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  • O the jumpers!!!!!! Belinda! the space dyeing!!!!!! Just received my Colourway email – denim is en route – and just in time!!!!!! Annhb

  • Ah London. It looks like you had a great time.
    We have the duck tours here in Seattle. I was just stuck behind one lumbering along while trying to get to the grocery store.

  • Wow that is some intense fading! So it seems one must wash the Denim pieces separately for their whole lifetime? Is this what cultivates the obsession? Trying to justify the separate washings by making lots and lots of Denimwear?

  • WElcome home!
    Tell Ann that I said I am highly disappointed in the both of you. Here I sit with more tomatoes in my backyard than I will ever be able to consume or torment my neighbors with and I am a piddly 1/2 MILE FROM THE BREAD & COMPANY ON PAGE ROAD. Is she daft? (trying to use that Brit lingo on you there) xo

  • Those are some damn fine sweaters. I’m so glad you had a good time! I still am surprised that you don’t explode when you witness denim and the miter together??!
    BTW – you used to have a link to a site that would turn your graphic into a graphed picture? Do you remember the link? Could you email it to me?

  • Wendy my Book Girl: Here is the link to the intarsia chart generator:
    http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro/
    Lauren: Denim yarn is like new denim jeans–after the first wash (or two if you’re cautious), you can wash it with other like-colored items with no problems. I do it all the time with no bad consequences. But on the other hand it would be nice to have plenty of denim knits to wash together, why not? xoxo Kay

  • Oh oh oh! Thanks for posting the link to the Chinese Millionaire project, it totally made my day!!
    I also enjoyed your denim-y tour of London & look forward to an Ann travelogue from wherever the heck that mountain is.

  • Welcome home! Hope you and Ann got lots of good work done. Love the London Travelogue – that Duck Boat is TOO FUNNY! I’m sure your son was crazy – I know my nephew would’ve been! Did he know it was going to go in the water, or did you surprise him?
    I found some denim yarn the other day – and, of course, I thought of you. Was it at Purl? I’ve hit a bunch of yarn stores lately – not sure where I saw it.

  • Kay – oh my goodness, I think I need a little time to recover after you’ve told us that Belinda’s Whitby started out as Rowan’s darkest denim. Wow. I’m just…gobsmacked. Completely and utterly gobsmacked.
    I definitely need several moments of silence for this one.

  • Thanks for the wonderful, lively post. Moment of silence indeed!

  • I seem to e developing a bit of a twitch on this denim thing now. I really liked the testimonial bit about haveing worn the cuffs to rags.

  • Okay, Or should I say, “Oh, Kay,” type after me:
    mitre
    fibre
    metre
    kerb (yes, you got that right)
    and for extra credit: tyre
    Hee. You can slap me if you want. It’s ok.

  • Oh wow !
    The black denim is fabulous.Copy that pattern and make a bigger one for you ! I am deeply impressed with Belinda’s knitting and the stupendous fading.Fab !

  • Oh the jumpers indeed–love the Whitby. I would move farther north just to wear the beauty!

  • That jumper is a thing of joy and beauty and bliss. And thank you for writing kerbside so we remember which side of the pond you were on! I’ll be there for a day and a half in August. Here’s hoping I can squeeze in a Liberty trip!

  • denim-y girl…. you truly are a “blue jean baby”…. it’s positively the best fabric ever created…..welcome home….so glad you are on terra firma once again!

  • Belinda’s space bleached denim is beautiful! I’m really looking forward to the bleaching tutorial. And those Whitbys are amazing, I really can’t believe how pale Belinda’s is. It must be fabulously old and soft too.
    I must confess that I’ve never been on the London Duck tour but my inner six year old is feeling the need!

  • Gasp. What a gift! What a trip!

  • Black denim yarn. Does such a thing still exist? Because if it does, you might have converted me to the cult.

  • I can’t stand the ragged cuffs. The perfection of it all.

  • The perfection of those cables! And that deliciously faded grey of the black denim! Don’t you dare recycle that!

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