New stuff! Plus I'm Dyeing! And it's heaven! Haha
We got in one of the yarns we've been expecting (3 more new ones on the way). Fuzzy eyelash yarns are back and so we brought in the full rainbow of colors, from our friends at Swedish Yarn Imports.
|Yep it's all fuzzy. All of it.|
This yarn is called "Tindra" from the Scandanavian company, Jarbo Garn. Some of it even has a little glitz in it.
|Geez I coulda focussed! But you get the idea. Fuzzy.|
We popularized this type of yarn by using it for edging on kids' sweaters, but it's also great for scarves and hats, for accents in felting, and even for the felted hedgehog that Koryn wants to make right now. Go for it, Koryn! Yeah! A freakin' hedgehog!
Of course I make fun, but I really can't talk because I'm in the process of weaving shoelaces on my inkle loom. Pictures to come. Yep, shoelaces.
Meanwhile, I promised to get to making an indigo dye pot once we got past tax time, and yes I did just that, earlier this week. It was easy and fun and here are some beautiful skeins from that effort:
|Oh shoot you can't see the tiny sparkle in this baby llama yarn!|
The indigo dye kit (which we carry) makes it practically idiot-proof, and you don't have to use nasty lye or anything (although you do wear a mask & gloves for the short process of mixing the indigo and the sodium hydrosulfite into the water in your 5-gallon bucket). Then you just dip the yarn several times until it gets a couple of shades darker than you eventually want.
I have to admit, the rinsing and rinsing was kind of a pain in the butt, and I hate using a lot of water for anything even though I used waste water (from having a bucket under the shower as the water warms up) but the results are great and I guess I can get loads of dyeing out of this one batch of dye.
Also, yes-s-s-s we have the new Kim Hargreaves book "Whisper" on order, and when our supplier gets it, we get it. We do appreciate all you patient gals who know you could jump the gun by a couple of weeks through on-line overseas sources, but instead choose to wait for ours to get here. We love you very much for that.
And you will love the new yarns coming in the next couple of weeks. Keep an eye out for updates.
Oh yeah! And don't forget about camping and knitting at Big Sur Betty's! May 13-15. We promise you will love it!! Koryn will be your charming hostess for that.