Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Go and wear something green today! It is one of our most favourite festivals because we just love Ireland: St. Patrick's Day. In its honour I re-decorated our banner and spun this nice green yarn:

It is called "Wild Clover" and contains little shamrock leaves, glass beads, sequins and some handmade white clover flowers. It is available as from now on here in our etsy shop!

Also new in our shop today: "Green Grass". A two-ply from a bright and a dark thread, which is not as plain at the second glance, because we handcarded the batts from merino, wensleydale and some mulberry silk and linnen and the yarn shows a nice play of different shades of greens and different fiber types.

And these pretty items still would like to find a new home:

Green green green - handspun twoply yarn from silk and merino fiber, plant dyed with golden rod:

Spring wave - bright green and white merino yarn with golden angelina:

Thawing Snow - merino and mohair yarn with tiny green and clear seed beads

Snowmelt - two-ply of white and green, partly handdyed merino, spun with a silver thread to give it some sparkle:

And finally the Green Rainbow Shawl handknit from commercial mohair/acryllic yarn, now for a special price:

Now I will see if there is anything going on in an Irish Pub over here tonight.


Monday, March 15, 2010

New Name, New Fun

Geeeez, it is a while since we posted something here. Well, the excuse is, we both have been busy. Me with my PhD (preparing measurements and some appearances at conferences) and Tini with getting settled in London. I even missed presenting the Valentine's Day-inspired yarns I made. But I promise improvement and try not to let the time rush by so fast. I also see that we should free the blog from its wintery appeal since it is really getting spring now.

One thing I did was choosing a new nickname. I began to dislike "Teetante" more and more, and I also finally came up with a new name. Cheshire Cat. But then I just could not convince myself to make the change. And then I heard about the new "Alice in Wonderland" movie. And then I hesitated even more. But what the heck, the cheshire cat existed before, even before Lewis Carroll's books as far as I could see, and it will stay around even after the movie hype is over.
I already changed my twitter name and my ravelry account (now cheshire-cat), and I started working on the web page. But beeing buisy, it might take a little while to get rid of all the hidden remainders of the "Teetante". I excuse any upcomming confusion, but I just didn't want to be stuck with a nickname I really didn't like anymore.