Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Here is our first pair of socks!! These are crocheted, rather than knit. They are made from a fingering weight yarn that is a blend of merino wool and nylon. We handpainted them with commercial grade washfast acid dyes. If you want to try this pattern, let me know and I will send it to you. If I have time later, I will post it on this blog.
Here are some of the handpainted yarns we are using to make socks with right now. The yarn is a fingering wt. and composed of 90 % merino superwash wool, and 10 % nylon. This yarn has a terrific feel-- springy, cool, but strong. The socks feel great on your feet--light, breathable, yet warm, very comforting if you tend to have feet that ache. Each skein yields approximately 350 yds. and sells at $10.50 plus shipping. Three skeins will give you two pair of socks, with lots of yarn left over. Send me your zip or country, and I will look for the best shipping rate.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
This is an Icelandic cross lamb fleece that weighs about four pounds. It is quite soft, and spinnable straight from the bag. I regard it as a "raw fleece" though I did wash it once or twice and got most of the grease and some of the dirt out, so you're not paying for grease weight. There isn't too much vm and overall, it's a nice fleece. The color is what attracted me--it ranges from light tan to dark brown gray. I think it will be fun to spin and make an unusual yarn. It would also make a great roving. Offered at $10 per pound plus shipping from 43952.