Ah July, mid summer and loving it. C and I are going to hippy fest this weekend in our camper van for some fun with 15 of our closest friends. I am really enjoying the summer and am so SO excited about the preparations I am making for fall. I am really torn between wanting all these stunning yarns to come in and not wanting summer to end. It is hard when you have yarns like Sheepaints coming your way…have you seen this yarn???
It is simply beautiful. I had so many of you asking me for Wollimise, but I have found Sheepaints instead and am thrilled to have them onboard. I also have a few other yarns that you have requested coming, Cherry tree Hill Sockittome and some Malabrigo lace. I am really excited about both of these.
We already have a great selection of CTH so why not add this fantastic yarn, at your request.
In the way of hand dyers coming in, we have a bunch of new (to us) very talented dyers such as Rabbitworks, Lotus Yarns, Love Sticks self striping, Annabelle yarns, Knitting Sunshine and more.
Rabbitworks and Annabelle yarns are home grown yarns and we will be the exclusive online home for Annabelle BFL Sock and Cashmere Sock. All of her yarns are named after Faeries!
Not to mention Camelspun and Cashmere lace coming from Handmaiden…but I can’t tell you everything..I have to keep a few tricks up my sleeve!
In the way of knitting I have finished my first flicker sock so I should have pictures for you on Monday. I have also finished a pair of socks for C as he was complaining about not having any socks so I knit him up some STR and am just doing the toe decreases.
Next on the needles I am planning a shawl…have you seen Knitspot’s Bee Shawl? I could not resist…we will have this pattern in about 6 months but I couldn’t wait. Last weekend I dyed up some rose lace and will be casting on tomorrow. I expect this to be a VERY long term project as I am a pretty slow lace knitter and always have socks on the go. I can’t help it, I have to have a pair on the needles at all time…actually 2, one stockinette for travel and waiting rooms, lines ect…and one with a pattern for fun.
So I have my Flicker socks with pattern and will be casting on some stockinette on the drive to hippy fest. I have a bunch of new yarns to knit up so it will be a suprise which I choose, but I will give you all a flash of what I chose on Monday.
As for updates next week, I have stunning knitting sunshine and SEA SILK!! Clearly, I will not be able to do photography this weekend so I am hoping for a Tuesday or Wednesday Update.
Sorry about the photoless post…if you need some photos check out my flickr!
And if you are on Ravelry look me up under sweetsheep
Have a fantastic weekend!