Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Our new Antique Roses colorway :)
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Also, to let you know what else we have brewing ;) We are working on a very special order for Woolgirl as well. We will be providing her with Exclusive Limited Edition Holiday colorways for Halloween as well as Christmas. They will be done exclusively for her this one time and never repeated!! I'll keep you posted on when that will be happening so you can get in on the action before they are all scooped up ;)
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
I hate to toot my own horn, especially since nothings selling right now, LOL! But I have to say that the longies/capris I will be posting tonight are (IMO) the most beautiful thing I've ever made. I single crocheted these small longies/capris from the top down in a brand new pattern I created for these which of course is designed to accomodate the cloth diapered babe. I used 8 full ounces of scrumptious Gaia Organic Merino bulky yarn. I first worked it up in its undyed and and unsoaked natural state in single crochet. I then soaked the longies to allow the yarn to bloom (fluff up) creating an even more dense "bulletproof" fabric. Then (and this is the really fun part) I hand painted them like a watercolor landscape painting! It was so much fun! I LOVE how they turned out!!! The have pretty lacey ruffle detailing at the bottom too... I have no little girl to put them on, and it seems silly to frame longies. So I am setting them up for auction in the cart. They will be closing when we get back from our trip on the 13th. I hope some one loves them as much as I do so I can ship them out when I get home! Anything purchased between now and then will be shipped when we get back :)
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Looky what we have for you! We had fun dyeing today and will be adding the new colorway prototypes to the cart tonight. They will go on sale at 10am Saturday (Eastern Time). They are on Gaia Organic Worsted Merino - soooo soft :) YUM! They are the prototypes for future colorways. They will be named the same in the future, but will be slightly different than what will be available tomorrow - thus you will be getting something that is actually totally unique! One skein had a light spot and will be sold as a 2nd - so someone will score a really good deal on that one ;)
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
226 Luscious skeins are on their way to Woolgirl right now! Which means we'll finally have time to dye up some of that delicious Gaia Organic Merino worsted and bulky yarn that has been taunting us. Look for some new colorways as well as some custom dye slots coming soon... ;)
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
First of all, this is one of the custom skeins we just finished that will ship out tomorrow. This is the 3rd time this combo has been requested and I love it too. Its almost Medee but without the black. So we will probably be adding it to the permanent colorway collection. I've asked it's new owner for a name suggestion!
And this is Kelly's custom under way - won't be long now :) This is Bulky BFL in a more vivid version of Pixie Petals. Oh so cute! There will be a butterfly on them when they are all done :)
And here is something I whipped up the other night while waiting for other yarn to dry. It is a Tunisian halter top with Tunisian shell stitch (think thats right), Tunisian simple stitch, Tunisian reverse stitch and Tunisian knit stitch. It is in the Pixie Petals colorway. I am just needing to add a pretty button so the neck is adjustable.
This is another halter I have going with my own custom yarn that is almost the same as the first one except the colors are in a slightly different order. And another something I whipped up while waiting for yarn to dry - using a bunch of what I had laying around, LOL!Custom crocheting continue into the wee hours each night ;) And next week we wrap up custom dyes and start on Woolgirl!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
up :) The first 10 people that send me a photo/photos of one (or more)
of my colorways worked up will receive a free sweater stone at only
the price of shipping! Don't be shy if you think I already have it ;)
Much of my photos were lost in the computer crash. This offer may be
extended depending how it's received :) Email me at email@example.com
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I will be featuring a guest artist for Father's Day goodies - and its even a man! LOL! He is my BIL and a retired paratrooper that does these amazing knotted wristbands and zipper pulls with all these special knots that apparently guys know the names of, LOL! They are really cool, and some will have skull beads, etc on them. Perfect guy stuff - most especially if you happen to have a military man - but all guys like them! Hoping to have everything stocked by the end of this coming weekend. Look for preview photos to begin appearing :) Will let you know stocking date and time when I know when it will all be finished. LOL! Here is a sneak preview:
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Also use coupon code Momma for 30% off all instock items through Mothers Day! For custom dyes and crocheting, the percentage is off the deposit only. So come see us at Family Pendragon on Hyenacart!
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
More colorways and 2nds were added to the site tonight! The photos aren't the best as they were taken tonight indoors, will try to get new ones tomorrow if my son will permit it :) Unless of course they are SOLD - which would be even better!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Sale Details! The Tinker Bells soaker below includes the shipping and insurance :)
And since the skeins of Gaia I thought were 4 really fluffy ounce turned out to be 8 ounces, LOL! You can now use $4 HC per skein to purchase them. Buy more than one item and get an extra dollar per item off your order. For example, buy this fabulous one-of-a-kind sock yarn
and the pattern and you can save $5 on the pattern with the coupon code available on my Yahoo Group , spend $2HC on the skein and get $2 off for buying 2 items. You just saved $9! Add an 8 oz skein of Gaia Organic Merino like this one
and you can add another $5 savings - $4HC and $1 for having a third item!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Thanks for listening,
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Everyone's Irish on St. Patty's Day!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
The demo longies are now done - pics yet to be posted on HC. The plan is to spend some time this week and on the weekend trying to finish up the pattern :)
My computer is put back together, although I can't find my photoshop installation disk - so photo manipulation is now a much longer process :( But we may just have to spring for another one... yikes!
Coming right along! Thanks for coming along for the ride - woohoo!
Friday, February 15, 2008
In the meantime, Vikki and I have been doing several custom orders and working on streamlining production. The new site is about ready to go online and we've had to make some very hard decisions. Some changes were necessary in order to keep turn around times as reasonable as possible, quality high, and colorways as consistent as possible. We have decided that the new site will not carry yarns heavier than DK/ Light Worsted Weight. Heavier yarns take considerably more time and labor to dye. If we offer them on our new Dye-On-Demand site there will be no way for us to give reliable turn-around times. The Cestari's and Organic Gaia Merino will still be available on a limited basis, but ONLY through our Hyenacart in the form of either instock yarn or occasional custom slots. We have also decided to phase out the BFL yarns. There are many reasons for this - supply has been unreliable and slow, the minimum orders are three times as high, the overhead is high, and most especially the fact that the colors take in a much paler and less consistent way than the merinos. So - once our current supply is exhausted we will no longer carry BFL. That still leaves us with plenty to choose from! We feel we've made the best choices for our customers, and we hope you will love the new site :)
Friday, February 8, 2008
Blogged with Flock
Thursday, February 7, 2008
The longies that are the subject of the photos for the Tunisian pattern are almost done... which means - yes - the photos are almost done! Then I just need to to get everything edited, cropped and put together so it can get tested.... that is where a few FP fans will come in ;)
Woolgirl has let us know that she NEEDS more Family Pendragon yarn, LOL! So as soon as that new order is in we will be hopping again around here - just dyeing up a storm!
We are also going to be adding a few new yarns to our selection soon. They will probably be premiering at www.woolgirl.com with her next order!
I have some new colorways burning a hole in my head, and I want some new pics of some old colorways for our new website too. So that means we may be dyeing up some yarn for instock on our Hyenacart - more on that when it happens! You'll hear about it here first :)
Thanks again for being such great customers and friends!
Blogged with Flock
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Blogged with Flock
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
We have teamed up with Michelle of Elemetal Muse and are currently setting up our Iris Market Builder Account so that very soon.... www.familypendragon.com will be a fully functioning yarn Mecca ;) I can't tell you how excited I am about this! I am pretty clueless about web stuff - but Michelle is being very patient and helpful with me, LOL! The plan is to set up the site to make it easier for wholesale as well as regular customers to shop with us. Price breaks will also be built in for anyone that shops with us and wants to buy in bulk. I plan to set up a calendar system so that our dye schedule is visible - that should help people to get an idea of when their order will be started, based on how far in advance we are "booked". I am hopeful this will help us to keep a good turnaround as well as provide realistic customer expectations - with out having to "close shop" each time we get a large order :) It's a theory anyway! Wish us luck ;)
Blogged with Flock
Blogged with Flock
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
We are also 1/3 of the way done with the order for Twist! So we'll probably be putting some custom dye slots up on Monday or Tuesday for those that want some yarn dyed. The new price info is up, although not much else is there right now besides sweater stones. I still need to get pics done for the pattern... Hoping you are all working on your Tunisian-in-the-round skills so you'll be ready for it! ;)
I have two long promised customs for friends that I haven't even started yet.... sorry your two - you know who you are :) Please forgive me! One will be a pair of longies for Jessica using the scrap yarn concept inspired by her Hudson Pants from Ky Baby knits - she asked me to use those as the inspiration for her Tunisian longies as well. Thanks to Lindsay for permission to carry on her theme with these unique Tunisian longies. I have done something similar in the past, but this one will be a little different. And Paully, I am sooo sorry I have been pushing these back since what.... October I think?? Once I get these two done - I will be listing one custom slot per month as an auction. I think that is the most I can safely plan on doing with all the yarn dyeing going on. If I get done early some months there may be some surprise stockings as well :) You'll hear about them here first!
I love ya' all! Thanks for reading :)
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
In the meantime, some recent events have made it painfully obvious to me that I must make time to revamp both the pricing and the policies on my site. With the exception of Sweaterstones, the site will be bare for a while. If you need something just email and I will see if it can be worked into the mix :)
The big yarn order has arrived! I have officially made Vikki a dyeing member of Family Pendragon - and we will be doing lots of it starting Monday!!
Friday, January 11, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
For those of you who are interested in my pattern and Tunisian in the round in general, here is the free tutorial I put together a while back to show you how to use the double ended hook. This should help get you ready to follow the pattern once its finally all done :) http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v646/familypendragon/Tunisian%20In%20the%20Round%20Tutorial/?action=view¤t=ea971fe3.pbw
I am partnering up with my best friend Vikki - also a dyer that I taught - to keep my yarn turn around times as quick as possible. So Family Pendragon is getting to be an even bigger family :) Right now her main job is to be my ever-handy assistant and to help with my son, but she can always jump in and dye in a pinch as well!
Stephanie - your Minoan Temple is done and will ship in the morning!
Leanne - your 2 1/2 lbs of BFL is all dyed up in the colorways you requested and ready to mail as well.
I have a 68 skein order from Wool Girl in the works and an 18 skein order for Twist Yarn Shop - so things are really buzzing around here. We're starting the new year off right!
I was also asked about undyed yarn recently. I generally keep large quantities on hand and order quite frequently from Cestari, Henry's Attic, Wool2Dye4, and in the future possibly Ashland Bay and/or Fleece Artist if I run low on BFL and want to try some different brands. If you want some undyed, while I am not interested in immersing myself in any co-oping, I would be happy to sell you some of mine for minimal markup if you are interested. Feel free to email me with any questions or interests on that front.
Going to my niece's birthday party tomorrow and then Sunday is.... tax day :( Or should I say - the first of the tax days.... ugh! And of course, in the midst of all this, I have several new colorways swimming around my head - dyeing (pun intended) to get out onto some yarn. They'll just have to wait their turn! It is likely that the pattern will also have to get finished in February instead of January. But miracles do happen - so we'll see!
Thanks so much for your interest in Family Pendragon - YOU are what it's all about :)
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Due to the fabulously large order that was just placed by Wool Girl my normal wait times for any new custom dye orders will be extended. Wait till you see what she's going to have! Woo hoo!
Unfortunately this does mean that my pattern photos will have to wait a bit as well. Bear with me please ;)