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New colors, yarn and stuff…

Today is the day, probably around 1:00 p.m. our time, (Pacific).  All of the new colors and a whole bunch of our color friends we have not seen in a bit are back for a visit.

There are 6 brand new colors. All fallish and all playing with one of my favorite colors, the oh so earthy and humble brown. I definitely go through color phases where I am just thoroughly possessed by a hue. Where I want to immerse my whole self and explore it to its core. All the subtle nuances, shades, tints and textures. I feel like I have just started this particular brown journey, so consider your yarny selves warned, more are coming. I’m actually pretty thrilled in playing with these. I think I have figured out how to take one of my favorite painting styles and transfer that process to yarn dyeing. 

The new color names are: Green-eyed Monster, Strange Brew, Gail’s Autumn Joy, the Witching Hour, Vine Maple and Fall “On Tap”. 

We also have a glorious new yarn that we are have been playing with for a couple of years. I finally was able to ge t the pricing on it I wanted, so here is it. DeVIne… because we think it is.  We had this out a bit last spring at Twisted PDX and at a few shows.

DeVine is 100% Merino. It is a 16 ply bulky yarn. Each of those 16 plies are a 2 strands loose ply. This gives the yarn it’s nice round buoyant quality and makes for some quite spectacular stitch definition. It loves to be dyed almost as much as we love dyeing it (which is a lot).

One of out test knitters told me recently that she thought that DeVine was kind of like Socks that Rock on steroids, an apt and funny description. I am interested to hear what you think.

(Well and look at that this posted with out me wanting it to and I am not even done and this is like the 5th flippin time.  So posting in progress I guess?  Great, have not even spell checked it and again with the not finished and this is sooo not a user issue so all you techies out there don’t even.)

OK back to yarn…

Sock Summit has hired Blue Moon to sell all that is leftover Swag-wise from SS09. There is not a lot left and once it is gone that is all folks.  We have the tote bags, notebooks, lanyards, buttons and the Orion pattern hard copy. There will be a Sock Summit Swag category on the left side navigation area of the Blue Moon site. So hit shop online and then the sock summit swag and viola there you will be.

Ok I think that is all I have right now. Well actually, I might have a lot to say to Express Engine but I do believe I will take that up with them.

Have a great weekend!

Oops almost forgot. JoAnn goes on a much deserved vacation after today ( just for a week). Bye JoAnn we will miss you, have a blast.