Well Thanksgiving has come and gone. Before we know it 2008 will arrive. Time is flying by here in Western Montana. We had a wonderful BIG snow (over 10" at my house) a few weeks back and everything looked so nice. Then it rained. Now everything is muddy and we are eagerly awaiting fresh new snow later this week. It makes me feel very festive when the trees and fields are snow covered.
We have been selling a new Homespun Throw kit to our suppliers and it has been very well received. If you need a last minute, very quick to knit gift these throws might be just what you are looking for. See a photo on our website www.mountaincolors.com under patterns and then under Throws. We have been dyeing lots of our Homespun wool/silk blend yarn for this project. It comes in all of our colorways!!
We are also in the process of developing a new yarn. It is taking longer than we thought to get the test yarns from the mill but we are so excited about what we have worked with so far. The final yarn won't be available to yarn shops until late this Spring but it gives you something to look forward to!!! Meanwhile we will be busy dyeing yarn, getting some designs made up, taking photos, etc. Hint...the fiber is merino wool.
We hope to be posting to this blog about once a week. As the holidays approach we may run out of hours in the day to say much but we will try!! I have had a wild couple weeks with a septic flood in my basement. Not good. None of my yarn stash was damaged but I had to pack and move ALL yarn, fabric, basketmaking, weaving stashes, plus books, etc out of the area overnight. I had everything organized before it was thrown in boxes...now I will have to start over. Sigh. Maybe I should take this opportunity to weed out some of my stash and decide whether sorting by color is best or sorting by fiber type and size is best. Hmmm. Any suggestions are welcome!
We have a sales representative in Northern California who has designed flowers knit with remnants of our Moguls yarn. I will run home tonight and take a picture so that tomorrow I can post a photo and directions. They are so cute and look great pinned to a hat or coat!
I'm off to dye yarn today.....