Daily Archives: September 12, 2009

Beautiful Things

I have been looking for a sock-yarn-pairs for a long time.  You know, where a hand-dyer takes a sock yarn and dyes it in two pieces.  The main part of the yarn is dyed in a variegated color composition and the smaller portion is dyed in a near-solid color line that is coordinated with the main portion.  The smaller piece is then used for the heel/toe portion of the sock. 

Then this August I literally ran into Paca-Peds and it was love at first sight. Paca-Peds in Fireside Color Lines  Paca-Peds is a yarn by the Alpaca Yarn Company and has 20% superfine alpaca, 65% superwash wool and 15% nylon fiber content and comes in big 125 gram hanks with 450 yards each, more than enough for a pair of socks.

The 125 gram hanks of Paca-Peds are split into two hanks.  First the main 100 gram section is hand-dyed in beautiful multi colors with a matching 25 gram hank that is dyed in near solid hues that is color coordinated with the bigger hank.  That is the yarn related portion of this post but I have other beautiful things to share with you.  Paca-Peds in Teal for Two

Today we had three little visitors at our shop, the furry kind and they were so cute I could not resist but invite them just a wee bit inside so that I can take their photos.  The two boys are called Atlas and Apollo and…ohnos, I cannot remember the little girl’s name.  All three are super cute and they belong to Shibaguyz and I may just have to steal one of their babies one day.  The parents of these three super cute Shibas also knit, crochet and grown a mean garden.  Three Shibas

We had other visitors today but none were willing to be photographed so I made do with the Shibas though everyone was nice and super cute. 🙂  I hope to see you all at Little Knits sometime soon.  Now only if I can find a reliable contractor who can do our outside sign.  Any suggestions from Seattle folks would be greatly appreciated.

Have a great Sunday and hope to see you here tomorrow.  One more photo of Paca-Peds before I say goodnight, because Grapevine color line is just too beautiful not to be shown.  Grapewine