the yarn that was and will be…

Hello and thank you to the amazing knitters who came by to say hello, fondle, and sometimes purchase, a hank or ball or two of SIOz yarn to knit this summer. The dust is slowly settling here at SIOz Central.

Thank you also to Jonelle and Jonette at SWTC for making the SWTC selection what it is — fabulous! The hanks of Jazz and cones of String Me Along are loaded onto the webshop again. And the Tofutsies selection was nice and varied, a colour for every knitter. The Tofutsies is loaded online as well in all its glory.

Inventory must be taken. The webshop must be restocked. The orders must be mailed. And the deadlines must be met. Usual stuff.

Here’s a piccie of the display at the Adelaide Craft and Quilt Fair last weekend.

Stranded In Oz at Adelaide C & Q Fair Nov

Stranded In Oz at Adelaide C & Q Fair Nov

If you missed out on a colour or type of yarn, please feel free to inquire via email or ring 08 8341 0213.

Here are some of the yarns that are on the next dye runs:

Shadow Kin Ltd Edition Sock (thank you for your enthusiasm) Interested in urban fantasy fiction? Check out the book, Shadow Kin by M.J. Scott.

Shadow Kin by MJ Scott

Shadow Kin by MJ Scott

Yes, the colourway Shadow Kin is the cover colours — and darn it — I didn’t stash a hank of the first run. A few hanks of Sunmage (far right) are on the webshop now. Mmmmm. Premium sock yarn!

Shadow Kin Ltd Ed Sock

Shadow Kin Ltd Ed Sock

Banjara Quilt –4ply

Around the Campfire – 4ply

Banjara Quilt and Around the Campfire

Banjara Quilt and Around the Campfire

I’ve painted both Banjara and Campfire a lot this past winter. These colours hadn’t been in my repertoire for 2 years or so — on a whim I took them out of retirement. Thank you for the thumbs up for both.

Surprise hit of the show? Night at Timberlake (hank on the far left of photo below:

Merino 3 from Stranded In Oz

Merino 3 from Stranded In Oz

For those of you who are new to SIOz yarns, I tend to name my yarn colours after places. Timberlake is the name of the place where I spent a few summers at camp (a peculiar American tradition where parents send their kids off to be eaten by mozzies and served revolting food). Camp Timberlake will forever be etched into my memory as the place where I lived with a fair dinkum dunny for 2 weeks. Apologies, but I may have written about this previously. The scars run deep.

I plan the colours, then paint them based on the formula I’ve worked out for the colourway. Other times, I just go with whatever strikes my fancy — usually when I am using up dye at the end of a day — to not waste dye and water. Those I call wild mixes and they’re def. not repeatable colourways.

Knit, spin, and crochet in good health and happiness.

Back to the workpiles. Melissa

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