April 21, 2017

Candys, Marauders Map and Mother of Dragons. Oh My!

Wool & Two Sticks has bloomed in the pass few months, venturing into themed mimi skien kits. Each kit has around 160 to 200 yards of yarn. Some are in DK weight while others in sock weight.

I have released three kits in the past two months. The latest one is in honor of Phat Fibers Box that is released each month with a new theme. I allowed Salt Water Taffy be my muse for this month’s theme, Cupcakes & Candies. I have one set in these colors in sock weight to sell in my store.

I have also collaborated with a talented polymer clay artist who makes stitch markers. With our combined magic we came up with the Marauder’s Map HP Theme kit. Each kit has five skeins of yarn representing the founders of the Marauders Map and also on the stitch marker that comes with each kit.

Lastly, I came up with my own colors that I felt represented the long-running and well-loved T.V. show, Game of Thrones, in a mini kit. This kit comes with a Games of Thrones button for your collection. These kits are great for making up a pair of fingerless mitts, a cuff or heel in a pair of socks, for adding onto your themed scrappy blanket to making more of the never-ending Beekeepers Quilt we all have in our stash.

The yarns are 75% Superwash Merino wool and 25% nylon. Dyed with professional dyes in a pet/smoke-free home.

April 11, 2016

Hatter’s Right Eye

I was inspired by the movie poster for the “Alice Through The Looking Glass” to add this skein of yarn to the April flavors.

I was drawn to the Mad Hatter’s eyes. I dyed this Wonderful 100’s, a fingering weight made of 70% Merino/30% silk, to represent his right eye. This will pair well with the mini skein “Hatter’s Left Eye,” among other new flavors that I dyed up for the Month of April.

Hatter’s Right Eye has 100 yards of fabulous yarn for that project that just needs a 100 yards. Give a funky look to a cuff or heel of your socks, part of a granny square project, or even combine them together for a one-of-a-kind hat!

I make small batches of each colorway. By using this process, I am able to make sure the yarn colorway is consistent. This keeps each batch more unique to use for your project. Make sure to purchase enough for your project (at one time) or place a custom order of the colorway you like. Remember there will be variations within with each dye batch.

February 29, 2016

March Phat Fiber – Wizard of Oz

Now available on Etsy are combo packs of the samples I did for the Phat Fiber Sampler Box for March 2016. Wizard of Oz is this month’s theme. My inspiration was Dorthy’s Dress, The Yellow Brick Road to Oz and a combo of the Ruby Slippers and the Tin Man’s Heart.

The yarn is 100% Peruvian Highland wool with 200 yards per 100-gram skein. These mini skiens of fingering-weight yarn are great for the hexipuffs for the Beekeeper’s Quilt.

October 14, 2015

Bubbly Bobbly Boo

Just in time for Halloween!

Have a mini project you want to do over a weekend? Then Bubbly Bobbly Boo, with 20 yards per skien, will be perfect for you. Passion Purple would pair well with any color yarn!

Type of yarn: Cascade Heritage 150 (75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon)
Knitting Gauge: 24-28 sts = 4” on US 2-4 needles (2.75-3.50mm)
Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat

About my shop
I started to experiment dying with Kool Aid with plain wool yarn I bought at a local store. In July 2012 and got hooked on dying yarn. I take pride in the bold color combinations I come up with that will look great in any yarn project. I believe my store is different from others because I am making items that can be used not only by knitters, crocheters but other artists.

This yarn is great for making projects for babies and children and not exposing them to the chemicals of acid dyes. Each batch of yarn is dyed by hand with Kool-Aid and vinegar, and is heat treated to set the color (I cold water rinse after dying).

I make small batches of each colorway. This keeps each batch that more unique to use for your project. Variations exist with each dye batch. Please make sure you order enough yardage for your project at the same time.