Friday, April 27, 2012

On Tour

Welcome to the Holla Knits Blog Tour.  This is day 10 of a tour that has been exploring the designs and yarns used in the Spring/Summer collection of Holla Knits patterns.  

Allyson Dykhuizen is the driving force behind Holla Knits where she offers fun knitting designs in a range of sizes.

My first contact with Allyson was through Twitter.  She put out a call to indie dyers in search of yarn support for one of her designs.  I responded, and we were able to match one of my yarns to her design specs.

In a While, Crocodile.

This design was knit with Dirty Water DyeWorks Lucia, colorway Beryl.  Lucia is a blend of 75% Superwash Merino and 25% Nylon.  It's a wonderful all-purpose yarn and is good for everything from socks to shawls.

To celebrate Holla Knits and the Blog Tour Dirty Water DyeWorks is offering a special.

All orders placed during the Blog Tour will receive free shipping. Simply enter "Holla Knits" in the comments section of the shopping cart, and your shipping charges will be refunded.  And be sure to check in with the Holla Knits Blog and all the other tour stops for more specials and giveaways.

Thanks to Allyson for the opportunity to work on this project.  It's been great fun.  See the list below for all the stops on the Holla Knits Blog Tour.

April 16th: Holla Knits Blog 
April 17th: The Sweatshop of Love
April 18th:
April 19th: Emma Welford/Kangaroo Dyer
April 20th: Knits in Class
April 23rd: Under the Red Umbrella
April 24th: Skacel
April 25th: Knit Darling
April 26th: The Owl and the Bee
April 27th: Dirty Water DyeWorks
April 30th: Wooly Wonka Fiber Arts
May 1st: Knitted Bliss
May 2nd:
May 3rd: Knit Picks Blog Stash
May 4th: Subway Knitter

This has been one of those weeks where I've needed some fun color to brighten my days.  A match and an orange peel did the trick - my color inspiration for the week.

A piece of the sun.

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