Knitting Up North Blog: Hold Onto Your Handknit Socks
By: Jess Poskozim, Duluth News Tribune
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Hold Onto Your Handknit Socks!
Malabrigo Lace that has absolutely nothing to do with this post. It's pretty though.
Hold on a second because I am going to get all fangirl and start screaming.... THREE IRISH GIRLS IS MOVING TO DULUTH! That's right, the amazing dyer is moving back to Duluth. Not only is she moving to Duluth, but she's opening a Dye Studio in Downtown. I am so excited I can barely stop myself from jumping up and down and yelling hooray!
Why should I be so excited? Well, she has amazing color combinations. Just follow the link above and see Cranberry Cocktail or Crazy Quilt. It's puuurty. I stopped at her booth at Sock Summit and was completely overwhelmed by the sheer amount of beautiful yarns she had brought. The wool fumes overtook me at that point and I knew I had to get out of the booth or explain to my husband why I spent our mortgage for the month on yarn. I don't think I was even able to put a coherent sentance together in the booth! She's got a ton of really nice bases and will even dye your yarn with her colorways. Which I'm going to give some serious thought to. I've got some Misti Alpaca that I'm just not digging the colorway for an adult sweater.
The other reason I'm so excited is that I love that new business (especially a fiber business) is moving to Duluth. I think it speaks very highly of our community that we can support 4 yarn stores within a 25 minute drive of the Duluth-Superior area. We may be mostly highly sensible Scandinavians, but we've also got an artistic streak in us. (Although I maintain that knitting with wool in Northern Minnesota IS highly sensible).
So here's what I'm thinking... I'm going to stand outside her studio with a sign that says,
"Will work for yarn." (nights and weekends are all yours)
"Please, Can I Be Your Sample Knitter?" (I can't help it, I'm a polite person at heart).
"My young children want to be friends with your young children."
As my friend Michelle would say, "this woman doesn't know it yet, but she's my new best friend." And I mean that in the nicest, least creepy stalker type of way possible. Especially since her Mom has been known to read my blog. :)