Tuesday, December 29, 2009

December's "Spoiler"

This month's colourway is a nice soft yellow with slight hints of light orange in it. I wanted to do something cheery for December since it's a winter month. Enjoy and Happy New Year everyone!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

December's "Teaser"

This month I can't even hint at the colour because if I do, it'll just totally give it away...LOL So although this doesn't show much it does show the lovely texture of the yarn. I know! The B&W teasers are much worse than the ones that hint at colour but this month, oh gosh, I can't or there will be no surprise at all. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

November's "Spoiler" & Registrations Open

Hello everyone...here's our spoiler for November's Carmine colourway handpainted on our Serenity Sock II yarn base which is made of merino, cashmere and nylon. Enjoy!

Registrations are open once again for the next 3-month round of this club which includes deliveries as follows:

January 15, 2010
February 15, 2010
March 15, 2010

Deadline to register is January 8, 2010. More details on registration are found here - we have both pay up front options and monthly payment options.

Monday, November 16, 2009

November's "Teaser"

It's time for another mailing! This month's base yarn is a bit of a surprise and I hope everyone enjoys it :) It's imported from the UK and quite lovely. The colourway is a play on similar tones and all colours were applied using the semi-solid technique. These yarns should knit up in an interesting way for everyone! Have fun!

Also, if you'd like to follow through Facebook, ZYG now has a fan page - you're welcome to come on over and join :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

October's "Spoiler"

This month's spoiler and handpainted on our BFL Nylon sock yarn made of 80% superwash BFL and 20% nylon. I love this yarn for its durability as it should make up some lovely hard-wearing socks. This colourway is called Burnt Umber and Mr. Zen said it reminded him of Fall leaves. Enjoy everyone!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

October's "Teaser"

A few of you have received your yarns already and I just remembered to get this up on the blog...LOL This is a lovely BFL Nylon sock yarn (imported from the UK) that is sure to be hard wearing if you decide on socks. I like how the colours come out slightly rustic on this base yarn. My DH said this colourway reminded him of Fall leaves. Enjoy!

Monday, September 28, 2009

September's "Spoiler"

You really really have to look closely at this one or it looks like it's a black semi-solid...well, not quite! Look at it up close and under the light if you're a clubber - you'll see the hints of another colour underneath! Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

September's "Teaser"

Here we go! It's time to mail out yet another semi-solid...woot! And this one is so deceiving I'm giggling...sure does look like a solid black from the teaser doesn't it? You may need to look at this one closely when you get the yarn and even under light to pick up the hidden nuances of the colourway. That's all I'm sayin'! Enjoy :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

August's "Spoiler"

A little taste of summer in a lovely colourway called Tangerine for the month of August. Refreshing! Enjoy everyone and I hope you like this new base yarn too - it's a mix of superwash BFL and nylon which will knit up into lovely long-wearing socks if you so choose.

Monday, August 17, 2009

August's "Teaser"

Something in the refreshing colourway range this month! Since it's so hot out there, all I could think about was doing something a bit on the cooler side. Enjoy!

The base yarn is a new blending that should be lovely and hard-wearing for socks. Hope everyone's having a wonderful summer...it's been super hot here in Ontario! I am anxious for September to get here so cool breezes can make for woolly dreams. I know I sure do love handling wool more in the cooler weather than when it's super hot out there.

Friday, July 31, 2009

July's "Spoiler"

This month I branched out again to a two-colour semi-solid instead of the traditional one-colour semi-solid. This colourway should knit up in an interesting way as I dyed both colours onto the yarn using my semi-solid technique which I've tweaked to be able to use two colours. Very unique and should knit up a really interesting way - enjoy!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July's "Teaser"

Earthy is the word to describe this month's colourway and again, it's an experimentation in 2 colour semi-solids which I hope everyone will enjoy :) I am really pleased with how it turned out and may just knit up a skein myself. Woot! Enjoy everyone - the packages are in the mail today.

Monday, July 13, 2009

June's "Spoiler"

This month's yarn is a brand new style of semi-solid and uses 2 colours. It was a bit of an experiment but I really love the results and will do this again. The yarn looks variegated but it really isn't because both colours are applied using the semi-solid technique which means as this colourway is knit, the colours will knit semi-solid together. Hope everyone loves this one & enjoy!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Club Members Only

Seems I've been accumulating club yarns over the last few months and instead of hanging onto them I thought it might be fun to put them up for sale for anyone who would like to purchase another if one of the extras was one of your favourites.

If you are a current club member or a past club member, you're entitled to purchase these skeins if you like. If you aren't a current or past member, you're welcome to join here and then purchase an extra. Any questions, don't hesitate to email me at zenyarngarden AT yahoo DOT com.

For the current month's yarns, these will appear about 2-3 weeks after mailing so watch for those too if this month is one of your favourites.

Monday, June 15, 2009

June's "Teaser"

This month's colourway is a bit of an experiment in developing a contrasting 2-colour semi-solid! I've always been intrigued by "thinking outside the box" when it comes to colourways and instead of dyeing the traditional non-contrasting 1 colour semi-solid, I thought I'd experiment with a contrasting 2 colour semi-solid. Both colours were dyed onto the yarn using my 1 colour semi-solid technique which ended up producing a rather interesting result! Some yarns will have more of one colour and some more of the other. I'm really curious to see how these ones knit up. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

May's "Spoiler"

This colourway was a unique one for me as I've never dyed a colourway like this before! I hope everyone likes it - it reminded me of lime wedges so alas, I named the colourway Lime Wedge...LOL! It's a subtle colourway with hints of green and yellow in it and should knit up in an interesting and soft way. Enjoy!

Friday, May 15, 2009

May's "Teaser"

A very refreshing colourway with hints of two colours in this semi-solid! I love playing with similar toned colours in semi-solids. Yum!

I used my 100% superwash merino this month that has a slightly tighter twist than our regular 100% superwash merino. It will yield nice stitch definition when knit with so I hope you like it! It is definitely squishy.

April's "Spoiler"

Inspired by wanting to do a bit of purple for this month, a overtone/undertone colourway was born. This one should knit up into an interesting semi-solid with overtones of purple and undertones of pink.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

April's "Teaser"

These were in the mail on the 15th and a lot of you have received your yarns already but nevertheless, I better post the teaser before the next delivery is here...LOL

This month's colourway was painted on 100% superwash merino that is oh-so-squishy! Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

March's "Spoiler"

Inspired by Spring and the sun starting to show itself a bit more often, this colourway was born with the hopes of it bringing a bit of cheer into the dreary days we've been having. Hope everyone enjoys it! I have visions of baby knitting for this colourway :-)

Monday, March 16, 2009

March's "Teaser" & Registrations Open!

This month's colourway is definitely inspired by Spring! It's a softer version of this colour and I hope everyone likes it. This colour is always hard to do as people either love it or hate it - there doesn't seem to be any in between with it...LOL  However, if you don't like socks with it, how about booties or a baby knit or something else entirely? Enjoy and Happy Spring!

Registrations are now open for another 3 and 6 month option beginning with April's shipment. If you are currently a member and are unsure if your term is expiring or not, please don't hesitate to email me to ask. Thank you everyone for your continuing support! Deadline to register is April 8, 2009 for April 15's shipment.

February's "Spoiler"

As you can probably guess, February is Valentine's month so I was totally inspired to do a colourway based on my two favourite things for this month - chocolate and roses. In making a semi-solid to incorporate both these colours, I tried out a new dyeing technique and am quite happy with the results achieved. This technique gives me the opportunity to do a semi-solid with more than one colour tone. Anxious to see how this one knits up for everyone...hope you are enjoying it! The colourway is called "Be Mine" and the base yarn is our Serenity sock yarn made of 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere and 10% nylon. Roses & chocolate definitely have to go with cashmere :-)

Monday, February 16, 2009

February's "Teaser"

This month's colourway was a fun one! I got a chance to try out a new dyeing technique and I'm really pleased with the results. The colours I was inspired to do this month are themed on Valentine's Day and combine my favourites for this month - chocolate and roses. It does look like there are many colours in the skein from the teaser but they still are a semi-solid with a play on a few more colours than I usually do. Hope you like it! Everything mails today! :-)

Friday, January 30, 2009

January's "Spoiler"

It was quite fun doing the "teaser" for this month...I giggled the entire time considering the colourway is a grey tone and the teaser had to be grayscale to "mask" the colour a little...LOL I hope everyone is enjoying this month's yarn too - it's a nice true fingering weight that's 4 ply so it'll knit up nicely to make a sock that should be long wearing and hard wearing.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

January's "Teaser"

Happy 2009 everyone! It's so nice to be into a New Year already but I have the hardest time remembering where the time went! Here's this month's colourway teaser in b&w or grayscale as it's the only way I could "mask" the colour without giving it away! LOL

This month's colourway is very gender neutral so if you have the inclination to knit a pair of socks for a man in your life, this colourway would work well! I have also done the colourway on my Sturdy Sock Yarn base which will be hard wearing with it being a mix of superwash merino (75%) and nylon (25%). The yardage is really great on this yarn too! Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

December's "Spoiler"

Oh green! A perfect colour for the month of Christmas given it's a month full of reds and greens. I decided to dye a saturated green with a bit of tonal change throughougt the colourway. Hope everyone is enjoying this one!

Happy 2009!