Kansas City Bound!

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The Walnut Valley Festival was great fun and after just three days home we’re packed and ready to head out on the road again. This coming weekend Lost City Knits will be “representing” with hand dyed yarns and knitting at Kansas City’s 80th Annual Plaza Art Fair.

I’ve spent every day between the two shows in the studio dyeing, skeining and restocking. There will be new colorways in sock yarn and silk this weekend!

Leonids Night in Lost City Silk

Rumplestilskin in Lost City Silk

Alchemy in Lost City Silk
Rose’ in Lost City Silk
New colorways in Lost City Sock Yarn!

If you’re in the KC area, or know knitters who are, we hope you’ll come out Friday evening (5-10pm), Saturday (10am-10pm), and Sunday (10am-5pm) to “represent” knitting as well! See you there!

Sock Yarn Giveaway!

Lost City Knits Sock Yarn!

Last weekend was the debut of our new sock yarn line and War Eagle customers were snapping up skeins right and left. The fiber is a scrumptous blend of fingering weight 65% superwash merino and 35% bamboo. The sheen is to dye for! The skeins are approximately 90-100+ grams, 400+ yards, enough for a pair of socks. The price is as soft as the yarn at $20 per skein.

For the next few days I’ll be hustling to get the online shop updated with the current inventory – adding new yarns and new colorways. Next week I’ll be back in the studio dyeing like a mad woman. The squeals and hoops emanating from the open windows will be from the pure joy of creating again! As much as I enjoy meeting all of the lovely knitters and crocheters when we’re on the road I really miss not working in the studio. I’ve been asked lately to teach or demonstrate dyeing, always declining, because for me the magic happens when I’m working in the studio alone. A little of this and a little of that goes in the cauldron – stir – heat  – say a few words over the brew and wait to see if the goal of the intention is achieved.

Sorry about that – I kind of lost myself in the moment….

Giveaway – that’s where I was heading! While I’m working behind the curtain to get the online shop up-to-date there will be a little contest over on Facebook. Here’s a sample of the very few skeins of sock yarn that we brought back from War Eagle.

How to Enter: “Friend” LostCity Knits on Facebook if you haven’t already (the Facebook badge in the sidebar is a link) and then tag a skein in this photo that you like with your name. The photo is titled October Sock Yarn Giveaway. One lucky winner will be chosen to win one skein. Drawing will be held at midnight Sunday October 24th, Lost City time.

Good luck to everyone! 
The contest is over  –
Congrats to Marilyn who has won a skein of sock yarn!