Sunday, May 25, 2008

May's "Spoiler"

Oh gosh golly green....some love it, some hate it. I always have a heckuva time dyeing it because it is tricky to get a good tone and also tricky to get good saturation. I'm really pleased with how these turned out even though I had to dye them twice to get the colour I wanted...LOL Oh well, that's how it goes sometimes and I was glad I made the mailing date deadline given a bit of unforeseen circumstances :)

You may notice hints of gold or red in your skein - that's quite normal - it's from the colour pigments that make up green :) Enjoy everyone!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

June's Bling Yarn :)

Hello everyone...I thought I'd post this here too as I'm not sure we're all on Rav - I think we are but better to be safe than sorry...LOL

One of our clubbers made a special request for Bling yarn for the month of June which I'm happy to accommodate - I was going to do a special extra something to add in with your packages in June but this way, we'll do the special yarn instead! This works great because my regular pattern writer is taking a bit of a holiday and isn't available for June. The picture with this post is a sample of the Bling yarn - in case you aren't familiar with it. It's got silver strands in it! Here's the stats on it:

63% Superwash Merino/20% Silk/15% Nylon/2% Silver
Approx. 420 yards
Suggested Needle: 1-3 (US)
Fingering Weight

As I said in Rav, I'm fine with sending non-Bling yarn too - please email me at zenyarngarden AT yahoo DOT com and I'll make sure to send you the regular yarn combos we originally started the club with - merino, merino/nylon or merino/bamboo/nylon all in fingering weight. I do realize some of you may not prefer the Bling yarn and that's just fine with's just a little record-keeping to make sure you get what you like :)

As for colour, please let me know if you have a preference - we are leaning toward a darker chocolate/purple in Rav and if you visit my photo sets of the Bling yarn in Flickr (linked above) you will notice that the darker colours really set off the silver strands compared to the lighter shades.

Hope everyone's having a wonderful Spring - it will be summer soon! :)

May's "Teaser"

A little taste of this month's colour! I ended up with warmer tones and a few variations of them with this colour. I hope everyone likes it! It surely does remind me of Spring and all the colours that are becoming richer this time of the year.

This colour is always a tough one for me to do - not because it's not a good colour but because it's not one I do a lot of. I am envisioning men's socks with this colour or a nice scarf even. I'm sure you guys will find a great way to use it! Enjoy!