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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Finally finished spinning up this roving from Moonrover. 

Can’t wait to weave it up! 

ae-ross:

Words I gotta remember more often.

I’ve really been enjoying embroidering quotes lately - trying to figure out different techniques. This one is from comedian Chris Gethard who is a great source of inspiration. 

ae-ross:

Working on a small blanket for a small human.

Hey guys, I have been away from this blog for a while working on some personal projects, but you can still find me on my non-crafty tumblr. 

I am working on a little baby blanket so I will try to remember and post the progress. I am really excited about it! I’m knitting it out of Cascade 220, on 5mm needles, using Garter Stitch. 

As you can see from my sketch there will be 4 blocks in a windmill pattern, each one representing a different season through color. Also planning a small cream border with grey stripes. 

silverandjadeyarns:

ARE YOU READY FOR A GIVEAWAY??!!

Thank-you all for your patience! As I promised, in order to thank you all for your support in following, here is my newest giveaway. Included is:

  1. Elann Pure Alpaca Fina (2 balls)
  2. Indigo Moon (2 skeins)
  3. Countess Ablaze “King Midas”
  4. 2 random balls from my stash of snowflake & funky
  5. Calef Road Crafts stitch markers
  6. 2 tins of tea from David’s Tea

Must be following me (as this is for you, my lovely followers!). Reblogs only count, feel free to reblog more than once, but try not to annoy your own followers :)

GIVEAWAY ENDS: May 19th 2014

Thanks again!

Hey, my buddy Silver and Jade Yarns is doing a pretty incredible give-away. You should all go follow and reblog so you can get in on the action. 

Yarn and tea! Doesn’t get any better than that. 

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!  

bridgecitybutterfly:

teadrinkingdragon:

ladyamesindy:

shatterknits:

aknottysoutherngirl:

Stop it!! Stop using crap yarn. I see so many beautiful patterns, socks, blankets, scarves and even sweaters being made out of the shittiest excuse of yarn. There is no reason to…

I feel the same way about acrylic/synthetic yarns that I do about oil. 

It would be ideal if we lived in a world where other types of yarn and modes of transportation were used instead of ones that are environmentally detrimental, often produced with a blind eye towards human rights and ultimately unsustainable as a resource. 

That being said, we would have to make an absolutely massive amount of global change to our world at a cultural and governmental level in order for that to be the case. 

As it is, we use gas because it’s cheaper and more widely available, and we have spent decades creating an infrastructure based around it’s use. The same can be said for acrylic and synthetic textiles. 

Humanity has created a world where the most unsustainable practices are also the most cost-effective. 

If there’s anyone out there that doesn’t like the prevalence of synthetic yarn, then you’ve got some real campaigning to do and it goes well beyond having a hissy-fit on tumblr.

Go change the world, then we’ll talk. 

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*frantically tries to figure out how you tied your scarf like that*

This is gorgeous! 

(via fiberfingers)

Working on some new mix-and-match socks to use up my self-striping stash.

Fresh off the loom last night! Really really pleased with how this scarf turned out - the tension is exactly what I wanted and that’s something I am still figuring out. 

Warp:

Pink, Red, Gold and Grey are Rock Lobster Polwarth dyed by Spun Right Round - Handspun and N-plied. 

Mint Green is “Linaria” Merino dyed by Greasemoth - Handspun and N-plied. 

Also used grey Cascade 220 between the handspun warp colors. 

Weft:

Also Cascade 220 in light grey. 

Handspun warp. Very excited about this color combo!