Keenan Hand Dyed Yarn
Sally's Dress Wrap
Designer Alina Appasova and I were asked by Tanis Gray to collaborate on this project over a year ago - and we had to keep it a secret! That was pretty hard to do because a.) it was super exciting to be part of an amazing book project; b.) the design is so cool!; and c.) I was really excited! Did I mention that yet?
The kit includes 4 full skeins plus 1-50g skein of the black so you don't have to worry about yarn chicken. The pattern does call for 2 full skeins, but Alina assures me that an additional 50g will be enough.
The Disney Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas: The Official Knitting Guide to Halloween Town and Christmas Town will be released on September 26, 2023. Contact your LYS or online book sellers to get your copy.
December Color of the Month - Rising from the Ashes
Years ago I went to Newgrange in Co. Meath, Ireland. It is a prehistoric "passage tomb" and the entry is aligned with the sunrise of the Winter Solstice. Archeologists can only guess what the people of Ireland from 5,300 years ago believed, but they found cremated remains in a bowl-like vessel in the floor of the monument. When the sun rises on the Solstice it looks as though the Sun rises from the bowl (but it's Ireland so who know how often that ACTUALLY happens on December 21st?!). Perhaps they believed the ancestors rose from the ashes with the Sun.
November Color of the Month - My Favorite Jeans
Back when demin was made only with cotton (and not that new abomination of adding spandex), I had a favorite pair of jeans. I guess in today's style they would have been boyfriend jeans. Dang, they were comfy and I had them years and they faded into a light blue like this.