The Fiber Imp

Adventures in food, fiber, and family


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Time Flies!

Well, things have been absolutely bonkers around here lately. Do you ever have the feeling that you’ve lost a few months along the way? That’s how it’s been for me since January. Between finishing the renos on our current house and looking for another that has more room for my shop, the flus that happen every winter, and running a business…this year just flew by. But, things are finally starting to settle down. My 3-year-old is finally starting to grow up a bit and become more independent (in a way that’s a little less destructive) and my 6-year-old is starting adjust to being homeschooled. The renos are nearly complete, and the shop is much more organised within the space we’ve made for it. I even got to watch a movie with the hubby last night!

I’ve also set up my second shop for selling handspun yarns and have nearly switched over all of the yarns from my original shop. I’ve branched out into carrying commercial product as well (if you havn’t seen them yet, pop in and take a peek at the commercially dyed and blended tops, they’re amazing).

There are tons of new items being added this month, batts, fibers, yarns…you name it, it’s there.

I’m also super excited that I am booked as a vendor for two major fiber shows this year. Fiber week in Olds, AB at the end of June and Knit City in Vancouver at the beginning of October. I’m really looking forward to Knit City as I’ve never been that far west and me and the hubby are going without the kiddos so it should be a fantastic time.

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Twelve months of savings!

This year we’re going to do something new. Each month http://www.thefiberimp.etsy.com will be having a sale on one section of the etsy shop. Make sure to check back at the start of each month to find out what the new sale is.

January: 25% off hand dyed yarn. This is a fantastic deal and probably won’t be offered again so make sure to stock up!

February: 15% off the entire shop. This is the month to spoil yourself with something special and truly one of a kind.

March: 25% off handspun yarns. This is definetly a one time sale, get them while you can!


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200 Listings…It’s time for a sale

After getting down to business and restocking the shop, I’ve hit 200 listings! I’ve also started running out of space to store all my new yarns. Sooo, it’s time to have a sale in the shop. For the entire month of january all hand dyed yarns are on sale for 25% off. Pop over to the shop and top up your stash so that I can get back to work in the dyepots!

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Haunted Vineyard Sock Pattern

I saw this stitch pattern in one of my stitch library books and felt like it was destined to be made into socks.  After a few months of knitting and ripping, the haunted vineyard sock pattern was born!  Here are a few pics:

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This pair is also destined for the dyepot.  I love the colour but it doesn’t show off the pattern very well.   Maybe just a bit deeper green…

If you would like to knit these socks, the pattern can be purchaed in my ravelry store:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/haunted-vineyard


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Shop updates

I shipped the kids off to Grandmas (thanks mom!) for a few days to recover from the holiday craziness that happens when you have not one, but 2 Christmas babies, and I decided to have a wonderfully peaceful dye day in the kitchen.  I made 9 colourways of yarn and for the first time, I love them all.  Now I just have to decide which ones will be hidden away in my stash and which make it to the shop…

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And some proper pictures taken with good lighting!  These are availible for purchase but won’t be up in the shop for a week or two.

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