What Makes An Indie Dyer?

I have had to have a long, hard think about this topic, since the purpose of this blog is essentially yarn reviews with a focus on independent dyers. There are loads of options, suggestions, criteria, but in the end – I needed to come up with my own checklist in order to be able to […]

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Yarn Review: Mothy and the Squid “Donegal Sock”

Yarn Review: Mothy and the Squid Donegal Sock First Impressions: The yarn comes in a hank, and neatly packaged; looks very similar to what was on my monitor. No surprises! I was excited about this yarn in particular as my husband and I are avid scuba divers who enjoy macro photography.     Preparing: Hank fit […]

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The Story Behind The Blog

I have been really lucky to be in a position to acquire a lot of indie-dyed yarn. I live in China, where the textile industry is robust – but yet a lot of “nice” yarn is not available, because it’s sold as export only, or is of machine-knitting thinness rather than for handknitting. Or you […]

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Yarn Review: Havirland “Pax Sock”

Yarn Review: Havirland, “Pax Sock” base First Impressions: Wound up in a ball – I’ve seen it called a “gobstopper ball” before – when it is a self-striping yarn. Frankensock kits are packaged up in a plastic bag, with each set of yarn wound up on a plastic bobbin (think the same as for embroidery […]

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