Friday, February 1, 2013

Why I'm a Spoiled Brat #19

One of the students in the Sweater Design Basics and Finishing class I taught last week for Craft Cruises Knit & Ski in Steamboat Springs, CO, is one of a growing number of indie dyers. I'll call her Kim because that's her name. Kim lives in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, blogs at  The Wacky Windmill, sells yarns and batts through The Wacky Windmill Shop on etsy.
On the last (which also happened to be the second) day of class, Kim presented me with a skein of fingering weight yarn that she had dyed. Not only did Kim use one of my most favorite fiber combinations for socks (80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 435 yd/100 g), but she dyed it in the rich golds, rusts, and burgundies that I cannot resist.

I've decided to use Kim's generous gift for a pair of socks for my own selfish self (I haven't knitted myself a pair of socks since I finished the Pussy Willow Stockings in Sock Knitting Master Class back in September). For fun, I'll use a pattern (I decide on which one after I swatch) from my own Getting Started Knitting Socks. I plan to wind the yarn as soon as publish this post and knit the socks during my upcoming travels. I'll keep you posted.


GerryART said...

Let us know how it is to knit with Kim's yarn.

I love knitting sox.


Anonymous said...

It's amazing! I've knit with it and Kim does a beautiful job with all her great colour creations !! DonnA

Jamie Wang said...

Can hardly wait to see the finished product. What pretty yarn she gave you!

DawnC said...

That book is my bible for socks! I could not do without it. That yarn is pretty gorgeous too.

Joan said...

Me, too. I am an obsessed sock knitter...because you taught me

So glad to be able to tell you that!

Anonymous said...

Ooh that's a lovely colour of yarn. Looking forward to seeing your socks!

GeniaKnitz said...

Want to whisper the colorway of that gorgeous yarn into our collective ears, Ann? Pretty please?

Anonymous said...

Kim is a dear friend of mine. :) She is amazingly talented and passionate about fibre and yarn, and I love watching her work while she's dying and spinning. I love love love knitting with Kim's yarns and fibres.