Thursday, March 04, 2010


I'm crawling to the Yarn crawl!

Yes, friends--the Portland Yarn Crawl is happening this weekend, and as a PDX area indie dyer I'll be at For Yarn's Sake on Saturday, hanging out, knitting and chatting. I'm afraid to call it a "personal appearance" because I don't want to get a big head. Although then it would match my body! ;) Srsly, I'm just very excited to be a part of so much good stuff going on around town. Then on Sunday, I'm teaching a beginner's sock class at The Naked Sheep Knit Shop that goes for 3 consecutive Sundays from 2:00-4:00. We'll be using Stitchjones Dyepot Worsted superwash merino. Woo hoo!

There is only one down side to all this, which is that I'm sick! :( Yeah, wouldn't you know. I mean, the revolution happened while I was in my housecoat, and now I have the galloping crud just in time for a big fat yarn weekend. Oh, but don't think that's gonna make me miss the fun! No way, nohow. A nip of Robitussin and I'll be good to go.
Here's how my beaded yarn experiment turned out.

I just sold both skeins! More are waiting to be dyed in fabulous colors. The bead stringing's a labor of love; all the seed beads I could get on the skein were about 100 before having an apoplectic fit. So while it isn't the gem encrusted wonder I'd envisioned, the random bead here, bead there effect gives it a subtle sparkle. And of course, the yarn itself is lovely, a 50/50 merino-silk blend that feels like pure silk.

Got some label printing to do, so I'll be off. See you at the shops!

See you on Saturday! I'm meeting up with Cindy there before we crawl off. ;-)

Feel better and good luck with your class! We've missed you at knit night. Trish was even hoping to get to see you there.
Have fun and feel better! Lovely yarn!
I love the sheen of silk in yarn. So pretty! And the beads add just enough extra bling. Nice.
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