Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Never Too Hot to Knit?

Judging from the lovely people who came by to pat yarn, have a chat, talk fibre, the answer is still... No.

For all the intrepid lace knitters who came by, the new laceweight yarns are in hand and are heading for processing this week. Due to popular demand, there will be a new lot of McLaren Vale -- my take on vineyard colours, so if you were holding out for this one, let me know -- fibres in stock include:

soy dk
alpaca/silk 2ply
merino/lyocell 2ply
alpaca 2ply
peruvian aran weight
soysilk lace
spinning sliver

McLaren Vale in mohair boucle

For each colourway, there are variations -- I call them colour groups -- the variations are mostly due to artistic license and weather -- I like to dye in the elements. The hot weather makes for some extremely vivid mixes.

There are more fibres available, but those listed above are headed to the dyeing table first. Some of this week's goodies will be samples of yarns I may stock in the future, depending on how they come up. These little serendipity skeins are put out for sale at the market. Come by early to get first pick, as they go in the am.

There will be new lots of banana palm silk and hand-painted organic cottons. Haven't decided on the colourways -- whatever strikes me as promising will result, but there will definitely be more blues, purples, and I'm thinking that the Persimmon was killer and needs to be run again.

See previous posts for more colour photos.

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