7.12.2010

giveaway #24

The three winners of last week's Three Irish Girls giveaway are:

Blog Author who wrote, "Of the colors shown, O'Neal is summery and evocative. However my favorites aren't on the page: Georgia Peach, Father Time, Estuary, Pansy."

Kristen who said, "Today my favorite is Eire, but there are so many lovely ones that it changes!"

&

sacha that commented, "Wow- Maeve is fantastic so are Ciara and Skye- what a chance!!"

Please contact me at yarnonthehouse@gmail.com to claim your prizes.

I am one lucky lady! I just spent part of my Monday afternoon meeting Wendee Shulsen, the artistic and clever yarn dyeing entrepreneur behind the company Hazel Knits. Wendee was nice enough to let me come visit her newly re-decorated studio in Seattle. We had a blast talking about yarn dyeing, knitting, and all the other great things related to fiber goodness. Here's my picture tour of Hazel Knits...


Meet Wendee!



Here she's letting me take some "action" shots of her dyeing some Stitch and Pitch yarn in a colorway named Hometeam Baseball. It's a color that's inspired by our Seattle baseball team the Mariners. Messy work, huh? I told Wendee that I'm surprised she stays so clean!



Wendee has a real knack for color. She said that she loves vibrant, crisp colors and doesn't do muted! She takes the extra time to allow her dyes to truly soak in, and that's why her colors are so bold and vivid.



The whole process looks intense to an outsider such as myself, but Wendee's been doing this since 2007 when she opened her Etsy store. With almost 2000 sales on Etsy and a really great retail website, you know it's gotta be good!



I was honestly expecting to see a studio with big blotches of dye all over, but Wendee is so organized. Every nook and cranny in that studio had a purpose. She even had her dye bottles all lined up neatly on her work station!



This is the shelf where the yarn that has just been drenched with dye is placed to allow it to soak into the fiber. Those bowls were gigantic!!



I couldn't resist taking a picture of the really cool pots! These are used to set the dyes and she also kettle dyes some of her yarn using these pots as well. You'd have to see these in person to understand how large they are.



What is it about spools of yarn that is so alluring? Just like the pots, these suckers were big!



Around the corner from the dyeing station, in a separate closed off room is the drying area. I walked into this room and was mesmerized by all the lively, shimmering hanks of yarn hanging from the ceiling.




Alright... they weren't shimmering, but they were marvelous in all their drying glory! Wendee's colors almost glow from within. Aren't they beautiful?!



Down the hall from where all the dyeing action happens is Wendee's office and packaging area. This room was so adorable! The first thing you notice when you walk in is the cute little samples she has knit up and displayed. These little teeny-tiny baby hats were precious!



Wendee is especially talented (or at least in my opinion) in semi-solid colorways. She calls them Tinted and Layered Solids on her website. When she first started dyeing yarn back in 2007 (after working for a LYS part time), she thought the overall yarn market lacked quality variegated, hand dyed, sock yarn, so she decided to try making some of her own. She still offers a large selection of variegated yarns, but has recently started doing more and more semi-solid tonal colorways.



We had a good chuckle when we were talking about where she gets her inspiration from for the colors she dyes up. She said that she had watched last week's interview with Three Irish Girls and it made her laugh when Sharon was talking about how everyone says their inspiration comes from nature. Wendee loves to hike and she spends most of her free time out in nature, but she said that she gets her inspiration from everywhere as well. Like one of her recent sock club inspirations came from purple and orange popping up everywhere she looked (vitamin bottle, a pen she was using, corn chip bag, etc.). She kept seeing this color combo over and over that she just had this urge to use it for a whole sock club color theme!



This is one of her new base sock yarns. It's a merino 9-ply fingering weight. Really lovely stuff!



Wendee told me that when she first started her yarn dyeing business, her and a good friend went to see the Yarn Harlot at a local event when she was in town and brought along a skein of her new variegated sock yarn as a gift. They had to draw a lottery style ticket to stand in line to meet the Harlot and once they walked up, Wendee was star struck and couldn't speak. Her friend saved the day, told the Harlot about Hazel Knits and Wendee gave her the skein of yarn she had brought along. One day shortly after that, Wendee had gotten up to an inbox full of sales. She'd been Harlotized! The Yarn Harlot herself had blogged about knitting with the Hazel Knits yarn. This is the color...



Hazel Knits also offers these wonderful artisan handcrafted ceramic yarn bowls. Wendee has them made up custom for her shop by Brad Henry Pottery. You can find them for sale on her site.



I couldn't resist taking a picture of her big Keep Calm and Carry On poster. You can also kind of see the neat lanterns reflected in the glass up in the top left corner that she had hanging in her office.



Here's some more artwork she had in her work space.



And, of course I had to ask her what's on her needles at this moment: a sock (which I forgot to ask the pattern of, shame on me) and...



...a beautiful pattern called Pacific Diamond by a local designer named Samantha Roshak who specifically designed this pattern for the Hazel Knits Artisan Sock yarn in a color named Pacific.



Don't think I forgot to ask Wendee what her favorite cocktail or drink is. She answered, "I'm a beer girl!"

Wendee, thank you so much for showing us your creative space. It was a treat to visit your yarn dyeing studio in person. Hazel Knits is sponsoring the chance for TWO lucky followers to win a skein of Artisan Sock yarn in a color of their choice or one of Hazel Knits fabulous kits. Check out the website here to see all the fantastic colors and kits! You can also find Hazel Knits on: Ravelry, Etsy, Twitter, and Facebook.

HAZEL KNITS IS ALSO OFFERING ALL THE WONDERFUL YOTH FOLLOWERS A 10% DISCOUNT THROUGH THE END OF JULY. JUST ENTER COUPON CODE: "YARNONTHEHOUSE" DURING CHECKOUT. THIS DISCOUNT EXCLUDES SOCK CLUB.

I would like you to do the following if you would like to be entered into this week's giveaway:


1. Read over the rules if you have not done so already.

2. Leave a comment on this blog post by the end of Sunday, 7/18/10, telling us which Hazel Knits colorway or kit is your favorite. Check out the beautiful colors and kits here.

I'll randomly pick the winners on Sunday and post the results on Monday along with the new giveaway, so be sure to check back. Good luck everyone.

Sincerely,

Ve

201 comments:

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Kelly B. said...

Thanks for sharing photos of the dyeing process. At this time I have not interest in dyeing yarn myself, but find the process very interesting.

Hazel Knits has so many vibrant colors it is hard to pick a favorite. I think Shinnypants and Hometeam Baseball are my favorites. Wendee has the same love of bright, vibrant colors that I do.

TopHat said...

I love High ocTANG- and not because it's on the top of the page- I LOVE bright colors! Orange is one of my favorites!

The Chase Family said...

I always have such a hard time choosing...but here goes....Hometown Baseball is amazing...and I love Federal and Olympic Rainforest!

Robin said...

I like Baroness, so vivid!

Ginger said...

This is such a tough choice, but I'm going to have to go with Blacklight. I love the deep purple tone it has!!

jessecreations said...

I love Tailfeather, but Weekend Warrior is my absolute fave!!

Jess

Whitney said...

I love "The red carpet"! Thanks for showing us all of those great pictures of Wendee dying!

Jen Simoneau said...

They are all beautiful...my favorites are Spanish Wine and Chocolatier. (also my 2 favorite food groups!)

Vanessa said...

i LOVE Hazel Knits! I have a sock in progress right now in Pacific.
My favorite is Chocoberry; even just the name is great!

Sarah JS said...

I just love Toad Lily. And then for something completely different, Sagebrush!

Brenda said...

That was really interesting!

My faves are Sailors delight and tailfeathers. I can't pick just one.

Samantha said...

I love Hi-ocTANG and Nemo. Anything orange really!

fiberfrontlines said...

OMG - I LOVE the fingerless mitts kits!!! Super-fun! Thanks, Ve.

Erin said...

My eyes jumped right to Sailor's Delight. I'm a sucker for those rich fiery colors.

judyka said...

They're all so beautiful, but i'm a purple girl, so i have to go with Blacklight

Samantha said...

I quite like Backlight.

Beth said...

My favorite is Sanguine Peach. I'm going to have to try this yarn, it looks so sproingy and soft even in the pics!

Duchess said...

So fun to see Wendee working! I love lochness, it's so beautiful in person, even better than the photograph.

Anonymous said...

Huge Hazel Knits and Wendee fan. Favorites are hard because I love so many of her colors. But 2 new colors stand out for me: Cherry Fizz and Splish Splash.

mom2legomaniacs (melissa)

Rachel D. said...

I really love both Shady Verdant and Tailfeather (which reminds me of my bird). Amazing colors!

Kristy said...

I loved all the photos of the dyeing process! Someday I might give it a try, but for now I'll live vicariously through others. I love all the colorways, they are so rich and vibrant! But if I had to pick one it would be "Purple Hazel", I just love the combination of purple and green.

Jessica said...

Wow, all of her colors are so gorgeous! My favorite is Green Lake and a close second is Olympic Rainforest.

Marcela Macari said...

I love this colors! I love Nemo and Laguna! Beautifull! :)

marcelamacari on ravelry

Kylene said...

I love Lochness!

Lynn said...

I used Sailor's Delight to make one of my favorite pairs of socks. I love working with Hazel Knits yarn!

Rhonnie said...

Wow! Beautiful colors!! So hard to choose just one!!

I LOVE toadlily!
Tailfeather is gorgeous too!!! :)

~Rhonnie on Rav

Marlitharn said...

So beautiful! I love colors. For my favorites I'd have to toss a coin between Nemo and Lochness, although Ice Cream Sundae might be in the running, too. They're all so pretty!

mel said...

It's a very close call between Hi ocTANG and Sailor's Delight, then there's also Shannypants...

ericaberry2001 said...

I love Wendee's color choices and it was great seeing the "behind the scenes" of how that works.

My all-time-favorite colorway is Cami Chic. My second all-time-favorite colorway is Chuckanut Drive.

I'm dying to get my hands on some Cherry Fizz.

Cedar Pond Studio said...

I'm a sucker for green and purple so for me...Purple Haze is a winner! Thanks for showcasing Wendee on your blog. I met her two years ago at a presentation for a knitting retreat in Bellingham, WA. She is a great gal and I love sending her yarn to my swap partners that don't have access to her luscious products!

Andrea said...

I'm really feeling the Lochness colorway!

I've never used Hazel Knits before but I love how all the colors are so vibrant. The pictures of the dyeing process are really great, too!

Dorie (SweetBeej) said...

What a fantastic tour! Thank you so much for showing us around Wendee's studio.

Beachglass will forever be my favorite HK colorway, but right now I'm dying to get my hands on Hoppy Blonde.

Laura said...

Chuckanut Drive is just calling to me! Thanks for the tour!

--aprilshowers

kristyh1981 said...

Baroness, Laguna and Greenlake! Those three really caught my eye! All the colorways are just lovely and amazing!

marianne said...

wow, what gorgeous colors! my favorite is Equinox; maple leaf colors have been a longtime favorite. thanks for this giveaway!

Erin B said...

I love fireberry!

And to answer: What is it about spools of yarn that is so alluring?

It's like an empty art gallery - full of potential.

Megan said...

Love, love, love the vibrant saturated hues. Chuckanut Drive is my current favorite. I am drawn to the colors and the story that is lurking behind that name.

Dawn S. said...

I love Hometeam Baseball, especially since the Mariners are my hometeam!!

Kathy said...

I love, love purple haze. I don't have any yarn like that in my stash. I have not taken to dying any of my own yarn, I just don't have the time to do it. My daughter said she would do some for me after she is done tye dyeing her t-shirts this weekend. What have I got to loose?

conchita15 said...

I'm a pink and purple girl, so Terrywinkle and Tulip are my faves!

Silvina said...

just LOVE Euphorbia...so beautiful...and Lochness comes closely behind...

Angela said...

What a nice pictorial of the process! My favorite colors on the HazelKnits site are Blacklight and Shannypants! I think they would look great together in colorwork too . . .

Jennifer said...

what a great post! love all the pictures of her studio & work.

I'd have to say my favorites are Sailor's Delight and Jay Blue - they're all so beautiful though!

wendy said...

I really enjoyed learning about the dyeing process! Such beautiful colors - I think my favorite is fireberry.

jlr said...

Thanks for such a thorough tour of Wendee's studio. Awesome!

It's a hard choice, but I'm gonna go with Violeta.

Cary said...

It is a toss up between Blacklight and Shady Verdant. Such vibrant colors.

Shannon said...

I love love LOVE Toadlilly. It's my favorite right now, and Shannypants is a close second. Then again, I love all Wendee's colors!

Kelly K. said...

Ooooo. Fireberry is so warm and bold. I love it!

aanderson said...

Today my favorite is Alki reflections,

Elise said...

I saw someone knitting with Hazel Knit yarn and the color was just beautiful.

CelticCastOn said...

I love lipstick,shannypants and jay blue. YUM!

Emily said...

My favorite at the moment is Sagebrush, but there are so many lovely colors!

Becky said...

I love in the clover. what beautiful yarns.

Melanie said...

What a great interview. Thanks for sharing it. I love all the colors, but I think my favorite is high ocTANG. Thanks for the chance!

SovereignCrux said...

We really have to choose just one? I love so many of then that I want to grab them all and run. XD

Sassafras - That one I kept coming back to. I love the highlights and lowlights of the coloration.

Thank you for sharing yet another wonderful yarn with us..And yet another thing I will need to save up for!

dianne said...

I love Hazel Knits! My favorite color right now is Jubilee. I recognize that sock pattern too. It is Thelonious by Cookie A. I just knit it myself :-)

SovereignCrux said...

We really have to choose just one? I love so many of then that I want to grab them all and run. XD

Sassafras. That one I kept coming back to. I love the highlights and lowlights of the coloration.

Thank you for sharing yet another wonderful yarn with us..And yet another thing I will need to save up for!

woolandchocolate said...

In the clover and Blacklight are my favorites, but it is so hard to pick.
This was an interesting post. I enjoyed seeing all your pictures and getting a little peek at yarn dying. Thank ypu for introducing me to yet another fabulous yarnie. (I guess I missed the Yarn Harlot intro :) I am one of the few... )

Stinky1:-) said...

I loved the dye photos. I also loved alot of the colors. I love bright colors and was surprised at how vibrant the colrs were. So many beautiful colorways Sailors Delight, Blueberry and High ocTANG.

Although my FAV is high ocTANG :-)

bellatulips said...

Oh, I love me some Hazel Knits! And I so want to get my hands on some Sassafras!

Susan C said...

Wow - gorgeous colors. I like Sassafras and baroness!!

Anonymous said...

Too many beautiful colors. My choice would be Firewalker.
Lynn

Julia said...

Wow, these colors are beautiful. I especially love Sassafras and High octang.

Marvel said...

It was really fun to see photos of Wendee's studio and the dyeing process. It's so hard to choose which colorway is my favorite. Right now, I'd love to have "In The Clover." I think it would knit up to be a beautiful shawlette. Thanks for sharing the time you spent, the photos and this giveaway.

mountainweaver said...

So beautiful! I love weekend warrior, purple haze and cami chic, and lots of others!

Rachel said...

It's always so hard to pick a favorite, but mine for today is Chocoberry!

Mujercita said...

I love the Jay Blue colorway...and the Laguna colorway...and the Violeta colorway....

Also, I want to say that I think it is fantastic that she sells the quarter skeins- what a great idea!

Diane said...

I love Hazel Knits! Up until now, I'd have to say my favorite has been Sanguine Peach, but I think that Cherry Fizz may be challenging that position. It reminds me of drinking Cheerwine as a kid in NC. (Cheerwine is very, very fizzy!)

Rachel said...

There's too many colorways I like! Sweet Crush, Chocoberry, and In the Clover are the three favs for now but I think I would love any skein of yarn, she really makes beautiful yarn!

Rosie said...

I like ice cream sunday, A LOT!

InJuneau said...

Oh, such beautiful colors! I love the Aurora Borealis, Olympic Rainforest, Tailfeather, Firewalker, and Sailors' Delight.

Faye said...

High OcTANG jumped out at me immediately! I love bright, almost-good-enough-to-eat shades of orange like that. I think they brighten up any outfit no matter what the season, and that particular colorway was just lovely.

historychica said...

Even though it's outside of my usual favorite color families, something in Fireberry is just screaming at me "Me! Me! Buy me, knit me, wear me!"

Bonnie said...

Love to watch the dye process. My friend used to do handpainted silk scarves. Is there a fixative used at the end of the process or is it heat set? Just curious. I love all the colors but probably wouldn't make socks. I would do a scarf or a stole.

carolynknits said...

I have a skein of Strawberry Lemonade that I haven't knit yet because it's too pretty! There are so many other lovely colors too...

Emily said...

Wow so many colors, how to choose just one?! I'll have to go with Ice Cream Sundae, which would make some yummy socks!

wickedsharp said...

I really love Sassafras, with Lochness as a very close second!

Marianne said...

Today my favorite is Aquarius.

sy said...

i love the Prickly Fingerless Mitts Kit, it looks so pretty. thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Allison von Berg said...

I like the color combo in Nemo!!

Nancy said...

I'm already a happy customer of Hazel Knits. I love almost all of the colors, but some NEW colors have just come out, and CHOCOBERRY is my new favorite! I love it!

Janet said...

Olympic Rainforest makes me feel like I'm outdoors on the West Coast.

klina-kloen said...

All the colours are lovely but I'm particularly fond of the darker colours like sassafras and aurora borealis

Turtle said...

olympic rainforest, but then i may be a bit biased as it is in my backyard! luv the mariners color, hope to make ti to stitch n pitch this year!

congrats winners!

JodyH said...

I'm loving Sweet Crush!

Sara said...

Since I am one - I have to pick

Aquarius! It is gorgeous!

All For Love Of Yarn! said...

I love her yarn bowls! I've always wanted one and they are so unique! For the yarn, what's not to love, but I'm partial to Weekend Warrior! ~ Angela

sarahnthropic said...

i can't pick just one, i love all her tinted/layered solids. i agree that it's hard to find a nice subtle solid. wendee does a great job!

Cindy said...

What gorgeous colors - if I have to pick one, it would be Cami Chic.

patsy said...

loved Ice Cream Sunday patsycoats@bellsouth.net

Amybel said...

I was going to go with Sagebrush, but I'm changing to Aquarius. I love the layered colors in it!

Emily said...

"The human eye can identify up to one million colors"! No wonder it's so hard to choose which are my favorites! Spanish Wine, Hoppy Blonde, Shady Verdant, Aquarius! They're all so beautiful.

Andrea said...

Wow what an amazing rainbow of gorgeous yarns. I couldn't decide they are all so beautiful. My favorite this minute is Baroness.

Jodi said...

Thanks for sharing photos of her dyeing process (and for the electrolyte colorway sneak peek).
I'm already a huge Hazel Knits fan and especially love her tinted/layered solids. Today I'm loving Jay Blue, Shannypants and Laguna, but am really looking forward to seeing Hoppy Blonde. Cheers!

Robin said...

really gorgeous. I think I must choose Aquarius... because it's gorgeous and because I am an Aquarius.

Melissa in Oklahoma said...

Oooh, Sweet Crush and Spanish Wine...and a whole lot of others!

CraftyCatrina said...

Wendee has such a great sense of color, it's so hard to pick just one....

Since the new colors came out, I'm favoring In The Clover and Blueberry.

sacha said...

My favorites are Chuckanut Drive, Olympic Rainforest, Nemo and Sailor's Delight. I loved the pictures of her in action! Thank you again!

Lydia said...

so hard to choose, one-spanish wine is simply delicious.

Alissa said...

Oooh... Olympic Rainforest and Nemo.

krista said...

My very favorite has always, always been Shannypants. It's the kind of green to which all green yarns should aspire!

K. said...

I have been wanting to try Hazel Knits yarn for quite some time. My favorite colors are Chocoberry, Euphorbia, and Aquarious.

Shirley said...

It's tough to pick between Coveralls and Blueberry.....but I think I have to go with Coveralls. Those blues are beautiful.

Sandie said...

Wow, Ve, another fabulous giveaway!! The dying process is so interesting. :o) Well, it's hard to choose fav colors here, but I've got it narrowed dorn to gerber and chocoberry. Tough call, but I think I will go with chocoberry as a fav.

Thanks.

Sandie
zaftig2k at yahoo dot com
http://zaftigdelights.blogspot.com

sherry said...

I love Hazel Knits color-way Euphorbia. It is a bright and beautiful green.

CoasterMeg said...

What a great story about Wendee! I am lucky enough to have Bobbin's Nest Studio in Santa Clara as my LYS, so I know of this lovely, lovely yarn. Wendee's colors always rock my socks (pun!), but Sanguine Peach is simply scrumptious! (Oddly enough, as I looooove me some color, Wheatberry is calling to me...)

knitwork said...

I love Euphorbia. What a clever name for a colorway!

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

My favorite is Alki Reflection. It would make the best shawl!

Celeste said...

I love bold berry colors (and berries themselves...mmmmm), so Baroness was definitely my favorite.

Eva said...

Awesome photos! I think I'm in love with both the colors and the name of Toad Lily! Which is sort of amusing considering my near phobia of things that jump (frogs, toads, locusts... etc)

livin4fishin said...

I love euphorbia! What an fabulous green sock it would make! Love all the vibrant colors absolutley love them all!!!

Anett Kiefer said...

I like In the Clover. But there are many other colourways I'd choose.

Phyllis said...

Shannypants!

Jan L said...

I really enjoyed the virtual tour of Wendee's dye studio. The colorways are all alluring. If forced to pick a "favorite," I'd go with Cami Chic. I also love color to be vibrant.

floderten said...

Wow, I love this post - it's great getting a peak at how dyers work. Thanks!
It's difficult choosing just one colourway, as they're all gorgeous, and I had it come down to a tie: Violetta and Sassafras. I love the subtle shading going on. :)

Kelly said...

I enjoyed seeing the photo essay on HazelKnits' dying process and studio space! My only question would be what kind of dyes she uses?
My favorite colorways are the Olympic Rainforest and Evergreen. I'm a displaced Oregonian, so it reminded me of my time up camping in the mountains, waking up and canoeing across a snowy lake. . . and summertime at Forest Park!

Pixiewear said...

How could I possibly pick among all of her lovely colors? I love to knit with semi-solids and hers are so beautiful. I think I may have to order one of her blues or maybe a purple - today, before I even find out if I'm the lucky winner. My favorites? Denim Blues, Blueberry, Terrywinkle... and Coveralls - for the sweet story. Thanks for highlighting Hazel Knits!

Jennifer said...

Wow - I would have a hard time choosing because I would be happy with any, but I guess if I did have to pick I'm stuck between Spanish Wine and Shannypants!

beartifix said...

Lochness is definitely my colorway. Beautiful!

Susan G said...

Love to see the processs and works pace- Blueberry for me please!

Veronica W said...

So many bright, beautiful colors! I really like Baroness - it is so intense!

Julie said...

So many pretty colors - I love Toad Lily, Hoppy Blonde, Shannypants, In the Clover, and Wheatberry. If I had to pick one favorite? Probably Toad Lily, today. :)

StephCat said...

My favorite pair of socks I've knit are my Bayerische socks in Hazel Knits yarn in Beachglass. It's still one of my fave colors.

Daniela said...

I love Olympic forest!

Catherine said...

Terrywinkle and Jay Blue are lovely but is that Harlot red still available?

Cara said...

Laguna and Blacklight are my current favorites, but they are all beautiful.

Heather said...

I love Blacklight and Sassafrass, as well as the Prickly Fingerless Mitts kit!

Thanks for giving us the "tour" of the studio, I was really inspired by it to become a little more organized in my own dyeing.

knittingvee said...

chuckanut drive!! i think it would make a great pullover for my toddler girl

luvin2knit said...

Cherry Fizz is my fav. . .

kirika3 said...

wow, what vivid colors. awesome. i really like baroness and fireberry, but they're all amazing.

thanks for sharing the dying process with us, it looks like a lot of fun.

andrea said...

Aurora Borealis...blues and greens. My favorites mixed together!

Jen said...

High ocTANG is cool and I really like Stick o Butter. Neat to see the pictures of the process!

jendada on Ravelry

kat said...

That Chocoberry is absolutely yummy... but it was hard to narrow it down just to that one!

StaceyKnitsIt said...

It is a tie between Sailor's Delight and Lochness for me. I don't have this yarn, but it looks beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I like the Sailor's Delight! The dyeing process was very interesting, too.
Chelsey B

Kristen said...

Wow, there are so many STUNNING colorways.
I especially love: Cami Chic, Greenlake, Lochness.

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh. My. Gosh. There isn't a one that isn't gorgeous! Let me see: Sailor's Delight, Lime Granita, Shady Verdant, Aquarius, Greenlake, Euphoribia, Sagebrush... on and on... =)

vtcjan at yahoo dot com said...

More gorgeousness! You keep finding the beautiful things!!

My first choice from what I see on Ravelry (the link to hazelknits.com wouldn't work at work) is 226_AuroraBorealis2, although the nearly solids called me too, especially Sassafras.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I love all of the bright bold colors. My two favorites are Pink Lemonade and Shannypants.

Tera said...

Chocoberry is absolutely beautiful!

Christen said...

They are all so great, I love Euphorbia. Its so hot out now that all of my grass has died, its nice to see some beautiful green!!

Frenzy23 said...

They're all gorgeous, but I think Nemo is my favorite!

-Kelsey
kelsey@caffeinatedfrenzy.com

Tricia said...

I'm an orange girl and I loved knitting with my high ocTANG. It's my favorite regularly offered color. I must say however, that her club color Jubilee is the most remarkable shade of red I've seen and tops my list.

I quite enjoyed your photo essay as well. I hope to dabble in dyeing in the future and I found your drying room pictures especially inspirational. Thanks!

Clarissa said...

Wendee has many great colors and I love so many of them. Lipstick 1984 is one of my faves!

Katrina said...

You are kidding me? I have to choose one I like?
I love her "darks": blacklight, coveralls, in the clover, aurora borealis, lochness....

Patricia said...

I love all of them! High Octang is one of my very favorites though. The orange is so perfectly vivid, not too yellow or red, just orange. Or, to paraphrase Willy Wonka, "And the oranges look like oranges!" Thanks for featuring Wendee's work, it's so neat to get a peek inside her studio.

Heather said...

In the clover and aurora borealis are my favorite. Beautiful colors!

Pavla said...

Well that's a hard choice. I like In the Clover, but they are all lovely. Who would have thought that we have someone so talented in town!

That must have been fun seeing the dying process in action!

Mary LeMaster said...

Purple Hazel is my fav but man that was hard! I love all the vibrant colorways!!! And really enjoyed the pics of the dyeing process!

goldi said...

Ooh - Shiny! And -- MORE Shiny! I do believe I'm color-drunk!

I really appreciated getting the virtual tour of a dyer's studio, and now I have another source for feeding my color addiction! Again, it was hard to pick (loved 'em all), but finally managed to whittle my choices down to:

1 - Weekend Warrior
2 - Alki Reflection
3 - Toad Lily

Thanks!

Christine said...

Purple Hazel is my fave!

sushiwan said...

I love High ocTang because it is the best orange ever, period, bar none.

Really love the Prickly Mitts in Sailor's Delight and Chocolatier too!

Emily said...

All gorgeous! I like Blueberry. Also Sassafras but unfortunately (for me) it's sold out. Thank you for introducing Wendee and Hazel Knits to me.

Brian said...

Oh, I didn't realize about the Yarn Harlot using Sailors Delight - I have that in the stash. Thank you for the photos and interview - that was so interesting to read/see.

kelly-ann (on Ravelry) said...

I love Toad Lily - kind of subtle, but with some variegation. I love Hazel Knits!!!

Kyliie said...

Ice Cream Sundae is gorgeous!!

Liz said...

I love In the Clover...and Hometeam Baseball has a special place in my heart since I grew up in Seattle on Mariner's baseball!

K said...

How to choose! I love Lochness and Coveralls.

Thanks for the pics of the dyeing -- so cool to see how it's done.

Reikjavyk said...

I try harder week after week. But still can't pick just one. My choices today are Hometeam baseball and Wheatberry.

danielle said...

OMG, Sailor's Delight is so vibrant and gorgeous...totally my favorite!

kimz said...

Stick o' Butter looks as luscious as it sounds. These are all gorgeous!

Kristen said...

sailor's delight! its so deep and rich and its just makes me what to mush it!

Jess said...

Hazel Knits is awesome! Thanks for the behind the scenes process.
Blacklight and In the Clover are just gorgeous. The web pictures can't hold a candle to the actual depths of color in each skein.

Frankly Beka said...

So I picked out my favorite color, Sassafras. It looks so warm and comfy. With the subtle changes in the shades of grey, it's like looking into the remnants of a campfire burned low and cooling. Alas it is sold out :-(. No soft and smokey scarf for me. Though I do keep looking at the Ice Cream Sunday and Olympic Rainforest and seeing socks on my sisters' feet.

MyaStone said...

There are two that I love: ocTANG and Ice Cream Sundae.

Rainlover said...

Her colors are fantastic, Id def have to pick shannypants, jay blue, or gerber as favorites. I pretty much love them all though, and the yarn is great to work with.

cmflame said...

I must admit to having my eye on Fireberry for some time. I almost bought a skein last year in London but it seemed silly to buy it there & bring it back to the States. I still need to order some though...

Stephanie said...

I love Spanish Wine, but it was so hard to choose with all the phenomenal names. I'd love to gift something made in Shannypants, double delightful between the rich color and the hilarious name!

OliversMommy said...

It's hard to choose just one but I'd have to go with Fireberry. I love the pink and orange together. Thank you again for the chance to win!

Jenny May (renewedmind on ravelry) said...

I love Daphne & Hoppy Blonde! What wonderfully interesting names!

kikine78 said...

i love the colour Equinox, it would be just perfect for the scarf my husband has been begging me to make him.

Karol said...

Wow, I am a color junky. Hazel Knits is a great "fix" for me. I loved too many to list.

Anonymous said...

Serenity, Beach Glass, Choclatier, Euphorbia ... but actually High ocTANG caught my eye first. How can anyone choose?! Thanks for sharing - both the info and the chance to win something wonderful.

bookboxer

Bev said...

Great interview with Wendee. I have to admit I love all her yarns but I think right now I am loveing her new colors, In the Clove. But all her yarns are wonderful.

JP said...

goodness gracious. more lovely yarn to drool over. I'm going to go with the Baroness and Lipstick.

Dyeing looks like a messy process-I know I would never stay that clean!

Susan said...

not sure if the first post went through. The yarn is great! the colors are so vibrant. I love reds. I was drooling!

Moon Eye said...

Wow, Nemo is just Adorable!! I love Alki Reflection too!

CarrieB said...

I just finished the Ruffle Scarf out Purple Hazel. It was a gift and I like it so much I want to knit one for myself.

tahli said...

I love love love lochness and in the clover - can't decide between them which is my favourite.

Maegwin said...

I have loved Hazel knits for years but she always seemed to sell out of a color just as I was about to order. I guess they are just that good! I love the seaglass and Shannypants colorways. They are all so pretty it is hard to choose though. I may have to order one of those yarn bowls for a friend.

Anonymous said...

What a difficult choice! My choice would be firewalker.
Thanks for a chance!
Terry B

hannah said...

I'm all about the hoppy blonde, what could be better than matching beer to knitting?

Smiling Lister said...

The pictures were great. I think my favorites are fireberry and strawberry lemonade.

persephone1025 said...

I think I will have to go with "Blacklight". There are certainly a lot of gorgeous choices, but I think this one is different (in an absolutely good way) from much of what I see, and I think it would be absolutely stunning knit up.

JuleeQue said...

I absolutely love the Olympic Rainforest colorway. Fun to see the studio and work in progress!

Karen said...

Because I live on the shores of Lake Michigan I get to see "Sailor's Delight" on many an evening. And my favorite color is red. But they are all really pretty colors my second would be chocoberry.

Rav. ID KAMAOR

Mary said...

I just learned about YOTH through Ravelry and happening to want to see what Wendee did to display her socks and renovate her studio. It's great to explore and learn more about yarns and what others are doing to promote dyers! Anyway, looking through Hazel Knits, I really liked Theorem Socks Kit. The colorways that struck me are Aurora Borealis, Baroness, and Firewalker. Firewalker is a great color, but the added knowledge that she actually walked the coals twice speaks of her as a person! Thank you!

Jessy said...

I am so jealous! I want to be able to dye like she does... not only in color choices for combinations, but in her Semi-solids. That idea is so neat.

Anyway, back to what I'm supposed to be doing.. choosing a favorite! No matter how many times I flipped through her colors and was wowed by all the verigated colors, I just kept getting struck by Shannypants! It's so deep!!

kshotz said...

Golly those are gorgeous! I'm partial to Chuckanut and Ice Cream Sundae!

flossie said...

Stick of Butter makes my mouth water!

Sarah said...

It was hard to choose just one but I kept going back to Alki Reflection.

Angele said...

I just love the Hoppy Blond. All her colors are gorgeous.

I love seeing the picture of her studio :)

Sarah Beth said...

The insight into her dyeing process was so illuminating, Thank you for telling the tale of these yarns.
My favorite is the Lucky Diamond Sock Kit.

Juliaknit said...

The dyeing process is very interesting. It is really hard to pick a favorite Hazel Knits colorway, but if I must I love ChocoBerry and Coveralls.

Connie said...

I would jump for joy with Sweet Crush. Lovely, lovely yarns.

Sue said...

Love Blacklight and Violetta. Thanks for your pictures of Wendee's studio. I find yarn dying so fascinating!

Elly said...

I'd LOOOOVE to win the Federal colorway, it's so yummy!!

Thanks for this chance to win some beautiful yarn :)

~Eliana~ Iknitcupcakes on ravelry.

knitterlydesigns said...

I love them all, but if I have to choose, I would choose Toad Lily.

linda said...

I like sagebrush. Reminds me of where I grew up.

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