Saturday, 21 August 2010

Bon Voyage Part II -- the SIOz Mystery Hank Hunt

Luxury 4ply chain in Evil Stepmother Red 100gm/$22.00AU

The hank vouchers are ready to go and I'll be planting the ? hanks in the display at around 9am tomorrow at the Port Markets. So, if you are planning to go hunting tomorrow, arrive after around 9:30 ish to ensure the display is ready. The mgrs don't allow us in any earlier than 8:30 am.

Right -- the Hunt Guideline are posted on the shopblog. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

There are new lots of yarn that will be out for sale, most of which are going overseas this week. I will load some yarn onto the website for online sale only for while I'm away. As always, email or ring if you don't see what you need, as it may be on the workshop shelf or on the road. If it's not a knitting emergency, we can get to you, with a postal delay.

A thank you to the lovely people at the Brighton Organic and Healthy Living Market, Masonic Hall, Brighton SA for having me as part of the group this winter. I promised I would return for the summer (they're planning some kewl stuff this year). SIOz will have bamboo, soy, and ethically-traded cottons, plus plenty of HP Tofutsies for summer knitting.

CU at the Port Markets and online, m

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Look what arrived in the post this am!

I don't normally post pics of birthday pressies, but isn't this the cutest damn mug ever? I must make cocoa tonight for my new mug. Do you think she likes cocoa?

I'm doing an online swap at the moment and the recipient is a dog-lover, so naturally, I had to order one for her straight away. You can get yours, or the kitty version!!!, at The Animal Rescue Site. I've linked (I hope) directly to the mug page. And in addition to getting the best doggie mug ever, you will be giving bowls of dog food with your purchase.

Right -- it is back to work I go.

Monday, 16 August 2010

What's happening at Stranded In Oz

Winter Floral Blues Merino 4 Premium

Wild McLaren Vale Merino 4 Premium

Winter Floral Reds/w Purple Merino 4 Premium

A big thank you to SACSOS for their hosting of the annual Fibre Fair at Mt. Pleasant. The rain didn't seem to dampen (sorry!) the spirits of those who made their way into the Hills for a fibrey day out. There was so much sheepy beautiful stuff there it was hard to know where to look first!

For this week: I'll be posting the 'rules' on the shop blog for the 2nd SIOz Hank Hunt -- this time a bon voyage --at the Port Markets this Sunday, 22nd Aug. I must admit it was fun watching you all dig around the yarn displays looking for hidden hanks. I'm rolling out more sock yarn, bags of bargains (seriously, there are some very nice yarns for Sunday to get ready for the warmer weather) and a new yarn for SIOz.

Brighton Organic and Healthy Living Market this Thursday, Aug 19th. This will be my last time for the winter that I'll be there. If we're lucky, Sunnydale Farm will be there! And perhaps Rita and her outrageous Greek pastries!!!!! Oh my god, it was torture setting up next to her last time I was there. But of course, I managed *lol*

See you at the markets and online, m

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Thursday 5th and Sunday 8th August

Tomorrow, at the Brighton Market (Commercial Rd, in the Masonic Hall), I'll be featuring Fairy Fleece, 60% wool/40% sugar cane viscose. You have to feel this yarn to believe how soft it is, and because it's a viscose blend, it has fabulous drape and 3-season wear-ability.

Fairy Fleece Yarn from Stranded In Oz

For Sunday, which just happens to be my birthday, I'm featuring Karaoke (soy/wool blend from SWTC) Kits for the Milk Can Bag -- there are brights as well as darker colours to choose from -- at a ridiculously low price of $28.00AU per kit.

I've had this design in a work folder since first designing it in the US -- it was inspired by an antique milk can and available through a friend's US yarn business for a while. It just kept getting bumped out of the way here for other designs.

What I love about the yarn for this design is that if you want a felted version, the soy/wool blend won't shrink much -- but felts brilliantly! Like many of my designs, it is worked circularly, in a stitch chosen for its durability and how it looks in the yarn chosen.

Milk Can Bag Design from Stranded In Oz -- FREE Pattern with Project Yarn Purchase

Monday, 2 August 2010

Brighton Market 5th Aug and Mt. Pleasant Fair

Hello and thanks to the intrepid knitters who came by yesterday at the Port Markets. Esp. nice seeing all the lovely knitted things you are wearing this winter!

SIOz will be at the Brighton Organic and Healthy Living Market on the 5th (this Thurs.) and 19th of August. It will be my last month there before I head off to the US of A.

Mt. Pleasant Fleece and Fibre Fair, Soldier's Memorial Hall, Mt Pleasant, Sat. Aug 14. Doors open at 10am: I'm usually away for this show, but this year, I am happy to say SIOz will be there -- there will be Fair specials to get you thinking about spring and summer, including sock knitting yarns. If you are thinking of purchasing a Namaste bag or accessory, and would like to pick it up at this fair, please order online and tick Store Pickup or ring to arrange your order. Be sure to put a note on the order message system so I know when to deliver.

CU at the markets, m