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Yak/Wool2

Yak/Wool1

Yak/Wool3

Yak/Wool4

Yak/Wool5

Those are some lovely 50% Yak, 50% Wool skeins I dyed a few days ago (the green one was gone in less than an hour from when I posted it on Etsy).

And I worked up a few more Uber Sock hanks.

Uber1

Uber2

Uber3

Uber4

Uber5

I like the red one.  Happy Holidays!

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I’m knitting at a frantic pace with Christmas just around the corner.  Unfortunately, I can’t share because someof my readers are, well, reading.  I also agreed to knit my sister a Elfin Cable Cardi (non-Christmas gift) and hope to have that finished before we visit in a few weeks.

We put the tree up yesterday.  I stand firm by my policy of “no X-mas decor until December.”  Why can’t the stores understand that.  I saw holiday garbage being stocked the last week in September!  Is anyone else thinking about a letter writing campaign…

Dear Wal-Mart/Target/Lowe’s (yeah, seriously)/ And other Big-Corporate-Fat-Cats:

Stop nudging Halloween and Thanksgiving out of the picture.  I would very much like to enjoy all of their glory without a Santa  and full scale Christmas trees sitting an aisle over from the glow-in-the-dark Dracula teeth/cornucopias.  I didn’t even want to put up a tree this year because I’ve been seeing them since the first week of October.  Ever hear of “too much of a good thing”?  That applies to Christmas decorations (also known as your holiday revenues, sales were down this year anyway).  More isn’t always better, sometimes it’s just more (and annoying).  Thanks for your time.

Warm regards,

TheYarnBearer

P. S. – And no, I don’t purchase Christmas goodies in September, October, or even November.  I doubt I’m the only one.

Sigh, well, I feel better.  Back to knitting.

(Also, there are only five spaces left in the To Dye For! Sock Club, get them before they’re gone!)

To Dye For! Sock Club

Fun, fun!

Fun, fun!

Slots are open for the To Dye For! Sock Club, only fifteen spaces!  I thought it would be fun to put together a personalized sock club.  In most yarn clubs, what you receive is a mystery until you open the package, we all know that’s half the fun!  But it can be a hit or miss situation especially if you don’t know your subscribers.
In the To Dye For! Sock Club, subscribers will receive a questionnaire to fill out and return.  It’s all in good fun and I will be dyeing each subscriber’s yarn using the answers they have given.  No two skeins will be alike and each will be tailored to fit its recipient.
I’m keeping this club small so that I can tend to each skein individually and insure prompt shipping each month (January, February, and March 2009).
Each month, you will receive one skein (a generous 100 grams/460 yards) of kettle dyed, superwash sock yarn (fingering weight) dyed just for you.  Subscribe by December 31st to secure your spot!