Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Is there such thing as free yarn?
The new merino sock base arrived, and I've dyed some.
I am insanely pleased with it, it has that beady twist that screams 'indie dyer' to those in the know, as well as a fabulous gloss, superwash properties and generous 110g+ weight to allow for a no-stress pair of socks.
I can't stop taking pictures of it.
But I need help.
I need one or two people to help me put this yarn through it's paces. The reward will be one skein of the yarn in a custom colourway of your choice - plus the (dubious) glory of public acknowledgement on this blog and on a swing-tag on the sample at the Canberra Wool Day in May. And my undying gratitude.
I need the following:
one pair of socks in my design
one Bollywood shawl
they need to be completed by early May.
I'll supply pattern and yarn and pre-paid satchel to get the sample back to me, and any pattern support you may need. You will need to be familiar with sock knitting and lace knitting on both sides, but they're both pretty easy patterns. Probably not for absolute beginners, sorry.
So, any of you at a loose end with no projects on the go?
Leave a comment (and make sure I can contact you from it) if you're interested.
Otherwise stay tuned - the knitabulous yarn website is well underway and almost ready to launch !!!
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