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Saturday, October 16, 2010

The winners and a yarn update

I've carefully looked at all the suggestions for the new yarns this morning. I must admit I'm struggling to decide. A couple of them I instantly liked.  so here are the winners:

BFL/cashmere/nylon will be called Fairytale Sock suggested by Silja Devine.
the sparkly sock yarn will be called Twinkletoes suggested by Jheral Tinzy.

Silja and Jheral Tinzy, I'm dyeing these two yarns next week, and as soon as they're dry, I'll let you both choose your prize. If you've got a preferred colour please leave a comment.  Jheral Tinzy, please leave your contact details in a comment (I won't publish that comment, it's just so I can get in touch).

Unfortunately I don't like any of the suggestions for the high twist merino/nylon which makes me feel really cruel but then i suddenly had a thought. I've decided on Twist. Partly because the yarn has a high twist and I wanted that in the name somehow. I think this will quickly become my favorite sock yarn and my favorite Norwegian chocolates are 'Twist'. It's kind of a Christmas/party favorite. Weird connection but as soon as I thought Twist I decided I liked it. In fact, the official name will be Merino Plus TWIST. I may have some Super Merino TWIST in the future as this high twist sock yarn also comes in a 100% merino version.

The above was written on Friday morning but Friday got too busy to finish it. Now it's Saturday afternoon and time to finish this blog post. I'm in the middle of a shop update too. Here are some of the BRAND NEW Merino Plus TWIST sock yarn in lots of bright, luscious colours. Here are some of my favorites:

There are some new colours in Angora Lace too with more to come next week:

I had lots more planned for this post but time is running out. I'm about to send out a newsletter. I've also got to get ready for Ktog in Ashburton tomorrow. Ktog is held in the church hall in Ashburton and I will have a small stall and teaching a 'Continental Knitting' taster class. I'll be taking some of my new yarns and need to get ready. Some of the yarns in the shop will be taken offline tomorrow and will be re-listed on Monday if not sold at Ktog.

This morning we had a big photo session at a local photographers studio. My sister in law and her family are visiting from Scotland and Simon's parents were there too. WE had photos taken of all 10 of us, the 4 of us alone, the girls on their own, Simon's parents and their 4 grand children, Simon's parents and Simon and his sister. The reason for all this is that it was Simon's parents golden wedding anniversary yesterday. The photo session and a big family photograph of all 10 of us is our present to them. Tonight we're off to Lanhydrock Hotel for a party to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.


Silja Devine said...

Hurra! Jeg vant! Moro at navnet falt i smak :)
Jeg elsker jo de andre garnene dine, så jeg gleder meg til å teste dette også!

Jheral Tinzy said...

Yay! I've won too! What a lovely feeling :-) As for colour, well, if you've got a deep, dark blue dye to hand then I think that would be perfect. If not, then a deep purple, red or green would work too.