Kristin Nicholas/Clanjamfry/Caravan/Julia

September 18, 2008 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment

When I went to market in Columbus this past June, I was honored to meet and speak to Kristin Nicholas.  Nashua “Julia” is her yarn, and I’ve knitted with it many times.  I must say, I’ve never felt anything like it.  It’s firm, yet soft, and the colors are incredible.  She is very down-to-Earth and lives a life that I am truly envious of.  She lives on a farm with over 150 sheep, her husband, and daughter.  Notice I mentioned the sheep first!  I have to say, if I lived on a farm every day, I’d be in a “farm-induced” coma.  What could possibly go wrong on a farm (besides the occasional tractor accident)???  Here’s her blog

It’s getting to be a little nippy outside these days, so the Nashua Julia orders are picking up.  I have MANY colors in stock already, so you should take advantage of it.  Kristin has a new book out, “Kristin Knits.”  It uses Nashua Julia.  Here’s the cover!

Kristin Knits
Kristin Knits

Julia information:
Spun and dyed in Peru in one of the world’s finest mills
Gauge: 20 sts = 4″ (10 cm) on US 7 (4.5 mm) needles, or 18 sts = 4″ (10 cm) on US 8 (5 mm) needles
50% wool, 25% kid mohair, 25% alpaca
Hand wash, dry flat; may be dry-cleaned
93 yards, 50 grams

Prices are going up on several of the Sublime yarns quite a bit(Extrafine Merino Wool DK, Cashmere Merino Silk Aran, and Kid Mohair), Noro Kureyon, and some of the Araucania yarns (Nature Cotton, Nature Wool, and Nature Wool Chunky).  I’m going to update the prices on those yarns sometime this weekend, starting this afternoon, sooooo, anyone who wants those yarns at the less expensive price, you’d better get on it!

CARAVAN NEWS:
1.  I have all the fabrics for the cushions.
2.  DB’s bringing the plywood home tonight for the base and subfloor of the trailer.  I will have to completely coat all the plywood on all sides with an oil base coating, per the very nice man at Plywood, Inc. here in Memphis.
3.  I have reworked one of the aluminum wheel wells with my hammer (poor neighbors!!!)  The other will most likely be reworked tonight or tomorrow morning (while my neighbors are at work?)
4.  I have painted the front of the heater with heat-resistant almond spray paint.  It is in dry storage now.
5.  I am going to paint the front of the refrigerator and oven to match the heater.  I may do that this weekend.

Clanjamfry is this weekend!  It’s the Memphis Scottish Festival’s 10 yr. anniversary.  I luuuuuuv me some bagpipes!  I may have a meat pie, or I may not.  I DO stay away from the haggis.  BUT, I will be lurking nearby, listening to the pipes.  They will be in full regalia.  I’ll try to get some pics.

‘Til next time….ADIOS!

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