Monday, May 25, 2015

I Almost Kept This...

It crossed my mind today as I was photographing yarn, that I truly do want to keep almost all of the yarn that I dye (suppose that's good thing!) So I've decided to start a little blog 'segment' that I am calling...

 'I Almost Kept This'

all of the following yarns that I almost kept are going to be appearing in the upcoming shop update!

Everyone who knows me, or perhaps even has just spoken to me for a few moments has likely heard me going on about how much I love pink. Well, I do. I love pink. And this colour of Polwarth and Alpaca was almost knit into a Quill shawl (by me), until I decided to knit the same pattern in a dark, truffle colour...equally beautiful, but not quite so pink. For anyone who is curious, I've called this colour 'PINK'.

A second colour of Polwarth and Alpaca that nearly missed the update is 'Lemongrass'. Perhaps I love this one because spring has arrived and reminded me that I love bright colours, fresh growth and warm days. I'm also thinking that as bright as this colour may be, I want to combine it with almost every other colour out there! I've held it up against all the other Polwarth and Alpaca colours from this update (because that's what I do when I'm supposed to be labeling) and I think it looks great with just about all of them.

Next up, Merino Singles 4 ply. it's a batch of 'Aurora Borealis'. A colour that I'm still playing around with a little bit - so that means each batch is a surprise to me. I did a little dance when that bright, speckly patch of rust and chartreuse and...whatever else emerged. How exciting!? The best bit for me is the way those bright colours jump out from the subtle and soft background of warm gray / mauve.


My last favourite from this update is a couple colours in  M / C / N Worsted. Oh my, these were the toughest to let go of. On the right is 'Ice Berg', or so it is called. I'm crazy about this colour! A soft, cool, icy base with bright hints of colour. Of course, I am imagining a slightly magical, iridescent ice berg here. As one does. And lastly, this purple/browny colour is called 'Space Dust'. I never can turn down a dark, moody purple colour.

1 comment:

  1. Sigh, so lovely. I can see why you might not want to let them go. Really hoping I can snag a few of those Polwarth Alpaca guys on Friday, last time it was crazy. Love your work!