Long time no see, eh?! It's been a fun end of the school year here at the lemknitcrochet household. Summer is finally here and that means tons of time to knit again! However, let me begin this blog post with a confession. My name is Lauren and I have a problem...
I've "finished" all these pairs of vanilla socks in the past few months. The green pair to the far left is Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso base in the Zombody Go Braugh colorway. The purple/blue pair to the top right is Fibernymph Dye Works Bedazzled base in the Ice Palace colorway. The bright, rainbow-y awesomeness on the bottom is White Birch Fiber Arts 80/20 base in the Nothing Says Screw You Like a Rainbow! colorway. Can I also add that these are my FAVORITE bases from these dyers?! Viso is strong and soft, Bedazzled is squishy and SPARKLY, and the 80/20 is the only 80/20 I've ever LOVED (soft and squishy like BUTTER!).
Now that we've got that out of the way (whew!), let me share with you my little haul from the Yellow Rose Fiber Festival in Seguin, Texas. It began the day after school let out for summer (how convenient!) so I drove over with my friend Lori from work. It was a small venue but had a lot of pretties. I ended up picking these beauties below, but man was it hard to pick!
|My Yellow Rose haul|
A little over a week ago, I visited New York, New York! My sister is moving there for an internship, so the whole family went up to get her settled and see the sites. We had fun, and did all the tourist-y things we could fit in. I'm glad I got to go, but I am also happy to be back in Texas with TREES and CLEAN AIR and SPACE! Ha!
|String yarn haul|
|New York socks with a Fish Lips Kiss heel|
|Fish Lips Kiss heel|
That's about all for now, but I have to leave you with a little teaser. Now that it is summer, I have time to design again! I was contacted by MariGayle of Spartickes Dyes months ago and asked to join in and design a pattern for her Holiday Club. We put our heads together and decide to dye/design based on the holiday of Teddy Bear Picnic Day in July! The pattern will be exclusive to club members throughout July (my club month) and then it will be released to the general public in August. I can't wait to share what I've come up with, this is a new favorite for me. The club colorways (yes 's', there's TWO!!) are perfect and I can't wait to share how they look all knit up. For now, I leave you with a teaser in a non-club colorway, still in black and white so it will be a surprise!