ruby mine

Oct 17th, 2008 dyeing, work, yarn p8rn fridays

Today’s featured yarn falls into the “happy accident” category… A one-of-a-kind dye lot of Shepherd Sock that resulted from my screwing up a batch of a certain color, then trying to hide the mistake by overdyeing the whole thing Charcoal. The black dye didn’t cover well enough, so the finished yarn is a really neat variegated charcoal, with a shock of dark red for interest…

frog tree friday

Oct 10th, 2008 yarn p8rn fridays

I’ve already showed you my Frog Tree Alpaca chunky weight yarn, but that was before I bought more of it! I’ve been planning on using the earlier yarn to knit the model mittens for a design concept I am working on, and I bought more of the yarn, in this wine-y red color, to knit another pair for the child-size version. Well, the whole project…

impudent

Oct 3rd, 2008 yarn p8rn fridays

Will you guys be able to forgive me for featuring the same yarn, two weeks in a row? This is another gem from my windfall box of Spaghetti II sock yarn from Chewy Spaghetti. See? I’m not even linking to the source for it! To compensate for my enabling behavior of last week, I’m leaving the links out, so if you’re thinking you can’t live…

chewy hazy

Sep 26th, 2008 patterns, yarn p8rn fridays
chewy spaghetti hazy

When I sold my Roof Ridge Socks pattern to Khris from Chewy Spaghetti yarns a while back, I received a box of sock yarn as part of my payment. A box of surprise yarn– I’m sure you can imagine how fun that was to open up! This is just one of the skeins that were in there: The yarn is Spaghetti II – the new…

pearly

Sep 19th, 2008 yarn p8rn fridays

A few months back, I succumbed to the siren song of the Knit/Purl Sock Club, in part because of the promise of bi-monthly deliveries of sock yarn, but particularly because the packages are each “Portland themed.” I love living in Chicago, but there are so many aspects of my years in Portland, OR that I am nostalgic about and miss! So I jumped at the…