Friday, September 17, 2010

yarn news

I have been dyeing like crazy the last couple of week, to get ready for three fiber festivals that are coming up one after the other. The first one is next weekend, on the Washington County fairgrounds, the Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival. Last year was a blast!

I'll give you a few snapshots of some new colorways, and others that you may have seen before. I've put some of them in my etsy store, as well. If you go and read the introduction on the shop's front page, you will notice an announcement. :)

All skeins pictured here are watercolors II sock yarn. It's 400 yards of superwash merino fingering weight, and I love dyeing it...and knitting with it....wish there were more hours in the day!


silver lining

jaded; silver lining; navy


chai; memories of summer; sunny yellow; terracotta

sweet plum; suede; hot pink

deep forest; ink; avocado

That's it for this little entry today!

I hope you are all doing well.


  1. There are several of these I really love. Great job. I'll try to get a few from you before Rhinebeck. That way, I'll have less to carry home.

  2. Oh, sorry, that was me, Cathy. I'll also take the three suedes and hydranga if you still have them.

  3. Cathy, I will pull those skeins from the etsy store for you. I think you asked me just in the nick of time. Thank you! I am sending you an email.
    (For those readers who don't know, my friend Cathy lives a few blocks from me. It would be silly to charge her shipping!)

  4. I wish I was another Kathy that lived a few blocks away! But then, I'd have an inordinately large sock yarn collection! The set of four would make an amazing shawl. Have you ever thought of doing kits? McCafferty is a shawl that I think is being made primarily for spun yarn, but would look stunning in those colors. It would also make an incredibly beautiful blanket... maybe even just a log cabin would look fantastic. Beautiful colors Karin! I hope I can make it to a show one of these days.... Oh, I'll be putting up a blog post on the shawl, if you were able to figure out which yarn I've got!

  5. Kathy, you have watercolors II yarn. I am so sorry, I thought I already told you.

    As for kits, I will take a look at that shawl you mention. Thank you for the tip!

  6. Hallo Schwester, vielleicht kannst du mir von dieser tollen Wolle was mitbringen.Ich moechte gerne eine kurze Jacke mit Aermeln stricken. Dunkelblau-meliert waere ganz toll! Ich wuenschte, ich koennte so tolle Sachen machen, wie du!

  7. Wow!! The single color pics are tempting enough, but the thing that is KILLING me are the pics with groups of colors together!! They're beautiful!!

    Also, I'm glad you posted about the fiber fest because I completely forgot and I've been wanting to go since I missed it last year.

  8. Gorgeous! My heart just went a pitter-patter....

  9. Your yarn looks Beautiful! I can't wait to go to that festival. I plan to be there both days and will have a big hug for you!

  10. All gorgeous. Cathy


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