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!


mel said...

This is my first sock club, and I am stoked! I would like to provide a tiny bit of input.. I love bright colors, but I will put my trust in your dyeing skills! :) I am definitely looking forward to seeing what you come up with! :)

RoxanneZYG said...

Welcome mel...glad to have you along! Some of the yarn blends will make for more muted colours but they will still be very nice because things like silk shine and muted looks great with it :)

Mia said...

I trust your color sense. You have to be inspired to dye and you haven't let me down yet. I am trying to decide if I am keeping the last shipment of the semi-solid club for me or send to my best friend. But right now it is sitting in my basket stash in the living room where I can see it. And things tend to stay in that basket until I am ready to knit with them.