One of my favorite things about food is COLOR. And it shouldn't be any surprise that one of my favorite things about yarn dyeing is COLOR!!
This skein of yarn feels like one of my greatest accomplishments. Reds aren't easy and for a long time I was trying to make them in the most difficult way possible by not using professional dyes. Now that I've been using Jacquard dyes for a while the colorways have gotten better and better as time goes on.
A few holidays ago - not even within the past year - I took some pictures of cranberries as we ground them for our cranberry relish. I wanted to recreate that color. (The above picture was taken this morning!) Now I realize it's not a color but a colorway. Wow. The dark reds, brown/blacks, pink and white.... all blend to make a gorgeous holiday dinner favorite.
Now it's a yarn colorway and it
can be yours is sold. This is the most delicious merino/silk sock yarn ever and the colors are very rich. This subtle yet poppy variegated colorway will make gorgeous socks in so many patterns from ribs to cables and lace. Oh I wish I could make a million swatches with this yarn.
Below is a swatch I did for the lovely Loksins! socks. If you divide the swatch into thirds, THIS colorway, CRANBERRY, is on the far RIGHT. Paul, yours is the far left. The center is BRICK, which is going to my Sockapalooza Pal. This picture is a little on the light side - the true colors are much richer and darker. You know how cameras are with color reality. It's hard to get the real thing.
FIBER: 70% merino wool, 30% silk
WEIGHT: Fingering; 7-8 stitches per inch with US 1-3 needles
100 grams; 440 yards
$23 plus $2 shipping within the US, $6 shipping to Canada - PAYPAL is preferred
To purchase please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment here on the blog. Only one skein available right now. Sorry, I'm not taking special orders at the moment but I do hope to make more of this colorway.
Daily Afghan Report:
Here we are again with a combined 2-day report for Thursday and Friday. I love getting the squares but y'all, the letters I'm getting are nearly as wonderful! I wish I could reply personally to every single one. Today we're adding 58 squares, 6 yarn needles, and $10 to the tally! Yay! Thank you for the $$. I've had several people say that they DO want a PayPal button in the sidebar. I have checked out what I need to do and will have one up there some time in the next day or so. This $10 will be added to the $20 I received waaaaay back at the beginning of the project. At the time I had no CLUE how big this project would be. Thanks again to everyone for the encouragement and support.
Today's squares and yarn needles and $$ came from the following people:
- 92yo Ruth - El Dorado, KS
- Ann - South Bound Brook, NJ
- My Aunt Marsha - Eaton Rapids, MI (Hi Marsha! thanks for the picture of the girls!)
- Kristy - Cuyahoga Falls, OH (such a sweet card you sent!)
- Pat - Sierra Vista, AZ (HUG!!)
- Elaine - Portland, ME (hugs to you and thanks for the beautiful letter!)
- Dana - Chicago, IL
- Denise - Berwyn, PA
- Vicki and Carin - Algonia, IA
- Monica - Payallup, WA
Everybody have a fun weekend. Carole instructed us to do so on her post today! My fun weekend will start with a visit with my knitting pals in Wichita tonight. I have only gone to one night-time meetup and it was before Lila Pearl was born so you know it's been a WHILE. heh Then tomorrow - I'm not sure what but I'll probably go see what's happening at TWIST and maybe help a little if I can. Then Sunday the big kids are coming home. Whew. I cannot WAIT - we're all very excited to have them back with us again.
Don't forget the contest on yesterday's post and have a great weekend!! :)