Journal — sock yarn

Nestling

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Nestling

~Nestling~ .. a new rainbow tweedy base will make its debut at Indie Knit and Spin.. A fun, soft, fingering weight yarn with bits of rainbow tweed spun right into the base.  Colorway shown: Koi Pond Event info: Indie Knit and Spin  November 11, 2018 Ace Hotel Pittsburgh 11a - 5p

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Autumn is my favorite color...

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Autumn is my favorite color...

  'Autumn Maple' So many colors in one little leaf. Acorn gradient that look like moon phases. 'Chicken-of-the-woods' 'Pine Needle' • 'Noble' • 'Autumn Maple' ~

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Fern Fronds

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Fern Fronds

Many thanks for such a successful first update on the new site! Please know how much I appreciate all your love and support! My favorite knit designer Janina Kallio of Woolenberry recently released a new shawl design "Fern Fronds." I could hardly wait for the yarn to dry so I could cast-on! The color above is new and called 'Noble'.  I've had some requests for semi-solid colors and will slowly be adding them to the shop.   What are you knitting this summer?

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Skein or re-skein .. that is the question!

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Skein or re-skein .. that is the question!

How do you like your skeins? Top: twisted up from the dye pot Bottom: re-skeined with colors mixed As a shopper I tend to gravitate to skeins that are not re-skeined. As a vendor I always re-skein. Re-skeining ensures that theskeins will be knot free.  It also allows customers to see howthe colors will knit up. I took an informal poll on Instagram yesterday and the results were literally 50 /50 ! Loved all the feedback as well. For now I'll keep doing as I have been.  If I can I will postphotos of both.  I don't mind the re-skeining.  Makes...

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Blanks and a Shop Update..

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Blanks and a Shop Update..

Sock blanks: machine knitted bare yarn in the shape of a scarf.  Once dyed they are a lovely portable project that can be unraveled and knit directly from the blank!  Perfect for any fingering weight projects, but seem very popular with sock knitters. I had a handful of blanks in the dye stash from a prior experiment.  Dyed them up and popped them in the shop. There will be a shop update this Saturday evening, July 21, at 7pm EST.  Loads of new DK and Fingering goodies will be added!  If you would like to be notified of future shop...

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