Friday, October 26, 2007


I love the colors from the Semi Solid sock yarns so I can be patient and wait. And these yarns are mine. The socks will be for me. I have the right to be like that when it involves cashmere. And I can always use bed socks since I can wake myself up with my own cold feet.

Excited for November?

Hi everyone! Getting anxious for November to roll around? It will come quickly and I can't wait. I have had the chance to play around a bit with the Mongolian cashmere and well, yum...LOL It is light and soft and well, let's say, if there were a yarn heaven, it'd be up there... :)

One comment about the cashmere...I'm sure everyone knows this already but I thought I'd reiterate it here anyways. Since the cashmere is up there on the soft meter, I'd recommend bed socks or lounge-around socks if you do decide to do socks. Cashmere is a short staple fibre and won't withstand hard wear. It also is fragile because of the short staple so when you're winding it into cakes for knitting please be ultra careful - it can easily break if tugged too hard. Ahhhhhhhh, the things we do for softness! Cashmere's exquisitely soft luxury feel also makes it warm and light to wear. Cashmere has the highest warmth-weight ratio of any fibre. Amazing!

If my supplier has enough Mongolian cashmere in stock, this will be our first yarn - I can't think of a better way to start a luxury yarn club! :)

Have a nice weekend everyone!

Saturday, October 13, 2007


I wanted to say a quick welcome to the new members! I really appreciate your being here and I'm excited to get to dyeing some cashmere and silk blend yarns! I hope you're just as excited to knit with them too. I can't wait to see what people create!

I've had a question or two about colourways so thought I'd elaborate a bit here. What I had in mind was doing a couple of dye techniques so as to minimize pooling and flashing of the colours. That will mean yarns with colour but done a little differently. It's hard to explain as it's in my head (LOL) but I'm excited to try it out and I hope you will enjoy it too. The yarns will vary from variegated to blended in colour.

What about colours?
I'm very much an inspiration dyer so when it comes to colours, I can't say specifically what they will be but I can tell you they will reflect the season we are in now so think warm tones - it's cold out there and we need some warm colours! Of course if you're not in North America or in the southern USA, "cold" doesn't apply to you but please think warm tone colours.

Will there be anything else in the packages?
Right now I'm focusing on the yarn to help keep costs down (and it's cashmere/silk - yum!), however, depending on how many join, there may be a surprise or two. I've been known to do that!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Club Introduction

In the mood for knitting with luxurious and exotic yarns? Want to wrap your feet in pure luxury? This is the sock club for you!

We will be offering 100% Mongolian cashmere as well as silk blend yarns for this club. All club yarns will be enough yardage for a pair of socks but if you don't prefer socks, don't let that stop you - how about a pretty lacy scarf or shawl? The possiblities are endless!

Colourways will be blended (like the merino/silk yarns pictured) so as to minimize pooling and flashing and will be reminiscent of the seasons.

Won't you join us? Spots are limited for this club and the deadline for joining is November 7, 2007.

We are happy to ship to Canada and USA with this membership and should you be in another country and want to join, please email us at zenyarngarden AT yahoo DOT com and we'll be happy to make the arrangements for you!

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