Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Justify Your Stash

Justify all the small amounts of fiber in fiber stash by spinning for my new pattern "Justify" which just went live on Knitty! My accompanying article on Knittyspin, Color Combining 101, walks through my process of selecting and combining colorways of handpainted roving for this awesome and easy wrap. It will give you plenty of pointers on how to use the fibers you've been collecting with no particular project in mind, purchases you made on the basis of beauty alone. But there's more. You can now purchase my colors in a new fiber kit from Three Waters Farm.

LV ltd for Three Waters Farm is a brand new collaboration. Master dyer Mary Ann Pagano of Three Waters Farm and I are now putting our heads together to make my colorways more widely available. Until now I've only been able to dye fiber for my classes, because after several eye surgerys I've become too sensitive to the dyes to do production dyeing, only offering my handdyed fiber and yarn as part of my workshops. Our dye relationship started last summer when I gave Jean Lampe a skein of my handdyed yarn as a gift. She immediately knit a pair of socks and she will include this pattern in her co-authored book which is due to come out in 2008 (I'll post all that info when I know more). She loved my yarn so much she asked for a man's colorway and I quickly obliged. When she asked where the yarn would be available for knitters I gasped! That's when I called Mary Ann. She dyed the colorways so beautifully that I thought she had sent me back my own yarns! So we are both excited to announce our collaboration in the form of LV ltd @ Three Waters Farm.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Patterns Now Available

My original patterns are now available in PDF format on Wool Etc! I will be adding more, so keep checking Wool Etc for more offerings. I'm going to post the patterns as projects on Ravelry for those of you who are enjoying that site. Lori of Capistrano Fiber Arts has knit this hat twice and has posted both of them in her projects on Ravelry. She goes by SpinSpin. If you haven't checked out her blog lately, you should. She has gorgeous roving and yarn for sale. I'm currently spinning some merino/tussah in Stormy Skies. It's delicious.

The first pattern I'm offering is my Four Rings Entrelac Hat. Start from a "core 4" of rectangles and build this into a seamless and very comfy hat. This challenging pattern comes complete with clear illustrations. For experienced knitters.

I knit this one from my own handspun. It's merino/angora 14 wpi approx DK weight. Allow 300 yds.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

NW Wools IS Twisted Sisters Central

NW Wools really is Twisted Sisters Central. Those of you who live in the Portland, OR area may already know that you have regular access to these awesome teachers. The following teachers are active members of the Portland area spinning group Twisted Sisters and contributors to either my sweater or sock books (or both). They teach regular ongoing classes plus specially scheduled workshops.

Jane Penny: her socks on pg 4 TSSW are knit from her Black Sheep Gathering-Reserve-Grand-Champion-winning navajo plied yarn. She teaches Drop Spindle and How to Knit Socks.
Laurie Weinsoft: The creator of Laurie's Panel Jacket in TSKS, Laurie's massive creativity and verve are channelled into Beginning and Intermediate Spinning, Adventures in Carding and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", a class devoted to getting the most out of your handpainted rovings. Laurie will wake up your creativity espresso style.
Ellen Farr: A walking knitting encyclopedia, Ellen and I have knit over the phone together, especially working out her fancy seed stitch cast ons and bind offs. She teaches one on
one help as well as no tears general knitting classes. She is lively, funny, and remarkably inventive. Not to be missed.
Jan Prewitt: Encyclopedia Volume Two, Jan's patient clear style illuminates the foggiest recesses of the knitter's brain. Jan can teach you to avoid problems and to remedy them. What a brain.
Alina Egerman: Alina is listed as a teacher, but she has recently moved to LA to get married and start a whole new life. Best Wishes, Alina. You will be sorely missed in Portland.

Sisters' Squares Sweater: The Project That Got Away. (photo above)

Speaking of Alina, she organized a very cool project for TSKS, but sadly we didn't have room to include it. We called it the Sisters Squares Sweater. Alina chose yarns and distributed them among the sisters along with handdyed fiber from Sandy and myself. Sisters then were to knit squares of their own chosing. Some knit bold stripes while others included textured patterns and stranded colorwork. Some used the yarn provided, others spun the fiber and included that yarn. Alina sent me a pile of squares and some leftover yarn and I put them together into a cropped pullover.
This pullover was an unexpected hit at the Twisted Sister Party Linda held after Black Sheep last June. She had so many requests for the pattern that she decided to do a class. For more information, contact Linda at NW Wools, 3524 SW Troy St, Portland OR 97219, 503 244-5024

Monday, October 08, 2007

Booksigning at Yarn Company

Ya'll don't forget! Booksigning this Friday, Oct 12, 2007 at Yarn Company in Cookeville. Come and visit Ruth Rhea, Diane, Cindy me from 4-6 PM. There will be books, there will be yarn. We'll party. Yeee hah!

Yarn Company
380 S Lowe #E1
Cookeville,TN 38501

A New Thinking Knitter

Here's proof that one doesn't need be born a thinking knitter. Anne from "Nashville Knit In" below sent me a picture of her completed sweater. But don't take my word for it...take Anne's. Here's her story. Way to go Anne!

"As I said at last month’s Knitting at the Library, I’ve always been a pattern knitter. My granddaughter picked out the pattern, the yarn and the buttons for a sweater to wear riding this winter. When I finished her sweater, which should have been a child’s size 7, it fit an adult woman. Gauge was not the problem, the pattern was totally incorrect.

As luck would have it, I had just gotten a copy of
The Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters A Knit-to-Fit Workshop, and with some encouragement from my knitting group, decided to reknit the sweater using the form and ideas outlined in your book. I changed the size of the diamonds to be more in proportion with the smaller size, knit the front and back sections as one from the bottom up ( eliminating the side seams) and knit in the raglan sleeves (eliminating that seam also). Allie kept trying on the sweater as we proceeded, but all of your suggestions and the form in the book worked perfectly. I especially liked your suggestion that completing all of the calculations on the form at the start is not necessary. Just a couple are required to begin, and the rest will follow.

Allie loves her custom fitted sweater and can’t wait for colder weather to wear it for her riding lessons.

I’m now working on a sweater from Vicki Square’s Knit Kimono, but this time as a thinking knitter, no longer blindly following a pattern.

Thanks so much…Anne"

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Capistrano Fiber Arts Studio

Many of you know that Lori Lawson of Capistrano Fiber Arts Studio in Southern California and I collaborated on two of the sweaters in the gallery of Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters. Lori has been selling her handpainted yarn and rovings for a while now, but has only had a sporadic web presence. I am really happy to say that she is finally getting serious about offering her work online, so if you aren't familiar with her gorgeous stuff, please check it out. Not only does she have some of the most beautiful yarn and fiber around, she also offers pattern support.
Especially cool is the yarn she spun from a recent trade of ours. The trade came about when I accidently dyed some merino/cashmere/angora to spin thinking it was merino/tussah. Sheesh. I'm allergic to unspun angora and cashmere...what was I thinking? So we traded. Here's a taste of what I'm doing with my yarn from our fiber trade.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Nashville Knit-In

My local world has just opened up! Hermetaceous moi had the distinct pleasure yesterday of joining Ann Shayne and company for their monthly knit together at the Nashville Public Library. The group meets in a large, well lit room in a far corner of the library where we could be loud and even eat! Everyone brought knitting of course and there was loads of cool stuff. Margot had started a log cabin blanket out of vibrant reds, oranges and pinks. Something happened in the progress of the piece and it puckered into....A BAG! The most awesome hobo bag. Wow. Then someone brought a tunisian gauntlet in progress. I can remember her name because I couldn't take my eyes off her knitting. The three dimensional slip stitch pattern looked like little flames flickering in a deep weblike grotto of black alpaca. GOT to try this. She knit it on zero needles ...we decided to call them oooooooooooos as in oooo scary.

Ann had brought a load of fun yarns to raffle off. Many went home with new stuff to try, including the newest knitter who had just learned Saturday..and moi, who am now the proud owner of a cool skein of Lorna’s Laces Swirl Chunky in Sherbet. A delightful young woman sat next to me an announced she was my husband's distant cousin Francie. Turns out that Francie was the artisan of my favorite stitch markers. A couple years ago I'd bought two of Francie's sets of fimo markers at Yarn Company in Cookeville, Tn, a cool and ever growing shop co-owned by our cousin Ruth Rhea, her friends Diane and Cynthia . One of these sets I always keep at and white milifiori style...easily my favorite stitch markers. So this was a great meeting. Also got to meet Meredith, owner of the Knaughty Knitter in Murfreesboro who carries not only yarn but FIBER as well and a whole lot of other things. (This marvelous shop had escaped me until I heard about if from Murfreesboroan Jan, who traveled all the way to New Hampshire from Tennessee to take my Harrisville class.) Meredith had the funnest felted bag, complete with some crazy handspun detail that absolutely made the piece.

Last but not least, Meredith's friend Anne spoke to the group of a bad pattern experience she'd had recently. She said she'd always been a pattern knitter (and I"m thinking, hmmm, maybe she could use my book). She'd knit a sweater from a pattern only to find that the pattern had been misprinted. All the while she was knitting what she thought was a girl's size 6, she was knitting an adult woman's medium! With cables no less. So she said her friend showed her a great book that made it so easy for her to alter her pattern and reknit it in the girls' size. She went on and on about this book, calling it THE book. I'm crocheting away thinking, hmm…did someone else write a book like mine? Then she said that that book was MY book. And she just beamed at me. I got all misty. We all cheered. A new thinking knitter! And they said it couldn't be done. LOVE IT. So I asked her more about how she used my book to solve her prob. She said she just read the chapter on the basic sweater, glanced around at the other variations, then went for it. Reading TSKS she found she didn't have to make all her decisions at once, but could manage them in stages as she worked and this was most helpful of all. Great feedback.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Vest Central

Cuz a lot of you are already knitting the Rectangle Vest (pg 75), I've started a new blog page where I'll post the finished variations of this vest as they come into being. Check out Vest Central for more details.
Meanwhile, here's my newest variation. Sis fell in love with the grey one so it's hers now...lucky sis! This one is knit from two shades of Malabrigio worsted and two colorways of Morehouse Merino laceweight. Both those companies make both weights and all are interchangeable. I just used what was in my stash. This vest takes about 850 yds, give or take. I finished it in less than a week. Now I'm ready to start another...this could become an obsession.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Twisted Sisters Meets Mason Dixon

Back in May I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Ann Shayne of Mason Dixon Knitting fame. If any of you are Mason Dixon fans you'll already know that Ann and "fambly" spend a lot of time in the Monteagle Assembly which is 5 measly miles from moi. One would think that the two of us would knit together but as life speeds by we seem to wave frantically as we pass in opposite directions (see photo of life whizzing by). So last weekend I decided to call on Ann, flowers and copy of my new book in hand. We had an awesome visit as usual. We simply MUST get together more often.

Meanwhile Ann (whose middle name is Fun) has posted a contest on Mason Dixon Knitting and the prize is two skeins of LV ltd handspun. How cool is this? But the contest! O M G, just check it out...words fail me. I am still reeling from some of the comments. This gal really knows how to whip up an instant cyber party!

Also, Ann brought to my attention that Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters was number three on Amazon's knitting book bestseller list. At least is was yesterday. Not only did I stop breathing for about 15 minutes, but now I have a new obsession. Amazon updates the list every hour so this kind of status is fleeting at best. But nevertheless I'll probably wear out my mouse before next week. I can hear my chiropractor now: "How did this happen? Your eyes are bloodshot, your elbow is locked, you've got an acute case of carpel tunnel syndrome and your right index finger is swollen like a summer squash, not to mention the curvature of your spine. " Ego figure.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Fitted Sweaters

For those of you who have bought my book and would like to knit a sweater with fitted bodice and sleeves, check out Fit Central. This blog is a supplementary chapter on fitting a classic crew, complete with a groovy new way to take the mystery out of fitting sleeve caps. I just couldn't wait to write another book...had to share this info now. Happy Knitting

Workshop Approaching

It's just over two weeks until my class at Harrisville Designs. Check out workshopcentral to see what we'll be dabbling in. The class is full with a waiting list, probably cuz we had so much fun last year. It's called Spinning for Colorwork Knitting, complete with a dye portion.

Friday, July 13, 2007

It's Official!

It's official! The book is out! You can order it from Interweave and get it soon, soon, soon. If you ordered from Amazon, it will take longer, they tell me another month, but you saved enough dough to make the wait bearable.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Carlene and Byron Mays

Every Saturday morning from early June to early October you can fine Carlene and Byron Mays at the Sewanee Farmer's Market selling their flowers. For $6 you can take home a one of a kind arrangement with over 3o stems of assorted fresh flowers. And these aren't the florist variety either. These are the floral equivalent of free range chickens...loose, free and fragrant as mother nature intended.

On acreage around the Mays' Tracy City, TN home and greenhouse, Carlene grows every flower imaginable, at least every one that can find purchase in our thin mountain soil. Her zinnia bed alone is larger than most folks vegetable gardens. She collects countless varieties of rudbeckia daisies, a flower that in the species version is more than at home here. Add to the list all varieties of sunflowers, dahlias, larkspur, snapdragons, feverfew, celosia, ageratum, canterbury bells, monarda, pincushion flower, hydrangea, mountain mint, butterfly weed (some folks would kill for her stand of these native beauties) and more. In fact, just about the only flower she doesn't include in her arrangements is the rose. But heck, roses don't much like it here anyway.

Every bouquet is completely different from the next. This is pretty amazing, seeing as her arrangements cover three long folding tables that they bring every week in their pickup. Choosing is gruelling and favorites always stay behind or get chosen by other shoppers before I get to them. I've taken to going early, as most of them are gone by 8:30 or 8:45. I've bought two bunches a week (sometimes three) for over three years now.

Buying the flowers is half the fun though, as the Mays are delightful people in their own right as you might imagine of folks that spend their entire day Friday (sun-up to flat dark) picking and arranging such riotously beautiful flowers. Carlene is always warm and friendly, sunny as her arrangements and Byron is always up for a good chat with a bank of stories up his sleeve.
So if you're ever in Sewanee early on a summer Saturday, look up Carlene and Byron at the Farmers Market on highway 41A one block east of Shenanigans. You can't miss 'em. Just look for flowers.
And get there early.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters

My authors' copy just arrived and I'm stoked. Ann Shayne (who I had the sheer delight of meeting recently and who hasn't actually seen the book yet, but comments on her blog as per my description, thusly dubs TSKS , "a heroic piece of figuring". She's right. This book is just that. Every pattern here is formatted so that you can knit it to your own dimensions with your own yarn, gauge, proportions. Really it is a guide to help you strike out on your own, to understand the workings of the sweater so that you can alter the myriad of more elaborate patterns available everywhere. Or just start knitting and figure it all out as you go. There is almost no math in this book...I mean knitting wouldn't be knitting without numbers...but for most of the projects, all you need is a cast on number and off you go!
I am amazed at the beauty of this book. Paulette Livers designed this as a labor of love. Content wise it has all the brass tacks of one of those really helpful but not so glamorous self published black and white spiral bound workbooks, but Paulette has brought it into 3-D color, pretty enough to flip through just cuz you want some eye candy. Ann Budd is the content wizard behind the scenes, who helped me turn my spiral shaped spiderweb of puzzlepieces into a simple understandable graphic whole. Joe Coca outdid himself, especially on this of my favorite knitting shots of all time...Sandy's sweater too...yeeehaaa, Queen Millenium Enabler of all things Fibery.
I deliberately wrote this book for both spinners and I believe that knitters are knitters whether they make or buy yarn. Although there is handspun yarn, handdyed yarn, commercial yarn, artisan yarn in here, directions for such are not. TSKS is all about what to do with the yarn once you have it. And there are so many cool books that will give you that kind of information, such as Dyeing to Knit, Color in Spinning, Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook......
This is the book I wished I had when I was a young knitter designing by the seat of my pants. Beautifully appointed, inspiring, full of conceptually founded information. The deconstruction of the sweater. Sneek a peek inside. Order your copy today.

A Sorry Nod to Wegman

If one has a weimeraner on hand, one must dress it and take photos. William Wegman found this irrisitable and I can see why. My weim at the moment is Pearl, a beauty that someone dumped in the woods in our area. She was out there in the same place for over a week, not particularly trusting passersby (accepting food handouts, then fleeing, finally accepting a harness from me, jumping in my truck and coming with). This dog doesn't leave our sides...there is no way she wandered there or got lost, not this scent hound. Anyway, here she is in all her silver glory. She is the color of tree trunks, weathered wood, concrete, forest soil. She is so camouflaged in her sleekness that I tied a bright bandana around her neck so I could find her. Uh oh. Couldn't stop there. I entitled this photo "not a flamingo". Just because Wegman can dress his weims doesn't mean I can get away with that with Pearl. She is giving me the clear message that she doesn't do fashion. And just forget doing her nails, please!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Upcoming Events

I'm going to be offering handspun and handdyed yarn and fiber for sale at two fairs this spring/summer: Sewanee's Mayfair on May 12, 2007 and the Black Sheep Gathering, June 22-24 2007.

Mayfair is our local spring craft fair. It's a small event with many different kinds of crafts (pottery, painting, wrought iron, quilts, etc), so it isn't a fiber fair as such. But if you are located near Nashville or Atlanta and you can't make it to Maryland Sheep and Wool this weekend, consider dropping by. The booth will be loaded with gorgeous handspun, plus sock yarns galore. Many of the handspun yarns are superwash, great for socks. Yarns above are in groups clockwise from top: merino tencel sock yarn, merino/bamboo sock yarn, kid mohair boucle and assorted variegated handspun yarns. There will be fiber also, including blue faced leicester wool, merino/bamboo top, merino/tencel top, all great for felting as well as spinning. We'll even have some gorgeous handspindles by Georgia Spindlemaker Janet Yost. If you've ever been to SAFF, you will know Janet's work.

Mayfair is located in Managault Park on the campus of the University of the South, Sewanee, TN. If you click on the above link, Managault Park lies between the star and the blue shaded area on the map. Fair hours are 9:00 to 5:00, rain or shine. This is an outdoor fair.

The Black Sheep Gathering needs no introduction. One of the largest fiber fairs on the west coast, Black Sheep draws vendors and fiber enthusiasts from many western states. Visit Sandy Sitzman's Woolgatherings booth to see gorgeous fiber and yarn by Sandy, Lori Lawson of Capistrano Fiber Arts and work of yours truly. We'll have Janet Yost's spindles there too.

Look and drool.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Not a Bad Dye Job

Here are yarns spun from the "two Pams". The yarn below is spun from Pam's original dark roving (see small hank in previous post). The yarn above is spun from my copy. It is lighter overall but has the same color balance. It is missing the delicious dark aubergine areas that really excited me about Pam's original, but I still like it and it totally coordinates with Pam's. Not too bad for a first try.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Flamingo and Mitt

Sandy, you are a bad, bad influence. Now just look what's in my yard. Shame, shame. Not only is she completely tacky, she's missing one leg to boot, but seems unphased. As a side note, the mitt I"m wearing is knit from the dye along yarns. I had to knit something very textured to match the feel of these yarns. Instead of using a fair isle pattern like the one in your mitts, I used the interrupted rib from my sock book and turned it into a mitt. I like it.
I really wanted more of Pam's dark roving from our dye along, but by the time I realized that both Sandy and Pam had spun up all of it. So off to the dyepot to try and copy a hot pour. Good luck. But as luck would have it, I did ok. Below left, the small piece is Pam's, the big hank is mine. Now I do have enough for a pair of plain, wear-'em-into-the-ground socks...the kind I like best. I'll spin the big hank for the main part of the sock and keep Pam's original for heels, toes, and other places that I want darker.
Now that I"ve made mitts, I"ll use the rest of the yarns for something else. But this has been fun because I discovered within this melange a few new simpler color combinations that I really like and am racing in a new direction with these.
And I'm dyeing yarns too, which has been very very satisfying.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Endless Combinations

Whenever I start combining colors and colorways, look out. Once that train gets arollin' there is no stopping it. I spun up a smattering of all of our colorways and plied them on themselves...and you've seen those already on Sandy's and Pam's blogs. So I"ll go into how I started messing with them beyond that point.

First off, I loved Pam's so much I didn't want to mess with them. I am saving them for socks...will just spin em up straight and ply on themselves and hoard in the stash. I did separate the darker (above left) and lighter (above right) bits of her darker colorway and spun small samples. Although I like these, I really like the entire thing all spun together(above, second from right), and since there is no way to duplicate this baby and there isn't enough to play with and still have enough for socks, I'll spin it straight. I really do like my purple (above second from left) yarn with it as an accent tho (see below for more on the purple yarn).

I wanted some yarns that weren't quite so variegated
so decided to take half of my darker colorway and split
it up into three main sections. Above left you see the
piece of roving as it was dyed. Center left you can see
how I divided the red/orange sections from the blue/green sections and the purple/violet/aubergine sections. I
stripped these and spun them lengthwise, alternating one
strip from each hunk of color.
I took some lime green out of Sandy's darkest roving and combined that with my blue/green sections, alternating a
strip of each (below left). The resulting green and orange/red
yarns are shown below flanking a skein of one ply Sandy's
and one ply of my darker colorways.

Now the challenge is to knit something from these puppies. Stay tuned.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Dye Along

Sandy, Pam and I did a dye along yesterday. Sandy worked in her studio in Oregon, Pam and I in my studio here in Tennessee. We chose three stock colors (Sabraset Scarlet, ProChem Washfast Acid (PW for short) Bright Orange and PW Ivy) that we would all use plus one extra of our own choosing. My extra color was PW Brilliant Violet. Even though we started with the same colors we decided we could mix or dilute them to our liking. We'll swap, spin and knit from these, blogging along as we go. We were interested in seeing how different our stuff could get using the same materials. BTW, this is all on superwash colonial fiber. Check out Sandy and Pam's progress.

Using the cold pour method, I grouped my warm and cool colors in mini gradations. I wanted there to be a large area of brilliant color with smaller areas of muted ones. I got that funky tobacco brown by mixing brite orange and ivy...tres cool. Brilliant violet dilutes to a very clear light violet, and I really like how it balances the denser looking hues of scarlet and ivy. I left a fair amount of water in my roving so the colors could migrate before striking. This helped to make beautifully intense colorbands with none of the pale spots that superwash is prone to. To my surprise, scarlet and ivy are true compliments, so mixed in equal amounts they really make I found out when I went to mix aubergine (Sandy and I are aubergine freaks from way back). These colors are pretty, but much deeper than I had envisioned, so I tried a lighter version.

This time I poured several dilutions of Ivy first, then spotted the white areas with various dilutions of the other colors. I didn't mix them to mute this time, just added water. I love the effect. I was inspired by a quilt in Kaffe Fassett's Museum Quilts. I'm hoping I can spin this to resemble some of those fabrics.

BTW, Pam and I were of the same mind and wore almost indentical socks. Pam's are merino/tencel she spun and knit from a Sandy roving. Mine are from superwash colonial I dyed.

Now we get to spin! I'm going to make yarns to knit Sandy's mitts below.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Free Pattern

Sandy knit these tres fun mitts from her handspun stash. Want the pattern? It's free. Just go to wool etc. and check it out. I love the assymetrical effect, but those of you who are symmetrically inclined get a twofer! You can add thumbs to these too...instructions are in the pattern. Check out her blog for her three versions.
Sandy, Pam and I are going to do a dye swap. We'll pick three stock colors we all have, then use them any way we wish, and add one more color to the mix. Pam and I are getting together here tomorrow to dye our fibers for the swap. We'll blog our results as we go along...the dyed fiber, the yarn, the knitted item. I'll knit these mitts with thumbs...probably with a few small changes too...can't ever do anything the same way would be against my religion. Anyway, I'll tell you what I did when I do it. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Lynne Vogel * LV ltd * limited edition

Yes, there was quite a dry period there for a while…one might call it a drought. But my second book, The Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters, a Knit to Fit Workshop is in the final stages of production, due to arrive for my review in about two weeks then off to the printer. Finally! So with nothing to do (yeah right) I started a yarn line. Good handspun yarn is one of those pricey yet priceless commodoties…when you can find it. And I knew I could never spin enough to have a line all by myself. But after mind melding with Carla Kohoyda Inglis of Michigan’s Spinner’s Flock and Pam Harris of Twisted Friends, spinners started stepping out of the woodwork. I dye the fiber, they spin. Kismet.

The line is called Lynne Vogel * Limited because it is just that. Limited amounts of one-of-a- kind colorways. Don’t expect to find enough yarn to make a one color sweater here. Do expect to find dazzlingly beautiful unique yarns for small projects or for use in combination. And do expect to find impeccably soft and touchable yarns…no scratchy, lumpy, greasy stiff stuff full of veg matter here….no way. Yarns are mostly two ply (with the occasional laceweight single) and range from Blue Faced Leicester wool or superwash Colonial sock yarns to Merino/Bombyx or Alpaca/Tussah luxury blends. There are no special orders available…sorry. What you see is what you get. After all. This is the nature of handspun.
At this point there are only two places you can buy my yarn. La Petite Knitterie in Ladera Ranch, CA and Harrisville Designs in Harrisville, NH. (You can find my handdyed fibers at Harrisville as well.) Production is in the baby stages, so internet sales are not an option yet and these yarns aren't on their websites. But call them if you can't visit in person. They'll be glad to help you.