I am not accepting custom requests at this time. I will stock on Hyena Cart as I have openings available. 

Saturday, May 31, 2008

I've got mail!

My order from Mosiac Moon showed up on Friday. Gorgeous Spring Rainbow!

Lindsey's order has been started while I wait for more measurements from other's on the list. :)

Friday, May 30, 2008

Where's the yarn?

While I'm waiting on various custom orders of yarn for many of you on my list, I'm going to jump down a bit to continue through the list, so don't be alarmed! ;)

I'm quite excited to be able to start on the order using more of A Time to Dye's yarn. "Ruth" is the colorway. Isn't it just breath-taking?!

Also, a few have inquired about pricing, so know I'm working on getting something I can post to the blog along the side until my Hyena Cart is ready. You can email me at dwellwoolknits[at]gmail.com, post a comment here with your contact info, or send me a private message through Diaper Swappers and I'll get right to you to answer your questions.

Speaking of Hyena Cart, I have an awesome and very talented mama working on the design for me. Keli from Sugarlump Boutique is multi-talented, I tell you. What a gift she has! :) Soon enough I think you'll also see this blog made over with her awesome layout. Can't wait!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Dogwood shorties

This yarn was dyed by the talented Teresa of In Stitches. It's called "Dogwood" and is perfectly suited! The dogwood tree is one of my favorite flowering blossom trees, so it really speaks to me.

While knitting these shorties, the yarn kept wanted to pool. It's a funny thing how that works, it depends on the size you knit them too, what size needles, your personal gauge, etc... A hole set a variables. I kept trying different things to see if the pooling would stop, but to no avail. I ended up alternating skeins of yarn, so there is a seam on the back. It's not too noticeable (I hope?) Anyway, they are for a great mama and I hope they will be enjoyed for a long time!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Keeping busy!

I was wanting to wait and post two customs I've been working on together, but one of them is acting up on me with color pooling, so I'll just keep ya'll from waiting any further. ;) (Because I'm sure you're looking here every day right?! right??!! LOL!)

This is A Time to Dye's "Hadassah" colorway. These colors take my breath away and I hope my good friend Megan enjoys them so! Lamar, who dyed them, is such a talented mama and I can't wait to work with more of her yarn!

Memorial Day weekend is coming up and I have to say I'm really looking forward to some nice family time. We'll be going to a couple BBQ's and enjoying some fun and sun. Hope you have a great holiday weekend yourselves!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Spiffy shorts!

The "Vespa" shorties for Jess are finished! This yarn was dyed by Spiffy Knits and I just adore it. I'm pleased with how these came out and I hope Jess is too!

I had fun taking shots with my camera too. I hope there is a marked improvement in the quality of my photographs. Do ya think?

I didn't add the trim bottom of these shorties because I need to work on how to weave in all the extra ends when I do that. I made a practice pair for Liam that are currently drying. (don't ask when on earth I fit that in!) I'll share how those came out later. I'm happier how they are hidden now, so I'll take it on again with my next customs. Speaking of which, my next project, "Hadassah" is calling me...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Vespa in progress and yay for mail!

I'm knitting "Vespa" dyed by Spiffy Knits for a friend and I'd say I'm about 75% through it. This yarn is so nice to knit with. It's organic merino, wonderful loft to it and oh is it soft. Feels good going through my hands. Nice choice Jess! I'm enjoying this!

I received Megan's yarn in the mail yesterday. It's A Time to Dye's "Hadassah." It is so lovely! Beyond lovely, actually. It's on Rambouillet Yarn. I haven't had the pleasure to knit with this kind yet and am so looking forward to it. Can't wait to get it started. You're next Megan! Along with Megan's yarn she sent for me to knit, she sent some lovely yarn in exchange for my knitting! It's Ky Baby Knits "Tucan." Bright and cheery I think! This one will be added to my stash. Trades can be fun!

*I'm noting after uploading these photos that my new camera is really showing reds to be saturated. I'm going to fiddle around with the settings - we're still get to know each other, my camera and I. ;)

Friday, May 9, 2008

Now they're *really* finished

I made an I-cord for the Bananafish longies in the end after talking with the mama the are for. I do have to say I love how it looks. I love the twist drawstring too, and while the latter is easier to make, I think the time spent on an I-cord is worth the effort. Also, I wasn't pleased with how on the cuff you could see bits of the natural peeking through where I added the trim. So I spent some time fixing that too. So now they are FINALLY on the way out! I am sad to see them go though. Each and every project I do will likely be that way. I get attached. ;)

With the I-cord

"Before" cuff

"After" cuff

Monday, May 5, 2008

customs updates and the boys

I finished these shorties up for a special little girl with excellent taste and style. I think she's going to rock these shorties dyed by Three Irish Girls in the colorway "Alice." The colorway was inspired by "Alice in Wonderland." Love it!

I'm working on Meg's customs right now and here's where I'm at with the "Bananafish" ones. I secretly want to keep them for Liam.

Speaking of Liam, here is the youngest of my little guys. Just so you can match a face with a name. ;)

And because Big Brother can't be left out - here's Jackson with "Frog." They are inseparable. 

I wish these sweet babies were ours! How fun would it be if I could have my own sheep to sheer and spin my own wool? *dreaming* These sweet little babies were born at Cuttalossa Farm in Buck's County, PA. We went to visit the farm a couple weeks ago. The boy's had a blast watching the lambs and taking in the sights. Here's a link to the picturesque farm. I'm sad that I can't quite capture the beauty with my old digital camera. 

Saturday, May 3, 2008

What's cooking?

This is what I have cooking up for Meg. :)

The Knitty Gritty

And it begins! Well, I have to start somewhere anyway... My goal in starting this blog is to keep customers updated on progress of customs, projects I'm working on, and hopefully a little about who I am and who my family is. 

Naming a "business" is hard work, first of all. Originally I intended to call it "LBI Knits," but that just didn't feel right for what I was wanting. Not that LBI has any less meaning. Those three little letters hold very special meaning to me. After dwelling (sorry, I couldn't help myself!) for some time on a name, I decided to ask a friend for help. Alas, Dwell Wool Knits was born! It just fits. It's just what I was looking for. So the moral to my story is I'd love to knit for you and for your child to dwell in wool!