroll Please!

Posted in art, Blogroll, crochet, handspun, knitting, spinning, Uncategorized, weaving, yarn on March 20, 2008 by subversiveyarns

In the beginning of January The Knitters of Craftster held a challenge to break out and try something new. I know how hard it is for me to step outside the safe zone and put my work out there. I wanted to reward those intrepid souls who put their work out there so I offered a gift certificate to my Etsy store.

Voting ends TODAY! As soon as I find out the winner I’ll post here with a link to their work.

And the winner is: Nven. Great job on your side button sweater. I hope you enjoy the yarn!