The last few weeks have been even busier than usual, as I’ve been spending my weekends putting together a lovely stash of hand dyed yarn for a special wholesale order. It has involved this:
- Days spent over the dye pots, stirring up a mixture of new and tried-and-true colours
- Keeping fingers crossed for some sunshine so I can get the yarn dry in between the spring rain
- Re-skeining every single skein so they all look nice and neat and show the different tones of colour
- Putting together a new logo and printing out brand new label wrappers
- Playing with all the new lovely skeins, holding them up, shuffling them around, putting them in to piles, seeing what looks good together, and basically just admiring all the colours and textures (tell me I’m not the only one who does that…)
Once I’d finished playing, I put all the skeins in to a box,
took one last look before closing the lid….
and then hopped on a bus, and handed them over to their new caretaker, Anna at Wild and Woolly. And I couldn’t think of a better home for them to go to!
The sun was streaming in the window, so we sat down with a glass of homemade lemonade and just enjoyed being surrounded by yarn. The window display was just perfect for the occasion, complete with knitted deck chair and skein sundaes:
There’s something about spending time in such a gorgeous yarn shop with someone who’s so passionate about the craft that has really inspired me to (gasp!) actually find the time to knit again.
Anna will be stocking my BFL Supersock, Tanami 4ply (supersoft baby camel and silk) and a brand new yarn, White Gum 4ply (it’s a UK exclusive!) I’ll tell you more about that one in the next post…