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PamS
Seriously Hooked

USA
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Posted - 09/16/2005 :  06:28:14 AM  Show Profile Send PamS a Private Message
I've just read Clara's review (super as usual) about Darlene Hayes' naturally dyed merino wool. I've seen and bought (it's sitting in my stash), the DK weight green yarn. You think, ho hum, yet another line of dyed in the wool, but these yarns' colors are unique. Each skein is slightly different, and the solids have a subtle blending of color.

In the past, I haven't been a fan of green, but lately I've been drawn to that color. The green I have is really rich in color. I saw these yarns at TKGA (?) in Valley Forge. I was having trouble selecting which hue of green, and Darlene noticed that my hand went to one shade more than the other. She also has some nice patterns--also sitting in my stash. If she's at Stitches, I'm certainly stopping buy (pun intended).

--PamS
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HoJo
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USA
1474 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2005 :  2:31:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit HoJo's Homepage Send HoJo a Private Message
I just got my first shipment of these and like you I'm intrigued by the colors. I'm looking forward to working with them (as soon as I get a few projects cleaned off my plate)

HoJo

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knit_cookie
Gabber Extraordinaire

388 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2005 :  9:02:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit knit_cookie's Homepage Send knit_cookie a Private Message
I bought some of her fingering weight yarn at Stitches and LOVE IT! Her prices are very reasonable if you consider the base yarn is extremely similar to Koigu and she uses natural dyes which is more difficult than synthetic dyeing. The colors aren't anything like Koigu, but they're unique in their own right and beautiful.
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marfa
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USA
2084 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2005 :  06:00:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit marfa's Homepage Send marfa a Private Message
How do.
You're right, Pam, that Clara's review was excellent as per her usual.
The yarn description & the dye process is very attractive to me & when I am able to see my way clear of some stash & have more $$s, I will order some! I have bookmarked the home page of the Hand-Jive website.
Martha

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argus
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
595 Posts

Posted - 09/18/2005 :  4:52:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit argus's Homepage Send argus a Private Message
I ordered a sample card of the merino wool, and can't wait!

Argus

Carpe diem.

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simpleknitter
Chatty Knitter

USA
127 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2005 :  08:31:03 AM  Show Profile Send simpleknitter a Private Message
two skeins of fingering weight in light teal came yesterday and I am in love. Very subtle and beautiful shading. just when you think you've seen it all..
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xmasberry
Seriously Hooked

826 Posts

Posted - 11/14/2005 :  10:59:27 AM  Show Profile  Visit xmasberry's Homepage Send xmasberry a Private Message
i stopped by a LYS friday and they had some of her yarn! i bought the spring grass and ripe wheat. The lady at the store says she doesn't normally have them, but the woman from Hand Jive was in town for a weavers' event (she thought) and stopped in the store so they picked up some of her yarn while she was there. Lucky me! the colors are even more appealing in person and i love the idea behind it.

holly x
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