First, my awesome boss gave me two days off so that I can attend the Montpelier fiber festival this coming weekend. Will I see you there?
Second, Martha, a friend from my Wednesday night knitting group, is a yarn dyer. She's been dying yarn for a while now and not long ago started her own business selling her hand dyed yarns. But what does that have to do with me being lucky you ask?
|Dying for Art Sunset sock yarn|
I'm lucky because Martha gifted me a skein of her superwash sock yarn. The colorway is Sunset and it's much prettier in real life than it is in the photo. Currently, the state fair is in town which means it's raining. And when it rains, my house is dark and dreary and taking a decent photo is out of the question. Also, my camera hates reds and absolutely refuses to accurately portray anything red, pink or orange. And today, for some reason, gray.
|The Ocean's Daughter and Sunset|
In the photos, the yarn appears to be pink, blue and yellow. In reality, it's pink, orange, yellow and a darkish gray. I plan to knit The Ocean's Daughter, a Kat Riddell design. I'd prefer to knit a baby sweater with it, but Grand-baby To Be wasn't cooperating at the last check up so we still don't have an answer to the boy/girl question. But it's okay. There is plenty of yarn in the stash pile and one day in the not too distant future, the question will be answered. Meanwhile, I'll be content to knit The Ocean's Daughter... just as soon as I finish test knitting the cowl.
But enough about what I'm doing. What you should be doing is checking out Martha's yarns. Her shop is on Facebook and can be found at KnittersKnacks and if you're on Instagram, she's luvsteddybears. Go check her yarns out, she's got some beautiful colorways.