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Le PimpageApril 29, 2011

 (I like saying that with a fake French accent -- I hope it doesn't actually mean anything offensive.)

There is cool stuff going on right now, dudes. I have to tell you!

First, KnittedWit has done something SO FREAKING AWESOME.

She dyed Cypress Hollow Yarn (with permission, of course). And she dyed it in the colorways of the CHARACTERS.

This is, left to right, Cade, Abigail, Eliza (SQUEE!), Lucy and Owen.

The lucky 13 characters so far.

How much do you LOVE THAT? I am dying over it. She's using a sport weight 2 ply yarn, 100% Rambouillet. Each skein is 100 grams, 350 yards. She's got tons of info at her website and the store is up for preorders. (Full disclosure: I'm not making money on this, but I *do* get a bit of free yarn. Woot!) Just look at Ruby! ZOMG! And Janet's dark sleekness. Oh!

(I have to insert here that I never thought something like this would happen. Just the fact that people like my books still astonishes and touches me. Yarn, in carefully planned colorways that make sense, knocks me right out of my scuffed-up work boots. I'm honored, and lucky, and happy.)

And for a little more lite pimpage-ness, Wyshwriter and JanetP (whom I've already emailed) just RANDOMLY WON (because they were on my email list) a pattern from my genius friend, Kira, of Kira K Designs. They get to pick whatever they like out of her Library of Awesomeness.

Me, I'd choose this:


or this:


(In'nt she cute? Our little pocket vegan.)

And you know what? Those two people won the patterns just because they're on my mailing list! They didn't have to do anything else! You should join, too! (I never spam, only email when something BIG is happening, like a new book. Or the end of the world. I'll try to let you know about that, too.)

(Kira's website is here, and her ravelry page is here.)


OMG that is so neat! Great book yields great yarn. Very fun.


ooooh the yarn is gorgeous!! and omg I love Kira's patterns so much. I haven't seen that second one... /adds to queue

WooHoo! Very cool, indeed!

That is some beautiful yarn right there! How cool is that? And thanks to her use of Rambouillet, I learned something new today, which is almost always a good thing.

I'm loving the yarn as much as your books. That blue is to die for! Almost finished with your second one -- but I don't want it to end. I LOVE IT! I have been so engrossed in the book that I have almost missed my BART stop every morning this week.

I love, love, love the Sawtooth Skirt. I knit one and it's fantastic. Come to think of it, I should wear it more often...

The yarn is beautiful! Now I know what to ask for for my birthday....yay!

I have that skirt in my queue and plan-to-knit list for this year. It's gorgeous!

I love the rambouilett base and Janet and Owen's colors are mine for sure. Now if only I can save up a few $$$.

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