Monday, May 7, 2018

Weekending 5/7/2018

April is usually the only month of the year that we have 2 shows in the month.  First is DFW Fiber Fest in Irving Texas and then next is Yellow Rose fiber fest in Seguin Texas.  April sure does keep us on our toes.

Both events are ones that we enjoy doing and it's always fun to speak with returning customers and convert new ones.  Our booth has undergone an upgrade.  We used to have samples just for the self striping-now we have samples for the variegated and tonal yarns as well.  Lots of people commented on what a great idea that was-I actually got it from another vendor Panorama Fiber Arts.  What I love about shows is learning new ways to set up our booth.  You can ask Penny-I am constantly tweaking things to the point that she goes a little crazy.  So I try to only have a yearly reset so she doesn't go screaming off into the hills.  

What shows have you been to recently?  I would love to know.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Brazen Definition of Terms

Definition of Brazen Terms


Deep Vault - Deep Vault items are items that have previously been retired-either base or color way-and have been relisted for a reduced price.

Retired - Refers to colors or bases that are being either temporarily or permanently retired.  These are listed at a reduced price.

SARM - Single And Ready to Mingle.  Refers to last skeins of a dye lot, have been listed at a reduced price.

Improv Class - Refers to color ways that are one of a kind.  There is no guarantee that the colors will ever be repeated.

Yarn Bases

Duet - Duet is a 80% SW Merino/20% Nylon base.  This is a 2 ply and is a tight a springy ply.  There are 400 yd per 100 g skein.  Duet is generally used for variegated and solids.

Harmony - Harmony is a 75% SW Merino/25% Nylon base.  This a 4 ply yarn and has 460 yd per 100 g skein in sock and 245 yd per 100 g in DK.  This is also the base used in our Halfie skeins and our 20 g skeins.  This is usually the base used for our Self Striping yarns.

Medley - Medley is a 100 SW Merino base.  This is a 3 ply yarn and has 490 yd per 100 g skein.  This base has been retired.

Diva - Diva is a 80% SW Merino/10% Cashmere/10% Nylon base.  This is a 2 ply skein and has 400 yd per 100 g skein.  This is available in 100 g and 150 g skeins.

Dolce - Dolce is a 50% SW Merino/50% Silk base.  This is a 4 ply yarn and has 435 yd per 100 g.  This is a retired base.

Paparazzi - Paparazzi is a 75% SW Merino/20% Nylon/5% Stellina base.  This is a 2 ply yarn and has 435 yd per 100 g skein in sock and 235 yd per 100 g skein in DK.  This is used for Variegated, Solid, and Stripe skeins.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Upcoming Events

Filling in my calendar with these upcoming events.  Hope to see you there!

February 17, 2018 
Inskein Yarns 
8425 Bandera Rd #128, 
San Antonio, TX 78250
April 5-8, 2018 
DFW Fiber Fest 
Irving Convention Center
April 27,28 
Yellow Rose Fiber Fest 
Seguin-Guadalupe County Coliseum 
810 S Guadalupe St. 
Seguin, TX 78155
June 22-24 
Houston Fiber Fest 
Berry Center 
Cypress, TX

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Working It Wednesday Sep 13, 2017

I haven't accomplished much in the last 2 weeks on the sweater-But I did manage to start the shaping for the neckline.  Look at that beautiful bind off. 

I did finish the first Witchy Woman sock and have gotten 9 stripes into the second one.
 And as part of my Holiday Make A Long hosted on Ravelry and Instagram, I have gotten half a dishcloth done.

Not much, but really not too bad for prepping to go out of town and being gone for 5 days.

What are you working on?

Thursday, August 31, 2017

First Annual Make Along-Handmade for the Holidays

Hello and welcome to the first annual Make Along!

The rules are pretty simple. There are 2 threads in my Ravelry Group. The chat thread is to show off WIPs and for encouragement. The FO thread is for completed projects. The goal of this make along is to tackle those handmade gifts that we always SAY we are gonna make, but maybe never get around to.

Crafts that are qualify as part of the MAL

WIPs count for the crochet/knit/weave as long as the project is not more than 50% complete. For the spin/sewing category, they must be fresh projects.

All Finished Projects that contain at least 50g of Brazen Stitchery Yarn count as 2 entries.

Each month I will have 3 drawings. 1 from the Chat Thread, 1 from the FO thread, and one from instagram. Hashtag any photos of wip’s or fo’s with #brazenmakealong on instagram. You must be a member of the Ravelry group to be eligible to win a thread prize, and you must follow Brazen Stitchery on Instagram to win an instagram prize.

Dates for the MAL are Sep 1 - Dec12.
Please feel free to double and triple dip.

Join us for encouragement and fun!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Workin' It Wednesday August 30, 2017

This week I got more knitting done than I thought I would.  I didn't achieve my goal of finishing the front of my Boxy but I did get 16 rows done.  The marker with the blue bead is where I was last Wednesday.  Maybe this week is the week that I will be able to finish the front and move to the back!  However, I am prepping right now for Georgia Fiber Fest so I may not be able to knit on it too much.  Time to make a to do list and start marking things off.

I was able to get the foot done on my to go project I placed the waste yarn for an afterthought heel last night.  The yarn is Witchy Woman and is dyed by me.  I love this yarn and do not have anything for myself from it.  I decided to remedy that with this years batch.  You will be able to buy it through the website once I have completed the renovations when I return from Georgia Fiber Fest.

They are having a dinner with Franklin Habit speaking on Friday night.  I got tickets for the dinner yesterday-I heard him speak a few years ago at DFW Fiber Fest and I really enjoyed it.  I follow him on instagram and he also has the cutest Pitt But named Rosamund-she looks like a doll.  So I am excited to fangirl on Friday.

What are you working on this week?  Show me your pictures on Instagram, Ravelry, or Facebook.  Tag your picture with #workinitbrazen

Monday, August 28, 2017

Weekending Monday Aug 28 2017

This past weekend was another busy one!  It was the last weekend of the DFW Yarn Crawl.  So I spent my Saturday much the same as the previous one.  I worked, rehearsed, and went to Jennings Street Yarns to hang out and sell yarn.  The only difference was that I went home and was in bed and asleep by 8p.  I had a few nights the previous week of getting less than 6 hours of sleep and that was a real problem.

Sunday, I worked, went up to JS Yarns for the last day of the crawl and then I went to West 7th Wool in Ft Worth to grab a skein from the trunk show that Yarn Carnival was having.  I wanted to pick a skein of hers up for the sleeves on my boxy sweater that I am knitting.  I should be on the sleeves in a week or 2 and I wanted to be prepared for that.

Hurricane Harvey is on my mind and in my thoughts.  We are getting just a bit more rain than normal where I live, but there are people losing their homes, businesses, and lives in south Texas.  Please keep our south Texans in your thoughts as they endure such a massive storm and consider donating to the relief effort.