Friday, July 22, 2011

If yarn is the drug, then I want to O.D.

Useful Restorative in Sword Swallower
Exciting news in the world of hand-dyed yarn:  The Wool Dispensary is open for business!  Yes, their web store is open and there's a yarn to cure whatever's ailing you.  These are extremely rare, limited-edition, possibly-not-to-be-repeated skeins, folks.  I'm not trying to tell you how to live your life, but I wouldn't wait too long before snapping these up!  I'm currently knitting with Useful Restorative, a 100% superwash merino sport weight yarn, and I can tell you - it's divine.

So the full disclosure/background on all this Wool Dispensary stuff?  Two of my knitting pals are teaming up to take the hand-dyed yarn world by storm.  Bree Miller is an obsessed knitter, a talented designer (we were in Malabrigo Book 3 together!), and a marketing manager by trade.  Sam Boice and I used to work together in the yarn mines, and I don't think I've ever met a knitter who is so obsessed with yarn and knitting...she's incredibly prolific!  Seriously, this lady can knit sweaters around me.  She got me hooked on Rebecca Danger patterns and has enabled too many unnecessary yarn purchases to recount in a single blog entry. 

In summation, they're good people making kick-ass yarn.  They're closing in on their fundraising goal on kickstarter, too - if you haven't had a chance to pledge, now's the perfect time! 

P.S.  Before you think I'm too clever, I stole the title of this blog entry from the B.J.M.