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May 16, 2011

Welcome to the first Bluesletter

This will be the place to look for news and the word about all the things happening at Blue Sky Alpacas. I will be your guide.

Here’s me: I’m the daughter of a great crafter. My mom and I did all sorts of crafts together including a summer spent “antiquing” woodwork and a crazy project that involved painting clear nail polish on rolled triangles of magazine paper to make beads. My mom also taught me to sew and knit, but the knitting didn’t really take at the time. I went to art school, I started a career. It wasn’t until my own daughter was taught to knit in first grade, and wanted to knit at home, that I began knitting for real. Now I have the great luck to be the Design Coordinator for Blue Sky Alpacas.

Introducing Techno!

Aprés Vest, shown in Fame #1970

Graphic Pullover, shown in Rogue #1973 and Tonic Orange #1979

But enough of me — WE have big news! Introducing our latest yarn: Techno. A modern take on 1970’s neon and natural. The line includes seven groovy pop colors, perfectly balanced with six granola lover neutrals. Modern technology makes Techno a feather weight genius. Baby alpaca is blown into a mesh tube of silk, there is literally no splitting, for really fast knitting. You just won’t believe it.

See all the new colors here

For our Techno launch, we have a great giveaway planned for ten (10!) lucky winners. Enter in the drawing by commenting on this post for your chance to win  our Techno Hat pattern, and yarn (your choice of color). Good luck!

 

Keep on knitting,
Merri




567 Responses to “Welcome to the first Bluesletter”

  1. May 24, 2011 at 6:35 pm Sophia says:

    Wow! Gorgeous and stunning!

  2. May 24, 2011 at 11:21 pm Anna says:

    These patterns are amazing! It’s about time someone made knitting patterns that are fun and wearable

  3. May 25, 2011 at 8:30 am Jo says:

    Can’t wait to touch this yarn!

  4. May 25, 2011 at 4:45 pm Bonnie says:

    I can’t wait to knit with this fabulous yarn. The colors rock and it sounds scrumptous!

  5. May 25, 2011 at 10:24 pm Jasmine says:

    Oh how this would be so Awesome! just in time for a new baby.. Love the Colors.. I know my 2 half year old would love the Blue, orange, Pink.. I would probably have to chase her to get them back as she is putting all my finished projects on my head..

    Looking forward to seeing them..

    • May 26, 2011 at 8:03 am Shawn says:

      This is a wonderful looking yarn… what a great concept! Love the pattern support….

  6. May 26, 2011 at 3:11 pm dori says:

    Can’t wait to see this yarn in the flesh!

  7. May 26, 2011 at 7:43 pm Margaret says:

    I agree, the patterns are so creative…about time wool creations entered the 21st century! Three cheers to Blue Sky Alpacas and thanks for the bluesletter!

  8. May 27, 2011 at 12:18 am Kim Jackson says:

    This yarn is so beautiful — I can’t wait to see it in person. And then knit a happy cardigan with it. :)

  9. May 30, 2011 at 8:50 am Laura Swatek says:

    Love the patterns for this new yarn. Good job!

  10. June 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm Van says:

    Looks awesome!

  11. July 21, 2011 at 12:24 am Monkey says:

    Unelbiebvale how well-written and informative this was.