Test Knit/Sale

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I feel like such a braggadocious yarn person!  I will admit it! Yes.  I am.  I love yarn!  Join me all yarn lovers!  Love all the yarn with me!  I’m working on a test knit for Kelly McClure of Boho Knits.  It’s called the Dovah Shawl.  I need to get it done by August 22.  It’s so pretty, I just had to share it.     Get ready, she will release it by the end of August.  I have all kinds of kits and color-ways to make it with.   I’m working with “Bark” and “Primrose”.

I also love a good sale.  I’m the type of person that will wait to purchase something until a sale is on.  So, of course, I’m going to apply that to all my beautiful co-yarn lovers.  I’ve got a 20% off sale going on in the Etsy Store.   Check out some of our new color-ways.

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This is “Midnight Canyon” on worsted!  Grant is a Jazz musician and teaches at UCO here in Edmond, OK.  He plays Jazz at various locations around town.  He is cool!  He has that soft cool jazz voice.  I like to listen to him talk.  He came over and made “Midnight Canyon”.  I took it to a local yarn store trunk show and it sold out as quick as I got it out of the box.   Grant is off playing Jazz, so I had to make it myself.  This is my version of Grant’s original color-way.  I love the manly energy of this yarn.

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This is Lauren’s yarn baby.  She made a teal version called “Starling” that is one of our best sellers.  It’s gorgeous!  We had a request to make it a little more blue than teal.  This is it!  Introducing “Robin’s Egg”.  It is sooooo pretty!  We have it available in sparkle and it’s breathtakingly beautiful!  Seriously!     20% off this week!

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Lavender Fields.  Do I need to say more?  This is a top seller too.  Here it is in all her glory on Fingering Singles.  Readily available to ship to you immediately.  It’s gorgeous and on sale!

Get out of the heat and let’s shop for some pretty art yarn!  Back to school sale!

A Chick That Knitz

Also friends, the little chick you see in the pictures represents me, A Chick That Knitz.  I had another one that represented Lauren and it fell and broke into pieces.  If anyone finds a cute chick, let me know, and I will buy it!  I am on the hunt.

Stay cool friends.  Enjoy indoors and air conditioning and YARN!

Tammy.

 

Rose Color-Way

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Hello Friends!  How are you guys today?   I’ve started a test knit for this lovely shawl from Kelly McClure of Boho Knits.   Look at the color-way I created for this stunning shawl.

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Isn’t it gorgeous!  This is “Bark” “Primrose” and “Love’s Yellow Rose”.  I splurged and bought myself a set of Signature circular knitting needles.  They are the best of the best.

I also created some mini’s on sparkle and sock…

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and……

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Here it is with “Marvelous Mauve” instead of “Love’s Yellow Rose”.

I have 2 1/2 weeks to finish the test shawl and I’m casting on today.  I am eager to see it done!   I will be back with show and tell!

Happy Saturday!

Yarn makes me happy!  I hope it lights your fire too!

 

Tammy

 

Shawl Cuffs

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I am so proud and honored to show off my step-daughter’s custom made Shawl Cuffs.  Bailey is an incredibly talented artist.   She does custom leather work for all kinds of accessories.  She is even making custom leather shoes now!

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Bailey came to visit this summer and she set up her work shop in A Chick That Knitz studio and she generously made me these shawl cuffs while she was here.  They are so cute!

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These are cute cinched around a cowl.  Feel free to browse around in the online shop.

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I am so happy to tell you that A Chick That Knitz is doing very well!  God is so good.  I never would have imagined that I would have an art studio and have my own hand-dyed  yarn business!  I get to play every single day.  I get to meet amazing people.  I have many things to be grateful for but I am so grateful every day I wake up that I get to do this!

My maiden name is Dyer.  My name literally means “Perfect Joyful Dyer”.  I was born to do this!   My father loved to color.  I spent hours laying on the floor with him, with gel pens surrounding us, coloring Mandala’s.  This is a Mandala.Screen Shot 2019-07-21 at 10.00.35 AM.png

My mother trained me to be ….exceptional in service.  My father was the artsy dreamer and my mother the intelligent, hard working, perfectionist.

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This is our Woodland Kit collection.  Isn’t it beautiful.  Lauren created the two on the left and I created the one the right.   God has given me three beautiful daughters, Lauren is my daughter-in-law , Bailey is my step-daughter, and Lindy is my daughter.   Lauren and Lindy both help me in the studio.  Lauren helps me every day in the studio.  She is the other “Chick That Knitz’.  Lindy pops in occasionally and gifts us her unique artistic abilities.

I feel that I have so much love and gratefulness that it pours into A Chick That Knitz.  If you sit for a bit at the yarn store and watch the customers come in and spot my yarn, you will hear a “gasp” of “Wow, how pretty”.   Pixie told me my yarn makes people happy.  (All yarn makes fiber enthusiasts happy.).  A compliment like that means the world to me!  That’s exactly what I want to hear!

My personality type is an INFJ or also known as an Empath.  We are sensitive people to other’s energy.  We can spot an underdog a mile away.  We are lovers of people and animals.  Compassion and Empathy are our superpowers.  When I can make someone happy by providing a soft squishy handful of softness with beautiful colors that emit emotion, I am in heaven!

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Look at this beauty!!!  Lauren made this!   Lauren is a lot like me.  We have very similar personalities.  She gets as much joy from this as I do!  When we create a magical “yarn baby” like this one, you will see us dancing with joy and squealing with delight (no kidding).  We absolutely LOVE what we do!  This color-way is called “Colors of the Wind”.

Enjoy your day friends!  Share some light, love, and laughter today with someone.  Trust me, you will reap the benefits!

Much love,

Tammy,

A Chick That Knitz

Spring Shawls

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I wanted to show off some new shawls that my sister-in-law, Christine, made out of my yarn.  This shawl is called “Debut” and you can find it here – “Debut”

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The colors are Pink, Circus, and a blue I made special for her.

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Isn’t it pretty.

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This is another  “Debut” shawl in different colors.  She is an amazing crocheter and has just recently learned to knit.  She is a beginner knitter.  Look what you can do as a beginner.  She did amazing!

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Well done Christine!  Well done.

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If you are inspired to cast on, come check out the online shop – A Chick That Knitz

You can use the code “YarnLove” for a 20% off discount.

My yarn is also available at David’s Yarn shop in Edmond, OK in case you are near and want to come pick out some colors in person.

Happy Knitting!

Tammy

So, I’m supposed to be working!

 

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This morning, I’ve been busy working on a photo shoot for my yarns.   I did really good until this happened.

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Max is a big grown up cat now.  This June he will be two.  He still likes to come up and give me a cuddle every once in a while.  He has that aloof personality of cats, and you should feel grateful that he evens pays any attention to you.  He saw me working with my yarns and had to come up and pose.  He knows his role well.

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My daughter, Lindy, moved back home to finish nursing school and brought her cat, Milo, with her.  Now, there are two nosey felines hanging around.

The yarn has it’s own room in my house where the kitties do not hang out.  They typically camp out in Lindy’s room now.  If she is not running her pants off working or going to classes, she is laying in bed trying to catch up on sleep.  That’s where these two like to be, in bed with her.

I had to take a break from the photo shoot to play with the kitties.  I am their door keeper after all.  I open the door to let them out, and I open the door to let them in. (About 10 times per day).

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“Sexy”

I did get some work done today!

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“Starry Night”

Lauren has been creating too!  She made this beautiful coral and teal color-way listed below.  I don’t have a name for it yet, but it reminds me of a Koi Pond.   She has a beautiful tonal teal/turquoise color that goes with it, but I cannot get it pictured right.  It’s coming out as blue and it isn’t blue at all.   That’s when the kitties interrupted me for a break.

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I better get back to work.   Kitties have moved on.  Milo catches the lizards around here, a few little snakes too.  I bet they are working keeping the perimeter safe.  I’m off to list some more yarn on the Etsy site. Etsy – A Chick That Knitz

Have a great day friends!

Knit On!

Tammy

 

FunFunFun Shawl

 

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I know!  It’s gorgeous!  Lauren made this super cute shawl.  It’s so cute on!  She made it with “AChickThatKnitz” yarn. Cherub, Good Days, and Midnight Rendezvous.

It’s the FunFunFun shawl by Andrea Mowry.  You can find it here: FunFunFun Shawl. It turned out so pretty!

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Look at her go.  Lauren is mainly a crochet girl.  She has just decided she is going to dig her heals in and master knitting.  She is rocking it!  I’m telling you, that girl is really really smart.

I’m taking the shawl and some kits up to David’s Yarn store this week.  I’ve had my Gand Opening sale and it went fantastic!  I’m telling you, I am walking on the clouds, I’m so happy.  I’m getting back into the dye pots this week and creating up some new color-ways.   I love that part the best.

I will say farewell and leave you with an adorable picture of my grandson Henry.  Remember, Wyoming?

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Ah-DORE-ah-BLE!!!!  I’ll tell you what, I literally have heart palpitations, every time I see a picture or video of this boy.  I mean it.  I feel it in my chest, sometimes across my shoulders, a wave of energy.  It’s hard to explain.  It’s strong though!  My body physically reacts to him.  It’s because he is so Ah-DORE-ah-BLE!

Happy Easter Everybody,

Tammy

 

Poncho’s and a SALE!

Hello friends!  How are you doing on this beautiful Spring day?   I wanted to show off Lauren’s poncho.   She made it a while ago and wore it to a Christmas party.  I wanted to show that we actually do wear all the things we knit.  Actually, Lauren crocheted this!   This is crochet!

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John, Lauren, Lindy, and Luke

Ponchos were popular in the 70’s.  Remember the little balls on the ends of the ties?  Some had tassels.  Ponchos, halter tops, wedge shoes….love the 70’s!  I cannot tell you enough how happy I am that the younger generation likes ponchos now!  Lauren is 26 and ROCKING IT!

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Since Lauren made this, I don’t know what the pattern is called.  If you want to know, comment, and I will ask.  You may go look on Ravelry and check out ponchos.

I’ve been working on loading up my Etsy store.  Here are some of the many yarns I’ve listed.  I have 69 different color-ways listed and have about 30 more to list to be done.Screen Shot 2019-04-09 at 1.04.00 PM

I’m going to have a Grand Opening Sale this coming weekend!  All items will be 30% off.  That includes any kits I’ve made.   The kits listed are discounted anyway because you are purchasing more than one skein of yarn.   The kits on sale is a super deal!  I mean SUPER deal!

The sale will start on Friday at 6pm and run through Sunday at 6pm.  I’m going to post a video on YouTube to announce the sale.   Go ahead and browse the shop if you would like and be sure to favorite what you like.    That will help me make sure I have enough yarn for everybody and you won’t have to wait for me to make it in case it sells out.

I’ve just returned from DFW Fiber festival.  I came home confident in my yarn!  Very confident!  My husband said, “Tammy, your yarn is prettier than a lot of yarn here at this convention.”  I have to agree.    I’m going to work hard so that I can present my own shop at DFW Fiber Festival next year!

Have a great day friends and hope to see you at the sale this weekend!

Happy Knitting,

Tammy

 

 

Fades

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I’ve finally finished an official “Fade” type pattern!  Yay me!  I’ve made a fade type shawl with my previous shawl “Dotted Rays”  by Stephen West.   I was creative and made the Fade on my own.   This is “Free Your Fade” by Andrea Mowry.   It’s an easy knit.  Guess what?   I made it with my own hand dyed yarn!  Yay me again!

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This takes 3 skeins of yarn in different color combinations.  I made this in my Fingering Singles yarn in Pink, Circus, and Lake House.  I’m going to make a moody, dark one next.

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I’m working every day on my new hand dyed yarn business.  Currently, I’m stocking my “store” on Etsy.  You are sure to find me under “A chick that knitz.”   I’ve got 27 different color ways listed.  I have about 50 total to load.  Once I have all my colors listed, I’m going to have a grand opening sale and everything will be 30% off for the opening.  So go look around if you would like, but remember to wait for the official opening for 30% off everything!  I love a good sale!  (It’s taken me a week to photograph and load 27 colors, it may take another week to load the rest).

I will also have my own “shop” on the web.  I will get that up and running once I’ve loaded up Etsy.  Since I’m brand spanking new with my yarn business, I figured that would help introduce my yarn to people.

It Spring Y’all!  Yay!  My nose sure knows!  I’m allergic to cedar and every other kind of tree known to mankind.  I’m basically allergic to March.  I don’t know how they work, but I have a Himalayan Salt Lamp near my bed and it helps with my allergies.  It doesn’t cure them, but it helps.  I notice a difference when I don’t have it on anyway.

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Max enjoying the long grass before Len gets the mower out for the first time this season.

I’m in-between projects right now.  My fingers are itching to work on something!  I’m looking for a particular project.  When I officially open my store and have the grand opening, I’m going to do a “KAL. Knit-a-Long” and I’m looking for that project.  I want to showcase my yarns and showcase a Fade type pattern.

Happy Sunday!

 

Tammy – A Chick That Knitz

 

Dotted Rays Shawl

Hello!   Happy Birthday to me!  Happy Valentine’s to everybody!

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This is the Dotted Rays Shawl by Stephen West. I love it!  It’s one of my favorites.  It’s an easy and relaxing knit.  The first three stitches are a provisional cast on and that’s the hardest part of the pattern.   Once you pass that, you are in easy breezy land!  It’s garter stitch the rest of the way with a few yarn overs for the “dots”.

I used my own yarn from A Chick That Knitz in the color-way Romantic Robin.  I made it a fade.  There are many ways you can use yarn color to make it your own.  Browse all the beautiful shawls here on Ravelry

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I’ve started a YouTube channel for A Chick That Knitz and a friend and follower sent me a huge box of presents to celebrate my new studio.  I made this for her.  It’s some of the first yarn I’ve dyed and it’s made of Worsted weight Superwash Merino Wool.  I will have my shop open this Spring.  That’s another plus, you can use worsted weight yarn instead of the fine fingering yarn (you can use that also) so the shawl knits up relatively fast.

I also want to show off some of Amanda’s cookies.  Amanda is Lauren’s mother that lives in Texas.

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They are so cute!

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Look at those on the right with the coconut!  Beautiful!

I highly recommend taking some cookie decorating classes on Blueprint (formerly Craftsy).  Neither of us could have done this without it.  I bet there are some free tutorials on YouTube regarding “Flood icing” .   They will teach you how to get this beautiful icing for cookies.  It’s powdered sugar, water, and a secret ingredient called meringue powder.

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I think I will make some cookies myself.  I had to stop making them so much because I was eating them all!  They are so good, you can’t have just one cookie.

Have a fantastic week and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Tammy

 

Nightshift in Noro

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My latest creation is the Nightshift shawl by Andrea Mowry.  I made it with Noro Silk Garden that I had on hand in my stash.

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I”m really pleased with it.  It may look complicated, but it’s not.  The color changes happen with the yarn.  The yarn does all the work.   I did not use her recommended yarn.  I wore it out today for a pedicure date with my daughter, Lindy, followed by Sushi for lunch.

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This is what is looks like from behind.

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Max.  Look how big he’s gotten!  He’s all adult now.  He wants to hunt at night and sleep all day.  He is potty trained to potty outside.   He doesn’t use a litter box.  He trained himself.  It’s nothing I did.  The problem with that is he wakes me up in the middle of the night by pouncing and running up my body when I’m in bed asleep.  Sometimes, I just lay there after the initial “pounce” at my feet, hoping and praying he will go away.  If I don’t respond, then the running/pouncing up my body until he reaches my head begins.  If he really needs to go outside, I get the full body pounce immediately.   What can I say?  I love him.