Dream in Color’s Smooshy with Cashmere

We’ve been waiting a long time for another batch of this beautiful yarn – Dream in Color’s Smooshy with Cashmere. When it arrived last week, we had the bags spread out all over the floor, just to see the colors all at once. (And I might have picked out a couple of colors for my own self. Job hazard.) This MCN mix is 70% superwash, 20% cashmere, and 10% nylon. The higher percentage of cashmere in the mix (like Sanguine Gryphon’s Bugga and Sweet Georgia’s Cashluxe Fine) makes this yarn especially smooshy, and great for socks, cowls, scarves, and shawls. This is the special yarn that we used in last summer’s Fourth Anniversary Kit, and we’ve had it here in the shop one other time in multiple colors. We now have 32 colors in stock for you to choose from, done up in Dream in Color’s unique dyeing method.

Also up in tonight’s Update, you’ll find a big re-stock of HiyaHiya needles, including extra cables and tips for their interchangeable sets (and Puppy Snips – always more Puppy Snips), Marie Mayhew patterns, and red and turquoise Knit Kits.

I finished up my slip-stitch sock – I’ll share that on Wednesday. I did pick yarn to make the Batik pattern that I linked to in Friday’s post (this yarn – yum!), but I left it sitting on my desk, waiting to be wound. I came to my senses and decided that over the weekend, I needed to finish my sock, and then I needed to be working on:

1.  My Cabled Scarf project and
2.  My Cascade Ultra Pima Sweater project and
3.  The eleventy billion other projects in the works.

Now that I’ve spent time on numbers 1 and 2 this past weekend, I think I can overlook #3 and will be winding up the Fiberphile shortly ….

Sheri whocouldeasilygetusedto4dayweekends


  1. I MISS the occasional 4 day weekend so much! Since I am no longer in charge of my work schedule, it’s harder to take any time off. You’d think being the boss’ mother might help 🙂

    I’m glad you had a good one. I did get to do a lot knitting in my 2 days off because we were in the car a lot and I couldn’t see the cazillion jobs waiting at home….

  2. A friend’s husband stated that “it’s not ADD, it’s multi-tasking.” During some discussion on FB, someone stated that the difference was that multi-taskers completed tasks while those with ADD don’t. I responded that there’s a thin line between the two and that I’ve stopped being a multi-task knitter because I crossed the line. I still by necessity multi-task knit occasionally when I have a project that can’t be worked in public. I’m resisting the urge right now to cast on a new project because I’m making a stockinette sweater in the round with DK weight yarn. That’s a whole mess of stitches and boring.

  3. Been working on my cabled cowl design. It’s going to be good! I’ve even lined up a few test knitters, should I decide to try and write up/share the pattern. 🙂

  4. Did you see the new sweater pattern in Knitty, Oranje? It uses the Bugga, but if the yarn base is the same then I could happily use DiC! I love sock yarn sweaters.

  5. Hi Sheri!
    Welcome back from your loooong weekend : )
    I am still working on Baby B’s blanket and it’s coming along. But I did end up starting a crochet project which I intended to be a scarf for myself … It’s resembling more of a potholder at the moment so I’m not sure if I’ll scrap it or reinvent it for my friend’s daughter – she has an American Girl doll and St. Patty’s day is around the corner… of course I happened to be knitting it in a nice forest green…
    We’ll see.
    Happy Knitting! : )

  6. I was reading your blog and thinking I should ask you how you are able to stick to a project until it is completed. Then I read #3. It is so good to fit in. I am new to knitting, completed about 5 scarves, quite a few with mistakes – but I can’t seem to resist the yarn buying and starting something new. The other very exciting thing is that we should be in St. Louis in September (church conference). We will be at the Westpoint Comfort Inn. On googling it you seem to be 16 minutes away and I can hardly wait to come visit.

    Thank you for The Loopy Ewe and wonderful customer service.

    Deb Gajee

  7. I would have loved to get some of that Dream in Colour Smooshy; but our dollar just took a nose dive along with our city. All yarny dreams are off for a few months while Christchurch recovers. Luckily I have stash to help 🙂

  8. What a beautiful color that Dusky Aura is!

    I am so tempted to buy some DIC Starry, but have put myself on restriction until I knit up the majority of the 2 skeins of Baby (or whichever DIC it is) that I have in my stash. One is in the Chinatown Apple, which I totally freaked out about when I saw it online – and a burgundy(ish) color I bought (In Vino Veritas, I think) I could not get a good picture of it to save my life.

    I’m going to combine the two to make a Dianna shawl or stole (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dianna). I prefer stoles, but I haven’t actually decided yet.

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