10.24.2011

giveaway #72

The two winners of the Goddess Knits giveaway who will each receive one skein of Decadently Divine yarn are:

Lindr & Jaime P

Congratulations! Please contact me at yarnonthehouse@gmail.com to collect your prizes.



Fall is in the air everywhere you turn here in the Pacific Northwest! The cloudy and rainy days have arrived, which has its down sides but also its up sides... more indoor time for fun activities like knitting! The crisp, cool weather also lends itself exceptionally well to handknit sweaters, which I have been churning out a lot of lately.

Along with the rain and temperature drop, I have to give credit to the beautiful colors of this season - the rusty and bright oranges, vibrant fiery reds, and golden yellows against the gray skies are marvelous to look at. Every year I'm blown away by how quickly this time of year arrives and how I'm always happy to welcome the changing season. It does help that my birthday is in the month of October!

To go along with the colorful Fall season, our sponsor, Sosae Caetano, has sent over a terrific giveaway that matches my falling leaves outside! Get to know Sosae…

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1. Sosae, please start by telling us a little bit about yourself and what you do?

Hi Ve and Company! First of all, thank you very much for being such a gracious host - I’m so honored to visit with you!

I’m Sosae, and I live in Southern California with my husband Dennis, and two kitties, Coolba and Souris. We live in a quaint 1960s house on a hilly street, with a tiny but charming backyard. We both work from home, so for relaxation we go out for walks along the nearby Kern River and Lake Ming, or drive down to Los Angeles to visit with the rest of the family. We’re also hoping to start a family soon!


2. How did you get into yarn dyeing? And, how did you learn?

Oh, it was all very serendipitous. I’ve drawn and painted for as long as I can remember, and one day my mother introduced me to knitting. I happened upon some handspun yarn on the internet, purchased it, and that eventually led me to a spindle, a spinning-wheel, fiber-painting, a fiber-painting business, and now, hand-painted yarns. As far as the technical aspects of how I learned to do any of these things, I have to credit books, the internet and a group of beautiful people who were generous with their knowledge and experience. Looking back, it all happened in a perfectly magical way (though not without the complications of starting and running a small business!) I have to say that our customers are perhaps the most beautiful group of people I’ve met. We bless their hearts each day, for their joy and enthusiasm, and for journeying with us on this humble and earnest path.


3. Everyone knows that I'm always gaga over semi-solids! Yours are stunning. Give us a little run down of some of your favorite yarns, colors, and fibers that you carry.

Well, thank you! Our yarn-colorway collection is ever-growing. I’m positively delighted with all of our current colorways, but my favorites at this very moment are ‘Morel’ and ‘Butterscotch’ (and ‘Garden Tomato’ stole my heart recently too…) Many of our colorways are multi-faceted: they look different under different lighting conditions. Blues become greens, browns become grays, etc. We enjoy painting ueber-rich semi-solids, as well as true semi-solids which have light and dark aspects. Currently, we carry three basic yarn-bases that are both practical and beautiful. They lend themselves well to just about any knitting project, and especially to those where durability is desired. (These are our superwash merino and superwash merino/nylon blends.)


4. What's your one piece of advice for budding yarnies out there?

Open your heart to all colors. I know we’re all drawn to certain parts of the spectrum for sure (yellow! orange!) but working with color means understanding what color is and how it dances around thoughts and emotions. Color is a lot like music – it touches us on a very profound level. Before I started this small business, I loved only blues (I wore blues, decorated in blues, etc.) But in the last two years, my eyes and heart opened up to the beauty of all colors. It really changed all aspects of my daily life. Now I wear colors I never wore before, and enjoy how these colors can enhance or change my mood. It’s a delight! (Also I seriously never ever thought I’d wear mossy greens and raspberry pinks…)


5. What is next for you? Do you have new colorways, yarns, or clubs in the works that you can tell us about?

We’ll be introducing new colors to our collection regularly! Our goal is to establish a broad and ever-growing palette of very unique colorways. Some of these will be seasonal, but most will be available year-round.

During the month of November, we will launch our luxury line of yarns that include silk and cashmere, baby alpaca and mohair. They will be available in varying weights, including lace, sock and fingering. All of our colorways will be available on any of these yarn bases/weights.

We’re also very excited to be launching a number of classic and modern scarf patterns! Currently we have available the ‘Seta’ scarf pattern, which you can download for free at our website.


6. When did you learn to knit and who taught you?

My mother. I had just quit a very stressful job, and she drove up to visit me. She said, “I brought my needles. I’m teaching you how to knit. And you can’t say no!” Well, since I couldn’t say no (she’s my mama, I’m reminded, no matter how old I get!) we sat down and commenced with the knitting. It changed my life. More specifically, knitting saved my life. Instead of being depressed about my job/future/financial situation, I knit. I knit maybe fifty scarves that winter. Then goodness-knows how many hats and berets. I knit with a kind of frantic dedication, as though with every stitch I was piecing my unraveled life back together. In many ways, I was doing just that. Then through knitting I discovered handspun yarn and the fine-art of spinning. I spent a good six months working with a drop-spindle, before finally purchasing a friend’s used spinning wheel. All together, knitting and the spinning of yarn drew me out of what could have been a very dark place. They uplifted my spirit, brought me to some very beautiful people and a very fulfilling life’s work.


7. I always like to ask, why do you knit?

I knit to stay healthy. Knitting continues to both ground and elevate me. It connects me to other women – my sisters in yarn and fiber – and makes me feel distinctly feminine. (Although knitting isn’t necessarily just a feminine art by any means!) We do live in a world where we women have to take on some masculine traits, making a living and doing those things which men alone did just sixty years ago. So knitting acts a kind of balance for me: it’s strong and modern meets delicate and classic. I love it.


8. If you could live and knit anywhere in the world, where would you knit and live?

Anywhere where my mother is. We could sit and knit together at a small café along the Champs-Élysées, or at her modest home at the foothills of the San Gabriels in Los Angeles. In a perfect world, I would invite my mother, aunts, and yarn-sisters to afternoon tea in the parlor, where we’d sit on French Baroque sofas, knit and laugh and eat sweet-flaky pastries…


9. What's been your worst knitting and/or yarn dyeing disaster?

Oh, geez… I think the worst dyeing disaster happened after the fact: It was a beautiful, sunny day, and I had dyed some spinning fiber. I thought, “Ooo, I’ll dry these outside!” So I draped the fibers over hangers, and hung them from a giant Elm tree. About an hour later, I stepped outside to check on the fiber. They looked so plush and pretty – oh, what’s that? An earwig. I brushed it off. Oh, there’s another one on my hand! Brushed it off. OMG I felt something fall on my head! I looked up and earwigs were falling out of the tree like rain! I screamed %#@!$%&&%$%&#! and ran around the yard like a Banchee, arms flailing, throwing my head back and brushing my hands through my hair. My husband and father-in-law were talking at the back door, and I screamed “They’re everywhere!!! They’re everywhere!!!” and ran past them into the house. The men came inside looking shocked and confused, as I continued to run around and brush myself and my hair. After a half-hour of frantically yelling “Get them off! Get them off!” they were finally off. (Well, later on in the day two more fell out of my hair…) I wouldn’t even approach the fiber that I hung beneath the tree. Dennis was advised to pack ‘em up and toss ‘em in the bin.


10. And last but not least, if you were enjoying a favorite drink while reading my blog, what would it be?

Chai Spice black tea, with sweetened-condensed milk. Definitely. :)


Thank you, Sosae, for being our gratious and generous guest on YOTH! Check out the gorgeous, looks good enough to eat skeins she has sent over for you to have a chance to win:


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The scrumptious yellow skein is a color called Butternut Squash (how appropriate) and the sweet orange skein is called Cinderella Pumpkin (how darling)! They are both made of superwash merino and are worsted weight yielding 218 yards each. These two beautiful skeins will go to two lucky followers!


Sosae was also nice enough to send along a gift skein for me to try out. I choose the very mature and neutral colorway called Morel. Take a look...


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It's even more pretty in person! The semi-solid dyeing of the yarn gives the yarn dimension and depth. I'm thinking this lovely skein of hand dyed yarn goodness will become a cowl. I'll be sure to let you know what exactly I decide on!


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, 11/6/11. Can't think of a question today! Just leave a comment and/or say hi to Sosae. Let her know what you liked about her interview.


I'll randomly pick the winners in 2 weeks and post the results along with the new giveaway, so be sure to check back. Good luck everyone.

Sincerely,

Ve

184 comments:

Natalie Servant said...

Those colours are stunning! I don't need more yarn, but this makes me want it ;)

KnittingViolets said...

Sosae, your cats have awesome names, and your yarn has awesome colors!

Sarah said...

Hi Sosae! I think your name is beautiful, and your yarns are nutso pretty too. I really loved your thoughts on colour - the more I knit, the more I find myself trying to expand the range of colours I'm comfortable (and even joyful) wearing and being around. I find that I'm embracing riskier colours and combinations all the time. Thanks for sharing your yarn with us!

Knitmish on Ravelry said...

I loved reading the entire interview! I love how you, Sosae, and your mom connect over yarn and knitting. I will be visiting my mom, who just recently was diagnosed with cancer, for Christmas this year (we live 8000 km apart), and I plan on refreshing her mind on how to knit (she used to years ago), and teach her some new techniques such as knitting in the round, which she has never tried. Actually, one of those wonderful skeins of yours would make a lovely new hat for her! Fingers crossed, and thank you for donating some wonderful yarn to this giveaway!

Sue said...

O m g, those colors remind me of fall back home in upstate ny. I adore them!!!

Rachel R. said...

Those colors are absolutely beautiful - I've recently determined, after a lifetime of thinking otherwise, that I really like yellow (middle age changing me up, I guess!) and have been wanting to knit up a pretty yellow hat - this color looks perfect!

marianne said...

what gorgeous autumn colors!
thanks for the giveaway!

Pensamientos Marcianos said...

Hi Sosae! I don't usually like yellows but you changed my mind. This Butternut Squash is ♥♥♥.

TopHat said...

Hi! Your colors are beautiful!

flora said...

Beautiful colours. My fave is the butternut! yum!

Kathy said...

I'm so excited to hear about a new-to-me indie yarn dyer. The colors are absolutely stunning!

Alicia said...

those colours are so beautiful. i am in love!

Gianna said...

Wow, those colors are amazing! I also love semi-solid yarns, but the Santorini blue is fantastic!

grandmastatus said...

oh my gosh butternut squash is like my favorite soup! and it looks so great as yarn!

grandmastatus (at) gmail (dot) com

Marguerite said...

I'm not normally a red/orange/yellow sort of girl, but your Butternut Squash and Cinderella pumpkin make me want to take your advice and make friends with that side of the spectrum. They're gorgeous and mouthwatering!

Christine Lima said...

I loved the story about her worst disaster...I would have done the same thing!

Turtle said...

I agree, you must always open your mind to the colors... some may surprise you! Yep, fall is here, it inspired me to make a ton of soap today with the cooler temps!

amchart said...

FABULOUS colors. Would love to win. I must say your earwig story brought back memories of growing up around them in CA, and made me realize we don't have them here in the midwest. How could I not have noticed before?! I guess we have our own very creepy bug varieties! Rav amchart

Zabbers said...

Hi Sosae! I feel bad about enjoying the earwig story best, but you told it in such a funny way. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway!

Sylvie said...

I love how food-themed these yarns are! Oh, and pretty too :)
The butternut and pumpkin would be fantastic for some colorwork projects I have floating around in my head.

nina said...

Loved the interview - the part about the earwigs was too funny! Love those yarns and yarn names - they look so lovely and squishy. Mmm...

knitterlydesigns said...

Oh, these are very pretty!

Knitterlydesigns on Ravelry

stephigordon said...

What wonderful yarns/colors! I love Sosae's connection with her mother! As a mom to an only child four year old girl, it is my life's hope that we will share the same connection! Stephanie (indigodogmt on Ravelry)

Lael said...

Those colors are absolutely fabulous! I love reading other knitter's/dyer's stories. And sweetened condensed milk in chai tea - hmmm - just might have to try that.

Rachelle said...

I love the part where she said to look at all colours, not just the ones you're drawn to. I'm drawn to teals, but have yarn in many colours; especially sock yarn.

mommieof4munchkins said...

What beautiful yarns! I am falling in love with Semi Solids lately and am wiping away the drool. The color you picked, Ve, is beautiful!!

sacha said...

Those are some of my favorite colors ever!! I want to knit some weekend hats (from the new book) and would love to win a skein for a hat project!

katherinelynn_04 said...

Pretty! I love (also, hate) the story about the earwigs. Ugh. I shudder at the thought. I am not afraid of any bugs EXCEPT earwigs. The give me the willlies.

Sheila said...

Those are some beautiful yarns! I especially like the butternut squash color.

Anonymous said...

Sosae, your colors are beautiful. I especially like that my fav is also named after one of my fav eats - butternut squash.
Landa

judi said...

Amazing colors!

florapie said...

oh my-I'm always on the lookout for a perfect orange and that just might be it!

Anu said...

Those colours are simply yummy-licious! I'd love to win that one!

babyloveknit on ravelry

Kayla said...

Hi, Sosae ^_^

Kamigaeru said...

What lovely, rich colors. Yes, you're right about breaking out of our own color ruts. I've been trying to do that recently, and it's a bit scary, but also fun when it works and people notice.

Christine said...

Super beautiful colors!

BellyLaugher on Rav

vickie said...

Sos I love your sock kitty. That earwig story is terrifying. I am so anti bug. When I found out I had to clean out the cricket bin at petco every morning I almost quit.

I love the purple yarn. I am such a purple gal but my tastes in color have been expanding.

well back to the polymer clay
ttfn

morgaine2 on rav

Amanda said...

Gorgeous colors!
The earwig story totally made my skin crawl. Bugs are fine... as long as they're not your hair!

vickie said...

im morgaine1 on rav typed the two for some reason

Jen said...

Love the colors, and the names!

Jen said...

Beautiful!!!

jendada on ravelry

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Tara said...

Hi Sosae! What lovely colors for fall.

Stranded Things said...

Gorgeous colors, love them! And cheers from one black chai lover to another :)

Rasa said...

I love the fall colors!! The butternut squash looks good enough to eat!

storiedyarns said...

Thank you for the cautionary tale about the ear wigs - I've often thought of drying my yarn/fiber outside but I've always chickened out. Now I won't bother trying, LOL!

Jessecreations on Ravelry

LuisaM said...

The yarn looks beautiful, count me in!

Sue Lowe said...

Such beautiful colours! I know some people like varigated yarns but to me these are so much better. The subtle changes make the yarn seem so rich and alive.

becca said...

What gorgeous colors, Sosae! I love chai tea too - I'll have to try it with sweetened condensed milk. Love, love, love the Cinderella Pumpkin colorway.

susan said...

I jut looked at their yarns and I think I am going to order Scarecrow! its amazing. I also love California, its my fav State!

jacey said...

Hi Sosae! Love your colours and the earwig story made me laugh...in a "thank goodness it wasn't me" kind of way. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Very Nice Interview Sosae, nice to get to know you a little better :)

You already know I am a fan of your colorways :)


Earthfae on Rav

Kassia said...

Beautiful!! (oh and earwigs creep me out too....I can't imagine having them in my HAIR....give me the heeby-jeebies!!)

Karen said...

your colorways are always lovely......love the new Autumn ones!

Kristina said...

Those two colors together make me think of the fallen leaves in our park. I always want to take a picture and have a rug made. They're absolutely beautiful!

SnohoTina said...

Yummmmyyyyy yarn. Would love to win.

Fluffy said...

Wow such yummy yarn!! My Mom and I enjoy knitting together and petting yarn at yarn stores; it's good to know we aren't the only ones.

Lydia said...

lovely! oh an hi sosae

Suzanne said...

Hi Ve and Sosae! The yarn colors are beautiful. I grew up in Southern California and Sosae's mention of the foothills reminds me of our trips to Descanso and Huntington. Such pretty places to sit and knit a while.

Anonymous said...

What a great interview!! I love Sosae's lyrical approach to yarn and fiber dyeing and the earwig story had me laughing :-) I've been hanging out at her Rav group and after all our writing there, I learned something new in this interview.

Ve, you have a great blog!

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

OMG! I don't think I'll be able to dry my yarns outdoors anymore! I could not stop scratching my head after reading her experience!
Love her colours and it would be so much fun to win!
woolyknitsnbits (at) live(dot) ca
Rav: zenitude

evan said...

those colours are great. if there was ever a colour i loved but can't wear, it's orange. if i win, those will have to be gifts i guess. still beautiful!

Kelly J. R. said...

That earwig story is both hilarious and horrible at the same time. Your yarns are so beautiful!

Rae Lynne said...

Beautiful fall colors! I liked the story about trying the fiber under the tree - only because that would have been my exact reaction!!

October Rose said...

Hi! :) I love the answer to "Why do you knit" ... it makes me feel connected to other women, too, especially to the women in my family. I inherited my grandmother's knitting needles, and I love being able to create with them.

Jack said...

H I !!

Megan said...

I love the Fall inspired colors and so VIBRANT! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

fafaknits said...

I absolutely love those colors!

EWeber said...

I love a good semi-solid. Perfect for shawls. Beautiful colors!

ChrisC said...

Those colors are stunning! And I love the names -- perfect for fall :-) Thanks so much for the chance to win this great yarn.

txtaurus on ravelry said...

Those colors are amazing! Thanks!

Enid said...

Hi Ve and Sosae -- The yarns are beautiful, and the colors work so well for the fall season!

syd said...

I love the idea of opening your heart to all colors, that is so inspiring... I think I'll try to start looking at green and purple with a whole new eye! :-) Thanks!!

Rachel D. said...

Hi Sosae! Your yarn is gorgeous; thanks for the chance to win it!
:-)

lorraine said...

awesome interview! the yarn is just gorgeous!

The Werling's said...

I just love seeing and hearing what other ppl are doing with their yarn...fun fun!
Amanda

amanda dot werling at gmail dot com

Laura said...

I love it when a solid isn't just flat and solid, but has all the variations that go with the one color. That said, I NEED that orange yarn, because I am a Clemson fan who has managed to not knit myself an orange scarf yet. How is that even possible?!

Marlitharn said...

Hi Sosae! I love the yarn...fall is my favorite season and therefore fall colors are my favorite, too!

Elspeth H. said...

Yummy flaky pastries and OH GOD EARWIGS! :-[

Susan said...

Hi Sosae! Your cats have the coolest names. I hope they stay out of your yarn!
: )

InJuneau said...

Great interview. I love your yarn colors and names. Also, I can't imagine how stressful the earwigs incident would have been; I really dislike those things!

Kara said...

I also love semi-solids, and both the orange and the yellow are gorgeous! Beautiful work, Sosae!

Vanessa said...

I love those bright sunny colors! Perfect for non-traditional color baby gifts.

Angela said...

What beautiful colors! Perfect for fall!

Elaine said...

Those two colours in the giveaway are scrumptuous!

knittingsal said...

I love all the colours that are photographed. I would love them all. I like the fact that Sosae learnt to knit with her mother, and would still choose to knit with her mother, and her family.

marlie said...

they're all such pretty colors!

fracksmom said...

Hi Sosae,

If you are ever down to see you mom, stop by the Yarn Garden in Whittier. Your yarn would be a nice addition to the store where I shop.

Lindr said...

Wow! what vibrant colors! Love, love, love the depth and richness (and am seriously coveting the Morel).

AnnieA said...

I love Sosae's fibers. They are so beautiful. I am so happy to say I am spinning Sosae fibers as often as possible. Very soft and beautiful!!

Cheryl said...

Oh, what gorgeous autumn colours! I wish we saw more of that around here. Unfortunately, our leaves tend to just turn brown and fall off of the trees. But the yarn is just stunning.

Avila said...

Lovely yarn and fiber!

Maria said...

Hi Sosae, love the earwig story - still laughing

sparky136 said...

I loved the earwig story. It was so funny. I wouldn't have touched that yarn either. And I love the colors and their names.

Kristin said...

Hello Sosae! Your yarn is gorgeous!


kristinfitzgerald on Ravelry

Charlotte said...

oooh ... love those golden colours. They look absolutely heartwarming!

mhchong said...

Beautiful fall colors! Love them both!

Judi A. said...

I guess I'd have to say my favorite part was the story about the earwigs, because....I did not know what they were and had to look it up. YUK! I know I would have been running around, flailing, and screaming, too!! I just shudder thinking about it. So glad Sosae finally ridded herself of them, but felt sas at the loss of her fiber. the yarns are gorgeous and I would love to have one of them.

Beth said...

I love the colors!

PNWBookGirl said...

Those orange colors are delicious!

dclulu on ravelry said...

What lovely colors!

Sangeetha said...

oh my god - the yarn is gorgeous!

good job Sosae

Azangelique53 said...

Hi Sosae, Your semi solid yarns are awesome. I like dyeing yarns myself and am very appreciative of your wonderful intense semi solids. The butternut squash color is my favorite.

Sara said...

I'll agree about the colors...very beautiful. And I hate earwigs.
Sara

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

Beautiful yarn, I like the earwig story. I can't stand any kind of bug to get on me, either.

Maryse said...

First, happy birthday in October! Second, I'm so glad that yarn has had such a positive impact on your life and that now you have a successful business! The colors are gorgeous! Thank you for this lovely contest!

Knittingmomma79 said...

Just beautiful!!

Nicole said...

Such gorgeous colors! I love the way Sosae's mom said she was going to teach her to knit! That just cracked me up!

Andrea said...

Great interview and what cute cat names! That yarn is to die for!

smithmk said...

I love your story about the earwigs. Too funny!

Alex said...

Hello Sosae :) What incredibly beautiful oranges!

JanetK said...

whoa - those winter squash colors are so saturated and yummy!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Ginger said...

Hi! Here's a funny story, as I was reading this post the picture of the yarns was only half visible and my boyfriend sitting next to me glanced at the screen and said "oh, is that a pumpkin?". Guess the name of that colorway is accurate!!

Debbie said...

Hi Sosae, love your rich colors!

Jen said...

Oh, gorgeous! I enjoyed the whole interview. The earwig story was hilarious, but I love how Sosae has expanded the color palette of her wardrobe!

Stephanie RJ said...

I do love orange! My brother is especially a fan.

C Gibson said...

Yay, squishy yarn! I enjoying perusing your blog/shop, Sosae. Your photography is beautiful, I could relate to your decidedly type A reason why you fell in love with knitting: it does make me feel like I can knit back together anything that may feel unraveled in real life, very soothing...of course until I drop or twist a stitch!

susanmhj said...

Just had to say I hate earwigs too! and love the yarn colors!

Marianna said...

After reading this interview, I really want some chai tea with sweetened condensed milk! :)

Lizbert said...

The colors are amazing vibrant. So beautifully Fall.

Sabrina said...

Hi, your yarn is beautiful!! And the earwig incident would have freaked me out so bad! Now I'm gonna have nightmares of earwigs falling from the sky. No wonder you threw out the fiber. haha.

Michelle said...

Those fall colors are absolutely gorgeous!!!

Lizzi said...

So nice to hear you taking about your mum with so much respect. Nice. The colours of the yarn are just like an autumn day. Very nice.

JetteinFrance said...

Oh my these colors are splendid! I love that Your Mum taught you to knit after a stressful situation, Sosae, that's what Mums do, give their babies tools to be happy.

Kristen said...

great autumn colors!

Brooke said...

I liked that you gave the advice of opening yourself to different colors. It's so true that people favor certain hues over other ones. Your yarn is beautiful!

Brenda said...

Hi Sosae!

I loved the story about the earwigs. That must have been awful. I hope you can laugh about it now.

(goodstuff on Rav)

old dog said...

I think it is great advice to keep an open mind with color. Sometimes we think certain colors for certain people... but we all have moods and seasons and color is a wonderful therapy.

Maegwin said...

What a great interview! I loved reading your story of how you came to dye yarn, Sosae. Also of how knitting changed your life-I know it has definitely changed mine. Your yarns are gorgeous. Thanks for introducing us all to another fabulous dyer.

Maegwin on Ravelry

Zilliah Bailey said...

Oooh, those are fabulous! I love semi-solids too!

Tas said...

Oh, fall, what a wonderful season for fantastic colors. That yarn looks absolutely luscious

k2ntrish said...

Loved the interview as I like to hear people's stories of how they got involved with fiber. I love semi-solids best too. Thanks for introducing us to another great yarn source.

Jessica Powers said...

What beautiful shades you make, Sosae! Lovely to hear of how warm and happy you seem to be towards your customers and in adventuring down this path! Your yarns look to provide the same warm fuzzy feelings as you!

Andrea C said...

Gorg colors! I love your story telling!! I hate earwigs!!

pookie said...

Hi Sosae...loved that you knit to stay healthy. i do as well! the colors of your yarn are delicious!!!!

Emily said...

How perfect those would be for some autumn knitting!

PenCraft said...

Hi Sosae, what great, thoughtful answers you gave! I loved your comparison of color to music.

kristyh1981 said...

Hi Sosae! Your yarn is gorgeous!

ikkinlala said...

I love to see gorgeous semi-solids!

sekiharatae said...

Sosae, I love love love your name. I'm also completely with you on running from the earwigs!

Emily said...

What beautiful yarn! Thanks for the giveaway!

Frankly Beka said...

I really like the scarecrow colorway. Just looking at the pictures I can almost smell the straw, and hear cornstalks crunching under-foot.

CrookedKnitter said...

I'm in love with that orange color! So true, those colors were perfect for fall :o)

Debbie said...

The colors are gorgeous! thanks for sharing. Debbie H

slmiller8 said...

Those yarns colors are beautiful, and look great together; would make a perfect autumn 2-colored shawl.

Lisaknits said...

Lovely!!

josiekitten said...

Gorgeous colourways, perfect for this time of year!

Scabbers said...

Your yarn is lovely!

So sorry about the earwigs. They must have thought they were in heaven what with all the beautiful yarn you put out for them to use!

Zibeline Knits said...

Crazy how much Sosae and I have in common, right down to knitting with mom and the Chai tea! BTW, I am in LOVE with your Scarecrow colorway from your blog post. That Butternut Squash is quite stunning, too. Happy knitting to you!

Jane said...

Hi Sosae! Your yarn is beautiful! I am really into oragne and yellow right now too :)

Sursi said...

Wow, yellow and orange are you of my favorites!!

Jaime P said...

Hi Sosae - beautiful yarn!

windzgirl said...

I am going through a solid color phase right now and would love to add either skein to my collection!

cguard said...

I love the yarn diasaster story. It will be my new mantra - okey so I have to frog a little at least there are not bugs in my hand dyed yarn!

Donner said...

Loved your interview! Your yarn colors are absolutely divine! Love them all, very rich and fall-like!

Amanda said...

Beautiful, beautiful colors!! I usually do not knit with yellow but have been loving it this season!

Sarah Bear said...

Oh, what beautiful, saturated colors! I love them!

Qi-Tah Girl said...

I laughed when I read that Sosae use to only wear and decorate in blue. Why? My parents are addicted to the color blue! Blue clothes, blue walls, blue cars the dog has to have blue eyes....I'm still irked at my mom because the first cable scarf I ever knit I gave to her but she NEVER wears it because it is red.

barra said...

Absolutely gorgeous colours would be a delight to knit.

floderten said...

Beautiful colours. Oh, and hi! :)

meeshelle said...

Hi Sosae!

WOW! the brightness of those skeins just makes my heart go YAY!!

Azangelique53 said...

What beautiful colorways you have. I love rich hues and squishy fibers.

Susan J. said...

Sosae I love that you knit to stay healthy - so well put!! Thanks for the giveaway.

Laurie said...

Perfect colors to add a little POP to fall and winter accesories! Loved the story about the earwigs, I would have flipped out!

zed said...

Wow! I checked out the colors in the shop and the Santorini blue is stunning. I also love the plummy brown of Morel.

ne-knopka said...

Hi!

Beautiful colours!

Anna

anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

soxanne said...

Let me know when you go knitting at a cafe on the Champs Élysées; I'd like to join you.

Spinnergirl said...

obessGreat fall colors, so rich looking would love to win!

asteride said...

Hi Sosae, like you we all are uplifted by knitting. And yarn is our obsession.

ravnejenta said...

Hi Sosae! Your yarn is so pretty!

masshag said...

What great colors. I will definitely try the sweetened condensed milk in my chai tea. It sounds delicious. I really enjoyed your interview even with the earwigs (shudder) ;)

Eva said...

Those are some amazing colourways I saw in your store Sosae.
And the orange and yellow here seem made for fall knitting.

Mary said...

Gorgeous colors!

Heidi said...

I enjoying knitting with my children (son and daughter). It's nice to hear it praised from the daughter's perspective.

Debbie said...

Beautiful colors! I could easily find homes for either!

Kathy said...

I enjoyed the interview and had to chuckle at the earwig disaster (I have QUITE a phobia about them too.) My favorite thing, though, are those beautiful colors. Really stunning!

winterwrens at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm sure it wasn't funny when it happened but your description of the earwig mishap had me howling! I am certain I would have done the same thing - I hate those little buggers! Your yarns displayed here look quite lovely, and I hope I'm lucky enough to win one. Thank you for this giveaway!

Tish said...

I love the interview! I like your reason for knitting (I agree with it-totally), and the earwing story was a hoot! I hate them too! But I am sorry for the fiber loss.

Your colors are beautiful and I wish you much more success in your fiber journey!

Heartsdesire said...

Enjoyed reading your interview, Sosae. I've downloaded your scarf pattern and am starting immediately to knit it. The scarf is lovely and will shorten my Christmas list considerably, and those yarn colours are so beautiful

Gillian said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous yarn! But oh my goodness, the earwig story is horrifying!

The Distracted Knitter said...

I love the spinning fiber on the website! And of course I love the one that's out of stock. The peppermint bark is beautiful!

Amber said...

It must be so much fun to come up with names for beautiful yarn like that!

Carey said...

beautiful yarn! I love the Butternut Squash

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