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Cedar House Yarns

| Monday, April 27, 2015
Happy Monday Readers...yes its Monday again.  It seems to start going so much faster as we get closer to summer.  Today I have the privilege of sharing with you a yarn dyer who is just one state over from me.  Located in Mt. Baker, NW Washington is Cedar House Yarns.
 


This is Jenn Lysen, the master dyer and color artist behind Cedar House Yarns.
 
"The inspiration for my colors comes from those surroundings, the woods, plants and wildlife.  My yarns come in two weights, Old Growth Worsted & Sapling Sock.  I will soon be adding Yearling DK weight as well and Seed Lace weight.  I currently offer 10 colors but, since I can't seem to stop, more colors are continually being added.  I also have a few knitting patterns available on the website and will be adding more of those as well.
I like pretty things.  Ever since my great-grandmother taught me to knit, I have become obsessed with making pretty things.  I started this dye adventure and it quickly took over my life.  I work a full time office gig, I'm a new mom (to the cutest little Viking you have ever seen) and, in what little spare time I have, I dye yarn."
 
Jenn also has a fantastic BLOG that she keeps up to date with everything new and up coming.  You should really subscribe so that you can get the very latest on her amazing yarns!!
 
Ok...enough chit chat, I am sure you want to see what I am talking about when I say AMAZING COLORED YARN!
 
 
 

Sapling Sock

 - 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon - sock weight.
Machine wash cool, lay flat dry.
 
 

 
I have to tell you that this is unlike your normal 75/25 Sock yarn.  The bounce and softness to this yarn almost has the feel of a cashmere blend.  That is really the only way I can describe it.  Not to mention the very generous amount of yardage at 463 yards.  Your knitting patterns are in an entirely different scope with that extra 63 yards.  That kind of yardage will make for some stunning shawls or matching sets of items.
 

 
We have all heard the term, "pictures say a thousand words," well I did my very best to capture the hue and pure depth of this color.  You will just have to take my word for it or better yet order a skein for your self to see the depth of pigment in her beautifully dyed solid colors.
Not a single trace of under dying or loss of color.
 
 
This particular colorway is called "A Land Far Away"  inspired by the blue/grey color of the land on the horizon.  This is one of the newest colors to come out, but just getting a taste for Jenn's dying abilities, I am sure you will be pleased to see what she puts out in the future with the addition of her two new yarn weights. 
 

 
 I think Jenn has really outdone herself with the yarn she sells as well as her website.  Please take the time to head over to her SHOP.  Simply elegant and true craftsmanship all the way!!
 
She also has a new Ravelry Group that you should take a peek at.
 
 Cedar House Yarns receive a 5 Needle Review Rating!
Thank you again Jenn Lysen for sharing your amazing yarns!
 
 
 
Just remember;
“Anything can happen when you put on a pair of Hot Pink Socks”
 
~Stephanie~


Winner of Kaya Yarns

| Monday, April 6, 2015
 
 
 

So you are all aware of how I do each weeks drawing, you were allowed to post a comment on the Blog or on Ravelry. Comment 1-11 came from the blog and 12-25 came from Ravelry. Neither has a better chance of winning or loosing, they are all put through the random number generator.
 
 
 
The winner of this stunning yarn is:
 
 
Lucky #22 FleBee [Ravelry]
 
 
Thank you all to everyone who participated in this week's review postings. Winner(s), remember to get in contact with me so that I can get your prize out to you.
Thank you again to Kaya Yarns for a fantastic review!!! 
 

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