Friday, July 08, 2005
I Got Yarn!
Yay. My very first shipment of yarn arrived today! Mr. UPS handed me a small but heavy box of Nature's Palette fingering weight 100% merino wool in 30 colors. This beautiful yarn is hand-dyed using all natural dyes by Darlene Hayes at Hand Jive Knits, a very small company in Sacramento, CA. I like the idea of buying from local companies, especially ones that are environmentally conscious. This yarn is extremely similar (but not identical I'm told) to the yarn Koigu uses. Hand Jive dyes primarily solid colors (with those wonderful variations and striations common to hand-dyed fiber) using all-natural dyes, but is also experimenting with some very pretty and subtle multis, too. The colors are incredible - some are very vibrant while others are incredibly subtle - just like the colors found in nature. This yarn is for my sock knitters. It's also great for shawls, scarves, gloves, & mittens, too. I aim to have the best collection of sock yarn around. I also received a bunch of great patterns for this yarn: socks, shawls, scarves, a purse, and some great fingerless gloves.
I spent the evening checking in the yarn and entering it into my inventory/POS software.
More yarn arrives next week, including Lorna's Laces and Goddess Yarns.
Posted by Warren at 11:10 PM