Today, I am pleased to tell you about our sponsor Sundara Yarn. In the words of Sundara herself:
"Sundara Yarn hand-dyes a wide range of luxury fibers for knitting, crochet and weaving. The majority of our yarns our one of a kind, "Limited Edition" colorways at are inspired in the moment and can't be repeated. We also have a range of "Permanent Collection" colorways that can be dyed in larger quantities. These colorways have all been carefully crafted by Sundara and are often inspired by the beauty of the natural world. Sundara Yarn was started by Sundara just 4 short years ago and now is a family business that includes her Mom, Dad, two sisters and two brothers."
Sundara keeps a blog as well, which can be found at Sundara Stitches.
Sundara: I tell anyone who asks or anyone who is looking for what to do with their life this same story, but I haven't heard any reports that it worked for anyone but me. I was in a not so great point in my life and my therapist asked me to make 3 lists. One of things I like, one of things I am good at, and one of things I don't like. I dutifully made my lists and included all kinds of crazy things like "making fun of how celebrities dress" and "I heart knitting" and after a few weeks, I looked at them and I said to myself "I'm going to dye yarn and sell it on the internet" and so I did.
Sundara: I'm nearly always inspired by nature. It's a cliche, but there you have it. I love paying close attention to how the seasons change and how the same trees or park or water will look at different times of the year. I love noticing how many of the same color combinations are repeated over and over and yet they never seem old or boring. The combination of pinkish-orange with a bright yellow always seems fresh, no matter how many times I see a flower that color. I like having the perfection of nature to strive towards, even while knowing I'll never reach that sort of perfection.
Sundara: I've been lucky enough to see many Monet paintings in person and that man was an absolute genius when it comes to color. His color combinations, when broken down, can seem downright garish, yet he managed to make them all work in the context of the painting. I feel his paintings have an inner glow to them that I don't see in many other painter's work. I'd like each batch of yarn we create to have that same inner glow.
Sundara: While my mother was pregnant with me, she crocheted me a panda bear. Because I was a thoroughly original child, I named him Panda Bear. He's made out of black and white wool and has held up remarkably well for his 36 years. I keep him in my office to remind me of all the love I have in my life and how grateful I am to be the person I am.
For today's giveaway, Sundara Yarn is offering gifts for FIVE winners. All from the "Cherry Blossom" collection colorway:
to three winners:3 skeins of sock yarnto two winners:
3 skeins of Fingering Silky Merino
Thank you, Sundara Yarn!
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment in today's post. (One entry per person, please!) I'll close comments and announce the winners by 8am EST on Monday. Comments closed! The winners are:
For the sock yarn:
Posted by: Erin
what a great interview - I love how she started her business! I also share her love for Monet! I have espaliered tree fences at my house just like those in Monet's garden! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!
Posted by: Ginger & Pickle
Posted by: My Year in Haiku
For the Fingering Silky Merino:
a totally awesome givaway, this yarn is amazing!
Posted by: Open Roads Mama
Posted by: Tina @ Squirrel Acorns