Tag Archive: knit

A Chat with Erica from In The Deep Hue Sea

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 In honor of my love for indie dyers, each month I’ll be bringing you an inside look at the dyer behind the gloves! In my upcoming book, Knits That Rock: Volume 1, I’m designing each piece using an indie dyer that inspires me! This month, I’ve been knitting with the amazing yarn dyed by Erica Roberts, owner and dyer for In The Deep Hue Sea. Why am I using her yarn for my first project for the book indipill.com? Because it’s been sitting on my shelf staring at me and begging to be knit with while I finished other commissions! As I’m knitting on projects for clients, I stare at yarn and dream of what the alluring colors can become. It hit me one day and her Charcoal Rainbow set told me exactly what it wanted to be. I’ll have an inside peak at that project next week!   But for today, here is the story behind the dyer! How did you get into dying yarn? I started dyeing yarn when my oldest son was just a baby. I cloth diapered him and LOVED the wool covers and shorts. I taught myself how to knit and then ended up wanting to learn how to dye. I dyed for about 6 years before turning my love for dyeing into a business. Tell…
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Hello, blogosphere!

Sunday, April 10, 2016 Hello, blogging world! This afternoon I returned home from a conference in Ventura called Craftcation. I thought the checklist of things I need to do was long before…but now I am thinking that I might need to learn to live without sleep! I was able to enjoy so many amazing seminars and learn about the parts of the business that give me heartburn (ie – accounting, wholesale, blogging, and so much more!). I walked away after the long weekend with a thousand tidbits of information – one of them being – I NEED TO JOIN THE BLOGGING WORLD! So here I am – bits of sarcasm and all! To be honest, I get a little uneasy when it comes to talking about myself. I guess I view my life as pretty boring. But when I meet new people and they ask me what I do for a living – I tell them I am a Professional Knitter (because I don’t really know what else to call myself!). And suddenly I’m the Most Interesting Woman in the World! The questions come pouring in: But what do you really do to pay the bills? You KNIT for a living? (bulging eyes of disbelief and confusion) You can make money doing that? What exactly does that mean? (Um…it’s two words, which one doesn’t make sense?)…
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