Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fiber of the Week - June 30, 2010

What a treat! My favorite yarn in the whole world is the fiber of the week. It's Rayon Metallic by Blue Heron and it's 20% off. If you are not familiar with this yarn, it's hand-dyed, 88% rayon and 12% metallic. The metallic thread does not show up well in the photos, but it is much less subtle in person. Because this is a rayon yarn, it is shiny and slinky. If this yarn were a person, it would be a ballroom dancer, but not an amateur, definitely a world-class professional! Currently available in 44 of Blue Heron's magnificent colorways. If you are a Ravelry member, please look at some of the projects made from this yarn for inspiration.

The specs:

88% Rayon, 12% Metallic

8 Oz.

550 Yards

5 St/Inch

Needles US #7

Worsted Weight

This yarn will be on sale until middday Wednesday, July 7. Happy Independence Day to our American customers and Happy Canada Day to our northern neighbors. (Come to think of it, the sparkle in the Rayon Metallic kind of does remind me of fireworks!)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Clearance Yarn - So Fun to Play!

Not a fiber of the week, but an update on how your blogger is playing with the Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted Seconds in the Creme color: crockpot dyeing.

This first skein was dyed using Iced Blue Raspberry Lemonaid Kool Aid and McCormick food coloring in blue and green.

This second skein was dyed using Wilton's Icing Colors in violet, delphinium blue and juniper green.

Because we're only paying $3.95 per skein for this yarn, I feel like I can experiment and if the yarn looks like clown barf when I'm done, no great loss. And the knots don't bother me because I'm a crocheter, and they're pretty easy for us crocheters to deal with.

Thanks to Rob for the use of the shop camera for the photos!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fiber of the Week - June 1, 2010

We're back with Fiber of the Week with a vengeance! FOUR fibers of the week, all from Lollipop Cabin. These are one-of-a-kind organic wool sock yarns, hand-dyed with rainwater in the Pacific Northwest. All of them are 20% off. And they are:

  • Single ply Sock Yarn by Lollipop Cabin - 400 yards

  • Soft Sock by Lollipop Cabin (also single ply) - 480 yards (pictured above)

  • Merino Superwash Sock Yarn - comes in 2 matched hanks of 210 yards each

  • Superwash Merino Worsted by Lollipop Cabin - 270 yards

Because these yarns are hand-dyed, you'll have to check the website photos for the luscious colors available now. Have fun!

These yarns will be on sale until midday, June 8.