We are running low on Insi, and thus are considering the next run of yarn.

Input? What would YOU like to see?

1. More Insi (100% Tunis Fingering) – $25 a skein

2. Deluxe Insi (80%/20% Tunis/Silk Fingering) – ~$28 a skein

3. Dorset Sock (100% Dorset Fingering) – ~25$ a skein

4. Deluxe Dorset Sock (80/20 Dorset/Silk Fingering) – ~$28 a skein

5. Rambo/Finn/Polwarth Sweater (Fine-non-merino DK/Worsted) -~22? a skein

Prices are not set in stone. I’m least clear on the pricing on the thicker yarn. It’d be less, probably, not sure since the fiber runs more.

Thoughts? I can likely only do one of these this coming year.

That’s all for now!
~The Gnome
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Starry Night

This is a new colorway I designed. The inspiration is probably my favorite painting ever, Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh.

Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

So we set out to dye it. As is my default, I used a kettle method and space dyed it. The yarn picks up on the greens and blues, with “sparks” of the sun/stars in golden orange.

Starry Night - Insi

I dye this with a moderately large “star” part (the gold) deliberately so that it will tend to run together when knit into more swirly van Gogh spirals.

If you find the right pattern, you can maximize this effect. For instance, “Pieces of Eight.” (A note that this is a neat pattern, but being free, has errors and a bit insufficient charts).

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If, however, you knit it more “normally” in the round then the gold will spiral upwards like it did in this hat I knit (Basic hat, nothing fancy).

Starry Night Hat

And then finally if you pick a pattern that will break things up, like Zippy then you get short “stars” like this!

Starry Night Sock

I can dye this in any yarn or fiber! I’m really pleased with it. Welcome to the Gnomespun flock, Starry Night!

That’s all for now!
~The Gnome
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Web Updates

You’ll notice from this page that the website has changed!

This is the first of some updates that I’m going to be putting the site through, getting it up to date with the most current version of what Gnomespun Yarn and Fiber Arts is doing!

So keep an eye out, as I add some new reference pages and clarify others!

That’s all for now!
~The Gnome
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And we’re back! MASSIVE shop update!

Shop is here:

Fibers: Bluefaced Leicester, Cheviot, Coated Dorset Lamb, Corriedale, Dorper, Dorset Downs, Dorset, Finn, Gotland, Insi, Karakul, Manx Loaghtan, Masham, Montadale, Perendale, Phouka, Polwarth, Rambouillet, Romney, Shetland, Southdown, Silk, Texel, Wensleydale

Colorways: Over 175 Colorways! Too many to list!

Fibers:

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Yarn:

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Enjoy!

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That’s all for now!
~The Gnome
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Shop open again! Silk, Wensleydale, Shetland, Masham, Jacob, Insi, Phouka, Eshu, Cheviot, Southdown…

Shop is Here

Fibers: Phouka, Insi, Silk (Tussah), Eshu, Coopworth, Wensleydale, Jacob, Shetland, Masham, Cheviot, Blue Texel, Finn

Yarn Colorways: A Darker Shade of Who, A Sky Full of Stars (2), Anthocyanin (2), Bering Strait, It’s Not Easy Being Green, Midnight, Ouranos, Sebastian, Sunshine

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Fiber Colorways: Amethyst, Anthocyanin, Aquamarine, Bahamas, Blush, Clockwork, Cornflower Blue, Daylily, Deep It’s Not Easy Being Green, Deep Mud Season, Diatom, Fall Leaves, Gold Dust Woman, Green Heron, Heather and Gorse, Into a Brilliant Sky, Mud Puddle, Mud Season, Phoenix, Pseudochromis, Sebastian, Shadows of the Green, Spring Rain, Sunburst, Tidepool, Tiger Lily, Tulip, Waikiki

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Finally!

Gobo says, “Aww Dad, fiber again? Can’t we go running?”

Gobo Green

That’s all for now!
~The Gnome
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