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I’m going to preface this post with a disclaimer. I’m sick with a wicked head cold and am stuffed up so bad that forming cohesive thought is a bit of a challenge. I’d wait to post but there is a Knit Daily e-newsletter coming out today and we’re featured.  Which is kind of cool.  At the very bottom of the newsletter there is a 10% off coupon code that is good from today the 3rd until September 20th.  You type in the code in the appropriate field when you place an order and our cart system will take the 10% off. 

The patterns are hard copies not downloadable pdfs.

So if you’re a Knit Daily subscriber look for it and if you’re not sign up!

We’ve also added a few new yarns and colours to the site:

Síofra a delicately beautiful infant set designed by Stephanie using our new yarn Marine Silk. Marine Silk is a silk, sea cell rayon and wool blend. It is so very soft. It makes the perfect fabric to put on that delicate baby skin. It has a lovely drape and we choose the percentages in this blend so the silks enhanced each other. I keep thinking I should have called it Marine Silky.

You can also knit Síofra out of the silk hankies.  The one Steph did like this looks like she pulled it out of a protective nest and has been used for generations.

Heartbreakingly beautiful.


It makes me almost say: “ I can’t wait to knit this set for one of my grandbabies”,but I know better than to tempt the fates with a statement like that.

Next in our line up Is Moon Struck . Yes it is finally ready.  Remind me never ever to name a pattern with the word struck anywhere near it.

As I said in a previous post about this design the original yarn is not available until October.  Sorry this is still true. Although the mill has informed me that they have put a rush on it so we’ll see.

In the meantime we have two other yarn options. You can combine Peru & Woobu and knit them together or you can try our new organic wool Gaea. it knits up beautifully in both. The Peru/Woobu combo gives you a garment with more drape than the Gaea does. It also has that halo effect from the Alpaca in the Peru.

I’m sorry and pretty embarrassed about the yarn fiasco in relation to this sweater.

It’s such a beautiful piece and fun to knit . Karen has designed for us another stunning sweater.

I’m going to knit one for my daughter Sophie using Gaea in the Spruced colourway.

She’s just going to love it.

And last but not least we’re adding two new colourways today.

Cosy, Fierce and Dirty Orange and River Rocked.

I love both of these colourways a whole lot and for very different reasons.

River Rocked. River Rocked makes me swoon with colour joy. It was my favorite colourway from the sock club last year and I’ve been waiting none too patiently to be able to offer this colour I love to every knitter gracing the planet.

I want to dye every yarn and fiber I have in it and then knit, spin or weave it. I want socks and I think I’m going to spin enough to make myself a mitten/scarf combo. I was thinking last night that maybe even in the lace weight of the Marine Silk and knit something small and lacy to wear around my neck all winter.  Sigh.

Cosy,Fierce and Dirty Orange.  Orange is not a colour I gravitate to a whole lot on it’s own and if I do it is usually the coppery end of the spectrum. I use orange to enhance or offset other tones. Orange is a big component of my favorite season, fall.  I guess what I’m saying is orange and I are friendly and have what I consider a good working relationship.

Orange is not my personal passion colour, green is. However, it is my dear friend and business partner’s passion. 

Over the years she and I have discussed all the merits of orange and I have made some colourways and rare gems with her in mind. 

When she was here last our mission, as you can and probably have already read on her blog, was to make her perfect orange, the colour of her heart.

As a dyer and colour obsessed chemist, I love learning about a hue through another person, preferably someone I love who loves that particular shade.  Walking in that person’s colour shoes.  For me this is the best way to get a holistic experience to translate into colour.

Steph and I did this with her orange. We had a massive amount of fun and learned a ton. We learned about colour, she learned some about dyeing, I learned more about dyeing ( teaching always does this for me), we learned more about each other ( Steph: That’s too much. Me: That’s not enough) and we had a blast.

So much fun

We got a whole lot of colourways out of this play date of ours.

I’m going to post a contest on Tuesday for you all to help me decide what should stay and how we should name them.

Until then, Cosy, Fierce and Dirty Orange is yours for the ordering.

Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend.