Wednesday, December 22, 2010

December's "Spoiler"

Ravishment Psyche Colourway
Colourway:  Ravishment Psyche
Yarn:  100% Superwash Merino

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December's "Teaser"

December's Inspiration - William Bougeureau

A lovely piece indeed entitled Ravishment Psyche:
Yarns mail today - enjoy!

Friday, November 19, 2010

November's "Spoiler"

Virgin of the Rocks Colourway
Virgin of the Rocks Colourway
Squooshy Sock Yarn

Sunday, October 31, 2010

November's Inspiration & "Teaser"

November's inspiration piece this month is "The Virgin of the Rocks" by Leonardo da Vinci.  The colourway came out rich, dark and mysterious...I love it!  Enjoy :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

October's "Spoiler"

And I have a few extras in stock if anyone would like another skein! :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

October's Inspiration - Sue Coleman

This month we're going in a whole different direction with the art piece! Sue Coleman is not a name like Van Gogh or Dali *but* she does some amazing art pieces and I decided to go with one.  She hails from British Columbia where I grew up and her work is gorgeous!  This piece is entitled "Wolf":

Friday, September 24, 2010

September's "Spoiler"

Lots of fun to handpaint this one - hope everyone is enjoying the colourway!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September's Inspiration - Salvador Dali (& "Teaser")

Salvador Dali holds a special spot in my heart and I like to come back to his paintings every once in awhile for that reason. I have no idea what he is trying to say with his paintings but I sure do love the bold colours which seems to go so well with his bold, "out there" paintings.  This month's painting is entitled "Burning Giraffe".

Enjoy everyone! The yarns are in the mail already today!

Friday, August 13, 2010

August's "Spoiler"

Really enjoyed dyeing this one and also enjoyed the yarn base (merino/bamboo/nylon) as I haven't dyed this one in particular for the club for awhile!  It seemed perfect for the summer months with the bamboo content!

Friday, July 30, 2010

August's Inspiration - Ivo (and "Teaser")

This month's inspiration comes from an artist named Ivo and the piece is entitled Enlightenment.  The yarn chosen for this month is a blend yarn that seems appropriate for the hot summer months and is one I haven't used for awhile in this club - enjoy!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

July's "Spoiler"

Handpainted on 100% superwash merino - enjoy!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

July's Inspiration - Alfred Gockel

A slightly unknown artist plus non-summer colours for this month of the club! Can you tell I wanted something a little different? :)  The piece is entitled Split Flowers Lilies - enjoy!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

June's "Teaser"

A lovely yarn this month that I don't usually send to the club plus a fun dye technique.

Enjoy everyone and happy summer!

Monday, May 31, 2010

June's Inspiration - Andy Warhol

This painting was so zany I couldn't resist! It is very adorable too and obviously titled "Green Cat"...LOL I have a fun dye technique planned for this one and hopefully it'll surprise you! Also for this month due to my supplier being late with my shipment, you are all getting a super nice and squishy base yarn to play with! Hope you had a nice weekend!

Monday, May 3, 2010

May's "Teaser"

Just a wee hint of the colourway in the bottom left corner. Make sure to look at the skein closely - there's a few colours in it! :)

May's Inspiration - Michael O'Toole

This month I decided to choose an artist who is a little less well known. I was quite intrigued that he also grew up in Vancouver since I am also a west coast girl. This painting in particular is lovely and reminds me a lot of Vancouver! The title is Aspen Grove.

April's "Spoiler"

Saturday, April 3, 2010

April's "Teaser"

A little taste of this month's colourway...yum!

I know it doesn't show much but it is a refreshing colourway for sure - enjoy!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April's Inspiration - Pierre Auguste Renoir

I was in the mood for a spring-like colourway so I turned to Renoir this month for a botanical painting.  This one is gorgeous and it's called Tulipes.

Hope you enjoy the yarn - it's painted on BFL Nylon Sock this month.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March's "Spoiler"

A bright and bold colourway for March's inspiration!  Hope everyone likes is painted on 100% superwash merino and I can't wait to see how this one knits up - it's very colourful!

Monday, March 1, 2010

March's "Teaser"

As you can see, this is going to be a bright colourway...LOL  The colours came out quite saturated this go around...

All the yarns mail today!  Seems like Spring is around the corner too - March sneaked up on me...LOL 


March's Inspiration - Paul Ranson

This month I decided on an inspiration piece by Paul Ranson called "Christ and Buddha".  It has a lot of lovely colours in it and I decided to play with a couple of them to see what kind of result I would get.  These yarns are dyed so that if you knit socks, you will get mini stripes going on if you don't do a lot of lace within the socks...enjoy!

February's "Spoiler"

I had a lot of fun painting this one as it's a totally different technique that I used to create random application of both colours on the yarns.  To celebrate Valentine's Day for the month of February I decided to send out the Serenity Sock yarn base which has 10% cashmere in it...yum!  Enjoy!

Monday, February 1, 2010

February's "Teaser"

Everything mailed today!  This was a great colourway to paint and also, the base yarn is a bit of a surprise for this month as it's February and Valentine's Day and I thought we needed something a little special for the base yarn :)  Enjoy!

Friday, January 29, 2010

February's Inspiration - Andy Warhol

I've been wanting to work Andy Warhol into the line-up for awhile for this club and this piece seemed quite appropriate given it's Valentine's Day this month!
Appropriately named Heart with a Bow, this piece is circa 1983.

Looking forward to painting this one today...everything mails on Monday!

Monday, January 18, 2010

January's "Spoiler"

Can you see the blue in the painting that I picked up on for the yarn? If you look under his chest, there's a lovely blue mixed with black that caught my eye. To that, I added little bursts of white to add a bit of light to the darkness of the colourway. This is painted on 100% superwash merino with a lovely tight twist - enjoy!

Monday, January 4, 2010

January's "Teaser"

I had fun with this one! I ended up being a little wee bit fixated on a certain colour of this painting which will be explained further with your package :) The teaser hints at the colourway but doesn't give away all - you will see what I mean when you get your yarn! Enjoy everyone!