I’m so sleepy! It’s one of those nights when I can barely keep my eyes open. But I haven’t shown you much of my dyed yarn lately, and I really want to share a bit of it tonight because the colorways have been so pretty.
This is mostly for sale yarn, that you can find starting Thursday at noon, Eastern time, here.
First off there’s Lucy organic merino. I just love this yarn. I can’t help myself. I only have two skeins of it dyed up or I would be keeping it for myself. I think there is some Lucy sock yarn in my future.
Then there is Ella, one of my paintbrush series, on a nice bulky blue faced leicester that I love for hats and sweaters because it knits up so quickly, but behaves like a much finer yarn.
The paintbrush yarns are the ones that knit up with this lovely random coloration that makes a great knitted fabric.
I’m also in love with Morgan, an elusive colorway that just wouldn’t photograph as pretty as it is in real life.
FInally there is Old Flame (we all have one, don’t we? tell the truth girls). I don’t work in reds an awful lot but I’m always very happy when I do. I’m going to dye enough of either this colorway or Hedgehog to make Ollie a little sweater now that it’s finally getting cold.
All of these colorways and more will be up for grabs tomorrow, Thursday, at noon when Elliebelly stocks. There are limited numbers of skeins, so make sure you get there early to get your favorites.
Also, please keep a look out for information in the next week or two about my holiday plans for turning yarn into giving. I’m dyeing up some favorite colorways and planning to sell them via lotteries to raise money to make a donation to one of my favorite charities, Heifer.org.
If you don’t know a lot about Heifer, it’s worth checking out. It is one of those charities that really uses your money to do good works. Heifer is modeled on the insight that if you give a man a fish he eats for a day but if you teach him to fish he can feed himself. They offer the opportunity to buy farm animals to help people in need establish themselves. I particularly like the idea of donating a sheep — it seems so fitting — and hope to raise enough money to donate one.
I’m in the middle of dyeing up so colorways I hope you will really want to get your hands on so that together, we can help others during the holiday season. Stay tuned for more on that soon.