Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Ice Queen Cowl

Today I received an email from a wonderful lady who has knitted the Ice Queen Cowl from Knitty on-line magazine.

It's made from hand-dyed Happy-go-knitty merino/silk lace weight.
I think it looks amazing!!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

More stripes!

Some of the skeins from my latest dye lot
of self-striping BFL sock yarn.

I'm very pleased!



This weekend I'm doing the following markets:

Friday
Matakana Christmas Market 
5pm–9pm

Saturday
Crafternoon Tea 
10am–2pm

See you there?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Silk in colour

Here it is – the beautiful 100% mulberry silk.
Now dyed in luscious colours.

100g/390m, $40

Deep red, Vintage pink, Rose, Denim, Sky blue, Aqua
and a slightly variegated green.


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Watermelon socks

Kiwiyarns has knitted some watermelon socks
from Happy-go-knitty self-striping BFL sock yarn.

I have to say they look delicious!

Photo by Kiwiyarns

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Oh...silk!

I have waited and waited and now it has finally arrived: 100% mulberry silk!

It's luscious and soft and the sheen is just amazing. It has that typical smell of pure silk.

I will dye it on Friday. Aqua? Denim blue? Beetroot? Dark red?
Exciting!


Friday, November 2, 2012

Love hearts

For that special someone.

Or for yourself.



Bead-knitted brooch, 4.5cm x 3.75cm, 
made of black or hand-dyed merino.
NZ$15

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Market weekend

I’m very excited about my busy weekend ahead – 
you can find me at markets both Saturday and Sunday!

Saturday 3 November
Michael Park Steiner School
9.30–3.30
55 Amy Street, Ellerslie

Sunday 4 November
Devonport Craft market
10–3
Devonport Community House
32 Clarence Street, Devonport

I will have lots of hand-dyed yarn and knitted goodies – 
bead-knitted merino cuffs, cotton beanies for kids 
and various knit kits if you would like to make your own crafts.

Below are some samples of what I will bring.


Kid’s beanies made of hand-dyed cotton

Bead-knitted merino cuffs

Knit kit for stripy cuffs

Knit kit for tangle-free earphones

 100% cotton

self-striping BFL sock yarn

merino/silk/nylon sock yarn

silk/merino lace weight


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Silk?

I am so tempted to add some 100% silk yarn to my range.
The sheen on a pure silk yarn is just amazing!

I’m looking at a fine mulberry silk lace yarn with 900m/100gm. 
That’s enough for a beautiful shawl but it’s fine knitting.
Too fine? Would you do it?

There is another option of a mulberry silk yarn with 390m/100gm.
That’s fingering so like a sock yarn. But 390m would hardly
 make a shawl so you would need 2 skeins for most projects.
Silk is amazingly beautiful but not cheap...

What do you reckon?
Which one should I start with? Or just go with both?
Any comments would be much appreciated!

Thanks


Photo © MiaInspiration

This is an example of what you can create with 
2 skeins of the 390m/100g mulberry silk.

(Three skeins/colours have been used in this shawl, 
but two skeins is enough to make the shawl.)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Finished socks

Jo has finished her stripy socks now.
They are knitted with Happy-go-knitty self-striping 
BFL sock yarn and I think they look fab!
I know she made them as a gift 
so someone’s is very lucky.


Jo is an avid sock knitter and before she had finished the socks above 
she had already laid her hands on the next skein.



Looking forward to more photos, Jo!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Cool socks!

Some yarny friends who have bought Happy-go-knitty 
sock yarn, have blogged about their very cool socks.

First we have Jody's amazing socks! They are knitted with 
Happy-go-knitty BFL sock yarn and I'm blown away by her skills!


Jo has sent me a photo of her socks that she is knitting
with Happy-go-knitty self-striping BFL sock yarn.
You can read some nice comments about the yarn here


Would you like to try Happy-go-knitty yarn?
I have listed new yarn in my felt shop tonight.
Just click the photos to have a closer look
and to go to more samples.

Row 1 & 2 – self-striping merino/silk/nylon sock yarn
Row 3 & 4 – self-striping BFL sock yarn
Row 5 & 6 – merino/silk lace weight


BFL sock yarn
$38.00

BFL sock yarn
$38.00

BFL sock yarn
$38.00

BFL sock yarn
$38.00

BFL sock yarn
$38.00

BFL sock yarn
$38.00



Silk/merino lace weight
$36.00

Silk/merino lace weight
$36.00

Silk/merino lace weight
$36.00

Silk/merino lace weight
$36.00

Silk/merino lace weight
$36.00

Silk/merino lace weight
$36.00

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Merino/silk sock

I seriously love this new sock yarn! It's made from 
65% superwash merino
25% silk 
10% nylon

Soft, bouncy and with a nice sheen.

Now I have also dyed it self-striping.


Soon available in my felt shop.
Stay tuned.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Baa has arrived!

Haha, yes ‘Baa’ arrived at my house today!
He is a needle gauge measurer from Bamboolery 
and a present from my lovely sis MiA.

He’s made of bamboo and very clever because on one side 
you’ve got metric sizes and on the other one US. Handy!
The two little charms are of course stitchmarkers!

Thanks sis, what a fab present!


Do you want your own one? Well, there are no more ‘Baa’ 
(he is very special!) but you can find other ones here

Sunday, October 14, 2012

And the winner is...

I apologise for the delay in announcing the winner of the draw.
Google simply didn’t let me log in to my account yesterday!

But, from my random draw today I have found out that

Jane Campbell

is the winner of two skeins of cotton yarn.
Congratulations Jane!

You mentioned that you like the pink colours,
can I tempt you with any of the following?

Top row:  Lollipop, Raspberry swirl, Rose
Bottom row: Cotton candy, Rosehip 1, Rosehip 2, Bubblegum, Watermelon



These beanies and flower hair clips are examples of what
I knit from this lovely 100% cotton.



Jane, please send me an email to happygoknitty AT hotmail DOT com
and we will sort the details.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Give-away!

Oh... 

I found out that you're actually not allowed to run competitions 
on facebook, so I have closed the give-away...

But to make up for that I will run a new competition here! Yay!

Same prize again – two skeins of the lovely 
hand-dyed cotton in the colour of your choice.

Please leave me a comment below and let me know what 
colour(s) you like and why you would like to win the yarn.
Follow the page and you will go twice in the draw.

Leave me a comment before Sunday 14 October, 9PM (NZ time) 
and you could be the lucky winner!




If you would like to know more about running competitions on facebook, 
click the link below for a good website that explains it all.



Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fancy some free yarn?


Head over to facebook and check-out my give-away!

Good luck!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Oooh... nice!

I have dyed some more luscious lace weight
– 50% silk and 50% merino.

Super soft and with a wonderful shine, 
it’s just a dream to knit!

NZ$36/100g/620m



Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Very pleased

Yes, I'm very pleased with the new
self-striping BFL sock yarn I have dyed!

So far I have always dyed the sock yarn with 
even stripes, like in the image below.


This time most of them are dyed with a variation
of wide and narrow stripes. Very nice!

Here are some samples:




These skeins are not listed in my felt shop yet, 
but if you would like to buy a skein feel free to send 
me an email to the address in the header.
They are NZ$38/skein.