August 01, 2014

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The Verdant Gryphon is an independent textile & dyeworks company, developing fine yarns, creating extraordinary color palettes, and designing unique knitwear.

Stitches Midwest, A Skein's-Eye View

Hi!! I'm a skein of yarn - nice to meet you! I was born a few weeks ago in the VG studio dye pots and man, am I gorgeous! So soft, so luscious, so... well... just totally awesome. You should see the ladies trip over themselves when they catch a glimpse of my radiant glow, my loft, my firm... twist. Ahem. I digress.

Anyway, I just heard the most amazing news!! I have been selected by the lovely VG elves to accompany more than a thousand of my brothers and sisters on a great journey! But of course they picked me. I'm the hottest one. The others... well, I just hope they don't get too jealous, having to hang out on the outskirts of my limelight. Where was I? Ah yes, a trip! Guess where? Chicago! That's right - the one called Gryphon is going to bring a truck and take me and all the others on a great journey all the way to Chicago, where we will be showcased in VG's elegant booth for one and all to admire, take home, and - oh happy thought! - made into some beautiful project. I feel quite sure that the lady who selects me will feel inspired to make a very intimate garment so she can have me close to her skin. Ooh-la-la!

I know how excited you all must be about my journey, so I've decided to keep a diary of my travels, start to finish - look for it right here after the show!

To add a little extra excitement into the mix, I'd like to propose a game: I won't reveal my base or colorway name until the show is over. Instead, the luck lady who picks me out in the booth and loves me purely for who I am will get to take me home free! How's that for awesome?

 

Editor's note:

We hope you'll join Gryphon and the yarn at Stitches Midwest August 7-10, at booth 507. And yes, as our friend says, the person (not just lady, despite that fellow's fantasies) who picks the blogging skein and brings him to the register to purchase will get to take him home free of charge. Happy hunting!


5 Comments

Martha
Martha

August 08, 2014

What a beautiful skein and such a nice surprise to “win” with my find today! Thank you!!

LuAnn Dawson
LuAnn Dawson

August 04, 2014

Oh I wish I could be there just to see in person all your yarn. Today I finished a shawl made with Bugga The Cathouse. It is just beautiful. Just have to lightly block it and take a photo. I’ll be watching for the next installment of the skein’s eye view.

Tan
Tan

August 04, 2014

How did you say I can get Il Carasello?

Rosalie Karmik Fujita
Rosalie Karmik Fujita

August 03, 2014

Cute idea!!!

Sandee
Sandee

August 03, 2014

Wish I was coming along with you see you in Sept. at NJ Sheep and Wool.

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