Wowza! Yesterday, since my eye was feeling so much better (contacts today, gals! woo-hoo!) I decided to do some major dyeing (my hubby always pretends to swoon as I say this and then says something like, "...and you're still alive?"...punk.) of self-striping sock yarns. I had three to do and still have an order for 2 more. Just waiting for the undyed yarn and/or color/yardage information.
ANYWAY....do you want to see the new yarns all together? Or separately?
Too late....I've decided...BOTH!
This is all 4 of the newest skeins, though one of them you've seen already...which, by the way, I decided to take Julie, Karen and Heather's suggestions and mold them into one...."Twillight Serenity"...a bit "romantic-gothic" but, hey, I like it : P
Here they are individually....(feel free to drool, become hypnotized and grab your credit card while clicking on my Etsy store link)
This luscious lady is called, "SATIN SHEETS AND LINGERIE"....kind of a sex kitten sock yarn for the girly-girl in you. Totally self-striping in the most awesome sock yarn that I could find...a light sportweight merino...that is not only machine-washable, but dryable, too...can you believe it? Way? Way!
This one, sorry to say, is already reserved....for Heather...she's making me one of her awesome knitting totes in exchange for this sock yarn for her son...who is a total cutie. This is called, "AQUARIUM" and is also self-striping, super wash and dry, but is fingering weight....over 300 yards!
"TOMATO SALSA" is the name of this bright, lovely yarn...deep oranges, reds, a spot of yellow and greenish-gray. It is SO soft...light sportweight 100% merino...just superwash on this one...no dry : ( This one is around 250 yards...might be slightly off on the number...don't have it in front of my at the moment.
Then, of course, you saw the pic for the "TWILLIGHT SERENITY", which is reserved for my DyeORama gift pal. That one is also super soft....merino worsted weight, superwash.
On another note, I got my own DyeORama gift yesterday in the mail...from Ann H. from the U.K. Here's my pic of the GOODIES!!!
1. My awesome 100% pure new wool hand-dyed yarn called, "Hunter Gatherer"...668 meters total...worsted weight...gorgeous! Not usually my colors, but I love it anyway and can't wait to knit it up...
2. A bar of Maya Gold Green&Black's chocolate...oh, heaven of heavens! Delicious orange flavor with spices in dark chocolate...she's originally from Belgium, so she knows the good stuff!
3. A fantastic postcard and lovely, lovely letter.
4. This book, which is hilarious and I LOVE IT! If you're a parent, you HAVE to get this book...I brought it to my eye appointment and was laughing so much that the people in the waiting room started looking at me really, really strangely....
Oh, one last note of the day...I just joined "TREK WITH ME", which is here .... if you have some Trekking sock yarn and like to walk or hike, join this Knitalong type-thing and take pics along the way....luckily, I just got mine from the amazing Jackie for my bday, so I'm set! It starts June 1st...so join quickly if you're interested.
Yikes...one last, last note of the day.....really...I have so much to do this weekend (WW, give a Reiki treatment, out to lunch with Ian, and my parents coming over to lavish me with love and gifts since they missed the bday...I'm so lucky....and tons of housework) so I won't be blogging again until Monday....when I will be posting...
drum roll...dum da dum dum....
Pictures of the GIFT GIVEAWAYS for the blog contest!!!! Yippee! (and a small secret...shh...come closer to the screen...EVERYONE IS GETTING A PRIZE!!!!)
Details to come.....(have a fantastic weekend...) Gina : )
P.S. I know, I know...last, last, last note...thank you to everyone for their Top 20 lists...I'm having so much fun reading them and checking out all the new stuff...you're all rockin'!