(hopefully) a few new friends...
It has been a dog's age since I posted here - sorry! but if you remember waaaay back in June I said I was working really hard on some brand new yarns.
Well, as you're reading this Cal & I are winging are way to Portland to SOCK SUMMIT the yarn is already safely there in booth #823 waiting for our arrival. Luckily, it wasn't too camera shy before it left and I got a few pictures.
|Evie who thoughtfully shared some of her hair for this yarn.|
Artemis - 70% NYS Romney Lambswool 30% Mohair
Sport weight 337yds 4 oz
Why Artemis?The ancient Greeks believed she was the protectress of woman & wild animals. This yarn is made, in part, from goats raised by my mom, sheared by a woman, milled at a female owned mill and dyed by your truly (who definitely qualifies as a woman or a wild animal) and all within the bounds of New York State!
Aurora - 70% Wool 30% Silk
Lace weight single 460yds 50g
Nimbus - 70% Angora 30% Silk
Lace weight 2 ply 435yds 50 g
And what of Earth is this?
100% Rambouillet Wool
Aran weight 1280 yds 1.5lbs
A mega hank of hand dyed Rambouilett Wool designed by me & made exclusively for Jill Draper Makes Stuff! Can you tell I'm excited?
Even better this yarn is made from sheep to skein right here in New York State. I couldn't be more proud of this locally grown, milled and dyed yarn, I hope you love it as much as I do!
If this isn't enough eye candy for you, I've posted a whole bunch of preview pics in my Flickr pool in the set Sock Summit Preview
I hope the July heat is, at least, treating your garden well and I promise to tell you all about Sock Summit when I get home.
Until then Happy Knitting!