Tuesday, July 26

I'd like to introduce you to....

(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!