Monday, 26 November 2012

Fyberspates Scrumptious - heavier weights

Scrumptious DK worsted yarn Plum  100g
Fyberspates Scrumptious DK/Worsted in Plum


We are now stocking four weights of the fabulous Fyberspates Scrumptious yarn. The yarn is lovely and soft, and made from 45% silk and 55% merino wool. Gorgeous! The yarn has a lovely shine to it, and is a pleasure to knit with.

The weights we have added to the range are the Double Knit/Worsted and the Aran.

The Double Knit is a singles yarn, and is perfect for the ever popular Clapotis shawl from Each 100g skein is 220m long.  The gauge, using 4.5mm needles, is 20sts & 28 rows for a 10 x 10 cm square.

The Aran is a plied yarn, with 165m per 100g skein. A deliciously soft, plump and shiny yarn. The gauge, using 5mm needles is 18sts and 24 rows for a 10x10cm square.

We recommend that you hand wash all garments you make with Fyberspates Scrumptious (and my hand dyed yarn). Each washing machine is different, and it would be an utter tragedy to shrink or felt a garment you have spent so many hours knitting!

You can find all of the Fyberspates Scrumptious yarns I have in stock here:

Scrumptious Aran   Moss  100g
Fyberspates Scrumptious Aran in Moss

To support the range of Fyberspates Scrumptious yarns, we also stock the Fyberspates Scrumptious Volume One pattern book, and the ScrumptiousBaby pattern book. Both books are bursting with patterns written specifically for this gorgeous yarn.

You'll find the pattern books here:

Happy knitting!

Alex :-)

Monday, 19 November 2012

A Quizzical Owlet

Life will change dramatically around here in the next few months. :-) In a good way!

Scott and I are expecting a baby towards the end of February.

As the months go by, we are getting more and more excited about the impending arrival. I've been incredibly lucky to feel so well up until this point. We are referring to our offspring as the "Cylon", which is a reference to a nerdy tv show, Battlestar Galactica.

The Quizzical Owl will remain on track for a busy 2013. I plan on still attending markets and events such as Supanova and the BrisStyle markets. I'm already thinking of costumes to dress our little person in at Supanova on the Gold Coast!!

I'm looking forward to February next year, but first we have to get through Christmas 2012. Thanks must go out to our customers, blog readers, Facebook linkers, Twitter followers and friends for supporting us over the last 12 months. We really appreciate your support and we are really excited about the next 12 months.

Alex :-)