Drama Llama Knitting Company produces handspun and Hand-dyed yarns, as well as knitting accessories and patterns.

Our dream: By moving towards selling yarn from local-ish, ethically sourced fiber, we hope you bring your sweater a little bit closer (figuratively speaking) to the sheep it came from. (Or alpaca, or goat, or bundle of flax!)

For those about to craft, we salute you.
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ae-ross:

Gethard has given us so many inspiration quotes, but this is the one that really resonated with me. So, I thought what better way to immortalize it than by embroidery?

So the next time I’m wondering “So, how is crack?” or taking a long dark Disney-affiliated ride with a baby on my lap, I’m going to remember these words of wisdom. 

This is an embroidery I did to celebrate an awesome show called TCGS

These are words to live by. 

theknittrix:

The second issue of The Knittrix is so close we can almost taste it! 

Here’s a sneak peek until we post the first few pages this weekend. We’ll be posting pages fairly regularly up until VanCAF in May, so keep watching for updates. 

Spread the word!

Attention Vancouver fiber-folks!

If you get the chance, make it a priority to hit up Bandidas Taqueria on The Drive in the next couple months - Kim O’Brien has covered the walls in her amazing felted art pieces and they are truly something to behold. 

If you love fiber and you live in Greater Vancouver, check it out! They’ll be up until mid-June. 

theknittrix:

Madeline Curry thinks she’s got this superhero business all sewn up with her DIY alter-ego “The Knittrix.” She’s just trying to do her duty and clean up the streets, one slipped stitch at a time, but she’s about to find out that fighting bullies isn’t always black and white. Sometimes it’s hot pink.

The second issue of The Knittrix saga will bring Madeline face to face with a fierce trio of preteens who give her a run for her needles and leave her looking for help from the mysterious Monsieur Du Crochet. Can she defeat the ultra-hip Trixie and her BFF’s or are things about to get a whole lot worsted for our crafty heroine?
Check out The Knittrix Issue #2: “Trixie and The Superbrats” to find out.
Hey all! Unfortunately due to some unforeseen circumstances we are not able to have the Issue #2 print run available at the con - but the comic will be going up online very soon, and you will be able to order a print copy as soon as they are ready. (And they will definitely be with us @ VanCAF in May.)
Keep an eye on this tumblr for updates. 
If you’re in Seattle for the convention though, there’s still lots of awesome stuff going on at table D-4 - posters, buttons and freshly printed copies of Issue #1 - so come and say hi! 
Getting so close to ECCC! We are so stoked. 
Also I am relieved that I don’t seem to be running out of yarn puns. 

I finished this scarf a little while ago and it took me a bit of time to get these photos up because I’ve been busy prepping for ECCC

The warp is 50% Merino, 50% Australian Possum. It was really nice to work with and make a surprisingly strong warp for a single-ply yarn. The warm beige really lets the other colors pop. 

The main weft yarn was handspun from Kinfolk Yarn’s superwash merino roving. The colorway is “New Growth in the Zombie Apocalypse Victory Garden" which to be honest, I would have bought on the name alone. The range of colors in this top was gorgeous! It was really fun to play with the arrangement throughout the weft of the scarf, from the bright acid green to more subdued blues and browns. 

The tabs going up the side - created using the clasped weft method - are Sweet Fiber Yarns Sweet Merino Lite in “Envy”

So fun to use wool from two local dyers. If it weren’t for the Australian warp, this would be a very Vancouver scarf!  

theknittrix:

Hey all!

Hope you are as pumped for Emerald City 2014 as we are! 

Our table location is D-4 - as you can see from the little red dot on the map we are on the south side of the convention centre. Click through for the full map of the show floor on ECCC’s website. 

If you like comics, and/or knitting and/or combinations thereof, stop by and see us! We’ll have freshly printed copies of Issue #1, the debut of Issue #2, as well as posters, prints and buttons. 

Hope to see you there! :)

Drop by and see us! 

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I just acquired a giant box of acrylic yarn and I have no idea what to do with it. I've always been told how horrible acrylic is, but I don't want it to go to waste. What sort of patterns/uses are best for this fiber?
dramallamaknitting dramallamaknitting Said:

knittingfuckyeah:

blankets are a really good option for acrylic yarn because it’s hard to destroy, easier to care for than regular wool, and also it’s a good option for those with wool allergies. if you have several different colors that you don’t know what to do with, you could always try knitting an afghan or throw.

you could also:

  • use it to knit totes or cozies
  • donate it to a senior center that holds knitting or crocheting activities
  • use the yarn to knit children’s hats or mittens, and donate those as well

I think this is great advice. 

kaleandcrochet:

The penguins need our help!

The Penguin Foundation has a global callout for knitters to make pullovers for penguins in rehab.
Penguins caught in oil spills need the little jumpers to keep warm and to stop them from trying to clean the toxic oil off with their beaks.
You can download more information about how to knit for penguins, including the knitting pattern and where to send the finished product.

Original article here.

It’s that time again!

kaleandcrochet:

The penguins need our help!

The Penguin Foundation has a global callout for knitters to make pullovers for penguins in rehab.

Penguins caught in oil spills need the little jumpers to keep warm and to stop them from trying to clean the toxic oil off with their beaks.

You can download more information about how to knit for penguins, including the knitting pattern and where to send the finished product.

Original article here.

It’s that time again!

(via yarnaddiction)

silverandjadeyarns:

craftpigeon:

I have been wanting to try out making some pillowcases! I had just finished off a scarf and felt now was the time! I have this wonderful multi-coloured warp going on and then I wanted to use some of my random bits of yarn in the weft to try out all kinds of colour and pattern combos! I am loving it so far and I have enough warp for three pillows! I am so excited I am going to keep weaving RIGHT NOW!

My work is for sale on my Website:

www.craftpigeon.net

Wow that’s lovely. Gonna have to take up another craft.

Damnit.

Come to the dark side.