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April 06, 2008

A moody medley

And if juggling four balls of yarn isn't your cup of tea, the folks at Lorna's Laces have your number!

What a gorgeous combination of blackberry, navy, natural, and lilac: all the colors I'm using in the stripy spiral socks!

And wouldn't you know it, this new colorway is named after me! Grumperina colorway, hehe!

When Beth at Lorna's Laces first mentioned the idea to me, I was like, really?!? Never in my wildest dreams! At the same time, of all the different yarns out there, I couldn't be happier to see my nickname on a hank of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock. But you knew that.

I really like the moodiness of this colorway. I think it's the perfect medley to have "grumpy" in its name (even though my favorite color is red, and my general grumpiness is always questioned ;)).

And yet another wonderful thing - Grumperina Shepherd Sock is exclusive to my favorite LL supplier, Linda!

Linda, emtnestr on eBay, has recently began to transition to her own store on the web, Birds-n-Yarn, and invites you to check out her new home. With all the Lorna's and the Cherry Tree Hill and the hand-crafted dpns, it's certainly worth a look ;). And of course if you want some of the special colorway, you have to visit.


You can leave a comment here, and I'll randomly select one lucky reader to receive two skeins of LL Shepherd Sock in the Grumperina colorway!!! Comments have been closed, and the winner will be announced shortly! Thank you for reading!

Posted by Kathy on April 6, 2008 08:06 PM


Congratulations~ It's a beautiful colorway.

oh well now! I can't help but leave a message! That's so awesome!! :-)

Congratulations on getting your own colorway! How cool is that?! I really like those colors together too.

Wow! Congrats - it's gorgeous!!

The Grumperina colorway is absolutely gorgeous. I can think of a ton of desserts from looking at those colors. Blueberry Buckle, Plum tart, Berries in a Cloud...

That is so beautiful! Immortalized in yarn, perfect.

Pretty stuff. And now you're famous.

very pretty!

gefeliciteerd (congratulations) on your own colourway..way to go.


well aren't you a lucky girl? a colorway named after yourself? that's insta-celebrity status!

Now i need to go eat some blueberries..

How great is that?! It certainly is a cool combination, Kathy. Tres sweet!

How exciting, your own colorway!

That color is awesome. And congrats on the name! *crosses fingers hopes to win*

That's how you know you've arrived - your own Lorna's Laces coloway. Pretty colors!

Beautiful color combination, they got it just right!

Oh, excellent! I was admiring the colours but thinking that the striping method was more trouble than I usually take with my socks. Lorna's has my back as always! It's beautiful.

Congratulations! It's beautiful.

Wow, how cool!!! And some of my favorite colors- I'd be thrilled to win!

That yarn is amazing!

Very lovely colors. I've been fascinated by your spiral socks. Leave me out of the drawing, though. I've already got too much sock yarn and live in Florida where I can't wear wool.

You put the colors together and it is yours! Stupendous!

Holy crap! How cool is that!

Congratulations on your colorway. It is beautiful.

Utterly gorgeous!

Congratulations! Blogger power!

That colour is great! And you must feel very special to have it named after you.

It's beautiful! Congratulations.

I'm a new sock knitter, and can't wait to try out the striping method you've been explaining. Also love that self striping yarn.

Yarn named after you? I think it's safe to say you have arrived ;)

That's awesome! I'd love to be in the raffle for the yarn ... although I will eventually figure out that spiral knitting.

i think that getting your own sock yarn colorway means that you've 'arrived' as a knitting blogger...immortalized in yarn like celebrities with stars on the walk of fame.
have i buttered you up enough to get the yarn yet?

Perfect for a pair of Jaywalkers!

Lovely color combination - I'm not usually a fan of white/off-white being part of a variegated yarn, but it works really well here!

That is very cool! And a gorgeous colorway, too. :)

Wow that is very cool!

Congrats. It's a beautiful colorway!

What a lovely colorway, some of my favorites too. :)

How wonderful! The colors are lovely, too, which makes it all the nicer.

Congrats! Beautiful colorway!!

thank you so much for the tutorial - what a great way for you to be rewarded!

I love that color combination in your recent tutorials - all in one skein they're even better!

Ooooh, I love it! What an honor!

How cool are you? What a great colorway to boot!

How cool is that! Pretty neat to have beautiful yarn named for you.

Congrats on the colorway! I love how your socks are coming out! Too bad with the new colorway you can't do the solid heel toe though ;o)

very nice!

Congratulations! Looks great.

What an honor. And those colors look really good together. I can't wait to see it knit up!

Wow, your own colour in your favourite yarn! Congratulations.

It does have a certain grumpiness about it...the moody purples and blues. I love it. It's blueberry pie.

That is so cool!

Congrats on the beautiful namesake colorway!!! Its gorgeous, but of course who could expect less? And who doesn't

You're right, it is very moody, like a stormy night, or the gloaming before the dawn.

Beautiful colors! Congratulations!

Congrats on your won colorway. What an honor!

You lucky girl, you are now offically a Color! So neat!

How Cool!!!!!! LOVE the colors!!!


how cool is that!?!? gorgeous colorway.

Wow, it's gorgeous! Now all us "not-quite so gifted but still stripe loving" knitters can get a chance at those lovely colors. Congratulations on the colorway. Your stripes inspire us all :)

Woah! I'm super-jealous, I wish I could have a sock yarn named after me!



What a great color combo! Individually or as a package deal!

Love those colors!! Am on my fifth pair of socks since summer and ready to go for six...

Beautiful yarn - love the combination of colors!

Perfect! No ends to weave in!

I really like the colour, but I don't see it as moody. It's neat to have one named after you.

Congratulations on your new fame - it's a gorgeous colorway & I am off to visit the store now.

Such pretty colors!

I love this color combination! Beautiful.

Congratulations! Those colors are great, and what an honor to have your name on the colorway! And I love Linda's site (emtnstr), I spend wayyyyyy too much money there, but looks like I will need to spend more !!!!! :-)

love that they came up with a colorway for you!

If you hadn't already "arrived" in the knitting world, you'd definitely know you had now! What a lovely colourway. Congratulations!

It's beautiful! How are your socks coming?


Oh, and I just started a Picovoli. Another testament to your amazingness.

How cool to have a colourway (that's right for me, I'm Canadian) named for you. And to have such a beautiful one at that!

That is pretty damned cool.

Love the colorway, and thanks for the tutorial. I'll have to try it someday -- if I ever get around to buying solid colored sock yarn! :)

Wowza... with all your proclaimed love for Lornas Laces, you totally deserve to have your own colorway!

Wow! That is so cool! Congratulations!

Such a pretty colorway!

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Oh, how very cool!

Congratulations on getting your own yarn! That is so awesome! Even if those are not your favourite colours, they are mine!!

Fingers-crossed that I am that lucky reader! The colorway is gorgeous! What an honor it something special dyed in your honor.

That is just too cool to have your own colorway in one of my favorite yarns. Those are my favorite colors too! No joke!

Thank you for the chance to win a skein of your new yarn, Congratulations BTW!

That is fantastic! Congratulations on your own colourway - of Lorna's Laces no less! I couldn't think of a more perfect yarn to be called Grumperina. Unless, of course, it were LL SS in some sort of red colour!

I really like the colour, but I don't see it as moody, just a lovely combo. It's neat to have one named after you.

Wow - that's really cool! And a beautiful colorway it is!

Very cool to have a colorway named after you! And such a great one!

You're even More famous! CONGRATS on having your own lovely colorway!

Congratulations, it's lovely!

Your own colorway... how cool is that! The only thing cooler might be your own flavor from Ben and Jerry's... of course, this one isn't nearly as fattening!

Well that's pretty freaking incredible.

How lovely! I'd like some, please. :)

I love those colors together. Also, my Grumpy (who some would call Grandpa) has always been a very special person in my world. What an honor your own colorway is!

Lucky you! I'm sure it will be snapped up quick.

Oh, it's gorgeous. What an honor.

I LL Shepherd Sock yarn. In any colors...but this is especially cool. Cool beans!

Beautiful. Just beautiful. I'm feeling a little grumpy lately myself.. maybe socks in a grumpy color way is just what I need.

Having a yarn colorway named after you is the surest sign that you have "made it" in the world! So cool! And I love the colors!

woo hoo! It's like you're famous or something :)

Woo hoo! I throw my hat in the ring!

You are such a knitting rock star! And so down to earth :)

So, so pretty. I want this, and I plan to buy it, but thought I'd offer the comment just in case it's my lucky day.
How thrilling to have the yarn named for you, congrats!

yay for contests!

Awesome colors!

That is so cool! What a lovely gesture. I bet it made your day :)

So cool! I've been lurking and reading your blog for ages, but two skeins of grumperina from grumperina was too much to resist, I had to post!

congratulations! it's gorgeous!

Awww... how nice for you. Very pretty colourway it is, too!

congrats on the new colorway!!

That is a beautiful colorway. What fun to have it named in your honor. Congratulations.


oh, how cool! congrats on getting your own colorway :)

That's so exciting! Congrats on your own colorway. It had to be done, I think. Yay!

Very cool! I love the colors!

Beautiful colourway! Congratulations. =)

your name on yarn? super cool. love these colors together.

Thanks for the great tutorial on spiral stripes...and thanks for the tip on the lazy version! It looks like a great colorway!

How cool to have your very own LL yarn! It's perfect!

Huge congrats! The colors are absolutely perfect!

That's absolutely beautiful. I love Lorna's. I didn't realize why so many people adored it until I touched my first skein...and then I had my epiphany.

love the color!!

What an honor :-)

What a beautiful colorway! That's great.

That's so awesome! Immortalized in yarn; I can hardly think of anything more fitting. :) (I also find it striking how many comments you've gotten in less than 2 hours!)

Oooh, fancy! I aspire to have a color of something named after me someday.

Congrats! Lorna's Laces is one of my favorite sock yarns as well... so soft, but also so durable.

Lovely yarn, lovely inspiration!

It's a great colorway - but will it stripe as perfectly as the socks? I can imagine a great pair of mittens or fingerless gloves to go with your new pair ...

Congrats to both you and Linda!

OH that is pretty! Congrats!

Congratulations! It looks like a lovely yarn. I'll be checking her shop out.

oh my goodness. you've hit the big time now. how fantastic for you! and it's such a beautiful moody colorway too.

I fell bad, this is the first time I've posted a comment on your blog (though I've been a lurker for quite some time) and it's for a contest.

But I don't feel that bad, that's some hella delicious sock yarn!

That's an awesome colorway -- I can't wait to see how it knits up!

Oh, my! What a lovely colorway. Is naked, unabashed begging allowed? If so, consider yourself begged.

how beautiful! "pick me! pick me!" (said the donkey to shrek)

All colors you're using in the stripey sock - and all colors you tend to use a bunch. That is a very nice salute to you!

I do hope the random number generator lands on me... :)

That's clearly the awesomest yarn since sliced bread. Or...erm...the awesomest colorway since Edgewater? Same difference. =]

Fabulous colorway -- and what an honor for you! I'm just about to start a spiral something, maybe a tshirt instead of socks, using your excellent diagrams. There's no reason why it shouldn't work on a larger scale.

I love those colours and I love Lorna's Laces -- what a great combination!

it IS gorgeous! congratulations!

gorgeous colorway!! aren't you just the inspirational one ;)

Oh my gosh, of course I'd love some fabulous Grumperina yarn! Though, I do still plan to try the spiral socks myself someday (when I'm off my yarn diet).

Congrats on a self-named yarn, that's so cool!

Congrats on your own colorway; that is so exciting!

Congratulations! Must be pretty terrific to have a colourway named after you! (Then again, my name is actually fairly represented in yarn names)

Wow, I am impressed. I love how the colors interact. Yummy!

I was just thinking the other day that this would be a fantastic colorway and here it is! Congratulations on having your own colorway - I think it's perfect :o)

gorgeous, congrats!

did you get to choose the colors, or was it a coincidence? very nice :)

That is lovely!

Ooh, that reminds me of blackcurrant-vanilla ice cream :) Mmmm. You're making my mouth water first thing in the morning. Lovely!

Yum-O! I'm in. Thank you!

Gorgeous! I love that color combination, but I so totally don't have the patience to deal with juggling four balls of yarn for socks. How nice of Lorna's Laces to help out those of us without your patience and expertise!

I love your colorway. I want it. In fact I'm on Birds-n-Yarn's site now order a couple of skeins. There's always room in my stash for a couple more. :)

What an honor! I can't wait to see your finished socks and then see some of the socks people make out of your namesake.

It's every knitter's dream to have a colorway named after them. It's fantasy even in our dreams to have a colorway in Lorna's Laces named in our honor. You are one lucky girl, well maybe not so lucky, because you earned it! Congratulations!

Congrats on having your own LL colourway. Now you have truly arrived :)

First time commenting --
what beautiful yarn, and what a sweet gesture!
I can't wait to sit down when I have some time (busy time in second semester) to figure out your striped sock procedure.
It's a pleasure to read this.

That is beautiful!

Holy crap that's a beautiful colorway! I hope I win!!!!

I can't believe you have a colorway named after you! How exciting is that. Congratulations. :)

Great to see a company paying such close attention to what goes on in the knitblog world.


That is fabulous-the colours are a perfect mix. Maybe someday I'll grow and be famous like you having my colourway.

Wow what a beautiful colorway!!! Congrats! That must be quite an honor. I especially love the blackberry and navy, they're so deep and rich! Then again from what I've seen, Lorna's Laces always has such rich colors (though I myself have not yet had the pleasure of knitting with her yarns, hopefully I will soon! :)

What a wonderful colorway! I need to get paid so I can buy some already ;)

That colorway is gorgeous!

What a great color combination!

Congratulations! That is cooler than getting your picture in the paper!

I think this means that you're truly a celebrity! It's a lovely colorway.

Ok, that is way cool. Your own colorway in the colors you are knitting. Too neat. :)

Oh, it really reminds me of blackberries and the summer we have been so patiently waiting for all winter.

as a long-time blog-stalker of yours, i just have to say that this is my favorite project of yours, EVER. Congratulations on the colorway!

You got me hooked on lorna's laces! Love love love your colorway!

Congratulations, you deserve the honor for your Service to Knitters! On Saturday I was in a yarn shop and seriously contemplated 4 balls of yarn going into one sock on my needles .. nah, too much for me. This is perfect!

That's very cool, congratulations :)

I like the "grumpiness" of it too! Congratulations.

Wow! Your own colorway - quite the compliment! And it's lovely too.

Beautiful sock yarn, and a terrific spiral sock. This is my next sock project.

Wow, that is lovely! I will keep my fingers crossed for a win since my yarn budget for this month is already all tied up. But there's always next month of course...

Bee-yoo-tee-ful colorway! Congrats.

Wow! You know you're a superstar when they name a yarn colorway after you! Congrats :)

Ohhh, pretty. I lurve it.

That's so cool! Congratulations! And the colorway is just beautiful.

Socks are on my list of "things I can make now" while I'm in the process of losing weight after gastric bypass surgery. I can't wait to do sweaters for myself, but have a long way until I'm there. In the meantime, I'd love to check out the LL yarn. Congrats on having a yarn named after you.

You're so famous! It's gorgeous. =)

mmm...those are beautiful colors - perfect for a pair of socks. (colors that I love but don't have a lot of in my stash...why is that?)

Holy moly! You're famous. Awesome.

You've made it big now. :)


That's PERFECT! Now I truly have no excuse to do another pair of socks! I've bought LL from Linda before...and I'm headed back there to do it again. Thanks for the heads-up!

191 comments already...what the heck, I'll throw my name in the hat too just cause it looks SO yummy!

What a wonderful gift, to have your nickname on some LL!!! Congratulations! :)

Wow - knitblogger, published designer and now you have had a colourway named after you! What's next?

That's a great colour... and much less insane than all the dangling ends.

A fitting tribute!! You deserve it for all you've taught us!

Oooh, congrats on the colorway, what an honor! And the colors are gorgeous!

I think it is so cool to have a sock yarn named after you. I adore the colors!

Wonderful! And thanks for all your entertaining and educational blogs!


I've been really intrigued by the way you've been constructing this sock. Thanks for sharing it with us. One of these days I'll have to give it a try. It must feel great to have your own colorway! Congrats!

4 skeins of Lorna's Laces were my first "real yarn" buy. I saved up for a month to be able to afford it. Then I held on to the yarn for years, because it was too special to knit. I hope the person who wins the yarn loves it as much as I did.

What a beautiful colorway!

pretty! (and something else to file under "you know you've hit the knitting big-time when...")

Beautiful! I love reading your blog, and really like reading the scientific approach to knitting. It keeps it intriguing.

i love your site! i check it everyday!

Beautiful colorway!

Linda's my favorite ebay LL supplier too. :) Love the colorway!

Beautiful! And not grumpy at all!

What a gorgeous colorway! All of my favorite colors together. I can't wait to get my hands on some and see how it knits up. Congrats on having a yarn named after you. Love it.

That is so cool!! Congratulations on your namesake - it's beautiful yarn.

Congrats! The colors are gorgeous. I need to buy some on my next payday. :)

Congrats.. and such beautiful colors too!

How lovely! You're the one who sold me on this yarn, and while I'm always open to try a new sock yarn, this is the one I always come back to!

beautiful colorway!

Congratulations on such a beautiful colorway!

Beautiful color, I love LL. How wonderful to have a colourway named after you.

FUN! Love the colour combo!
Pick me! Pick me!

Now you are a sock superstar, congratulations!!

Probably the knitter's equivalent of a star on the Hollywood walk of fame is having their alias be used as a colorway!

Very cool to have a yarn named after you (crazy celebrity blogging world we live in)! Beautiful colours (and the perfect moody name for the combination). Congratulations!

Congratulations! Great yarn with a wonderful name! Thanks again for the spiral tutorial!

nothing like a yarn giveaway to bring out the lurkers! I do love that colorway.

What a beautiful colorway to have named after you!

It's gorgeous! I can't wait to see it knit up!

How cool! I love this colorway, and to have oneself immortalized in yarn. Congratulations.

Wow! I guess you know that you have become a permanent fixture in knitendom when LL names a colorway after you. I can't think of many things that I'd be more pleased to win than two skeins of Grumperina Shepherd Sport. Good luck to everyone, but I hope you understand when I say I sure hope I win!

Congrats! What an honor!

Hurrah! That's a gorgeous skein of yarn. :) I think you've definitely "arrived".

That is a lover-ly colorway! So nice of them to name it for you. :)

This is my first time commenting, but I've been reading your blog for a long time now.

Anyway, that is pretty awesome! Shepherd Sock was the first sock yarn I ever used. I love those colors together.

woot! how awesome...a milestone with which to measure your knitting life!!!


What better way to be immortalized than on the cozy warm feet of knitters everywhere!

yeah, i need more sock yarn like i need a hole in the head, but i love the colorway! *crosses fingers*

also, thanks so much for the detailed spiraling stripes tutorials... so helpful!

ooooo, gorgeous!!!

I have a question, does this yarn self-stripe or are the repeats too short? Either way, I'd love to win the yarn!

Wow, how cool!

Wow, how cool! I was having fun figuring out your tutorial (I don't knit socks yet...but was thinking of trying it out on a hat. I have 3 skeins of alpaca in very similar colors that would work. That yarn is GORGEOUS!!! ...heading over to take a look...

It's in some of my favorite colors!

How cool! Very pretty -- although it'll never stripe as perfectly as your sock :)

Well, how cool is that! Great colors together. Did you know about this before starting your sock or is this one of those wonderful quirks of life?

What a beautiful colorway! and how perfect for you. Congratulations!

Lucky you!

Over the past few days I've been going through my stash trying to find three or four colours that produce such a pleasing combination as this - haven't found it yet,but I'm still itching to try a spiral stripe! Thanks so much for the knitting tutorials, you have a good way with explaining techniques, which has obviously now been rewarded!

hey that's so cool. i have to say i'm enjoying the colors even more together in the same skein, not sure how/why...

Coming out of the woodwork for this drawing- I've been loving your striped socks tutorial, and I love this colorway! I've been dying to try some Lorna's Laces, as well. Three birds, one stone!

Congrats! Beautiful!

So very cool!

you're a yarn! how cool!

That is so neat, I really love the colors you've been using. How nice to have them all in one place!

Grumperina's colorway rocks.

I'd love to knit it up in socks.

It's the latest craze from Lorna's Laces.

How nice to have admirers in high places!

(Pick me -- I wrote you poetry!)

by Z

Now that's the kind of celebrity perk I could get behind. I think this will have to be my first Lorna's Laces foray.

Awesome! How cool is that?! Congratulations!
It's funny because whenever I come across Lorna's Laces, I always think of you now - always. :)

Ooooohh, how lovely! Those colours are absoulutely wonderful together--congratulations!!!

So, how does it feel to be immortalized in sock yarn?? Purty speshul! I'm into random AND those colors will be so go with much of my wardrobe.

Love it!

Congrats! I loved the color combination since the beginning.

I wanna win! you are so lucky to have a yarn named for you.

Wow. That is so cool to have something that lovely named after you! I'd love to try my hand at a pair of socks made out of that.

Gorgeous colourway! Can't wait to see how it knits up.

Wow! What beautiful colors together. Must feel awesome to have a yarn named after you!

How exciting! It's a beautiful colorway.

Oh, I've heard so much about LL but live in an area so rural it is completely devoid of LYS's. I'd love to try this yarn!

I've seen a few colorways named for bloggers (and one for a famous blog-cat) and they always seem to fit the online personalities really well. This is a beautiful colorway. Congrats on being even more knitty-famous!

The real question is, does it stripe in the same way as your own project?

Very exciting all around!

I've purchased from Linda before and wish her well in her new endeavour.

And your namesake is lovely! I love those colors.

I am inspired by your demo to cast on for some spiral socks this week; something I've always meant to get around to trying. Thanks for the demo & kick in the pants!

Wow, 265 comments already.

Who needs fame and fortune when you have a LL colourway named after you?

That's so awesome! It's like the best parts of summer, all rolled into one skein. And thank you for the links. :)

woo wooo!! having a lorna's laces colorway named after you is a high honor indeed. :) congratulations!

Pretty neat---your own colorway. Congrats!

Wow, what an honor to have your own colorway!

wow, how cool! yarn named after you :). i'm checking out linda's store now!

I couldn't continue to just lurk with a temptation of yarn like that. I've been really enjoying your blog and am especially intrigued by your stripey spiral socks - I'm definitely going to have a go. The colourway is very pretty, what an honour to have a colourway named after you.

how cool to have your own colorway!

love those colors together!

Wow!Congrats! I just ordered 2 skeins - can't wait to get them!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow! That is a gorgeous colorway!

Beautiful! And just the colours I would have chosen for you too!

Gorgeous colors!

OMG. wow. i'm in LOVE. your ball-juggling method has changed my life, and it even works for crochet (which i only use occasionally, but my mother does exclusively, which is why i tried it...)

mmm. yarn!

I'm coming out of lurk mode for this! The yarn looks beautiful


What a cool feeling to have a yarn named after you. Congrats!!

Beautiful colorway!

well, it's about time that you get your own colorway!! it's beautiful. i'm going to have to order some when i get paid! :)

How cool! Congrats!

I'd love Grumperina socks!

The colors are beautiful! and very inspiring!

I'm not always crazy about the hand-dyed colorways out there, but this one is awesome!

Congrats on having your own special colorway!! It's lovely.

That's really neat, getting yarn named after you! Congratulations!

A well deserved honor! The colors are beautiful and should make an amazing pair of socks. I'd love to see them on my feet!

Congratulations! And such a lovely colorway, too.

I hope you're framing one of those labels!

So pretty! Congratulations!

Hey, congratulations! What a cool thing, to have a LL colorway named for you! I love the colors, too. I just love Lorna's Laces.

Oh wow, how very very cool. It's a beautiful colorway - and how nice of you to give some away!

Wow - just what a lazy knitter needs.

Congratulations! How exciting. Did you ever think you would be immortalized through yarn? And good thing it's such a gorgeous colorway too!

Woo Hoo...how awesome to have a colorway named after you! Fabulous colors they are too!!!
Very cool of you to have a contest and share. :)

Congratulations - quite an honor - you deserve it !!!
Absolutely gorgeous colors, anxious to see how they knit up :=)

I love the colors! How exciting to have your own colorway... in your fav yarn!

Oh, what lovely yarn. I bet your feet haven't touched the ground (especially not in socks made from that)!

What a wonderful idea! The colors are perfect. I'll definitely have to make myself some Grumperina socks!

I used to buy from her all the time on e-bay. Love the werthers candy! Lovely color of yarn. I'd love to win it.

Love the colors! Thanks for the stripe tutorial--I can't stop thinking about new projects to stripe!

Congratulations on having your name added to the label. How exciting!!

hmm... I wonder if the colour repeat is in 1-row stripes too....

Wow - congratulations to your 'own' color way! Way to go!

That is so very very COOL!! Love that colorway.

This is a wonderful example of the friendliness and responsiveness of the online knitting community. Congrats on your namesake colorway!

Oh my gosh!! It is so beautiful!!! I could eat it up. The colors kind of remind me of vanilla ice cream with blackberries on top. If I don't win I know that I am going to buy a few skeins any way.

Congrats on getting your own colourway. It's fabulous!

Wow, what an honor and what a fabulous colourway!

If I tell you that Ive never used LL before would that give me a heads up? Yeah I didnt think so either! :) But its still BEAUTIFUL and whoever wins it will have a wicked comfy looking pair of socks I am sure! :)

Congratulations on the colour way, and to Emtnestr on her new shop. I've been a glad customer of hers.

How could I resist commenting, when over 300 people(!) are ahead of me? Anyway, I love your current sockproject, but I am also loning for another Lace-adventure with lots of intrige and pattern adjustments and improvements. I think a 'Niebling' would be very you.

Congratulations on the new colorway!

wooow, my favorite colors combined and with your nickname as well, Congrats!!

Congrats on the colorway! It's really beautiful!

That's a gorgeous colorway. It's great that they match the socks you are knitting.

I've been resisting trying yet another kind of sock yarn lest I get hooked, but for LL's named after you? It would so be worth it. ;)

Lovely colours and the name - priceless.

All the best,

Wow! That is pretty amazing to have your own colorway. You do have a great sense of color; I'm glad the folks at LL noticed!

Oooh so lovely! I'm quite jealous!

what an honor for you!

I'll definately leave a comment for the chance of winning some Grumperina-yarn!

Thanks for keeping this blog open for us! I'm sure a lot of us find inspiration in the things you create and write about.

Wow! that's awesome! It's a beautiful colorway too!

I'll add my "congratulations" and "awesome" to the list, because it is! It looks so pretty!

I've been reading your blog on your single row sock instructions and its been extremely informative. I do love the colours you've chosen for this project. I think its wonderful that there's going to be sock yarn named after you!

Congratulations!! I love the colourway...simply BEAUTIFUL. :-)

Wow, Lucky you having your very own LL's colorway. It turned out lovely!

Congratulations -- what a gorgeous colourway. Love the berry colour in there.


Oh wow it's very pretty!

This is a really gorgeous colourway. But you knew that already. It's amazing what those dying wizards can do!

You're famous. I would love a chance to win the Lorna Laces to make a pair of socks for myself - my daughter steals all of the ones I make!

I reckon you definately know you've made it in life when there is a yarn named after you...and such a gorgeous yarn too!

How exciting!!

How beautiful a colorway! And naming it for one of the most famous knit-bloggers makes perfect sense to me (especially with all your fascinating posts about the spiral-knitted socks!).
And who could resist a chance for gorgeus yarn? Not me!

Hats off to you! What a lovely colorway, lovely yarn & lovely lady!

Congratulations! That looks so nice, I am curious to see it worked up.

Congrats! :)

hum..no really my favorite colors and not so bright colors, but its really reflect the 'grumpy'/gloomy side..lol..and I don' mind a few hanks for myself, congratulations Kathy !

That's so wonderful, a colorway named after you! It's just beautiful.

Now, that's what I call customer service!

Congratulations!What a lovely colorway!

Love the colors. So cool to have a yarn names after you.

That's one seriously pretty colourway!

I think you have just shown me the perfect colourway for a special pair of 30th birthday socks I have to knit this month. I'm off to the shop now....

Gorgeous stuff! Please enter me. Thanks for the contest.

What are the odds of you picking me, after 350 other comments have been left? Oh well, gotta be in it to win it!

Well done on your blog, too: I love seeing what you've been up to. This spiral knitting, especially, has got my creative juices in a spin!!

It's definitely a combination of my favoritest colors. So glad that they did it just for you!

Congratulations! Since I am on a yarn diet right now I would love to win,
Thanks for the opportunity!

It's like blueberries and cream...no sourpuss there...SWEET! Congrats!!!

Sweet! Congrats on becoming a wee bit of yarn Legend. :)

Now you know you've made it in life when colourways are named after you.

Very very pretty! How lucky are you!?

Wow - your very own colorway - amazing!!!

I now have a new goal in life. Well, after world domination. But then, what's the planet, when you have a YARN with your NAME on it? :D

You have definitely arrived - if you weren't famous before, LL has made you so now. Congratulations and gorgeous colorway!

This yarn could not have any other name. The colours scream GRUMPERINA!. It's very YOU. Lovely!

That's awesome, preferred colours in your favourite sock yarn. What could be better than that?

What an honor!!

It took me forever to get to the bottom to add my name to the bucket! ;op

I love the tri-color blend of YOUR Lorna Lace colorway!!


The wonders of yarn-based fame! :-)

A Lorna's colorway named for you...
how cool is that??!
Beautiful yarn, too!

Wow, how cool is that?!? My dd loves those colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

what an honor! congrats! it's beautiful.

Ooh, how pretty! And what a nice honor!

Very nice! Did you know about the color selection before you started your socks, or do you have ESP?

(Heehee! I stopped by to leave a comment and found a name twin had been here just before me!)

How fun to have your own colorway! How exciting is that?! Now I have to enter your contest! Congrat's and thanks!

I've been loving this series on spirals. I kid you not, I was a little slow to catch on until I had a dream about knitting spirals and now it all makes sense! Why don't I have that sort of useful dream more often?

Fantastic! Now, how will you decide which sock pattern to knit this up in......

That looks gorgeous!

I know it's the same colour combination, but there's something about 'subtle' colour changes (rather than 'new row, new colour') that makes me happy! :D

Wow, that is fabulous! (And I guess something to which I can aspire -- to have a yarn colorway named after me!)

Wow, it's beautiful! Those are pretty much the same colors of an afghan I'm working on, but substitute light blue for the lilac.

Wow, there are already so many comments... but congrats on the yarn!

Wow, what an honor! That colorway is beeeeautiful!

that yarn is really lovely. how exciting that it was made for you!

oooh, the yarn is so pretty! i love it! :D

It's a lovely combination of colours, and I just love purples; plus, it's a real honour to have such yummy yarn named after you.

A lovely yarn for a great knitting, congrats! Now we can have "grumpy" feet, though I doubt my feet would ever be grumpy in LL.

Congrats, lovely yarn!!!!

Congratulations! It's a lovely colorway, and I hope to see lots of nice things made from it.

What a lucky girl! you never know what will happen in this knitting community. One day you're providing a tutorial the next day you have a colorway named after you! Congratulations!

You deserve for the colorway to be named after you - you totally made it up!! Thanks for providing the great tutorial on how you are knitting your socks, I was eyeing all of my leftover sock yarn las night thinking it was an excellent way to eek a couple more pairs of sock out of it.

Ohhhh! Congrats, that is very cool. Love the colorway!

That's probably the coolest thing ever!

Love the new yarn, those are totally my colors!

Oh, I hope I win!!! Great color and an honor for you as well...

Congratulations! I love the color combo.

Congratulations on having your very own yarn! It is beautiful. I just used your helix striping method on a felted bag of scrap yarns. The colors are not nearly so beautiful as yours but I loved the technique. Thanks for introducing it to me!

Love the spiral idea...I personally have more than enough leftovers to choose from. Did you get to choose the colors in your LL yarn?

That's beautiful! What fun to have it named after you.

What a fun surprise!
Congratulations on having such a beautiful colorway named after you!

Congrats on being associated with such gorgeous colours and yarn! It is like being in the hall of fame.

The new colorway named in your honor is beautiful!

Please email me if I win and I will provide mailing info.

Thanks for sharing. I enjoy reading your blog, although, I am mostly a lurker.

Wow! Great colorway....congratulations!

Ooooh Pretty! Pick Me!

That's a colorway I would buy! It's really beautiful. Congratulations.

Pretty yarn, chance to win? I'm there. : ) Congratulations!

Congrats! That is gorgeous yarn, absolutely delicious looking.


Congrats! Such a lovely colorway I have to delurk and comment :)

How wonderful for you and Linda!! I have been buying yarn from her E bay store for a couple of years and how great is that, she now has her own store.
What are you going to make first with your yarn?

What a cool honor! Congrats and it's also a fantastic colorway.

Congrats! I love the colors.

What a beautiful colorway. How exciting. Congrats.

Well, you've really Made It, now! Congrats! I wonder what colors would express me, if I ever got famous... hmm....

Thanks for all the bloggy laughs,

I love the new colour; it's awsome! Congrats!

What a lovely fusion of people and what they do.

A chance for Lorna's? Delurking ahoy!

Oh I just love the colors of that yarn :) What a lovely color to put your name on :)

what a great colorway!!!! how terrific for you!!!

It's lovely! I've been thinking about your spiraling sock stripe all weekend.

I love the colorway!! Knitting with that yarn would sure be easier than the spirally thing but I think your spiral sock is fabulous.

Congrats, gorgeous colorway!

Great colorway and a great name for it!

The yarn is lovely and those are my favorite colors, too!

I love those colors, and the spiral sock idea and have been stash diving to find leftover bit of sock yarn... but if I might win a skein, that would make things even easier!

Wow! What a stunning colorway!

Wow, what an honor! IT's lovely.

Those are gorgeous colors...

That is so neat to have a colorway named after you. You've finally made it in the knitting world..hehe. Really, what an honor.

Congratulations on your colourway. The colours are beautiful together.

Lovely colors! I can't pass up commenting for free stuff!

Normally just a lurker, but with that pretty colorway as a prize, I cannot avoid leaving a comment! Love your blog, and I read it regularly.

Gorgeous yarn!! And how cool to have a LL colorway named after you! :)

Woohoo!! Ultimate honor! I thought my Indianapolis Colts yarn was something, but to have your own Lorna's Laces yarn--the best! Pretty, too!

what a great colorway!

very cool to get a colorway named after you. the colors are gorgeous!

That's so cool! Congratlations.
I love Linda's store and I'm totally going to check out her new digs.

What an honor! You must be thrilled :)

What an honor! i like that they have grumpy in the name, too.

I love those colors together! It's great that they named the colorway after you! Congrats!

what a FRENZY for the
Grumperina colorway
I'm IN!!

It's lovely! But I still want to knit the striped socks because the construction is so intriguing!

Beautiful yarn! It will make some truely amazing socks.

Wow, congratulations on the colorway naming. It seems impressive enough for your knitting resume!

Gah! That's like being inducted into the Yarn Hall of Fame!

(p.s. Pick me!)

Longtime reader and lurker, here. How very cool to have a yarn named for you (and it's quite pretty, too)!

How gorgeous! I love those colors, and especially like the idea of not having to juggle all the different balls of yarn. I have enough trouble with one some days. :)

Lovely!! I wonder what the chances of her still having any of that colorway when I get paid on friday......I'm sure it's going to go fast!

I was just thinking how great those colors went together! Congrats!!

Congratulations! I love the color way - my favorite colors!

It's such a lovely colorway to be named after you. You must feel very honored :).

I think it is great that you are getting a colorway named after you!! Great Colors!

A gorgeous colourway to have named after you.

Congratulations, it's a great colorway.

I don't yet know how to knit socks, but if I win, I will do my best!

Wow Congrats Kathy. What a beautiful Colorway.

Beautiful!!!!!! All of my favorite colors.

What great colors! Congratulations!

pick me pick me!

i'm kinda on a yarn diet presently, but it doesn't count if i WIN it, not buy it, right?

beautiful yarn!

Ooh, pretty colourway! Are we going to get to see what it looks like when knit up? I know Lorna's sometimes have weird pooling issues. Is this designed to look more like your spiral stripe socks?

Oh, that is so pretty... now that I've learned to knit socks, I know it would make a lovely pair! Congrats on your new claim to fame!

OOO....I would LOVE to knit this up into sockies!!

that's pretty!

congratulations -- :)you're now an official colorway, and such a beautiful combination too!

and good for Lorna's Laces, for coming up with such a good idea, and such a lovely way to honor an inspiration!!

Good luck, and may many more honors come your way,

- vb

That is a pretty perfect yarny rendering of you.

the color reminds me of berry cobbler! Makes my mouth drool :)

Right now you are the luckiest girl on earth. One of my fantasies is that Meg from Twisted Fiber Arts names a colorway Quirky, and that it has beautiful autumn colors. Sigh.

beautiful colours and very stylish:)

Have you tried knitting it up yet and comparing it to the inspirational sock? : ) Congratulations!

What an honor and such a beautiful colorway! I would love to get some of this!

You know you've made it to 'the big leagues' when you've got a yarn colourway named after you! What's next? Luggage?

Congratulation, Kathy!


Dear Grumperina,

That is so amazingly awesome that you have a sock yarn named after you! Congratulations. You have entered a world that few live in.

ps...it's lovely too!

Dear Random Number Generator,

Pick me!!! Pick me!!!

Oh, nice! And what a pretty colorway, too.

YummE. and Contragulations! And a Lorna's Laces coloryway to booth (I can only imagine). I'm really Happy for you

Congradulations! I love the colorway.

looks great!

Is this a limited-time colorway?

Congrats on your colorway! Did you know she was making it those colors and started your striped sock or was it the other way around?

The yarn is so pretty. I wish it were more widely available. Any chance you could convince LL?

I'll come out of perpetual lurkdom for a chance to win one of those babies! Absolutely gorgeous, all my favorite colors in one skein, *sigh*.

hmmm....my favorite color is blue, but I have to say that is !gorgeous!

this is lovely, and not at all grumpy--but a colourway named after you--too fabulous!!!!

Perfect fame for knitter - to be immortalized in yarn!
(great diagrams and explanations, by the way)

Lovely yarn - congrats! I was thinking of getting those colors just to do that sock -- maybe now I won't have to ;)

Yay! Crossing my fingers!

Love those colors! I'm excited about having a chance to win the yarn.

i suppose that i will HAVE to unlurk in this case! that is the most beautiful colorway - you must be thrilled!

Cool! That's truly gorgeous, and congratulations!

Wow, it's good to be a blogger some days, huh? This is so much easier than dealing with four balls of yarn at once. :)

I would love to knit a Grumpy pair of socks if I got this!! Double cool.

I love the colours in your namesake colourway and I think that it is very cool that they named a colour after you. Now you're in the 'big leagues'... By the way, are the spiral socks for your grandmother?

Congratulations - no one deserves her name in yarn more than you!

Its amazingly awesome. Congrats on the colorway!

That is a gorgeous colorway. It must be such a thrill to have a colorway named for you.

I think this means you've made it to the big time ;-) Very cool!

Lovely! If only I wasn't trying to knit down some of my stash. *sigh*

I meant to comment before that your stripey socks. The color choices are quite lovely...some of my favorite colors. Congratulations on your one colorway!

Nothing like an offer of free yarn to bring out the comments! I love this yarn and hope I win!! Thanks.

So beautiful! I wish I had something so pretty named after me : )

How cool is that!?!?! It is much deserved, for sure! Congratulations!

Congratulations - it's a lovely colorway.

Congrats, what an honor to have and for it to be LL!

How cool to have yarn named after you! I love the colors.

Congratulations! The colors are lovely. And fitting.

What a great ending to the series on how to spiral! :)

I've bought a lot from Linda on Ebay too! Her service is the best! Love the colorway--though you would be a celebrity without it as well!

Your own freaking colour of Lorna's Laces! That rocks! Congrats!

And thanks for all the tutorials on the stripey socks. Ever since seeing the "stashbusting spirals' pattern, I've been interested in trying this technique. Just haven't made it that far through my queue yet....

How cool to have yarn named after you! I love the colors.

wowie kazowie, Grumperina may finally be the PERFECT colorway to knit a pair of socks for my bishop, lest he forget me (yeah, I knit and am in ordination process. knitters are allowed to do whatever, right?)

Oooh! I had been trying to get up the nerve to attempt the 4 color method, but with this yarn I could just put it off a bit longer. That would be wonderful!

Holy cow, that's a lot of comments. Gorgeous colorway to have named after you. :D

Very cool. Congratulations on getting your own colorway!

It's like winning American Idol for knitters! Congratulations. =)

That's very cool. Congratulations!

Love the colorway! I hope it knits up as beautifully as your socks are.

Delurking to say, "I love free yarn"....and your blog. I look forward to every post!

Don't you find it a little funny that your colorway is varigated and not a solid? :-) The yarn is very, very pretty and very, very tempting. Off to visit the store now.

Wow, so beautiful and you're giving it away?!? A great eye and generous to boot!

Yumma yumma!

What a pretty colour, and what a lucky knitter you are.

You have arrived.

Congratulations!! I'm hoping to grab the prize... you're very generous to give it away.

Oh, Grumperina, it's beautiful!! Those are my favourite coluors, too!

Ohhhhhhh what a beautiful color combination! And a great prize too! :)

This whole spiral thing is awesome. I can't wait to try it. Of course the LL option is great too. Why not 2 pairs??!?

Congratulations on a beautiful colorway in your name! And thanks for the link to a neat new shop.

Oh, I never win things, but I will definitely be checking out this new online yarn shop. How neat, to have your own yarn! :)

That's very cool. I will check out her store.

Wow, everyone at Lorna's is always so nice. How lucky!

Must come out of hiding for the chance of winning some lovely Grumperina LL!! Thanks for all of your fun and helpful posts.

Wow, to be forever immortalized in sock yarn - a true sockaholic's dream!

I bow to your magnificentness.

Humble Tora in Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Gorgeous colorway! And congratulations!

Congratulations! I love this colorway...

Beautiful. I might have to go buy some right now!

A purple combo that's not tooooo girly - I love it! (and some of my 3 to 5-year-old girl friends probably would, too...)

That is so cool! Congratulations!!

Thing One & Thing Two will be SO mad at me if I win (Noooo! Not more YARN, Mom!), but who cares?! ;-D

It's gorgeous, and how cool is that to have yarn named after you? Yes, dear, you are officially a knitting rock star.

How cool is THAT??!! You deserve it, your blog is so freaking informative!!

Yarn, where???
Nice colors!

Love the Grumperina colorway, LL is going to be busy, keeping up with the demand, given the rave reviews so far!

How cool! I think it's a little fantasy we all have...to have a Lorna's colorway named after us. Congrats!

Very cool, congratulations! It's beautiful.

Wow what a cool honor!! Such a beautiful yarn as well....drooling at the colorway! Would so love to fondle and knit with some!

What a pretty colorway! Congratulations!

Oo oo! I want a little bit of Grumperina too!!

Congrats on the aptly named colorway! We know you aren't as grumpy as your name would appear. ;0)

I wouldn't think I'd be jealous of someone having a sock yarn named after them, but I must admit that I felt a wee pang of envy reading this! How very cool for you and how very fortunate for everyone who gets some of this lovely yarn.

Congratulations -- I love the colors you chose. Lorna's Laces was smart to make "Grumperina"!

How cool is that..to have your own colorway? The colors are beautiful, I must say.

Congratulations! It's like having a sandwich named after you at the Carnegie Deli!

Love the colors. Just went and placed an order before they run out.

Such a great colorway, and an awesome name! That is so fun.

Hooray! Wish I could have a colorway named after me. Have fun knitting that up!

How cool to have your own colorway! Even I, who am soooo forgetful, could probably remember a color name that was me! And it's gorgeous, too, My favorite color, too.

Congrats on the colourway. I've been musing about trying striping socks ever since you posted, but there are a few more projects to go before I can try it out.

That is so cool! The colors do look good together in your spiral socks.

That colorway is HARDLY Grumpy! It's wonderful!

What beautiful colors. Congrats on being its namesake!

congratulations -- that's awesome!
enjoying your blog a lot, thanks from berlin, germany.

Wow. How lucky can you get? Now you'll be forever immortalized in beautiful handknits. Congratulations.

congratulations -- that's awesome!
enjoying your blog a lot, thanks from berlin, germany.

Congratulations on being the inspiration for such a beautiful colorway.

I have followed this tutorial and even re-read it a couple times. I am now ready to try the technique. I really like the way the stripes turn out with this. Thank you for sharing and teaching this old dog a new, useful, trick!

how fun! and exciting!


Did you know the colors in the colorway before you started your spiral sock shenanigans for us all? :)

congratulations -- that's awesome!
enjoying your blog a lot, thanks from berlin, germany.

Prize or not, I just wanted to let you know I love your choices of colors... and your site is very educational. Thank you


You're a yarn celebrity!

Wow, that's quite the compliment, having a yarn (in the most delicious colours)named after you. Thanks for sharing!

congratulations -- that's awesome!
enjoying your blog a lot, thanks from berlin, germany.

Congratulations on your colorway. It is a lovely combination.

Birds-n-Yarn is an excellent supplier. I recently made a purchase through her at your recommendation on your side bar. I also love the colorway. What an honor!!

(I hope I win. :) )

Congratulations - love the new color. Can't wait to try out the spiral socks - thanks for the clear instructions.

Not sure I can wait so long to have some. How cool!

How cool is that?!? Congratulations!

Very pretty! I am going to try your spiral sock pattern, but would love the chance to knit with your namesake yarn, too!

I would love that yarn and will have to add it to my stash!

Yah, that is amazing, I love "your" yarn! I will definitly come out of the wood work to enter the contest.

I really enjoyed reading your tutorial. Very helpful, and am the happy owner of a new pair of JayWalkers. you can see them on ravely (mayaknits)

What a great honor, which you certainly deserve. The colors are rich and vibrant. Congratulations.

Congratulations on your namesake; it's gorgeous yarn.

And I've found the tutorials on the striped socks fascinating. Thanks!

From one grump to another, congratulations! The colorway is perfect.

I love the colorway, It will be really fun to see how socks knit with it will compare with the stranded ones you are making now.

Yarn so yummy it belongs in a bowl with a spoon!

This is a gorgeous colourway, and it's got a great name to boot! Congrats!

Congratulations! What a beautiful color!

Warm, lovely colors - makes you smile

Always good to have more colors. Lorna's is my go to for all socks.

Warm, lovely colors - makes you smile

That yarn is SO beautiful! What an honor! *crosses fingers and hopes she's that one lucky reader* :D

Congrats! What a unique colorway!

Gorgeous colourway, I really like this one.

Wow - great colorway - I always wondered why you were called Grumperina!

Oh, I hope someone is selling this at Stitches Midwest. This stuff is beautiful.

How exciting, to be immortalized in yarn... and such beautiful yarn! Congratulations!

What beautiful colors and how cool to have your own color way!

What a great thing to have your own colourway. And in Lornas Laces too.

I have been lurking around your blog for year now, nothing like beautiful yarn to pull me out of the woodwork.

I really enjoy reading about all of your projects. Inspiring.

Ooh, pretty. So fun to have your name on a colorway!

I'm totally late to this party, but I'll throw my hat in the ring! I've been admiring the striping tutorial you've had up here, vowing to try it soon...and I do love the colors you're using. How AWESOME to have your own colorway....you're special in the yarny way! :)

I am so happy for you!

Congratulations - what a fitting honor.

Is it wrong that I'd love to have a colorway named after me? That doesn't make me obsessed with knitting, does it? You must be, er, tickled purple at the whole thing.

Now there's a story your grandchildren will be amused with someday!

Absolutely love the "grumpy" colorway. Congrats on having your very own LL!!!

What a gorgeous color combo! And one ball of yarn is much easier then four...congratulations!

Yummy yarn! Yummy colors! Congratulations!

I love to order from emtnstr! So glad she's branching out into her own shop! I am definitely bookmarkin' the site fo future reference.

Are you going to make Grandma some socks with YOUR colorway now?

Love it!

Oh, how beautiful! I agree with debbie above that it makes me think of blueberry buckle... topped with a cloud of whipped cream. Yum yum yum. How thrilled you must be!

Ooh, it IS moody! I love it!! Congratulations.

Delurking after quite a while to say, "wow!" to your knitting, tutorials, and now gorgeous colorway. Congrats!

I just love your colorway! I am a big fan of LL sock yarn too. Hope to see some in my future. Website is bookmarked.

Count me in! Love this color combo!

Gorgeous colorway! And it doesn't hurt my head at all--as opposed to trying to wrap my brain around the whole spiral thing... ;-)

what a great colorway...you must be so proud!

I love those colors!How very cool to have a colorway named for you.If I don't win I am definitely ordering some of that yarn.

congrats on your colorway...that is awesome.

at the unique sheep there is a colorway named after me---it is called shannabanana

Congrats! It is a beautiful colorway.

i don't knit socks, so i don't need to win the yarn. but how cool is that??? something you love with your name on it?? fantastic! you lucky girl! lisa sea silk doesn't have the same ring. :) enjoy.

That is hysterical. The colors remind me of blueberry pie, yum! Congratulations on your own colorway!

I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win :-)

That is really gorgeous. I didn't think I stood a chance so I just bought 2 skeins. Thankfully she still had some in stock.

Oh, I try my very best and queue myself in the line ;)
This is really a honour for you! (Of course worth it!!!)
LG Eva

Oh how exciting! Congrats!

Congratulations on your very own colorway! I have learned so much from reading your site. Thank you.

It's about time Lorna's made a Grumperina colorway! Yay for you and congratulations!

So gorgeous!

The colors look amazing! Congradulations on your own colorway!!

That's amazing!! Congrats on getting your own Lorna's colorway! I'd be in shock if I were you. :o)

Very nice!!!

that's pretty awesome. Those four colors are simply stunning together - nice eye for colors!

congrats! my favorite colors!

Thanks for the pointer to the new store. LL yarn is just to die for.

How cool that they made a colorway for you! Rabbitch made one for me and I just drool on it. (I hope it's superwash)

Gorgeous! I'm super-curious to see how this knits up. What an honor to have a yarn named after you!

How cool! Colors chosen, a post or two plus your most favorite base and viola... I'll be interested to see how The Grumperina colorway knits up too.

Congrats! That's so exciting! (and lovely color combo!)

Awesome colorway! And thank you for the tutorial. It's been wonderful to follow.

ha! excellent! how exciting.

now i need some of that yarn so i can crochet something heh heh

Wow, over 600 comments! You're ranking right up there with Yarn Harlot. ;)

Lovely colorway! Congrats!

Wow! Look at all those comments! Of course I have to add mine. Beautiful yarn. I love Lorna's Laces.

How fabulous ... and it matches the web template too! Congrats.

That's a lovely colorway.

I love the spiral sock you've been working and expanding our horizons with. Love the color combination and now to have LL produce the same colorway you are using - - it's just too KEWL! Makes me want to go out and get me some LL ;). Congratulations!


Those are great colors, congradulations.

What a gorgeous colorway! Congratulations.

This is one of my standard mantras these days, but it bears repeating: When I was young and stupid, I wished a boy would write a song for me. Now that I am older and wiser, I wish somebody would name a colourway for me.

Good for you!

Your own colorway, how cool is that! Congrats!

Mmmmm, it's deliciously beautiful! I must get some!!! :)


That's a beautiful colorway! Congrats!

I've been waiting the try out your striping method - your instructions are great! The new colorway is lovely. :-)

Oooo! Me! I want it!

love the color!!! and i would definately be more apt to use it than juggle the 4 colors for stripes. call me lazy.

Congratulations! Such pretty yarn. I think if I try hard I can live up to its grumpiness, so I hope I win ;)

That colorway is gorgeous! What fun, to have one named just for you.

I've been following your striping technique with interest, since I've got all kinds of sock yarn remnants that will eventually need using up, and this seems like a likely way to do so.

oh my goodness, that's so awesome! great colorway, too. it's like blueberry pie. :)

Love this colorway!

Alrighty, I might just have to leave a comment---I think I could even live up to your grumpiness. When I would knit with that lovely yarn, I would make sure to scowl just a little bit (even though it would be pure heaven to be knitting with LL)

's lovely!

Lovely colors.....though I don't think it looks that grumpy. It's very berryish...vanilla ice cream and bery sorbet.


Love the new colourway, and after you did all the work with 4 balls. Love Linda's store, I shope there often.

Congratulations. I have bookmarked your spiral socks technique, and loved reading about it. I don't think the colourway looks grumpy at all!

What a gorgeous colorway! Congratulations!

It's fitting that those colors are the Grumperina colorway. They're gorgeous!

How great that the colour combination you came up with for your spiral socks inspired a new colourway! What an honour to have it named after you!

You're very own colour! It's gorgeous!

Love the colourway!

Love the colorway!

Love it! It's sold out already!

I dig the colors!

That's so exciting! And the colorway is gorgeous!

Wow that rocks! It's a beautiful colorway.

Wow how fun! A colorway just for you! Very pretty.

Congratulations! People will have you on their feet!

And when will there be a companion Mr. Sweetness colorway?

Please consider me entered, and I'm bookmarking the site of your crack seller - I mean, yarn supplier - Linda.


I love the colorway too! Congratulations on becoming even more famous! And I also really loved the illustrations and explanation regarding how to knit the spiral socks! I have been reading your blog for a while, but am only now delurking :).

Count me in! what an honor

WOW, I have a better chance of winning the lotto than this draw with all these comments. But I'd rather win this amazing colorway apparently cause I'm commenting but I don't play the lotto LOL. Great yarn and great blog... thanks for sharing!

That is a nice colorway, hopefully it knits up in tiny narrow stripes just like your sock.

Which reminds me, I really should try that some time. Maybe mix a few different self-stripers and see what turns up.

PS I just finished my second pair of Roza socks last night, hopefully I'll have a pic for your gallery soon.

Beautiful and what an honor for you!

Wow! That is just wonderful. I hope it is all nifty stripy as well. Even if I win (so many entries!), I'm still going to stalk the Birds-n-Yarn store.

Wow! Immortilized in yarny goodness!
Beautiful colorway... congrats!

Wow, I'm commentor #697 - that's awesome!

LOVE the colors. I think they're perfectly suited to your nickname!

That's really cool that you have your own colorway!! I'd love to be entered in the drawing.

That's really fantastic!

I've been so inspired by your info on "the striping"
tutorial. And how great to have a great yarn like Lorna' Laces named for you! Congratulations are in order!

Oh! What a pretty colorway! How exciting to have a colorway named after you! And thank you for the store link!

Wow! If it were me, I would consider this the high point of my knitting career :) Just goes to show that customer loyalty can pay off! It's a truly fabulous combination of colors.

Are you having any tight or loose spots at your joins? I found that with spiraling two yarns, I was getting a ladder and a tight spot when I wasn't careful to keep my last stitch tight and my first stitch loose.

What an amazing colourway :D

How wonderful! You should be proud! :) Congratulations! I love the colorway. Maybe I'll do my jaywalker in your colorway :)

Congratulations - the yarn is beautiful!

Admit it - yer just fishing for comments!

That is a beautiful colorway.

Wow, you are very lucky indeed to have such a gorgeous colorway be your namesake!

How glamorous! Your own colorway! Horray!

A simple comment and a chance to win a colorway I'd buy? Who can pass up a deal like that? Not me! Love your blog and especially your tutorials. Many thanks!

Wow, it's so pretty! I love the color combo, what an honor to have a lorna's laces colorway!

Oh boy, if I win I'm going to feel badly that I didn't have anything clever to say in the comments section!

Fantastic colorway!! What fun that they named it after you!

That is totally amazing!! I bet it sells quickly!!

Ooo, very exciting! This is a beautiful colorway. :)

I've been working so hard and am looking to vacation with a skein of Lorna's. Oh nothing would be finer than the Grumperina Lorna's surrounded by palm trees and margaritas.....pick me me me me me me me me me pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese.

All the best,
Grumpy Marie in Grumpy-loving NJ

Congratulations! Now that's some real knit-blogger celebrity status!

Hi -
What a yummy colorway to be named after Yourself! Great fun!

What an honor! The color is absolutely gorgeous!

how cool! i love the way the colors look together!

Socks being your thing, Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock being your favourite and you being very loud and pround about it I kind of saw it coming.. What is surprising though is that it is varigated! Long repeats would take care of pooling, which you'd most likely be quite grumpy about:-) Were you consulted on the colour choice?

Giving away yarn is a good way to get all your blog lurkers to post a comment, LOL

Oh my gosh, that has got to be the very coolest thing ever, to have a colorway named in your honor - I'd die of sheer happiness.

Congratulations, Grumperina! I love the deep berriness of the colors, just beautiful.

I am honored to be part of the 700 people that read and enjoy your blog!!
Congrats on your yarn!!

Sure saves trying to hunt down all the correct colours. You must be thrilled, but obviously Beth knows that you have a wonderful way with colour. (I still love the peach/cranberry combination and covet the pattern. One day.....)
Congratulations on being immortalized in yarn.

Wow! That's so cool. Congratulations!

Will you be creating an original design for that sock yarn? I sure hope so.

I agree with everyone that thinks its cool! How fun. Love your tutorials as always.

Well, 694 comments means my chances of winning this wonderful yarn are very slim indeed. Congratulations on having your own colorway in your favorite sock yarn! It's so "you"!

Congrats! It's gorgeous!

So many comments, so little time. . .

That is one of the most beautiful colorways I have seen! It reminds me of the flower heather and misty british heath, not very grumpy, just beautiful and solitary. Wonderful!

congratulations on your new namesake. i just checked and it's already sold out! just like you, very popular! :)

So awesome! I would be bursting my seams if that happened to me. Such pretty colors!

I was sooo impressed by your stripey-tutorial. But I'm relieved to see that I ccan take the easy way out! ;)

ooooo--Lovely colors, will make some lovely socks!

congratulations!!! I would love to have my name used for a colorway. How lucky.

well, If I win I can say im wearing my Grumperina's when folks ask me at work. (they always do) Congrats on a lovely compliment to you and lovely colorway

Oooh! That is beautiful! Congratulations!

That is so cool! I love it.

ooh, pretty pretty yarn! Congrats on having your very own colorway!

FAIL I fail at blog reading. Always a day late and a dollar short. :) Still that's awesome!

Whoo hoo! I'm always up for an entry to win free yarn... especially yarn this pretty.

I hope I'm lucky enough to have my own colourway someday.

Anyway...the yarn looks beautiful...hope I'm the lucky winner.

Coming out of lurkdom to say congrats on the beautiful new colorway. Hope I win!

Wow, that's a darn cool colorway. And congrats on being that famous, eh?!

Congrats! That is very pretty yarn!

Congrats! So pretty!

Wow...I guess the sheer number of comments should tell you what we all think of that colorway! It's beautiful!

Wow, those are pretty! How cool that they named it after you!

How exciting to have your very own colourway!! I think it looks great. Have just finished my first Odessa, what a great pattern. Going to try something else of yours soon :)

oh, the extreme awesomeness of it...must obtain some...and i love your spirally socks...they are on my to do list...

wow, you're famous! i mean, more famous! way to go!

Hi, can I be entered into your contest please? LL is a yarn that I've never had a chance to try..

Nothing to be grumpy about there. Great colorway. It would be fun to see it knit up to compare to your spiral socks. Thanks for sharing!

Oh so many comments for such a pretty color combination. Normally I avoid throwing my name in such drawings but just can't resist this time.

How absolutely cool is that, to have your own colourway created and named for you? You're immortalized.

You're famous! Yay for beautiful socks. :)

What an honor! Neat colors too.

Congratulations on your colorway - what a great honor! It is really beautiful

OOh ooh pick me. I'm a h.s. teacher trudging towards April vacation. . . Does that qualify me for winnerhood?? :)

Wow! I can think of few things better than having a yarn named after you! That's amazing, but you've been so helpful to me and other knitters that I can't think of a better knitter to get a yarn named after them.

Congratulations on the honour of having your own colourway now! My favourite coulor is red as well but if I would feel "grumpy" somehow, this new colour combo seems to be just perfect! So beautiful!

That is an awesome colorway!

Wow--congratulations! Very pretty!

Whoo, pretty pretty colours! I would so love to have a pair of socks made from that yarn. Congrats on having an LL colourway named after you! :D

Wow, what a lovely colorway.
[Subliminal interlude: pick me! pick me!]
And how cool to have yarn named after you - now there's fame, for you.
[me! over here!]
Back to my humble, quiet sock-knitting now...
[me me me me me!]

Love the colors and how special that they named after you!!

Ooh I'd love to win! But my only question is...would I have to be grumpy while knitting it? Because with colors so beautiful, I don't think that's possible :-D

Congratulations, and what a lovely colourway!

congratulations on getting your own colourway! those colours are truly beautiful.

Pretty neat to have your own colorway! Looks fabulous - I'm on my way over to check out mtnester's new store!

I am sooo impressed with your blog-the prolific nature of it as well as your erudite treatment of all things "knitty"! Congrats on the colorway...

I love it! Soooo pretty, and what a nice honour.

Congrats! How neat to have a colorway named after you!

That is way to cool! Such an honor!

congrats! that's some fine yarn. it's a very sophisticated colorway.

comment comment... that yarn is just yummy! It reminds me of icecream!

wow, that is some gorgeous yarn. When you first showed those colors together I thought "she's got such a great eye for color, she should have her own line of yarn." I guess this is better, because you don't have to dye any of it, you just get to knit with it!

btw: offering free yarn is a good way to increase your amount of comments ;)

That is super cool that you got you're own colourway. Congrats!!

It is gorgeous...but that has probably already been said ;) Congrats on the colorway named after you!

Congratulations! The four colors look great together!

Beautiful colors!

HAving yarn named after you is pretty wicked! I am a little jealous...

Oh, lovely! Matches my post-pregnancy wardrobe perfectly :) I don't know what it is about purple, but it makes me happy!

My dear, you have arrived! Congratulations!

Oh my goodness, it's so lovely. Congratulations on getting your own colorway!

what an honor! congrats and thanks for offering your contest!

My own colorway in my favorite yarn would be a dream come true!! Congratulations on being so very special!!

OK, that is COOL. A colorway named after you! I've been saving up for Lorna's Laces sock yarn for ages, and never got around to it (hot feet plus slight wool allergy, speaking for myself), but this is pretty neat. Almost as neat as the using-up-leftover-yarn trick.

Very impressive - it will be very interesting to see how the Grumperina skeins will look like knit up into socks.
Congratulations and please count me in!

Your colorway is GORGEOUS!!! Congratulations!
Maria in NY

I'm gonna comment and see if I can win some of that absolutely gorgeous yarn, and if I can't, I will just have to buy some cuz I love the colors.

what a special honor!

I love knitting with Lorna's Laces, and I love "your" colorway. Congratulations!

How cool!

Oh I'm drooling! Yummy colors & how neat to have it named after you. LL remains my all time favorite sock yarn.

Love the colorway,Congratulations!

That colorway suits you PERFECTLY. Congratulations.

Congrats on getting your own colorway. It's very pretty.

Wow, how fun! Congrats!

Very cool, you are a celeb in the knitting world!!

Just in time. Great that you have your own colorway!

Dude, you rock! 770 comments so far, too!

Just love your site.. the yarn is lovely!

Congratulations! The colors are beautiful together, both combined in your socks and together in the skein.

Love those colors! You picked a good combination.

*gorgeous* Are you going to keep one skein for yourself for all of time? Show it to strangers but don't let them touch it? Cuddle with it? I would. Again... gorgeous!

Holy cow, you have a lot of comments!bev

Wow! Congrats! Such a pretty color!!!

Love the colourway, and if I wasn't on a yarn diet I probably would order a bit of it! But hey, maybe in the future.

Awesome colors. Congrats on such an honor! So are you going to keep the yarn for yourself and have two pairs of stripey spiral socks? I would!

Wow. A colorway names after you is just about the coolest thing I can think of! Woohoo! You've made it to the big times now :)

Wow, its a gorgeous colourway, congratulations.
I am still planning to have a go at spiral stripes though.

Wow! There are so many comments already! LOL, that's some pretty yarn that some lucky knitter'll get! Congrats on having a colorway (though, seriously, those are like my happy colors... grumpy? About as grumpy as you come across!)

Wow! You're own colorway! You certainly deserve it! And it seems to have sold out in record time. You, my dear are a cottage industry. How fantastic. And it couldn't have happened to a more deserving person.

keep on knittin' on, grumP!

How beautiful is that colorway? So very much, and more!

What great colours. And thanks for the tutorials. I'm finally feeling courageous enought to start my sock knitting journey!

Your right, it's a delicious color and does look moody and they are my favorite colors. Nice work it's just awesome.

Your post finally sent me looking for the LL home page. I am going to get some at our upcoming Knitter's Frolic for sure! BTW I am also planning some striped socks thank you very much!

Oh Kathy, you-enabler-you!

Your colorway is GORGEOUS! I'm imagining the socks it would produce .... Back now. It's a nice balance of cheery and moody, kind of the way I picture you from reading your blog. Congratulations.

Wee, been reading for several months, and can't turn up a chance at yarn! Especially one that suits you this well. First Addi Lace, now your own colorway... you're slowly taking over the knitting world! :)

Talk about knitting celebrity! Congrats!

Great color combo! congrats on become a knittable legend :^)

Such an elegant colorway...much more 'Rina' than 'Grumper'.

Perhaps we can overwhelm your lys with orders and convince LL that the rest of the knitting world knows you and would adore some of your namesake yarn...


I'll bet it feels amazing to have a colorway named after you! :)

How wonderful for you! I'd be so flattered if someone wanted to name a colorway after me - then I'd be one of the "cool kids".

Guess I'll just have to pretend that Trekking is named for me instead ;o)

Now that's quite an honour! congrats on having a colourway. Now you know you have made it in the knit world!

Congratulations on your own colorway in your favorite yarn. I've read many of your posts that include comments on LL and wondered about it, but not seen it at my LYS. Would love to win some to try it out myself!

Congrats on having yarn named after you!

Which came first - your stripy sock, or the new colourway?

Awesome colorway and what a compliment to have one named after you! Thanks for the link to Linda's new site!

Thanks for the stash enhancement links, as well as the contest!

Congratulations on having your own colorway! What a lovely compliment!

Oh my goodness, how marvelous! Congratulations.

Congratulations! That`s like having a star named after you. It is beautiful. No wonder Linda is already sold out.

Please put me in the drawing for the glorious sock yarn. I'm sure it will be very hard to find judging my the response to your post. Wonderful.

Congratulations! What beautiful colors! I have been looking for yet another reason to buy more LL, and now I have it!

Ooh, Grumperina, that's so cool! :D I'd love to be in the drawing, that yarn is gorgeous. Good for you and Linda, her shop is looking really nice!

I can't believe that you have almost 800 people commenting for yarn!! holy cow! Well here I am doing the same...beautiful colours for sure.

Wow, this is pretty yarn, and very clever of LL to make a colorway using the same colors you used for your socks.

Wow! what a beautiful colorway. You know you are "big Time" when someone creates something that gorgeous for you!


coming out of lurkerdom for this one:

Beautiful colorway. Now I'm hungry for some berry pie from Just Pies here in Columbus--Yum!!


love the colors - congratulations on the colorway. your knitting innovations certainly deserve the honor!

oooooo nice colorway! who wouldn't want something named after the great and mighty grumperina?! It's like,... legendary..like the holy grail! COUNT ME IN!

Wowzer. about time your sockly greatness was recognised.

I love the colours and as a fan of Lornas Lace and shades of purple, this is great!

Wow, I think it's sooo cool that you have your very own colorway! And pretty colors too. Congratulations on becoming even more famous ...

One of my favorite colorways. Congrats!

Ok this is just too cool to have a sock named after you. And great colors as well.

Wow, a colourway named after you.....too cool!!!

I love the colors they picked for your yarn. You are sooooo lucky.

You are officially the coolest person ever. First, you get me the best lace needles ever, then you get your own LL colorway.


Oh my gosh!!! That is so cool!!! And seriously, what an awesome company for being so attuned to the needs of their customers in the big ole blogosphere. :) hooray!

Wow! That is the coolest thing! I love the colors.

Ooh! Yummy! My favorite colors all wrapped up in one yarn.

That yarn is far too pretty not to leave a comment for :) I hope I feel lucky!!

Congratulations. The rest of us can only dream of yarn named after us. You are way cool!!!

What an honor!

Fantastic colorway!

What a beautiful colorway! I'll definitely have get my hands on some of it!

Love the yarn and how generous of you to share. You are gonna have to count really high for this contest.

Lovely, Lovely and SO Lovely!!

Love the yarn and how generous of you to share. You are gonna have to count really high for this contest.

I am bowing to the random number generator gods right now!!!

What a gorgeous colorway. I'm in for that lottery!

Great Grumpy colors...kinda reminds me of Pansies!

It *is* a beautiful colorway - I'm impressed that you're giving any away! ;)

LMAO - that's certainly one way to up your comment quotient for the day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've never used LL's before - what fun and beautiful socks those skeins will most certainly make!

Fingers crossed! I love LL!

Wow--a lot of people want that yarn! It is a beautiful colorway tho and very cool to have your name attached to a color! Just wanted to say as well thanks so much for the recent tutorials on spiraling. Very neat concept and I think I actually understand it! :)

Oooh, that colorway is fantastic. I'm a huge fan of every one of those colors and I love that there's some white in there.
Please put my name into the drawing. :)

Congratulations!!! - and I couldn't be happier with the colors they chose!!! I love navy, haven't seen a lot of it lately, and it's perfect with the swirly purple/fusia/ivory tones...Will have to get me some :)

Wow, I love those colors and thanks for putting up all of the tutorials on how to make these socks. I have been trying to finish up all my UFOs (or at least half of them) and have decided my reward will be allowing myself to get yarn for these socks.

Congratulations on the colorway! Thank you very much for the stripey sock tutorial.

Congratulations for this beautiful yarn named for you! And it's the best seller on the store you gave the link for!

Do you think it will look like the socks you're knitting, when knitted up?

Thank you also for that detailed tutorial for knitting socks with thin stripes!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the great tutorial and loads of entertaining information. Your blog was the first one I ever started reading on a regular basis, and this is the first blog comment I have ever left! Thanks for everything!

How exciting. Congrats. It is such a beautiful colorway too!

Beautiful colors! Couldn't help but comment to get in on the contest - and congrats on your own colorway!

Gorgeous yarn with a moody name!

Congratulations, I can't even imagine having a colourway named after me, that is so cool.

those are MY colors! how special! and fun!

It's so pretty! I would love to knit some grumpy socks.

Hey, I've purchased from emtnestr before! She sells Noro Kureyon by the single ball so you can get as many or as few as you like!

If I don't win the yarn here, I may just buy some from her directly. hmm...

So much more of a lurker than commentor... but the chance of winning such sumptious yarn has me out!

I saw this online earlier this week and am truly coveting it... I *love* the colors!

Its lovely and I would love to try Lorna's Laces yarn.

I think it is beautiful and meant just for me, since the moody colors fit perfectly with my current mood! smile.....

mmmm yarn.

congrats on getting your own colorway! that is so great!

beautiful colors! and what a fun and lovely tribute to the one-and-only grumperina. ;o) congratulations!

What a great honor. And it is quite beautiful!

That is just beautiful.

Congrats on your very own colorway!

Woot on the colorway -- it's a fab one for sure.

(Also, will you be putting the jaywalker pattern over here on your site now that Magknits is gone? I've got one sock done and didn't print the pattern, thinking I was saving paper by just looking at it online. *facepalm* ARGH.)

that's so cool they turned it into a colorway with your name! i'll have to check out the website.

Congratulations Kathy! You deserve this honor. I'd love to win some of the yarn.

HOLY CRAP! 864 comments as of this one! dang

Anyway... that is cool in the extreme! Your stardom is now immortalized in yarn =)) Excuse me whilst I curtsy, your Yarnyness.

I mean 865 - too slow me

oh well, heck, what a way to try to lure me back into knitting socks. Beautiful colors and maybe a chance to get it free? woo hoo! But I'll have to go take a look at her new store anyhow because chances are much better I'll purchase than I'll win :)

oh, i love that colorway . . . it totally makes me think of berry crumble (with vanilla ice cream).

That is really a pretty combination of colors.

Woah, I guess I'm not the only one that loves your blog. Thanks for all the tips and sending me to Linda's shop, she's great! I too love the color combo, what an honor - Congrats!

Can't resist a LL give-away! I love the stuff almost as much as you.

What an honor to have a colorway named after you!

Beautiful! Just what I need to get back into knitting...

that's awesome!

Oh wow, what a huge honor, can you just imagine what something named after me would look like? v8applesauce hmm well that's a disturbing thought for the evening haha

When can we buy it?? It is divine!!! :)

Congratulations - your very own color! And you graciously offer us a chance at your colorway.

The Grumperina colorway is gorgeous! I need more sock yarn!

I think it is wonderful that you have a colorway named after you for all you share with us in this (and other) crafts. And now you're willing to share even this special treat!
Your blog is fabulous and I thank you for all you do!!

Looks like it could be Eeyore's colors...so if not grumpy, then gloomy would work too.

Beautiful colors! How wonderful to have such beautiful yarn with your name on it.

ahh i love it

Pick me! Pick me!

Thats so neat, having yarn named after you! Pretty colours too, I think!

884 comments??? no way!!!!!

Congratulations on having a LL colourway named after you. :)

A belated thank you for hooking me up w/emtnestr. Have gotten some deals there and look forward to more. Enter me in the drawing!

Congratulations! Very beautiful, indeed. I'm sure you realized that when you saw almost 1,000 people posting comments in only two days. We knitters are no dummies and see a great skein when it comes along. lol.

Congratulations! it is a beautiful colorway. Will it serve as a substitute the four skeins you are using in your spiral socks currently?

Congratulations! It's beautiful. Would Beth consider donating another pair of skeins in support of my raffle for a Knitsmith running the Boston Marathon (for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)? Details on my blog.

How nice to have a yarn colourway named after you. Oh, to be a knit celeb. Congrats.

OMG!!! Your one color way!!! I was thinking dyeing some same color with superwash for my dyeing class sample to my student next week! I wish I could win and I will write on note saying that "Grumperina Shepherd Sock" to visit your site! Congratulations!


Oooh! Lovely! (Sign me up!)

Congrats! Lovely colorway.

Well, I hope you've got a nice big random number generator about. :-)

I love the colors in the new yarn, but it might be just as fun to buy all the colors separately. The more Lorna's Laces the better!

I think having a colorway of their favorite yarn named after them is every knitter's dream!

congrats, it's gorgeous!

What a beautiful colorway - not at all grumpy.

Wow...lots of us lurkers coming out from behind our screens! Congrats on the colorway. That's very cool.

Ummmmmm....now I want a big bowl of warm blackberry cobbler with a big ol' scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. I agree with everyone else--it's more of a "Warm 'n Fuzzy" than a "Grumperina", namewise.

Wow, that's just the most awesome thing ever! Congrats.

ok! i'll be number 900 in the quest for free sock yarn - and even if you weren't giving yarn away, i'd pop in to say "congratulations" on having your name immortalized in yarn...and moody purples are the best sock colors of all!



I should win this yarn because I made my 3rd pair of socks using your "pretty way" to pick up gusset stitches and they are almost perfect!!!!!!

I went out and bought the book you said described the helical striping, so I want to be entered to win. Pretty colors. Congrats on being their namesake.

This is definitely a sign you've made it in the knitting world! Congratulations on being able to lend your name to such a beautiful yarn :)

Wow! Over 900 comments so far! Did you have any idea you were that popular? :) I just L-O-V-E these colors...on my way right now to see if I can snag me some of this yarn yumminess!!

I just finished my first pair of socks and I really need more yarn!

All you have to say is "yarn give-away" . . .
I'm thinking of how I can use your cool spiral technique in something besides socks (I'm in the middle of 2 pairs now). It's making my fingers itch with wanting to try it!

Love the yarn, love the colorway. Reminds me of blueberry pie -- the purples come from when the vanilla ice cream melts into the juice.

Super cool! That is a very lovely skein of yarn.

Yummy! Free yarn does not go against my current yarn diet.

Totally cool! A yarn in your name! Just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed your blog. I've only been reading your blog for a short time but I have already learned many things from you! Thanks.

That yarn is a thing of beauty!

That colorway is stunning!

Grumperina is a lovely colorway. I can hardly wait to see what it looks like knit up.

How lovely!

congratulations- what a grumperrific honor!
this is my entry into your drawing !!

me, me me! I love the colorway.

this is a great colorway!

Pick Me! Pick Me! great colours - would love to see how they knit up...

Holy cow! That is gorgeous!

Soon people will be talking about the "Grumperina effect"--if they aren't already.

I'm almost relieved that it's sold out at the moment. I have just resolved to buy no more yarn until we get into a house. Ouch.

Otherwise I think I might not have willpower to resist....

Must. Not. Buy. Yarn.

I can drool over others' yarn, though.

How cool to have a yarn named after you! Congratulations!

I think the yarn looks tasty, like a berry tart.

Beautiful! And congrats on having a colorway named for you!

Beautiful!! What a lovely pair of socks that will make. Congrats on having it named after you.

Oh my! That is gorgeous! Congratulations.

I love the colorway! What an honor!

What a beautiful colorway. Congratulations!!

lovey colour combination, and quite and honor. Good for you!

Wow - that is so awsome! Congratulations. The colorway is beautiful.


That's beautiful!

Lovely colorway. :-) Not the same control as working with 4 skeins at once, but probably better bus knitting this way!

That's a fabulous combination of colors...and it's named after you. To me that sounds more fun than having a newly discovered solar system named after you!

The colorway is not only beautiful, but it can only make one smile while knitting. Congratulations!

Wow, that's really cool. You're a knitting celebrity!

Mmmm... like eating blueberry pie à la mode on the patio at dusk on a summer night with a nightingale singing as the full moon rises. Not so grumpy after all.

Congratulations! I agree with the other 1,472,589 posters - it's beautiful!

Congrats! First to have a Lorna's Laces colourway named after you - wow, but then the colour!!! Gorgeous! If I were you I'd be grinning from ear to ear for the rest of the month :) Enjoy it!

That's just too pretty! Congratulations on your namesake!

What an honor! Count me in please!

All of the colors without all of the hassle? Nice! ^_^

Hi Grumperina,

That color way is lovely, and purple is my favourite colour so I'm definitely going to leave a comment in the slim hope (900 plus comments!!!) of winning :)Congratulations on having a colourway named after you btw!

regards, S.

I love the colorway and can't wait to buy some for myself. I just found your blog and it's great to know that my favorite sock of all time (Jaywalker) has lots of other patterns for my delight.

Happy knitting.

Congratulations, Kathy! I love reading your blog, as it is creative, entertaining and very well written. You have such talent too! Thanks, Cathy

Very pretty colors!

Love the colors! Congrats on having a color named after you. And thanks for your tutorial on jogless stripes--it inspired me to start my own pair of striped socks!

Congratulations! What an honor. When I turn into a grumpy old lady I shall wear purple. I am now that lady.

Wow, coolest thing ever.... a yarn named after you! Looks great, too!

Very pretty yarn! I love LL's Shepherd Sock, their colorways are lovely and the yarn wears like iron. Always a good thing in a sock yarn!

Not only are you a genius at picking colors, but nearly a thousand people read your blog! Great news all around! I just love that colorway. And Lorna's Laces.

Somehow those colors just look so you.

thank you for the jaywalker.
I love that colorway.

Holy cow you're gonna break the 1k mark for comments on this one! I'm coming out of Lurkville to throw my name in the hat. Good luck getting through all of these comments! Thanks for the contesty yarny thrill!

Oh, gorgeous!! I'd like some, please.

Speaking of the Jaywalkers, you've probably heard that Magknits is down. Can you please publish the pattern again, somewhere? It is such a classic, it would be a shame if it disappeared!

Beautiful colorway! And such an honor. Congrats!

What an honor. congrats, congrats, congrats

So cool to have your own colorway! Congrats!

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