Long time no blog!

Sometimes the weeks just race by with a will of their own. Since I last blogged, I’ve been to the trade show TNNA in Columbus — we shared convention space with a group of haunted house producers; how fun was that?–



and I spent a glorious weekend in Amish country at the Lancaster Yarn Shop’s first-ever knitting retreat:


and in between there’s been all sorts of stuff going on. I’m finishing a book that will be published early next year, and in the midst of working on another one that will be released next fall. It’s insanely busy, but I love it.

One of the things I have been doing a lot of, believe it or not, is dyeing. I just posted some miniskeins in my Artfire shop. I’m just dabbling in the miniskein sets to see what customer reaction is. I’ve got a terrific blue to green gradient set in a new base (mostly merino with some superfine alpaca and nylon — it’s so softy and cushy)

maldives 2

and I also played around with a blue-faced leicester/bamboo blend,in both gradients (this is Russian sage, going from periwinkle through gray to sage-green)

russian 5

and also some colors that I dyed to work together, although they aren’t technically gradients. (I love Vintner, which has wine shades, a great transitional gray with flecks of wine and green, and grapeleaf green.)

vintner 5

Let me know if you’d like to see more and if so, whether you like gradients, coordinated sets or both!

3 Thoughts

  1. Maggie B. says:

    Love the look of that coordinated set at the bottom!

  2. Sharon F. says:

    Absolutely love them, especially vintner – but I can never use red and green together without feeling like it’s too christmassy. Would love to see other gradients along those lines but with other color pairings.

  3. Catherine says:

    Russian Sage is coming home with me.

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