26 April 2010

Etsy Monday: Portfiber!

Another yarn feature for you today - I can't get enough sock yarn, as you all know, and this shop is full of affordable and beautiful choices. Portfiber is a source for unique hand dyed yarns and fibers based in Portland, Maine, which means I might get to stop by this summer (ooh! I will save my dollars and take along my sock needles).

First up, Raspberry and Lemon Curd. It sounds and looks delicious!
The fiber content is merino and seacell, a combination I haven't tried and would like to. And those gorgeous colors are made with natural dyes. The color sensibility is flawless. At 400 yards, it's plenty for a pair of socks for my big feet, too.

There's also BFL/Nylon Superwash, in this Summer Eggplant colorway.

I love the subtle variegated purples and the pale greens. Even though I don't love eggplant the food, I could certainly get behind a washable eggplant beret or shawlette. Or wouldn't this make a great baby hat and booties set or tiny sweater?

The shop also features a ton of roving, yet another subtle hint that I should be learning how to spin.
This hand-dyed Salsa Night would make great chunky singles. It is the perfect fiery red for the upcoming Cinco de Mayo festivities N and I have planned (she just got back from Mexico, and she brought me an amazing present, which I will have to model for you all in a photo shoot soon!).

I keep clicking back to Portfiber, and now I hope you will, too. There are so many yarns and fibers to drool over. Enjoy your visit!

**Photos from the shop used with permission**

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Great tip, I am headed over to Port right now.

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