Thursday, October 18, 2007

A winner!

Hi everyone!
I had a wonderful, exciting, and exhausting trip to New Mexico last week; my flights home were supposed to take 5 hours total but ended up taking 14 hours! whew! I was very glad to get home.

But then I had to count all those yarn skeins! So the total number of skeins of yarn in my dye studio is.... 698 skeins! Laura's guess at 723 was the closest, so Laura I'll be sending you the prize - congratulations!

Today my parents are flying here from Michigan to stay with us for 10 days. They came for Grandparent's Day at my son's school and they also came to help me at my booth at the Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival in Asheville, NC. We'll be staying at a cabin near the Blue Ridge Parkway; I can't wait to see the Fall colors.

When I get back from Asheville I do some fun things on this blog, Jana

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Socks Done!

I finished my Thelma & Louise socks... also known as Roza's Socks:

Roza's Socks (aka Thelma & Louise Socks)

Yarn: White Oak Studio TVyarn in Thelma & Louise
Pattern: Roza's Socks from IK Spring 2007
Needles: Size 1.5

I totally love the way that the colors came out, and if you have not worked with this pattern before, you must. Very easy and fun at the same time!

Monday, October 8, 2007


I got the sport weight this time around and I love it. I can't wait to cast on! So many socks, so little time...

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Got my package!!

WOW!! I LOVE it! I have taken pictures but not posted them on my blog yet so no spoilers from here. But I love the colorway and it's one of my most favorite movies! YAY!!!

A contest!

Hi everyone! well I decided not to wait for a contest; I'm ready for some fun now! The picture above is the prize - the book Better Living Through Television: the Guide to Life. Hey this is what tvyarn is all about! Finally someone else recognizes how much wisdom we gain from watching television! Here's some quotes from the book:
"when guys are persistent, it's romantic. They make movies about that. When it's a woman, then they cast Glenn Close" - Clista Flockhart as Ally McBeal on Ally McBeal
"I wanna do it, Gus. I wanna see that country, before the bankers and lawyers all git it." Tommy Lee Jones as Woodrow Call on Lonesome Dove
"My wife had left me, which was very painful. Then she came back to me, which was excruciating". Kelsey Grammer as Fraiser Crane on Fraiser
ok, so here's the contest question: how many skeins of yarn do I have in my downstairs dye studio right now? I don't know the answer yet but I need to do some inventory next week. I have quite a bit of undyed yarn to dye since I have the SAFF fiber festival to prepare for. I also have some dyed yarn inventory built up to sell there. And I have an order for Woolgirl to ship out on Monday, so that is down there too. This will only be yarn that I intend to sell, not yarn in my personal stash.
Also, remember that for fingering, I sell 2 skeins (350 yrds) to make one pair of socks, and for sport weight, I sell 1 skein (225 yds) for one pair of socks.
You can put your guess in the comments or send me email, which ever you prefer whiteoakstudio at yahoo dot com You have until 5pm Sat Oct 13 to guess.
Good Luck! Jana

Friday, October 5, 2007

My Thelma & Louise Socks

I have been wondering what patterns people have been using with their tv sock yarn. With the Thelma & Louise yarn, I decided to work on Roza's socks from the Spring 2007 Issue of IK:

Roza's Socks (aka Thelma & Louise Socks)...

As you can tell, my dog Kasey seriously enjoys getting into most of my photos...


Thursday, October 4, 2007

Packages mailed

Hi everyone! Here's the packages ready to mail; they were sent out yesterday. How do you like my mighty guard dog? She had to take her morning nap. That's my gorgeous girl Scout.

I'm out of town this Sunday through Saturday, so if there's any problems I'll make it right when I return. And we'll have a contest then too.

Hope you like this shipment! Enjoy! Jana