Watermelon Colors

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There will be a shop update on Saturday, July 30th at 11 a.m. EST (tomorrow!)

Of course there will be yarn, and it’s all new!  As my natural dyeing venture grew, my desire was to work with yarn sourced in the U.S., and some of it has been.  But my goal was to be 100% U.S. sourced, and that is where I am now and will be moving forwards.  As I forage and grow dye plants on and around our own property, hoping to eventually produce all my own natural dyes, this just feels right.  I found a U.S. based family run mill that could provide me with what I was looking for just before Mabel was born.  Their yarns are all spun from wool sourced from U.S. ranches.  They are minimally processed and eco-friendly.  So while I spent the early weeks after Mabel was born snuggling with her, I was also playing with yarn samples and making plans.  I chose yarn bases that I would be excited to knit with myself, and I am!  I am planning so many knitting projects, being completely unrealistic about how much knitting time I will actually have this fall.  In tomorrow’s update you will find fingering weight wool in both a single ply, and a 2-ply.  There is also 2 ply sport weight, a wonderful springy dk, and a 2 ply worsted weight as well.  This yarn is soft with plenty of character.  I love it.

My first summer skeins of yarn dyed with hopi red dye amaranth are in this update, and I am pleased with their variegated shades of pink.  Combined with all the fun green skeins, they remind me of my favorite childhood colors to wear: pink and green.  I called them watermelon colors.  In my little girl’s mind, the very best outfits were in shades of watermelon colors.

Wanting a project to work on in the long weeks of c-section recovery, I slowly created some beautiful herbal sachets sewn in a rainbow of Liberty of London tana lawn and gray linen.  They are filled with a moth repellent blend of lavender, mint, rosemary, and wormwood.  The mint and and wormwood are from my own gardens.  I think these would be lovely stuffed in knitting baskets and project bags.  They will be available in tomorrow’s update along with a limited number of stitch marker sets and what I know you guys are hoping for:  Jonny’s shawl pins, which are equally nice as hair pins!

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  1. Everything is so lovely!!

  2. Can’t wait for my yarn. Soooo lovely!

  3. Ginny,
    Do you want any dried marigold flowers? I dried a whole bunch from our garden last year and they have been stored in mason jars. I have about 3 qts. I don’t think I will use them and would be happy to send them to you.

  4. Hello dear Ginny,

    I am just seeing this post now, after your shop update. And while I also have a dyed yarn shop, I must tell you how beautiful your yarn is! Just love love love. And I bought one of Jonny’s pins last time around and it is beautiful. the moth repellant satchets are very sweet. You are so inspiring.

    Much love,
    xo Jules

  5. Seriously lovely colors. Great fall pastels . . . is that a thing? 😉

  6. Wonderful colours!!! I also like that you use local products. I try to do so in almost all aspects of life. Not always easy. Have fun knitting.

  7. Your yarn colors have me drooling. So pretty.

  8. Beautiful colours! You are such an inspiration for me.🙂

  9. Christine Cage says:

    Look at all you have done while nursing a new little person and caring for all your other children – bravo! Your new yarn colors do invoke childhood moments, for sure. Remember getting a new box of crayons – periwinkle blue was always my favorite!

  10. Cari Sewell says:

    That’s it….I have got to learn to knit!!! I love the colors of your yarn!!

  11. I do not knit at all but love those colors. The blues are my favorite,

  12. oh ginny all of these are just so beautiful.. if only i were a little closer!!

  13. I could just sit and stare at your pics here all day. So many gorgeous colors!!!

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