Sunday, February 21, 2010

Look at this darling kangaroo given to me today by Karen, the store manager at Webs. Isn't she adorable? I am glad she was there to keep me company at the book launch at Webs. Great company, great food and drink, and most of all a very grateful and humbled kangaroodyer. How can I thank everyone for the love and support in making the book Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece a reality? It is a Webs book, all but one of the patterns are from Webs staff, the only other by Barbara Giguere of Shelburne, a beautiful pair of kangaroo mittens. Two knitters, Bonnie Lemme and Gwen Steege, knit scarves for the book.
I love you all. Gail

Monday, February 15, 2010

Book Pages

These are pages from my book that I wasn't able to download yesterday. Hopefully they will give you more of an idea about what the book is about and how it is oriented.

This picture to my left shows the Kangaroo mittens which were created for me by Barbara Giguere. The pattern is available in the book. The mittens are worn by Melanie Jolicoeur who appears in several other compositions.

The Rainbow Dipped Sweater was designed and knit by Linda Burt and also knit by Marion Halpern.

Dori Betjeman designed and knit the Infant Cardigan And Ruffled Cap which you see immediately below. Over the next several days I'll post other examples which I hope will whet your appetites .

Sunday, February 14, 2010


My book Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece is currently available for sale in bookstores and yarn shops around the country. You may order a signed and personalized copy, on request, from my Web Site ( under Sock Yarn link. The cost is $18.95 plus $.95 tax and S&H. . If you're on a budget and want to save some cash, order from

Full-color photographs by John Polak
168 pages; $18.95 hardcover Spiral Bound

ISBN 978-1-60342-468-4

"This stunningly beautiful book, which contains more user friendly methods and appealing effects than I have ever seen anywhere, made me want to find some undyed yarn in my stasyh, and begin experimenting. Thanks to Gail Callahan, I will now seek out undyed yarns and begin to color my own." Cat Bordhi, author of Personal Footprints for Insouciant Sock Knitters.