Markets this Week

Thanks so much to everyone who came by the market today. Great to see you and/or meet you all. There was another run on silk velvet scarves — the new lots will be run when the new bamboo laceweight arrives — VERY SOON.

In addition to the Brighton Organics and Healthy Living Market – this Thurs. 9:30-12:20, SIOz will be trading both Sunday and Monday for the Queens Birthday holiday weekend. If you have special requests, be sure to get them in to me by Tuesday for the weekend. 

From the Dyetable This Week:  


New Dyelot of watercolour blues/greens in Premium Sock wool Merino (80%) and Nylon (20%) $15.00AU per 50gm hank.This one sold out very quickly last time, so if you would like some, please ring or email. 

Serendipity Skeins of 5ply pure Australian wool (merino X) (this is a rather wild mix — I was in a Jackson Pollack mood) and a nice big hank (approx. 200gm) of alpaca handpaint in reddish purples. 

New Dyelot of Pure Merino Singles $30.00AU per 100gm hank/800m. This is the soft as a baby’s botty merino single you have been asking for. Colourways: blues/greens/with purple and a touch of autumny ochrey orange. Also,  a purple and grey blend that’s quite dark — def for winter.

The chunky handspun pure wool ($5.00AU per 50gm) should be dry — FINALLY. That’s in a range of winter florals. Great for hats and quick-knitting hand cosies. Fab for felting!

For the Port Sunday and Monday Markets: mystery oddballs of kid mohair blends are available for $2.99AU per ball. Oddballs only — what you see is what was sent from the mill. These are insanely fun to knit– 2 make a fine scarf and they’re great for mixing with plain wool leftovers. Many of these gems are shot through with extremely thin glitz/lurex.

Now, I normally do not like this sort of yarn, but this stuff is seriously fun and a nice quality for the price. Don’t take my word for it — they’re disappearing at a fair pace. Other oddball fun: angora/wool/acrylic/nylon blends in dk weight ($3.99AU per 50gm ball) variegated fun — neat for socks. This stuff has been road-tested and come up a winner. If you want affordable knitting yarn without going to S-T, come on up and look for yourself.

Spinning: organic merino, soy/merino, and soy top all heading to the dyetable. The first colourway request was: BLUES — a chance to play with some grey/blues and an outrageous sapphire blue I have just mixed. Blueblack? Greenyblue? The possiblities? Endless.

The bamboo top will be dyed when the yarn arrives next week. Colours suggested so far: Jamaican Blue (think postcard water) and REDS.

CU at the markets

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