I'm not one to take no for an answer. When I want to be able to offer you something in the store, and I'm met with difficulty, I enjoy the challenge of making things happen. Nearly three years ago, I created Simply Sock Yarn Solids because I saw a need for a wide array of hand dyed solid colors at a very high quality. It had become hard to predictably get in stock all the colors you and I wanted- afterall, many dyers have a 3 month or more wait, and when you need a particular solid color for a project, you want it now. Not next year.
Over the past few years, I've noticed a similar trend in sock knitting, but with hand dyed stripes. A handful of small dyers create wonderful products, but stripes are so labor intensive to produce that one person can't keep up with demand, or she stops altogether after just a year. So after over a year of research, rigorous testing, creating winding and dye methods that are effective/reproducable and create a beautiful outcome, I'm introducing a new yarn line! Poste Yarn specializes in hand dyed stripes and specialty selections, and it is exclusive to Simply Socks Yarn Company. The line pays homage to our 3500 sq ft store and studio, housed in our restored 1940's post office. I hope to bring a bit of that era to you with each skein- when each postcard or piece of mail held promise and carried importance often looked over in a digital age where life is often hurried and the little things are overlooked in our rush to keep up. Each skein sees the devotion of hours of winding, dyeing, drying, tagging. Each truly is a tiny work of art and I take so much pride in introducing this new endeavor.
Want to try a skein for yourself? The first color will be introduced in the store's 7th Anniversary kit on June 2. In fact, you've already seen bits of this color over the past month on the blog. Colors will be introduced over the next few months and if you want to keep updated on the progress and availability, simply read the blog or sign up for the e-newsletter.
Tomorrow I'll be sharing more information and a review of the yarn, so read on for more info.
Thank you for your support and loyalty over the past seven years. Each one of you has been a part of this decision and I hope to continue to serve you by keeping up with what you and I want in a sock yarn store. This is just one more step in keeping our knitting infused with the passion and artistry that it deserves.