Monday, September 27, 2010
I love Karen cashmere sock yarn.
I love all my yarns, and here is why I adore Karen mcn (merino/cashmere/nylon): it is beyond soft, and since it has nylon, you can actually make socks from it. Not that I would. It's way too pretty for my feet. This is prime yarn for scarves and shawlettes, and mitts, and cowls, and OK, socks too.
I dyed yarn yesterday morning. The Hubbo was off on his garage sale expeditions, and it seemed a good moment to play with color. I set out to dye autumn colors and pastels, but you know those dyes; they have a mind of their own. I did get some lovely muted blues and teals and an antique rose, but then the dyes took over, and I have a lovely collection of rosiness and pinkies, too. While I had my back turned, an amber colorway sneaked out into the dyepot. What can I tell you? I have no control here. I can't repeat these colorways except for Summer's Last Rose. I happily mixed and poured and played and don't ask me how I did it because I don't know.
The roses: American Beauty
Summer's Last Rose
The Blues: Black Forest
You can email me directly if you want one before I post on Etsy. fritzL234 AT yahoo DOT com
Otherwise, wait until I put them up on Etsy. http://fritzl.etsy.com
Scrabblequeen - Karen yarn is $25 + the usual first class shipping of $3. It's more than my usual yarns because it costs me considerably more. It really is gorgeous and worth the money, and you know I'm cheap.