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Meet the Artist: LynnH Yarns at Rae’s, Sunday

colorjoybasketyarn16.jpgI am preparing for a big, fun event which will occur Sunday. At Rae’s Yarn Boutique in Lansing, Michigan, we are having a “Meet the Artist” event this Sunday, November 2, from 11am-3pm. I am dyeing all sorts of lovely yarns in preparation for the event.

This week’s yarns can be called my “Sea and Sky Collection.” The dyes I have been attracted to in my studio are mostly cool… from green, through turquoise, indigo, cobalt, royal purple, and plum. There is at least one raspberry as well, but the majority of the colorways thus far are cool and refreshing like a dip in the still lake. I think you will like them. (Photo top right is from a previous batch of yarns, all sold.)

I will have a large stock of my longstanding signature yarn, Cushy ColorSport. This is a DK weight yarn (the manufacturer called it Sport, thus the name), a gorgeous machine wash/machine dry merino wool, which feels like it is made of springs, it might as well have lycra content but it does not. Great stuff.

The ColorSport comes in 1/2 pound skeins, two skeins make a baby blanket, and can make a sweater in several sizes. DK yarn is thinner than Worsted-weight yarn, which means you get more square feet of knitted fabric for the same number of ounces, but this is dense enough to be warm with less thick fabric.

I will also have some Funky Felty, a yarn I released less than a year ago for the first time. It is an Aran/Heavy Worsted, which can substitute in favorite patterns for Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted (though it has a multiple-ply structure so it feels lighter).

And the big excitement? A cashmere-blend yarn intended for socks. This is thicker than standard fingering-weight sockyarn, it’s looking like a DK weight from its specifications. It’s squishy and soft and pettable. Lovely stuff. Rae has a skein of this for pre-display at her cash register right now, in a colorway I’m calling “Purpleberry.” (My dad always said blueberries were not blue, they looked purple to him… this colorway is several variations on purple plus a wonderful rich purple-blue.)

If you are in town and interested in wool, yarn or knitting, I hope you will be able to make it to the event. It will be something of a Party, with prizes. If you buy $40 in yarn you get a free pattern which will work with the yarn you purchased. Please consider stopping by!

2 Responses to “Meet the Artist: LynnH Yarns at Rae’s, Sunday”

  1. Diana Says:

    mmmmm cobalt……

  2. Jimmie Naeher Says:

    Good information. Lucky me I came across your blog by chance (stumbleupon). I’ve saved it for later!

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