Monday, October 13, 2014

Opal Sock Yarn Rainforest 10 - Plus

Everyone loves Opal Sock Yarns.  I've made several pairs of socks with it this past summer.  I didn't have any large projects planned, so socks were a no brainer for me.  Opal sock yarn, again, makes it easy as the yarn does all the work and all I have to do is knit.  I'm now working on a pi shawl.  Details in future posts!  Scroll to the bottom for my latest socks!









Happy Stitching!
Regards,
Karen

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Jacquard Acid Dye Rack Is Full Again

There were so many of of you dyeing this past summer.  The Jacquard Acid Dye rack has been restored to it's former glory!  Dye away.

P.S.- Procion Dye is full again too!

Regards,
Karen
One Planet Yarn and Fiber

Thursday, October 09, 2014

OPYF Walker Yarn Keepers Back in Stock!

I am happy to announce that Walker Yarn Keepers are back in stock!  There are 2 different sizes- 4 inch and 5 inch.  There is a new color too, purple!

Happy Stitching!
Regards,
Karen
One Planet Yarn and Fiber

Monday, August 11, 2014

One Planet Yarn and Fiber August 11th Sale!

One Planet Yarn and Fiber August 11th Sale!
Hello All.
Things have settled downa little bit here.  Everyone recovered enough so that we were able to head up to Seattle last weekend to visit our son.  They weather was great and we spent most of our time outside.
The Destash Sale is still going, but I have lowered the prices up to 55% off.  Because several of these items are now below my cost I will not be offering free shipping at this time. 
There are still over 500 items available at the destash price.  The sale prices are only available in the online store. No discounts will be give in the shop. If you get any error messages when trying to order, please let me know. 
My personal yarn stash is still up for sale on Ravelry.  I started buying yarn before I owned OPYF.  There are many yarns I purchased just because I liked them.  I thought I would figure out what I would do with them later.  Well, it's later, and my purchasing habits have changed, so I loaded up the yarns on Ravelry.  I will be adding more.  I also have too much personal stash in roving.  I could never, in this lifetime, spin all the fiber that I have on hand.  My Ravelry user name is sharptalk.  If you have a question about any of my stash or roving that I have not posted yet, just send me an email and we can discuss it.
 
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There are over 600 products in the Sale/Closeout section of the website.  Items are marked down anywhere from 20% to 55% off.  Quantities are limited to stock on hand. Once these sale items are gone, they are gone!
Regards,
Karen
OPYF

 

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

City Girl's Fiber Farm Morning Surprise!

I woke up to this text message this morning-

Cocoa has a grandlamb


Since I was not expecting any more lambs this year I was really surprised to get this news.  Our little Cece had a wee baby girl this morning.  She is so tiny that she can't reach her mama for food, so Mary is feeding her with a syringe.












 What do you think?  Isn't she a cutie patootee!

Happy Wednesday!
Regards,
Karen
One Planet Yarn and Fiber
City Girl's Fiber Farm

P.S.-I am sorry to say that this little peanut was only with us for 36 hours.  She passed away on June 5th at about 6 PM.  Her brief life gave smiles to many.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Off the Beaten Path - Our First Day in Barcelona

On the 30th of January we headed back to the airport in Madrid to take a short flight over to Barcelona.  We flew Iberia Airlines.  I do have to say that the coach section of the aircraft has the smallest space from the seat in front of us that I have ever seen!


Mike Piranty picked us up at the Barcelona airport and drove us to the Villa Victoria Barcelona, where we were greeted by The Villa's owner, Victoria, her husband and their housekeeper, Olga.  We were really overwhelmed by the Villa, but that is a story for another day.

Olga lead us to a nearby restaurant for lunch.  The food in Spain is amazing and the cost to eat out for a fantastic meal puts the US to shame.  Lunch included bread, olives, a bottle of wine each, a bottle of water, a first course, a second course and dessert or coffee, for 23 euros, for 2, including tax and tip.



Sights along the walk back to the Villa.



Enter the Villa Victoria Barcelona!


I fell in love with this built in espresso maker in the Villa.

The living room at the Villa.


There is an entire blog coming up with many pictures of the Villa.  I am so excited to be sharing this with you!

Happy Trails!
Regards,
Karen
One Planet Yarn and Fiber

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Off The Beaten Path - Toledo, Spain

We were in Spain for such a brief time.  We had to make the most of our days there.  On our last day in Madrid we took the high speed train to Toledo.  It is 70 miles away and took only 30 minutes to get there.
Madrid Atocha train station

Renfre high speed train


My husband in our car.


Approaching the train station in Toledo


Add for one of the museums


Inside the train station.



Old ticket windows

The streets of Toledo









The main cathedral in Toledo.





Minor repairs to the ancient cathedral, no elevators!


Inside the cathedral, finished in 1492.











Choir seats

Detail of one choir seat.  Each one had different carvings  on them.



The Lions Gate









All of the Popes




Ceiling of the dome.



Toledo was a rare city in it's time.  Christians, Jews and Muslims all lived together  in peace.  Then came the Spanish Inquisition.  Many of the buildings in Toledo share a cultural mix in their buildings.




Michelangelo, no, there is no glass, yes, we could stand a foot away, yes, pictures were allowed, no flash






Illuminated Manuscript.


This is a hugh Monstrosity.  It was made with the very first shipload of gold, silver and gemstones that were brought back from the New World.  It is HUGE!





I bought Mazapan here!

The owner insisted on a picture together!

Ancient and new.


The Jewish Quarter existed until 1492, when history decided to eradicate them from the town.






Maybe a sign for the Mikvah?





Inside one of the synagogues that was made into a Catholic church.





The route of Don Quijote!

Entry to the Franciscan Monastery that is in the old Jewish Quarter.




























LLadro!



This used to be the tower of a mosque.  It is now a church tower.







The only yarn store I saw on my trip.  They only had Kattia yarn.

This replica of the cathedral is made out of Mazapan!

The old city wall that still surrounds the oldest part of Toledo.
Back at the station waiting for the train.  We sat in the cafe and had a bottle of water.  The room was so colorful!




Back in Madrid, when we reached our hotel there was a protest by bicyclists and roller bladders for more bike lanes.  They do this once a month.  There had to be 200 riders, and their dogs!  Some of the dogs were running with the bikers, others were in baskets on front or back of a bike, or both!


Travel safe and enjoy the world!
Regards,
Karen
One Planet Yarn and Fiber