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Spinning lock yarn is so fun!  There are so many different ways to spin lock yarn.  You can start with a base of wool and add the locks to that as you go.  Or you can only spin locks and/or add other spin in materials as well.  If the goal was for us all to spin a lock yarn..I think they would all be different and beautiful.  Creating unique beauty is so soothing to my soul.  I wish that on everyone! Here’s a few pics of some of my latest lock dyeing adventures. 🙂

These are English Leicester locks from Namaste Farms 🙂

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You’ll be happy about this handspun yarn sale!  Perfect for soft and smooshy spring newborn gear!  I’m running this special thru the month of April. 🙂 You can find it in my ilashdesigns shop here.

Or by clicking on the photo.

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Thanks for stopping in and checking out my handspun yarn!  Be sure and check out my facebook page for more fun things going on.  I’ve been having regular give aways..patterns and wool roses….you never know what I’ll be celebrating over there next!  I hope you are enjoying spring!

Your friend in fiber,


The sun was shining here, just like it was really trying to be spring!  The temps are warming slowly, and the mating pair of robins in our front yarn yard, are back!  I do think spring is really coming if we are all lucky!  So to celebrate I am hosting another handspun yarn give away on my facebook page.  You do pay for the shipping but I’ll throw in the skein for free! The yarn is a fun colored superwash merino wool with some soft sweet lavender and peach and ivory just in time for spring.  I’m also including the wool roses in this one!  Don’t forget to stop by and check out the handspun yarn kits I listed in my Etsy shop today too!  I hope you are enjoying some other kind of weather besides snow and getting to watch  your favorite spring birds arrive too!  🙂

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Handspun Yarn

Who doesn’t like rainbow handspun yarn?


Make a rainbow,

any kind.

If you make it,

they will come.

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I hope you have a great day! 🙂

There are changes in the air here!  First of all I am currently working on listing more of my yarn/rovings in my Etsy shop – as made to order.  I can’t possibly keep all of the colorways I can offer in stock,  so this option works the best for me.  I would love to dye and spin colorways that I made years ago!  I offer some real classics that will be popular for many years to come!

I’d love your help on getting the word out!  So I am offering a 10% discount,  exclusive to buyers of the roving sales offered this week on my  Facebook business page.  To receive 10% off of your order you must share the facebook ad of my roving sale, or any of my Etsy listings in three places and leave me the links showing me that you’ve done so here on this post.

You must share:

1. On your  Facebook personal or business page (please adjust your settings so I can see that you did share – if I can’t see it I can’t count it) – leave the link here.

2.  Pinterest – leave the link here.

3. Twitter use #ilashrovingrox

Sharing must proceed your purchase.  The 10% discount will be applied to your paypal invoice.

By participating in this promotion you agree that Facebook is not involved or liable in any way and the information you provide  here  is not provided to Facebook but to me for my purposes.  Thank you!

Thank you so much!  Watch for more roving sales, fiber and handspun yarn to come available soon!

I need to schedule more time for blogging!  I am always available on facebook – please feel free to check in there! I have been showing Etsy some love as well if you’re in the mood to make some purchases!  Chat me up for anything!  I’d love to chat with you! In the meantime..I’ll have to let my photo’s tell my stories here.  Happy yarn dreams!

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Handspun Yarn – Lux Fiber


and don’t forget if you’d like to place an order for my established colorways on some alternate can do so from my website. Easy peasy paypal check out there!

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Handspun Yarn Set


I hope you have a fabulous day!  Thanks for stopping by!






My wool cowl and/or headband is crochet from a handspun triple plied yarn.  The fun squishy loft of this yarn makes this piece a winner, even with your eyes closed.  But open! open!! OPEN your eyes!!  Because the autumn colors turned out amazing!  I’m so thrilled with the yarn!  My limited crochet skills are mostly hidden.  WHAT a BONUS!  And so truly…this is a beginner crochet piece.

The dyed buttons were fun.  I had to kiss a few frogs to find the right button size. The little ones are from my parent’s apple trees. The centers didn’t want to dye. There was no fixing they are match the yarn eh? I got all nostalgic thinking my dad could have told me the hard luck stories of the first years of those little twiggy apple trees. They grew fine apples eventually..and they were so proud..”those are Transparents!!” Mom made yummy apple everything! The frogs are from Ash trees – they turned out great, too large, but great! They are some special buttons to me.  My dad passed away a few years ago.  My mom sold their place and moved to town.  The apple trees were just a few on their multiple acre park, they called their yard.  It was filled with special trees, bushes, ponds, rock gardens they had built over almost 30 years, where once was pasture.  I about cried the day this box of wooden buttons arrived.  Yep, pretty special!

This cowl/headband is ready to ship and can be found in my ilashkisses shop on Etsy.  Clicking on the photo will magically take you there! 😉

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Wool Cowl


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Wool Cowl

I’ve been exercising my instant download skills on Etsy, what a thrill! (look out for doing too much of that!)  and it seems they are telling me beginner?  in the descriptions but…it’s all over my head still. FP EX F? really?   Good thing I can go in and download until the end of time.  That’s a nice feature I may have to consider somehow including that little treasure in my will.  “Winky, your grandma left you..all of her handwork patterns on Etsy – as long as the account stays active”.   Really?   I’m sure they’ll be scrambling to find “that thumb drive with all G.G.’s top secret password and id info” on it right away!  (note to self – make a duplicate!)  Yep, pretty sure of that.  hint:  The thumb is probably in among the scrap scribbly and coffee stained  papers and napkins I call my “patterns”,  not to far away from my yarn stash.   You know the place!   🙂

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