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Archive for July, 2009

Yup, that’s right.  I’ve been in a blue and purple mood lately when it comes to dyeing and colours!  I’ve create two new colourways with these colours and am quite pleased with the results.

The first colourway is called Rhapsody.  I did it on a couple of different fibers but the one I am most pleased with was my new Amour Superwash Merino (Amour because I love how soft, supple and shiny it is and I love how brilliant the colours look on it!)  The name Rhapsody is a little more random.  I was singing Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” while I was dyeing and thought what a cool name for a colourway 😀

So without further ado…Summer 2009s first NEW colourway:

Rhaspody on Amour Merino Worsted

Rhaspody on Amour Merino Worsted

Note the ice blue, bright purple, iris, black and a touch of natural for a wonderful contrast!  I am so pleased with the way this colourway turned out!

Now for my second new colourway.  This colourway is currently an Aran Yarn Club exclusive so it won’t be introduced into my mainstream colourways until January 2010, in which I can guarantee I will be dyeing it again at that time! 🙂

This colourway is called “Bohemian” (again, the Queen reference…songs in my head while dyeing creates some interesting results!  I could have called it “5 Little Ducks” since that was the other song in my head but it just didn’t fit! LOL  C’mon, you know the tune “5 little ducks went out one day, over the hills and far away, Father Duck said ‘Quack Quack Quack Quack’ but only 4 little ducks came back…” Ahh the influence of a 2 year old! It’s my daughters new favourite song!

Okay so back to the yarn….

Bohemian can be found in the Yarn Club Spoilers page (since I like to keep it hidden for those subscribers who enjoy the surprise! 😉 )  Be sure to go check it out!  It’s pretty rockin’…

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We are once again open for business on Etsy!  I am planning on only stocking superwash yarns and spinning fibers!  We’re slowly getting up some yarns.  There are a few things in stock right now! 🙂  Come visit us at lainesmagnifiques.etsy.com!

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I’m trying hard to find the sock knitting love.  It’s not working so well.  While I absolutely adore dyeing sock yarn for my customers…knitting it is a completely different story.   Have you ever started a project and get just enough done to where you can see what it will turn into, and then suddenly get bored of it and drop it like a hot potato? (I think every crafter has done this at some point ;))  Well that is how I feel about these socks!  For my first pair of “real” socks  (real meaning, socks that are not knit with bulky yarn!) I chose a pretty simple pattern, a simple design, something more than straight stockinette stitch but nothing too intricate like a lace pattern.  The yarn weight was DK, the needles a size 4 so not too big but not too small either, PERFECT for my first sock project.

But I’m bored!  What am I going to do with these things anyway?  Besides wear them on my feet in my shoes! I don’t even LIKE socks! What was I thinking??  Knitting something I don’t even like and might never wear! 🙂

Now please no flames, I WANT to love sock knitting! I WANT to wear my new knit socks! I KNOW they are like no other sock out there BUT I can’t get them done… I love dyeing sock yarn (but I think I said that already)…so I need to love socks!

Maybe it was the pattern..while a great beginner pattern maybe I need more of a challenge!  I’m an experienced “I’ve been knitting since the age of 8”  knitter, so maybe its the challenge I need, some real sock weight yarn and a great pattern!

OR,

Maybe I should just stick to sweaters! 😀

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I’m having my last sale of the summer so get it 15% off while you can! 🙂 This is for all in stock yarn on my Hyena Cart and my main website! Sale ends July 31st. Sale also includes all custom slots on my Hyena Cart.

This sale does not include Preorder yarns or Yarn Club Subscriptions.

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