First things first… the shop site has been updated with tons of new yarns and fibres. The latest updates include tons of CashSilk Lace, Speed Demon, Superwash Sport, Merino + Silk spinning fibre and more… plus, we’ve got a new sock yarn—Banbu Sock—a mix of superwash merino and bamboo that is very soft and silky! I’m actually super excited about the CashSilk Lace this time around… much of it was kettle dyed and completely unique. Some of it was dyed twice to increase the depth of these colours. I’d love to save a skein or two for myself, but honestly, I don’t knit fast enough to do it justice. So it’s going to good people.
I’m constantly thrilled and delighted with the new colours and colourways that come forth when I get to experiment and dye in the moment. There is so much that I have learned about dyes and colours just by having the opportunity to try different things… something I would have missed if I continued to dye the same colourways over and over again. Dye results like these make me excited about the next dye session.
This very special skein of yarn is going to my girlfriend, Mary Joy of Yummy Yarn, (currently not rock climbing) from California. When I drove back from San Diego to Los Angeles two weeks ago, MJ and I met up at Hermosa Beach for a long, very hot, very sunny walk down the beach. It was so good to meet her in person… after all, she was one of the first people to inspire me to try spinning. This skein is all hot reds and golds and I hope MJ will make something wonderful with it.
Finally, this is a custom dye project I took on for a long-time customer. She’s been supporting my little yarn biz since it started and although I usually decline custom dye jobs, I do take on the very very special ones. This was a custom dye batch of CashSilk Lace for her wedding shawl… inspired by the colours of the hydrangeas on the cover of the Real Weddings magazine. I’m absolutely delighted and grateful to be involved in someone’s wedding in this way. No white wedding shawls here… it’s beautiful colour.
Happy cashmere day to you.