Monday, December 10, 2007

New Shades of Sock Yarn

It was a busy weekend at the dye-pot a couple of weeks ago, and here are the dividends!

First, some Pearly Twist in Tropical Green.

Pearly Twist Tropical Green

Add to that a bit more Pearly Twist Sock Yarn in Tahoe Blue...

Pearly Twist Tahoe Blue

And finally, some Superwash Sock in Mallard.

Sock Mallard

No, that wasn't Sea Otter. Mallard has more green, and no brown.

This is Sea Otter...

Sea Otter Pearly Twist

The new yarns will be at Nine Rubies in a few days. If you want to see some at ABCs of Creative Pursuits, be sure to tell Karen!

ABC's of Creative Pursuits Blog: Free Baywood Pattern

Here's another free pattern, using Baywood Luxury Sock & Shawl and Karabella Gossamer.

Thanks Karen for sharing!

ABC's of Creative Pursuits Blog: Free Baywood Pattern

Saturday, November 17, 2007

My new toy!

I got this from Ball & Skein to wind my skeins more quickly, and what a difference!


I skeined 10 skeins of Pearly Twist in the time I used to only get about 3 done! I think I'll get even faster as I get used to this new toy. Thanks a ton to the Yarnies on Ravelry for talking about skeinwinders and rating their own.

Yes, that means more yarn is coming to Nine Rubies soon!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

A beautiful Tuscany Shawl

At San Mateo Knitters, I got to see some progress on Christina's Tuscany Shawl...

Blackberry Jam

Pretty nifty, eh? This is knit with Luxury DK in Blackberry Jam. I don't know if there is more in stock, but you can let the nice folks at Nine Rubies know if you want some! They can hold it for you when I make the next delivery...

Monday, October 8, 2007

Summer Sunset has been delivered!

A big batch of Luxury Sock & Shawl in Summer Sunset has been delivered to Nine Rubies. And, as a bonus, I also made six skeins of this:Summer Sunset Sock
That's Summer Sunset in Superwash Sock yarn. The colors are much more vibrant than in the merino-silk blend - I love how it turned out!

While I was dyeing, I also made some Cashmere:
Cashmere Jocelyns Red
This is Jocelyn's Red.

And, finally, a preview... these will be showing up at Nine Rubies soon -

New Sock Yarns
Pearly Twist Sock Yarn in Sea Otter, Amazon, and Moonlit Pacific.

Have a great week - and keep sending links to your finished objects!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A new colorway!

Pearly Twist Autumn Maple
Originally uploaded by Jo Knits
This new colorway, Autumn Maple, is inspired by the fall leaves in New England. We don't have such colors on our trees in California, but you can enjoy the colors in your yarn!

Eight skeins of this, and ten of Jocelyn's Red, are now at Nine Rubies.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Coming soon...

In 1-2 weeks, Nine Rubies will receive:

10 skeins of Pearly Twist in Jocelyn's Red
8 skeins of Pearly Twist in Blackberry Jam
8 skeins of Pearly Twist in a new colorway, yet to be named
4 skeins of Cashmere in Jocelyn's Red
2 skeins of Luxury Sock & Shawl in Jocelyn's Red

Give Nine Rubies a call if you want to put any of these on hold!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Yarn on the way to ABCs of Creative Pursuits and Nine Rubies!

These yarns are heading to ABCs of Creative Pursuits - the Postman picked the package up today! The yarn should be there by Tuesday or Wednesday.

Superwash Sock in Sierra Forest and Jewel Box.

And these are at Nine Rubies now!

Luxury_Sock_This_Side_Red Luxury_Sock_River_Rocks Luxury_Sock_Cabernet
Luxury Sock and Shawl in This Side of Red, River Rocks, and Cabernet

Luxury DK in Wine and Roses


Thursday, August 9, 2007

Crocheted Shawl in Superwash Sock

Ada made this lovely shawl using KnitWare to create a crochet pattern. It's made from Superwash Sock in Ollalieberries colorway.

Finished objects for view!

You can peruse photos of finished objects made with Baywood Yarns now! Go here. The link will be on the sidebar so you can see the latest work by very talented knitters.

If you'd like to share your photos, email them to me or share your link!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Original Sock Yarn at Nine Rubies!

I delivered some Jewel Box and Sierra Forest original sock yarn to Nine Rubies on Friday - it's probably tagged and ready for sale by now! Also... some Sierra Forest DK silk, and This Side of Red worsted silk.

Enjoy! I received 25 pounds of Louet Gems last week and will dye next weekend!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

More news and a pattern from the ABC shipment

ABCs of Creative Pursuits posted this photo of their shipment...

And, Karen has created this lovely shawl. She must be a fast knitter! She stranded Luxury Sock & Shawl with a laceweight mohair. The pattern will be available soon - I'll post a link when I have it!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Yarn delivered to ABCs!

Baywood Yarns is proud to offer our yarn through ABCs of Creative Pursuits, a lovely yarn shop in Bakersfield, California. The delivery went there last week, and they may have it on the shelves now. If you want to mail order through them, you may give them a call!

Why this shop? I grew up in Bakersfield, and my mom is a regular customer here. Karen, the owner, is wonderful to work with and dedicated to the craft. Bakersfield is lucky to have a great shop in town.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

More yarn at Nine Rubies!

I delivered a batch of sock yarn to Nine Rubies today. Call them if you want some!

Wine & Roses Pearly Twist Sock Yarn $25

Amethyst & Iolite Pearly Twist Sock Yarn $25

Waves Pearly Twist Sock Yarn $25

Napa Road Superwash Sock Yarn $22

River Rocks Superwash Sock Yarn $22

Jocelyn's Red Pearly Twist Sock Yarn $25

Sea Otter Superwash Sock Yarn $22

There won't be another delivery for at least two weeks - probably three!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Thanks Stash & Burn!

Thank you Nicole & Jenny at Stash and Burn for the podcast review of Baywood Yarns!

If any of you are here wondering how to get Baywood Yarns, you can call Nine Rubies Knitting. I'm not sure what they have in stock, but they can tell you. I try to post photos of everything before I deliver it, so if you keep your eyes on this site you'll know when I make a delivery. You also can place an order with Nine Rubies if you favorite colorway is sold out.

If you have finished objects with Baywood Yarns and you'd like to share, send photos! I'll happily post them.

More yarn is coming soon! I dyed about 7 batches on Sunday, including more Waves and some new colorways... it's all drying now.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Introducing Pearly Twist Sock Yarn!

The first skeins of Pearly Twist Sock Yarn have been delivered to Nine Rubies. More will go to ABCs of Creative Pursuits in a month or two.

The put-up is about 430 yards (if I recall correctly) and the price is $25 per skein.

This is Blackberry Jam

And Jewel Box

The yarn on the left is Jewel Box in the Superwash Sock yarn. The yarn on the right is Pearly Twist. You can see that the Superwash Sock has more of a halo, and a looser twist.

As for gauge, the Pearly Twist is on the top. It will knit up slightly larger than the Superwash Sock. The Pearly Twist can be equated to Louet Gems Pearl or Koigu in weight, while the Superwash Sock is a bit heavier than Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, but lighter than Koigu.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

New Yarns at Nine Rubies!

These new yarns will be arriving at Nine Rubies within 24 hours...

Light Creme de Soie - 100% DK tussah silk - in Azul Vivo (more coming soon in Waves)

Cashmere DK - 100% cashmere, 100 yards - in Waves

Cashmere DK - 100% cashmere, 100 yards - in Blackberry Jam

Luxury DK - 50% silk, 50% merino - in Blackberry Jam

I'm skeining as fast as I can, so more yarn will be delivered to Nine Rubies soon...

Friday, April 27, 2007

New Yarn at Nine Rubies!

A delivery of Luxury Sock & Shawl (50% merino, 50% silk, fingering weight, 330 yards per skein) has been made to Nine Rubies. You will find:

2 skeins of Blackberry Jam
1 skein of Azul Vivo, a new brilliant blue that I forgot to photograph because I'm lame
1 skein of Jewel Box
3 skeins of Waves

The Jewel Box in the Luxury comes out much lighter than in the 100% merino, which is true of all colorways.

The yarn retails at $26 per skein. Contact Nine Rubies for mail order.

Coming soon to Nine Rubies -

Cashmere DK in Blackberry Jam and Waves
Pearly Twist Sock Yarn, based on Louet Gems, in Jewel Box and Blackberry Jam
Light Creme de Soie, a DK-weight 100% silk, in Azul Vivo and Waves
Creme de Soie in Blackberry Jam

And... another yarn shop that will carry Baywood Yarns!

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Sunset Scale Socks - Free Pattern!

These socks were designed by The Remarkable Cow for the Luxury Sock & Shawl yarn. The pattern for Sunset Scales Socks is free!

Nine Rubies is currently sold out of the Summer Sunset colorway, but they have other colorways of the Luxury Sock available. More sock yarn will be delivered in about two weeks, including a couple more skeins of Summer Sunset!

Thanks, Mel, for such a lovely pattern.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Thank you Stitches West purchasers!

The sales at Stitches West went pretty well - thanks to all of you who bought some yarn to support my little business. I enjoyed talking with many wonderful knitters who visited the booth.

Nine Rubies will have all remaining stock, as usual. If you want to order, you can give them a ring.

If you have been using Baywood Yarns for any of your projects and would like to share, let me know and I'll link you from this site. I'm also thrilled to post photos of your finished objects!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

New yarns for Stitches West

Baywood Yarns will be featured at the Nine Rubies Knitting booth at Stitches West, starting this Thursday. We have some new yarns and new colorways...

Fluffy Sheep is 100% wool, super bulky weight. It knits up quickly and is very soft.

Green Parrot

Berry Pie

Snow Clouds

Chocolate Cherries

Butter - Aran-weight 50% merino and 50% silk, in a single ply.

Jewel Box



Thick-n-Thin, a 100% wool bulky-weight yarn with a lovely change in thickness.


Blackberry Jam

Rose Garden (which is really a bit softer than this photos shows)

Introducing Luxury DK, a 50% silk, 50% merino two-ply yarn in a DK weight.



Bali Sun


Luxury DK also is available in Blackberry Jam.

Luxury Sock and Shawl - 50% merino, 50% silk, fingering weight.

Blackberry Jam


Luxury Sock & Shawl is also available in Ferns, Periwinkle, and Barcelona.

Superwash Sportweight 100% merino. Depending on your needles and gauge, you might be able to use this in DK patterns.



Sock Yarn - 100% superwash merino

Bali Sun

Fairy Wings

Coming soon -

Butter in Fairy Wings
Superwash Sport in Cabernet
Luxury Sock and Shawl in Cabernet
Andean Dream 100% alpaca in Persimmon