Sorry for the unannounced hiatus from the blog everyone. I’ve been off from work since last Wednesday, don’t have to go back until tomorrow, and apparently decided somewhere along the line that my time off included time off from the blog. Whoops.

I hope those of you that celebrated had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a very nice day. My parents came here and spent the night so there was much cooking and fussing that first day I had off from work. Thankfully everything turned out ok including the turkey (thank you Boston Market on that one!), even if my pies looked terrible, and everyone was more than adequately fed. I do believe my parents enjoyed themselves, even if my Mom found it weird to be sitting down and relaxing on a holiday (I refuse to let her do it all any more when we are here for a holiday. It makes no sense.)! Mom’s dog Sandy even took the opportunity to show off her NJ appropriate attire.

Devil dog

How can you not love that?! ;) I was also very happy to find out that she has now decided to start wearing her sweater that I made for her earlier this year. :-D She may need another one methinks.

Besides, Thanksgiving, I’ve been getting some much needed rest and still managing to check things off the lengthy “to do” list I made for myself before the holiday. I’m starting to feel the holiday knitting crunch though. We’ll be going up to NY to celebrate my Mom’s birthday and Christmas with my folks on Dec. 13th, so my deadline approaches! The good news is that one item is finished. The bad news is that one is not and another just got started. Oye. But I guess the other good news is that I will have more blog fodder shortly when I can actually show you some FOs!

In the meantime, I can finally share another secret project that’s been going on here at Chez Zarzuela. A while back, Yvonne asked me if I’d be willing to dye a special colorway for the current round of Secret Pal! I was very excited to do so and after a bit of trial and error came up with this:

stary night skeins

The colorway is called “Stary Night”, inspired by the Van Gogh painting of the same name. And yes people, that’s yarn! Merino/tencel to be exact. But don’t worry, there’s fiber too.

stary night roving

Each bump of fiber will also be packed with 1 oz. of angelina (or firestar) to spin in with it as the spinner pleases. I’m very happy with how this all turned out. Big thanks to Yvonne for thinking of me when they were looking for a dyer!

So expect to see hand dyed yarn appearing in my etsy shop sometime in the future (probably after the first of the year). If there’s anything in particular you’d like to see me offer, let me know!

Also, for all those of you making your lists for Santa, check out the announcement for the very first Zarzuela’s Fibers Fiber Club! You’ll find a listing on etsy and a description in the Ravelry group as well. :)

So enough with the shameless self promotion! ;) More fiber content next time! And it won’t take a week. Promise! ;)

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15 Responses to “Well that snuck up now didn’t it?!”
  1. kch says:

    I love your new colorway! Unfortunately, I probably need to stop buying things for myself until after the holidays or else I’d be stalking your Etsy shop.

  2. Lisa says:

    Wow, the “Starry Night” fiber is gorgeous! You are such an artist.

  3. Kristy says:

    I’m glad you had a good Thanksgiving! The Starry Night colorway is very pretty :)
    Congrats on your fiber club! It looks like you’ll be selling out of it soon!

  4. Uli says:

    Love the colourway!!!

  5. lauragayle says:

    oooh, pretty! and a fiber club — makes me want to work on my drop spindle technique…!!!

  6. stacey says:

    Sounds like you are having a nice little vacation from work! Hopefully all will be complete before you have to go back (or at least most of it!) The fiber is beautiful! What a great inspiration for the colors!

  7. Ceci says:

    I am glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. And we all need a rest sometimes….
    Beautiful colorway! OMG!

  8. Kim says:

    The Starry Night yarn is just beautiful! Yeah Yvonne for thnking of you for that dye project. The X-mas knitting is sucking the life out of me. It’s not the volume (knitting very few and very simple projects) but I am stash busting yarns I am not so find of and I am such a selfish knitter I don’t enjoy knitting for others. There, I’ve said it. I am a SELFISH KNITTER!!!
    BTW, Sandy is so effing adorable!

  9. Daniele says:

    That colorway is gorgeous! I’ll be looking forward to the addition of yarn next year. Yay!!!

    and the dog rocks! ;)

  10. Ina says:

    Love the Starry Night – the angelina option is, well, brilliant!

  11. Opal says:

    Starry night is gorgeous! I love the idea of offering some angelina on the side. Sandy is darling!

  12. Karen says:

    Glad you had a good holiday. Everyone needs a break from the blog now and then. :)

  13. ruth says:

    hullo – i stumbled upon your blog while searching for a book review. i think it is fun that you and i have several things in common: i knit and crochet, i like rabbits (have an angora), and i used to play the bassoon. cheers!

  14. Jennifer says:

    Your Thanksgiving sounds wonderful. It’s so nice when we can enjoy a holiday. the starry night is just amazing.

  15. Eklectika says:

    HA – Sandy looks so…SERIOUS in that picture! *g*

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