So, I'm ready to share some exciting news!
Introducing The Circus from myYARN STORIES range. I will be releasing a new yarn every month!
|To purchase this yarn, click on the link Lu Douglas Designs, Etsy|
Yarn Stories, April
At last, it's happened! The yarn is dried, the Circus tent is up and ready for business! It’s been so much fun designing the yarn and just as exciting creating the accompanying art to advertise it! Look out on Instagram for some fun videos and photos!
To me, everything has a story, even if it is tracing the history of the yarn or learning about the methods of dyeing from ancient times. I enjoy creating work for exhibitions in clay, paper and print and making stories about them, so why not do the same with yarn??
I fell in love with Lotus Yarns (http://www.lotusyarns.com/). The New Sock and the Aran Cashmere blends are my choice because they are silky soft and knit and crochet up well. (*** Note that the Aran is 8ply (DK) not 10ply in the lotus Yarn range)
Since socks are my passion, THE CIRCUS Series is fingering weight, hand dyed in Australia and ready to send all over the world! Yes, postage is ridiculous everywhere but there's a BONUS:
You will receive one of my stitchmarkers or zipper pulls for your project bag FREE! (value $8.00) with every skein of yarn purchased (One per order) for the duration of 2017, and there might just be another little surprise in there as well…J
The Circus Range has one side dyed with bands of colour while the other is speckled – oh how I have grown to love speckled yarn!!!!!!!!!!
I hope you find exciting ways to use my limited edition, hand dyed yarn, The Circus. Please use the hashtags #yarnstories #thecircusseries and tag me @wildaboutyarn for any of your posts on Instagram or Facebook. Socks were first on my list, what will be on yours – socks for you, socks for a family member, a hand knitted toy, a shawl??
I can’t wait to see!
Some great free sock patterns are:
Hermoine’s everyday socks – Erica Leuder (CUFF DOWN) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hermiones-everyday-socks
Monkey Socks - Cookie A (CUFF DOWN)
Vanilla Sock -Mary Lucas (TOE UP)http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/so-vanilla-socks
Happy Circus days!