You all know I love Anne Hanson’s work. Her designs are beautiful, and when I heard she had started her own yarn line, Bare Naked Wools, I knew it would be absolutely marvelous. Last year, she and I did a two-part blog series on substituting yarns. And of course I used her yarn for the recent slipper extravaganza. So when the folks at Bare Naked Wools got in touch and asked if we could do a sock knit along, of course I said yes.
The rules are pretty simple. You knit my socks with Anne’s yarn, and post about it over here on the knit along thread in Anne’s group. Any of my socks are fair game, as are any of Anne’s smashing yarns. (If you don’t have any of Anne’s yarn’s yet, you’ve got time to order them before the May 31 cast on date – I promise you’ll adore them). I’ve got some suggestions for yarn and pattern pairings over in the thread (plus a few coupons for many of my patterns, just in case there was something you were hoping to add to your library). We’ll have prizes along the way, and everyone is very welcome.
I had a chance to stop by the Bare Naked Wools booth at the Great Lakes Fiber Show yesterday, and it was absolutely amazing. Custom bases, beautiful natural colors, and gorgeous samples made for a lovely display.
Anne and I even chatted about some of her upcoming yarns, and I can pretty much guarantee you’ll be seeing more of her yarns around here in the future. So check them out, find your favorites, and come knit along with us. I promise you’ll be glad you did!