Friday, August 21, 2009

We Interrupt This Blogcast for an Important Announcement


Finally and at last, I have set up my Etsy store. It isn't complete, by any means, but there are enough seductive yarns, fibers, and tools to at least look mostly like a Real Shop.

All of the yarns were custom-spun specifically for fine lace knitting--giving crisp-looking stitches, but blooming with a little halo after a wash-and-block. I hope to increase the number of custom yarns to eight or so. For now there is a lot of:

  • Love Potion #3: 36/2 cobweb lace yarn; 35% cashmere, 35% silk, 30% merino
  • Sheherazade 36/2 cobweb lace yarn: 50% camel, 30% cashmere, 20% merino 
  • 30/1 plying silk for spinners
  • Folca boxes

Harry is working hard at adding other items and as soon as he returns from his karaoke bartending class, I'll make sure he uploads some more stuff.

I hope you at least enjoy looking at our shop. Of course, both of us would be especially delighted if you bought something, but I refuse to follow Harry's suggestion that I whine, wheedle and beg. Until later. If needed. Do take a peek and have fun!

29 comments:

Tikabelle said...

Ooo, lovely stuff! Are you dyeing it yourself, and are you accepting custom orders?

That Folca box looks neat. May I recommend adding the box's dimensions to the description?

Best of luck with your store!

knitalot3 said...

Congrats!! I'm off to look. See ya later.

Dave said...

Congratulations! [sending a virtual bouquet for the grand opening!]

Kitty Kitty said...

Congrats congrats congrats...

Though you are so evil, evil I tell you

Cheryl, the jungian Knitter said...

The yarns are yummy -- but could you give yardage? This-- "Yardage is sufficient for a single large shawl or two smaller shawls." -- doesn't help me enough. Is that 2400 yds? 2000? 1800? more? Less??

fleegle said...

Erm, Cheryl, the yardage is given in the title of the item. Thanks for looking!

Kelli said...

Oh, goody! I was just thinking of writing you today to ask about finding finer lace yarns. I'm finally ready to embark on a finer shawl.

judithrcns said...

Your store looks great! But you make it hard to choose - hmmmm, will you have gift certificates?

KPiep said...

Congrats on the new Etsy site! The Green Woman (Who, by the way, would like to thank Harry for his kind invite, but as usual is so flighty that she skipped off before giving an answer...) and I found it very tempting indeed!

Reluctant Penguin said...

Congratulations on your new shop! I don't quite have the patience for cobweb, but I will keep an eye on your shop in case you decide to add some heavier lace weight yarns.

yarnlot said...

Wishing you a lot of success and satisfaction!
How dare you tempting us like this...

travellersyarn said...

Congratulations - the yarns look beutiful, and the dyeing looks like it will show off lace patterning perfectly.

Suzann said...

Beautiful beautiful yarn. I wish I knitted lace. Grabbed me one of those fab boxes.

Jane said...

Wonderful shop! I could not resist cashmere roving, that cute little Folca box or the wonderful silk for plying. Congratulations :-)

LittleBerry said...

Oh Congratulations... Looks lovely fibre & yarn... I will be keeping an eye on your shop.... and am so pleased form taking a quick peek before I went to bed last night to this morning you've had quite a few sales....

Soo said...

Congratulations! I'll definitely be checking out your stock for my next big lace project. I'm not enjoying the yarn I'm using at the moment at all!

Soo said...

Is it a sign of how beautiful your yarns are, or how weak willed I am that within 5 minutes of learning about your shop I've placed an order???

I blame the beautiful yarns. The colours are absolutely stunning.

Batty said...

Color me tempted!

kv said...

congratulations! looks good. once i knit through a few thousand meters of lace, i'm sure i'll be buying. good luck.

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I, too, love teh subtle coloring. You didn't have any boxes when I looked earlier. I had checked last week or so when I noticed the link on your sidebar. I didn't realize this was so new. Congratulations!

cookieR said...

My Dear Fleegle,
Much success in your new venture. I have bookmarked your site for ease of purchase.
Roan

Batty said...

Tempted for now, but I can tell that the drooling-over-yarn stage is fast approaching. That is usually followed by credit card jumping into my hand. Uh-oh...

mawelucky said...

Yay!!!!

Fulay said...

Woot! May your life be filled with beautiful fiber, your fiber saturated with lovely colors, and your etsy store with ever increasing sales.

domesticshorthair said...

OMG, No! How could you tempt me thus? An Etsy store of lace and knitting goodies? This is wonderful news for me and bad news for my supposed yarn diet and my husband.

Juliet said...

Oh, congratulations Fleegle! It all looks really beautiful. May you enable the entire lace knitting population :D (ok, 'nearly' all of it ;p)

Juliet x

Laritza said...

Lovely!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Lovely blog. Spent a lot of time here so now I've got to get busy cleaning. . .But not till I check out your etsy shop.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Opal said...

Congratulations! I see you're doing very well! As well you should, with such lovely morsels that you're offering. Mmm. Cashmere.