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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Difference in Fibers!

Mama Llama Sea Ewe,
Jude, Dip 1

I came up with a really neat colorway by over dyeing a skein 3 times.... I named it Jude. Yes, after the Beatles song in case you are wondering ;)
I had started out with the new Sea Ewe yarn that contains 70/30 Merino and Seacell.

Keeping the exact same formula I ventured into different yarn lines:

When dyeing a new colorway in a skein made of different fibers you are bound to rediscover its beauty!

Mama Llama Original 3ply,
Jude, Dip's 1&2
(dip 1 is always darker and more vibrant)
Honestly this picture doesn't do Dip 1 justice. It is truly a work of art. And this photo captured Dip 2 as is.

Ready yourselves for lots of Fiber Photos as I prepare for Sock Summit!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Checking in

Hmmm, how do I put this? Its been crazy! The end of school, family grads,and a ginormous trade show to prepare for. Yup its been busy around here.

I was touched and proud to be a recent guest dyer for Woolgirl's Embrace the Lace May club package. Sivia Harding is such a talented designer and I don't think many people could make this Mama Llama Lace Cashmere 2ply look any better! Its is simply breathtaking!

The theme is "Charity" and Chris and I were asked to write a little something for the newsletter that goes out with every package. We were very honored to share our life with a special needs child. Donations are being made to Autism Speaks. Knitters are AMAZINGLY GENEROUS!

I feel pretty pressed lately and I hope I can get everything done in time without disappointing anyone including myself. I've been short with the kids and nights seem sleepless with anticipation. I have samples half way done and I fear they will remain that way and never make it to Sock Summit!

I hope to post FO's soon:
Original 3ply swingy sweater -60% done
Socks from the toe up KAL- June socks 30% done
Socks from the toe up -Van Dykes 1% done :(