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Thursday, December 9, 2010

No rest for the weary - or is that no rest for the wicked?!

Sorry I haven't been very good lately about keeping up with the blog or visiting my favorite blogs! I've been really busy trying to get these scarves done in time for the holiday shopping season.

Recently I posted photos of my "Herb Garden" shawl and my "Autumn Splendor" long skinny scarf. Both of these sold last Friday! I was so excited when I opened my email and saw that they had sold.

The yesterday I posted a photo of my "Summer Meadow" scarf for Wordless Wednesday. That scarf is also sold and on its way to the new owner.

I finished another scarf in the series - this one is called "Spiced Curry" - very warm and spicy!

This scarf has a 52% wool/48% silk base which has incredible luster and drape to it. The fringe is Wensleydale locks tailspun and crocheted along one edge of the scarf. The scarf is available for sale in my ArtFire store. You do not have to be an ArtFire member to purchase on Artfire! I have several other hand knitted and hand crocheted scarves, cowls, etc. available in the ArtFire store so please take a look around if you visit.

And this morning I finished up another long skinny scarf - this one is called "Mermaid". It isn't listed yet but will also be available in the ArtFire store. So, whether you like it hot - or cool - we have something for you!

I have three skeins left of the tailspun yarn so I am currently spinning a merino wool roving for the base of one scarf and am debating on the yarn to use in the last scarf. I have two matching skeins of dark rainbow colored tailspun yarn and was thinking of running the fringe down both sides of the scarf but don't think the wool/silk yarn I chose is sturdy enough to support two rows of fringe, unless I modify the scarf and make it skinnier. I'll probably do a skinnier scarf and put one skein on before making my final decision.


Ann said...

Whether it's no rest for the weary or wicked it all boils down to the same thing, you're busy busy That's a good kind of busy to be though, congrats on selling all those scarves so fast.

Lin said...

Very cool scarves!!! Don't worry about blog-hopping--I'm not either these days. Life is just so very busy this time of year, isn't it??! Hang in there!

Split Rock Ranch said...

Ann: Thank you! I think I'm wickedly weary and ready for some rest! Hubby's vacation started next Thursday until January 2nd and I plan to kick back and relax while he's off.
Lin: I haven't been to your blog in ages, and for that I apologize! I tend to blog hop through the Entrecard site and forget to visit my old favorites who are no longer on EC. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! I'll stop by soon.

BeadedTail said...

Those scarves are so pretty!

Duni said... the spiced curry one! Brightens up a grey winter's day...

Split Rock Ranch said...

BT: Thank you!
Duni: Yes, Spiced Curry is most definitely bright! It is richer in color than the photos depict but the Wensleydale locks have so much luster to them that in the direct sun they really are vibrant!

The Painted Veil said...

I love them all. I only wish we weren't on such a strict budget this year for Christmas.

The entire family mad a pact this year and we are all sticking to it. But, oh my everything in your store is just beautiful.

Ann is right too. Your busy has been a good busy. I hope you have a wonderful time with your husband on his vacation.

Walter will be on vacation starting the 18th and I can't wait either!!

Have a great day!!

Melissa said...

Have you had good sales this Christmas? I have not had hardly any even with the mark downs.

Brenda said...

Congratulations on all your sales. Your scarves are beautiful!

Dumpster said...

Beautiful scarfs really.. specially there colour combinations Fantastic...This skarfs can be used to gift someone as this was the best in this winter.. Congrats for latest sales you have..
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WillOaks Studio said...

Awesome statement scarves!! I haven't been wandering blogland too much either--swamped w/ my best season ever and so many deadlines to meet!! Hope things are going well for you Brenda--you're really on to something with this new work!!