I've been fitting in more time to read this summer and it's been great! My latest haul from the library includes aboriginal history, and tales of an urban wizard. What's the best book you've read lately? #booksandyarn
Introducing Saxe Point, July's yarn and pattern from our Summer Club! The club yarn was a single skein that had been dyed like a kit - one mini skein in red, a tiny skein of pale contrast yarn, and the rest self-striping! @andrearangelknits incorporated stranded colourwork, colour blocking AND stripes for a striking pair of socks that are a joy to knit. (Both the yarn and pattern are part of our summer club and will be available to everyone else next year.) Photo by @kellybrownphoto, model is Parm Bhangu. #gaugeyarnclub #gaugedyeworks #saxepointsocks #knitstagram
Update on these new colourways - I should be taking pre-orders next week! There has been a series delays at the mill, and I'm ALL OUT of my sock base, Merino Twist. 🙁 I don't want to start taking any orders until the yarn definitely exists and is on its way to me. So. Right now I'm dyeing lots of the shawl version on MCN yarn and as soon as I hear good news from the mill, I'll update the shop with both shawl and classic! As a business owner, it feels crazy to get messages from excited customers and have to say no! But even worse would be saying yes and then not being able to deliver on time. So. If all goes well, we will be ready to rock and roll next week. 🎸 (Please inset your own air guitar solo here.) 🎸 #Repost @thao713 (@get_repost) ・・・ My mermaid shawl (I mean, look at it!) Pattern is Everyday Shawl by @sweaterfreakknits and yarn by @gaugedyeworks. #gaugetestknits #knitfastdiewarm #knitstagram #knittersofinstagram
A little teaser of what I'm making with last month's club yarn. It was a single skein, but I dyed it more like a kit, with three different sections - one self-striping and two solid colours. I'll share the pattern pics later this week! #gaugedyeworks #selfstriping #selfstripingyarn #gaugeyarnclub #knitstagram
I sometimes joke that I have an army of robots in my basement that dye yarn for me. It's kind of true. It makes self-striping yarn way less labour intensive (if you've ever tried it, you know how crazy labour intensive it can be). It also means that my mistakes can be quite surprising. Like this 1200 yard behemoth that was supposed to be a) smaller and b) greyer. Whoops! Swipe left to see my hand for scale! #yarnlove #squish #selfstriping #indiedyer
Who's coming to Fibrations? If you'll be in Victoria, BC the weekend of Aug 20, come say hi! It's a free outdoor event celebrating the fibre arts - knitting, weaving, quilting, spinning, needle felting, you name it. We will be there with yarn galore (including our usual tub of discounted seconds). . Plus, be sure to check out the toonie raffle for a chance to win one of theseskeins! . @fibrationsvic for all the details! #fibrations2017 #fibrations #yyj #knittersofinstagram
Would love to see @bristolivy's interpretation of this rad shawl I just designed.
1. Socks look kind of weird when laid flat. 2. The feet I got for displaying socks are smaller than my actual real feet so my hand knit socks don't fit them properly and the heels are flappy. 3. I am incapable of taking a non-awkward picture of my own socked feet. 4. As a result of items 1-3, this pile of socks has been waiting here for almost two weeks for me to take pictures. 5. It's ok though because socks are very patient. 6. Rebecca @inanook will be working later this week; I will recruit her to model socks. 7. She's a knitter so she won't think that's weird. #gaugedyeworks #handknit #selfstriping #knitstagram