I have not fallen off the face of the earth. It may seem like it to you, and for that I sincerely apologize. I have been busy. Lots of changes going on this spring - both around the house and with my business. So instead of knit blogging, I've been enjoying 2+ hour conference calls with two other talented dyers. We're working on a top secret project. Perhaps top secret only for the time being, but right now the details are being ironed out. If you love yarn, you will want to stay tuned. The top secret project may just take your breath away.
Although I can't give you most of the TOP SECRET project details yet, I can tell you that I am changing my brand name to better reflect the growth of my business. Bungalow Buns will be replaced by Franceschi Studio. I am just not knitting soakers for the cloth diapering community like I used to, so keeping the old name doesn't make sense. Currently pondering the new yarn line....yes, you heard right: the new yarn line.
In more recent and tangible fiber artsy goodness, here is one of the art yarns I've been working on. Treasure of Tortuga. 2 oz, of this skein is a prize for the treasure hunt over at Knitteds and Fitteds. The rest will be up for sale. It's so lovely and soft and vibrant. Technically, it's the same dye that I did Floral Inclination with. Same dyelot to boot, but what a difference the color distribution and spinning make. Little knots and behives plus three different plying techniques make it very interesting. The thicker single is spun from handpainted roving and the thin plying single is spun from repeating lengths of solid dyed rovings of the same colors.
I've got anothe red wool and linen single art yarn still on the bobbin to show ya. Pictures to come when the twist is set!
Still no progress on the gorgeous sparkly purple single. It's awaiting inspiration for plying. Black maybe? Slate? Blue? I don't know...................