Spring in my Hands

Spring in my Hands

Spring in my Hands

An Ode to Hand-dyed Yarns

Sea Three colours beckon!

Sea Three colours beckon!

We have been receiving boxes and boxes of hand-dyed yarns in the last week.  Handmaiden, Mountain Colors, and Madelinetosh are the most exciting boxes to open and unpack as there are always must have colours and skeins of yarn.  Opening these boxes is like finding a door to Spring and Summer.  The colours are incredible.  These colours are the best antidote to the grey days of Winter.

Lace Silk has a Siren's Call!

Lace Silk has a Siren’s Call!

On Monday there was a box from Handmaiden; it was full of Casbah, Maidenhair, Lace Silk, Sea Three, I-Silk and Mulberry Tussah!  Exotic names for incredible yarns.  Silk, Kid Mohair, SeaCell, a little Cashmere and Wool all Fibres combined in different ways and all singing out in colour.

Bearfoot never languishes!

Bearfoot never languishes!

On Tuesday there was a box from Mountain Colours.  It contained Bearfoot – my favorite sock yarn.  Mountain Colours yarns are known for their deep, rich colourways and this box was jammed with options!

Yesterday there was a box from Madelinetosh.  It is full of their new Worsted.  Tosh Merino Worsted – a single ply intensely soft and wonderfully squishy!  All dyed in Madelinetoshs’ unique glazed dying.  No other dye company does it quite the same.  There is another box to go with this one – it isn’t here yet, but it holds the Madelinetosh Lace Silk – this is new to the store.  And how I want some – sight unseen!

Can a picture evoke soft and squishy?!

Can a picture evoke soft and squishy?!

I have never experienced the Winter Blues!  Perhaps this is because every time I open a box I get to hold Spring in my Hands!

Mulberry and Tussah are reaching out!

Mulberry and Tussah are reaching out!

In the Handmaiden box there was this one hank of Casbah – it instantly made me think of Spring Gardens, tulips and daffodils.  It came home.  There will be other hanks that call, are already calling!  But this one was irresistible and it came home immediately!

Need a piece of Spring – pull out your Stash and fondle some yarn!

Happy Drooling!



About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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8 Responses to Spring in my Hands

  1. Darlene Rogers says:

    Glad I was able to take a piece of spring home with me yesterday as well.

  2. Pat says:

    The look of these yarns and the colors make my heart race. They are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your sunshine with us.

  3. Ria Gibson says:

    It looks like one of each please. I would never get out the door! YUMMY Stuff!!

  4. Denise Whittle says:

    Oh My, My! All that beautiful yarn has indeed left me drooling! I wanted to leave my two projects that I am trying to complete and rush over to the store. There are many colours calling out to me.

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