Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Beautiful Wreck

I must say that I am totally in love with Larissa Brown's new book Beautiful Wreck. I read it earlier this year and loved it so much I had to read it all over again. I just didn't want to leave her fabulous Viking world! When I read it the second time through I was inspired to make colorways. I contacted Larissa Brown and got her permission and here we are ready for the reveal!


Simply put the book is a time travel Viking romance. If you are a fan of Outlander then you will be a fan of this book!

The 5 characters that I have colors for are Ginn, Heirik, Har, Betta, and Brosa. I'm going to spend next week going over each colorway and character, so you can get to know them a bit yourself. 

I'm doing things a little differently this time for ordering. I have some colors on hand and ready to ship. However, I wanted to give as many options as possible. So I set up an order form, so you can purchase on any base. First orders will be shipped out September 1st. I'll change the dates as orders fill up and ship them out until everyone gets their yarn. I also have minis, and sets of minis to ship out too. I'm so excited about the mini skeins! They make the cutest sets! So far every time I have shown them to someone they have been bought up!

You can find out more in the shop here: http://www.lavendersheep.com/shop/bwreck.html

Monday, August 11, 2014

MIU SW Sock

I'm so happy to introduce my new yarn: MIU Superwash Merino Sock:



What makes this yarn super special to me is that it is all made in the US, hence MIU = Made in USA. It is grown and milled in North Dakota. How cool is that? It was really hard for me to part with my old sock yarn base, which was from the UK. However, I couldn't pass up the chance of making an all American yarn for, honestly not that much more money than the original. The yarn is a tiny bit bigger and fluffier than the previous yarn, so I increased skein size to 4oz (114 grams) instead of 100 grams, so you get at least 400 yards per skein. The new yarn retails for $22 per skein, which I think is very reasonable. 

I have a new project in the works for this yarn, which I can't wait to share with you! It's super secret, so that's all I can say for now! =)

If you are looking for my previous Superwash Sock base, there are still a few skeins on the sale page!

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Merino / Black Tussah Silk Roving


Introducing Merino / Black Tussah Silk Roving! It is 80% merino wool and 20% Black Tussah Silk. I had the joy of spinning some of it up while I was at Black Sheep and it was simply gorgeous. It is so soft and silky. Simply a joy to spin. I love how it takes dye too! The black silk makes the yarn sort of shadowy and mysterious. I definitely plan on spinning up more!

Monday, August 04, 2014

The Oregon Collection

I'm so happy to present a new addition to my Oregon Yarn Collection! It is the sport weight sister to MIO Columbia Aran, aptly named MIO Columbia Sport!


Each skein has 460 yards per 4oz (114 gram) skein. It is also grown in Eastern Oregon by Imperial Stock Ranch. I am currently knitting with the MIO Aran and I love it so very much. It is squishy and soft. I bet the MIO Sport would make great socks, for those of you who are anti-superwash, and I know you are out there. =) I'm also thinking it would make a great top or cowl or just about anything. I can't wait to knit with it!

Also in the Oregon Collection are MIO Columbia Aran, MIO Columbia Pencil Roving, and MIO Columbia Roving. Make sure to check them all out and shop local!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Everything is Coming up Thrums!






We are home from our trip to Hawaii! I was going through some photos and realized that I hadn't posted these wonderful thrum photos! These are a couple of samples made for the booth from my friend Jill. Up top are the Thrum Mittens. They are made with 1 skein of MIO Columbia Aran in color Dark Roast and 1 skein of MIO Columbia Pencil Roving in color Mine, Don't Touch! for the thrums. 

Below are the Retro Thrum Slippers. Also made with one skein of MIO Columbia Aran in color Dark Roast and 1 skein of MIO Columbia Pencil Roving in color Mine, Don't Touch! for the thrums. Though you could probably use just one skein of the pencil roving to make both sets of mittens and slippers! They are both wonderfully cushy and warm. They would keep your feet snuggly all winter long!




Don't forget that if you buy them in a kit you save 10% on the yarn!