Monthly Archives: May 2013

Houzuki

Houzuki Hat 007

All of Sarah’s yarns are fantastic, but my favorite base is the wool/silk dk–a 85% Polwarth wool and 15% Tussah silk blend that is squishy and soft with a slight sheen to it.  It has excellent stitch definition and takes dye beautifully.  The best

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When Variegated Yarn Calls

InIntrepid Tulips Variegated Yarn

For me, a knitting project often begins with a skein of yarn. You probably know that feeling. In my house, that skein is almost always a variegated yarn. This little gem resulted from a one-off lot of Sock. Every couple

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Variegated Yarn Variations

Different looks same variegated yarn

A week ago I took Shirley Paden’s Knitwear Design class. Pre-class homework involved swatching for the garment we were going to design.  I’ve had a pound of merino DK weight yarn, dyed in a range of greys, black, and bits

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Knit Dye Blog

Intrepid Tulips Sarah Marsden Studio Mood 72dpi

This is a test post.  It’s actually my very first blog post. Anywhere. I’ve been knitting since before the fall of Rome. I’ve been dyeing yarn and spinning fiber (and occasionally myself) for more than ten years. I’ve now been

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New for Summer! Alpaca Lace

Alpaca Lace Yarn Collection

Drop by the shop to see the new lace weight yarns. Perfect for summer!

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