Just posted the new Knitterman’s Lace yarns over on the Blog Reader Specials page for you!
Here’s a couple teaser pics for you:
I really like how the dyes play along the strand, melding one to another. Since I don’t do (and don’t like trying to do) solid solids, I really enjoy making laceweight yarns with layers of colors, so that you can pick out many colors as you view the skein, or see a finished project up-close, but from a short distance tend to create an overall solid-appearing color. Yet, because the “overall whole” is made up of several nuanced tones or shades, it can be worn in an ensemble with several variations of a color. Like: the emerald-appearing green on the right can be worn over the traditional black, cream, or white, but also with several types of blues or greens or even yellows.
Anyway, skip on over to the Blog Reader Specials page and see which ones you need for your autumn wardrobe!
Okay, it’s taken several hours, but the first batch of Knitterman’s Fingering is now available on the Blog Reader Specials page. Here’s a few teaser pictures:
Remember, it is First Come First Served!
Okay, so last night I dyed up 10 of the Knitterman’s Fingering and 10 of the Knitterman’s Lace. Here they are on their drying racks:
and Knitterman’s Fingering:
I lovelovelove how this fingering feels, and can only hope it will feel as lovely after drying.
I also love how it takes up dye. Here three close-up pictures of three different skeins as they are — these are not reskeined yet, not adjusted in any way except smoothing them out to hang neatly. I am fairly confident these will knit up into some awesome projects. And yes, since these are designed to be sock-worthy yarns (100% superwash Corriedale), I did do some deliberately segmented for those who like the variegated look in their socks; I imagine these will knit up into some fabulous “tiger-striping” effects on a sock or two!
Okay, so yesterday was a series of unpleasantness, along with some goodies. When Mr. UPS brought the box of yarns I was in the middle of cussing at a skein of the Falkland Superwash sport. For some reason nearly all the skeins of this yarn ended up tangling between the swift and the skein winder, which caused the swift to topple and the winder to stop.
One skein in particular fell off the swift and became a most unholy mess, with half already on the winder and the other half a mess on the floor. It took me an hour to make sense of it, but only after I just put the whole thing aside and did the other two remaining skeins, which (thankfully) gave me no grief.
I had thought I would just take these last three skeins and make them into something. Apparently i don’t get paid for thinking.
I was reminded that Comcast gave me until today to get my account current (EEK), so I need to make a payment to them today or learn to love biking to the library to do my work.
So, these are the LAST THREE skeins of Falkland Superwash Sport. The green-ish tones are in all three , so they may or may not play nicely together. But there’s enough for individual hats or other smaller projects, with 325 yards apiece. (And here are several free patterns for this much yarn!)
They were going at $18.95 apiece, but you can have all three for $50.00 (and $4.00 shipping in the U.S.). Just be the first to claim them by email, I’ll send you a PayPal and get these into the mail tomorrow to you.
And now, into the rest of my very busy day I go!
Okay, so early last week I posted the Help Knitivity page to ask for help rebuilding the in-house inventory of yarns to start things flowing, after nearly two years of “dry spell”. And several of you stepped up and helped. Thank you!
This is the load that just arrived today (salt box there for visual comparison). One of the cones I had already ordered, but this is 8 cones that have been bought for me by you guys. I needed 50 for a tolerable 3-month cushion in case crap happens and my supplier leaves me high-and-dry like the last one did, so now I’m 8/50ths of the way to being “comfortable” with it… or about 1/5. If I pushed this pile through, it’s not even 2 weeks worth of work and income, so I need to keep turning these cones into more money to get more cones. This is a GREAT START, though, and i totally appreciate all the help. I want to have more cones in house or at least on the way before I run out of these cones.
The sock yarn nearly always comes on 3+ pound cones, so I was disappointed this lone sock cone is only 2 lb 10 oz, which isn’t even a dozen hanks to go out. That sucks. But it is mostly spoken for, as is most of the Primo Lace.
But there are 4 cones (almost 10 pounds) of the Knitterman’s Daily Fingering, and 2 cones of the Knitterman’s Daily Lace — and since only the first two hanks off of each cone is spoken for, by those who bought them for me, the rest will be turned into BRS immediately to keep the money flowing. That means whoever latches onto this weekend’s newest BRS yarns will be the first to try out these two new lines.
BUT!!!!! It will take me a day or two just to convert this into hanks for dyeing, which will start on Saturday. SOOOOOoooo… if you skip over before Saturday morning to the Custom Order page and order some Knitterman’s Daily Fingering OR Knitterman’s Daily Lace, with shipping within the U.S., I’ll refund the shipping charges before processing the order. (Any hanks not spoken for by Saturday morning will be subject to my artistic whims and adventures.)
Once I get the BRS done and posted this weekend, the work begins on all those committed yarns Monday morning! Wheee!