Join me at the Knitter’s Nest!!

I’m very excited to announce that I will be having a trunk show at The Knitter’s Nest in Clarkston, MI from Friday, August 2nd – Saturday, August 10th. This coincides with the I-75 Yarn Crawl. I will be present at the shop on Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 10th. The yarn will be there the entire week.

I will have my most popular colorways available such as Autumn Speckles, Cathedral, and Life’s A Beach.

Are you a local Sports fan? I have yarns for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, Detroit Red Wings and college team yarns for University of Michigan, Michigan State, Central Michigan and Ohio State.

I got started dyeing yarn in 2016 when my husband asked for wool fingerless gloves for hunting. After failed searches for a soft yarn, I learned how to dye yarn using Easter egg dye pellets. After seeing the color bubble up and color a bare skein of yarn, I knew I was HOOKED!

I moved into using professional acid dyes and began to make my popular Woodland Camo and Hunter’s Orange yarn. I began experimenting with speckling and other techniques.

I am a regular vendor at the Ann Arbor Fiber Expos in April and October. I love talking with customers about my passion and various projects they’ve made or plan to make. It’s very nice to see how they pair some of my yarn colors together that gets my creative juices flowing!

I would like for you to plan a trip to the Knitter’s Nest and say hi.

Introducing: Desert Sunset and Twinkling Teal

Hi there!  I wanted to introduce two of my latest creations out of my dye pot.  I typically do my yarn dying from 5am-6am before I have to get ready for my “real” job.  Sometimes, it’s hard to stop and start my work day!

Desert Sunset
Desert Sunset – 75% Superwash Merino wool/25% Nylon

I love the orange, purple, and pink colors in the yarn.  There are some dark greens which are hidden by the label.  In the future, I will be taking close-ups of my variegated yarns so you can see all the different color sections.

The second yarn I dyed this week is called Twinkling Teal because it’s using a yarn base of superwash merino wool, nylon and stellina, which gives the silvery sparkle.  I think I might keep a skein of this for myself and make some socks with it.

Twinkling Teal
Twinkling Teal – 75% Superwash Merino Wool/20% Nylon/5% Stellina

 

I hope you enjoy looking at the splash of colors!

 

A Day at the Pond

I wanted to showcase one of my variegated yarns and decided to also design a new cowl pattern.  It’s going to be called A Day at the Pond, featuring my “DragonFly Dreams” colorway.  I’ve gotten good at “frogging”, which knitters call ripping out a project because we typical say, “rip it, rip it” which sounds like a frog ribbetting. Funny huh?  The reason I’ve had to rip my design out a few times is because some of the stitches created too loose a fabric and the ribbed edging flipped up onto the stockinette and it wouldn’t lie flat. Well, I’ve fixed it by having a ribbed design.

Walking and knitting
Walking and knitting in the sunshine!

I was walking in the neighborhood and thought, why not knit?  My pattern stitch repeat is only 12 stitches and three rows so it’s very easy to memorize.  The only issue I found was that I kept knitting past my third row because I was enjoying knitting and walking so I had more knitting to frog.  Oh well, I was knitting right?!

I like the pattern because it’s breaking up the colors in the yarn so they don’t pool together.  I hope to have this posted on Ravelry by the end of the month and will post when it’s available.