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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? 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 me…
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How Knitting Saved My Sanity

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 In a previous life (okay, when I was 18), I was a music publicist. I’m not sure if I could say I was good at my job, but I worked hard. I developed really good relationships with many journalists and I really loved what I did…everything except for the musicians and bosses. I don’t believe in pestering people until I get my way, which is often what my artists (and my bosses) wanted. I was asked to make false promises to journalists just to get the job done (i.e. – You can have an interview with my A-list artist, but only if you first write a story on my new D-list artist…and then never give them the promised A-list interview. Not cool!). It’s no secret that I love music. It was my first love (and still holds a massive piece of my heart). I think that music really became an important part of my life when I first bought Green Day’s Kerplunk record. I remember that day vividly. I’m not sure how old I was (probably 12 or so) and I was with my family in Pocatello, Idaho visiting friends. I was always given a gift card for Christmas to the Pine Ridge Mall in Pocatello and I couldn’t wait to spend it. My parents drove my  brother and I there and we…
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