Happy Friday! Today the Buckaloo View Shop has been updated with some new yarns dyed with things like elderberries and tulips and I finally wound up and listed the turmeric skeins I dyed a while back. A striped butcher's apron, more lavender sachets and bags and zip pouches.
Plus, there is a new episode of the podcast up! In this episode, I share the above items that were added to the shop and some recently finished knits (which I've posted about here on the blog already.) As well as three works in progress (another pair of Charcoal and Ash Mitts, Farmhouse and Fair Isle Flower Socks.) My Spring Swap package arrived from my partner Fran from La Lainiere. No chicken talk this time, but I did mention a little about how the garden is doing and how I want to make mock-version of Takuan, which are pickled daikon radishes.
I also threw some ideas out there to get your feedback. In case you aren't into watching the podcasts, I'll mention them here as well. /// I'll be hosting a Summer Swap soon, similar to the Spring one, so keep that in mind. /// I'd also like to host a Local Fiber Swap later in the summer, if you would be interested. Participants would send their partner yarn or fiber that was sourced within 100 miles from them (or some such similar criteria.) /// A Scavenger Hunt Giveaway to help promote our small shops is another idea I had. Clues would be hidden in a series of shops. To enter, you'd have to find all the clues and a winner would be drawn from the correct answers. Fellow makers with shops, let me know if you want to participate! /// To help promote my own yarn, I'd love to team up with knitwear designers. If you're a designer and would like me to contribute the yarn for an upcoming pattern, just send me an email with your idea/sketch/concept/swatch, what yarn would need and the links to your designer profile, blog, etc. /// Would you be interested in me doing a couple special podcast episodes: one where I share my personal natural dye stash (and/or other yarns in my stash) and one where I review my library of natural dye books?
Have a great weekend!