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Lanea
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Posted - 01/08/2009 :  05:57:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh my goodness, Clara has just about killed me with this week's review. I have a crush on Finland, see, and I'm really interested in natural dyeing and particularly Northern European natural dyes. And then I saw the colors they produce and I fell out of my darn chair. And they have fiber. And mitten kits. Sigh. Tell me I'm not the only one freaking out about this, please.

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Jane
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Posted - 01/08/2009 :  06:45:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Remember Kris' big bag o' Rihivilla at the Retreat? I think he has almost every color, and plans a wonderful sweater. I'm pretty sure there was a little *ahem* link sharing after he discovered the website, so I've been yearning for a mitten kit, too!

I'm pleased that there are more dyers using natural dyes this way -- Have apple leaves? Dye with them, but do it well -- and the several shades of Indigo that Kris had in his bag of wonders were absolutely stunning. Not everyone can dye Indigo so well.

Thank you for sharing your discovery, Clara! Where in the world will you take us next?

Jane

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Lanea
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Posted - 01/08/2009 :  06:57:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I was trying very hard to forget about Kris' bag, actually, since he apparently had no intention of giving it to me. My plan is to make a pair of the mittens for my Finnish pal Karhu, and then cross my fingers and hope that sates me. I doubt it will though. Mmmmmmmm, finnnnnnnnn.

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purlewe
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Posted - 01/08/2009 :  10:22:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit purlewe's Homepage Send purlewe a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm with you. I've been trying to forget Kris' bag b'c frankly.. I wanted ALL OF IT.

oh why o why must there be mitten kits? I always want mittens.

My mother made me a homosexual.
And if you give her some yarn, she'll make you one too. ~quentin crisp

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knitree
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Posted - 01/08/2009 :  6:16:29 PM  Show Profile Send knitree a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I love the mitten kits too! I want Stripes and Trees. Shipping is about $11 though, so I'm waiting for a windfall profits day (ha-ha). Of course, if others were to order, I might be tempted to join the bandwagon... darn that slow stashing resolution!

Tree
Taking simple patterns and complicating them...
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knittingrunner
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Posted - 01/08/2009 :  7:23:34 PM  Show Profile Send knittingrunner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh yum!
What a very tasty review...for beautiful, happy yarn!
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BessH
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Posted - 01/09/2009 :  05:32:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit BessH's Homepage Send BessH a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Add me to the mitten kit fan. But I must finish this adult surprise sweater first. Must Must Must. buy later. Knit now.

Bess
http://likethequeen.blogspot.com
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Luann
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Posted - 01/09/2009 :  11:17:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit Luann's Homepage Send Luann a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That is gorgeous stuff. Why do I have a feeling that "slow stashing" is going to cost me?

Luann (happily contemplating the possibilities...)

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Luann
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Posted - 01/09/2009 :  12:44:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luann's Homepage Send Luann a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Consider me enabled, I just ordered a Willow Herb mitten kit. She replied to my online order almost instantly. I've already paid via PayPal and she will ship on Monday morning. Oh, that was far too easy...

Luann (who is getting dirty looks from the Bohus knitting kit she ordered last fall, still sitting in its box with the Swedish postage stamps on it - Scandinavian sibling rivalry I guess)

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Jeanine
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Posted - 01/10/2009 :  1:49:46 PM  Show Profile Send Jeanine a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by knitree

[quote]Shipping is about $11 though, so I'm waiting for a windfall profits day (ha-ha). Of course, if others were to order, I might be tempted to join the bandwagon...


If we can order several kits for the same shipping, I'd be happy to order with you.

Jeanine
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knitree
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Posted - 01/10/2009 :  11:25:37 PM  Show Profile Send knitree a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Jeannine, I'm in the NYC/Long Island area. Unless you are nearby, one of us would end up shipping a second time, and I think postage savings would be lost. I do love the idea though, as I find it a total irritation that the post office stands in the way of my instant gratification with that mitten kit (and about a half-dozen works in progress, but we won't go there). LOL

Tree
Taking simple patterns and complicating them...
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Jeanine
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Posted - 01/11/2009 :  12:34:07 PM  Show Profile Send Jeanine a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Tree,

You're right: the postage will get us one way or the other. And there are probably nice mitten kits on this continent. But those are lovely.
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purlewe
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Posted - 01/12/2009 :  12:14:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit purlewe's Homepage Send purlewe a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Luann

( Scandinavian sibling rivalry I guess)




SNIKKER.
Luann. This is the BEST thing I have read all day.

My mother made me a homosexual.
And if you give her some yarn, she'll make you one too. ~quentin crisp

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argus
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
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Posted - 01/14/2009 :  08:50:50 AM  Show Profile  Visit argus's Homepage Send argus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
No, you are not the only one! I contacted Leena (Riihivilla's owner), and hoping to order a mitten kit. She is finishing dyeing it.
I can't wait to start!

Carpe diem.

My blog http://kloobok.blogspot.com/
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Lanea
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Posted - 01/14/2009 :  10:44:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My mitten kit is on its way. I'm so excited.

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Ruby Plaid
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Posted - 01/15/2009 :  08:59:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ruby Plaid's Homepage Send Ruby Plaid a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You're not the only one freaking out. I've been coveting a mitten kit ever since I saw a post about her on moth heaven a year ago. Her patterns and colors are gorgeous.

My sassy knitting blog is here: http://www.rubyplaid.com
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argus
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USA
595 Posts

Posted - 01/28/2009 :  08:18:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit argus's Homepage Send argus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My yarns came yesterday: they are gorgeous! The colors are so rich and vibrant! I could not resist and started the pair of mittens right away, even though I have another couple of VIPs looking at me with sorrow...

Carpe diem.

My blog http://kloobok.blogspot.com/
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Lanea
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Posted - 01/29/2009 :  06:05:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I got mine on Monday, and I am so excited. The madder-dyed yarn is absolutely beautiful!

See proof of insanity: http://crazylanea.typepad.com/
Read my audiobook reviews: http://booksforears.com/
Buy handmade sock knitting bags: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5031570
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Luann
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Posted - 01/29/2009 :  1:06:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luann's Homepage Send Luann a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mine came yesterday but I made myself wait until today to open it because I had something called "work" to do. Anyway - pix are on my blog. I'm going to start it tonight. Sorry Bohus kit, you must wait your turn...

Luann

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Now with baby musk ox!:
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jennybensmom
Chatty Knitter

182 Posts

Posted - 01/20/2011 :  02:23:49 AM  Show Profile Send jennybensmom a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Clara, for revisiting this yarn. I love your reviews of yarn from spedific breeds, and this is no exception. Those mitten kits are so lovely and sooo tempting.

Barbara
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kkknitter
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699 Posts

Posted - 01/20/2011 :  05:21:51 AM  Show Profile Send kkknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Did anybody have any problem ordering this Finish yarn? I was just looking for more sock yarn to make mittens, but this might just fill the bill.

Kristina

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