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16 Nov '12

Where the Picture Should Be

Last night, under cover of darkness I delivered the 45 Degrees North restock & relaunch to Twisted. Four big boxes of fingering in all 30 colors and worsted in 16 select colors were dropped off, thus relinquishing my schedule to less grueling tasks. And did I get a picture or two? You bet.... Or not. As is the case with most really large projects (insert reference to sixty kilos of laceweight here) I cannot wait to see the back end of them by the time we get to the dyed-and-dry phase. I love all the colors and I revel in watching everything come out bright and shiny. I also really love the feeling of relief at getting through a task that takes all my time and energy for weeks on end. I'm a progress person, what can I say? So cruise by your local Twisted PDX shoppe (2310 Northeast Broadway Street Portland, OR 97232) or check 'em out online sometime early next week for the latest and greatest solids and semi-solids in Oregon-inspired shades. Cheers!
25 Feb '12

45° North

The last time I spent months working on a single project, I think it was for a graduate-level literary theory class. This time, it's all about yarn! I've been working with Twisted of Portland, Oregon, to create a line of nearly-solid saturated & bright colors using my 100% Merino Sock yarn. I started getting things together before Christmas, dyeing little 10 gram skeins in nearly 50 colors. Shannon & I worked together and picked 25 in a nice, wide palette, saving the other for possible future additions. Dyeing the yarn was a whole different process than I usually use so that 10 skeins could be dyed together, creating dyelots with as little variation as possible between skeins. Of course, this is still hand-dyed yarn, so if you have a big project in mind make sure you buy plenty of yarn and don't hesitate to alternate skeins to minimize color changes. I learned so much doing this project that I feel like I should use some of it on future projects for my own Etsy site, though I have no precise plans at this moment. I'm extremely excited to be able to share this project with all of you, so please take a sec to cruise on over to Twisted's website and peruse the colors. Now to think hard about my Spring 2012 colors list...
29 Nov '11

Newsbites 11/29/11

Posted by 69943844 in crochet, News, Twisted, yarn
1. One of my special projects was listed today: Santa's Little Helper kits. 2. The sale went really well - thank you everyone! Almost all the orders have been sent out as well; the last couple stragglers are packages my postage program doesn't like so I need to go stand in line at the PO. You know how long a wait that's going to be! 3. Mini skeins went up today! Under normal circumstances, I wouldn't consider this news, but this pattern is making the rounds in addition to all kinds of other cool stuff you can do with small skeins. 4. This is what a basket of yarn that needs to be listed looks like: Which means there's more yarnie goodness to be listed tomorrow! 5. Here's a sneak peek of what 25 kilos of super-secret rainbow-y goodness is going to look like: Pardon the terrible photo, but I don't really want the cat completely out of the bag on specifics before it's time. 6. Crochet Rocks Socks 2012 is currently open for registration! Even if you don't crochet, there will be some really fab yarn from myself and Knitted Wit in club exclusive colors that you really don't want to miss. 7. Twisted's Shawlette Club (Socks Are For Suckers was last year's title) is also now open. There are definitely going to be some really great yarns and patterns coming out of that one as well! You can see a picture of my 2011 club shipment with Chrissy Gardiner's awesome Mazama Shawl right here.