This little guy needs a new home. Maybe with you? Let’s make this a giveaway. (Apparently I do giveaways on fridays now.) 🔵. Since I could use a little lighthearted fun right now, today’s challenge is to build a rich and complex inner life for this skein. I think most of us anthropomorphise our yarn at least a little. Why not lean into it? To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment with one “fact” about this skein. 🔵. Examples: Likes sitting on bookshelves. Wants to learn to play volleyball. Favourite animal is hamsters. 🔵. Absurd? Yes. Absolutely. Have fun. . I will randomly select a winner on Monday. Not affiliated with Instagram. 🔵. [image: A twisted skein of yarn sits on a wooden desk. It is blue, purple, pink and grey. It enjoys margaritas, long walks on the beach, and movies starring Clive Owen.]
Thank you. We had committed to give a portion of sales from Tuesday’s update to @foodbankscanada and last night we were able to donate $729. . Your support means the world to us and our small business, especially in such uncertain times. . And thank you for showing up in our little corners of the internet: liking, commenting, sharing your projects, posting pictures of your pets being weird. My connections with you are a bright spot in my days, and I hope what we do can create a few bright moments for you in return.
These accidental captures of the inside of my back pocket might be the most beautiful thing I’ve ever made. (Children excluded.) . [Images: it looks like the inside of a thundercloud. Or the moment before you wake up. Or, well, I’m not really sure. There’s a black background with hazy circles of light, but, like, prettier than that sounds. ]
ETA: all sold out. Thank you so much. In the shop now! Each skein includes two matching stripey gradients and a grey section (for toes and heels if you’re making socks). . The pink-purple-blue version has already sold out, but there are at least a dozen each of the other two colourways left. 💖🧡💛💚💙 Any orders placed today (Tuesday) will ship today or tomorrow. Please email me if you have any questions or requests. We are happy to hold your order or ship to a different address. 💜 [Image 1: the green version of this colourway. At the top is a loose hank of yarn. Underneath is a knitted sample of the yellow-to-blue gradient. Image 2: same colours. On the left is a twisted skein. On the right is another skein that’s been wound into three cakes: two matching gradients and a dark grey section. Images 3 and 4: similar images but with a pink-to-yellow colourway. Images 4 and 5: similar images but with a pink-to-blue colourway.]
Update: Congratulations, @saucyknits, you’re our winner! Please DM me with your shipping details. . Giveaway! I have this set of five minis to send to someone who could use a little sunshine right now. To enter: 1. take three deep breaths 2. ❤️ this post. That’s it, no need to comment or tag. As you can see, I’m still doing colour tests. This time, it’s gradient skeins with two matching halves and a grey heel/toe section. We knit up samples using half of each skein, so these minis are the “leftovers”. I’ll have some full skeins in the shop early next week. . [image 1: three cakes of colourful gradient yarn and two small twisted grey skeins lie on the floor. Between the three colourful skeins there is a full colourwheel: one is yellow-to-pink, one is pink-to/blue, and one is blue-to-yellow. Image 2: knitted samples of the three colourful gradients, with the giveaway yarn on top. Image 3: same as Image two, only I removed the cakes of yarn so all you can see are the knitted samples.] #deepbreath #sunshine #yarn
FO! Kia socks complete. I’m so happy with these! . They’re kid-sized and I’m holding on to the leftovers so I can rip back the toes and make them longer as needed. . I’ve recently been hit by the urge to cast on at least four sweaters simultaneously, so it’s nice to have these off the needles (and on to happy feet) to make room for new projects! Anyone else suddenly planning to knit a hundred or so new projects before July? . [Images: pinky purple socks lie on a concrete floor.] Pattern: #kiasocks by @dawn.landix, Yarn: ooak colourway by me.
We are safe and healthy and taking covid-19 seriously at Gauge: rearranging work schedules, keeping our distance, checking in with each other. I will still be dyeing, Rebecca will still be prepping and shipping your orders. We’re fortunate that our business is online and flexible. . I’m looking for beauty wherever I can find it (the sky this morning!) and appreciating everyone who is stepping up to help in big and small ways. . Knit/make/craft-alongs are ramping up (like #monstersockkal2020, #julieasselinspringmal20, #drksweaterkal). @oliverjeffers is hosting a story time every day. @upworthy keeps supplying beautiful moments. @claraparkes is sending out a Daily Respite email. We will get through this. . [Image: the sky this morning. The bottom of the image shows the silhouettes of neighbouring buildings and power poles. The sky is yellow at the horizon with wispy stripes of peachy clouds and beautiful clear blue overhead.]
More colour tests. It’s amazing to me how artsy these look when the formula to make them is so predictable and mathy. (Autocorrect believes I wanted to say “so Kathy”. Ack!) . [Image: three knitted tubes lie on my charmingly distressed concrete floor. All three tubes are gradients that show what colours can be made with different ratios of two primary colours. From left to right, the samples are: magenta-to-yellow, yellow-to-cyan, and cyan-to-magenta. I’ve toned down all the colours with a hint of black and whatever primary isn’t involved in the gradient.] . #gradientyarn #selfpatterningyarn #gaugedyeworks #ack