A brief description of the colors that were added in November and December:
These skeins reminds me of the leaves and trees changing their colors in the fall.
Browns with hints of beige and peach.
There are so many gorgeous layers of purple, the color is quite stunning.
This pink/purple is an example of the wild coloration that can happen while dyeing Koigu.
Such a pretty combination of moss with rust/burnt orange. Another winner for the fall.
Lots of bright colors and some of the skeins have a chalkiness to the look.
This color with its celery green, muted yellow and purpley pink makes me think of spring.
To me this is an earthy, southwest color way. It's like finding bits of turquoise in the desert.
Olive brown with an intense pink as a very subtle accent.
Some call it fuchsia, others call it magenta. it's a gorgeous intense pink and it works for any project you have in mind.
Shades of oranges and purples, very pretty!
It's time again for new yarn! Here are the September pretties and they can all be found here :
P315 - A lovely dark neutral, my first thought was “It’s all the color of a terrarium - brown, shades of green, and a bit of cream mixed in”. A versatile color that can go with everything.
P414 - Soft orange with blue streaks. These are the colors of several sports teams - perhaps a hat to wear at a game?
P436 - Purple and blue with bits of olive. Very suitable for baby sweaters since the color won't overpower the baby.
P820 - Very nice mix of blues, purples, yellow and pink. It is actually lighter than pictured (I will shoot the color again and replace the photo).
P872 - My favorite out of the September colors. It’s green with pops of neon yellow and pink. I’d love to make a pair of socks out of this color.
P882 - More flashy brights! Yellow and blue really dominant this color way. This would be a fun knitted or crochet toy for a youngster.
There you have it. I've been busy this past month - I'm lining up a couple of blog posts about some of the project bags I'm working on and about my visit to some yarn and fabric stores in the Washington DC area. I hope to get them up in the next week or two.
As summer is heating up all the weather forecasters are just a bit too enthusiastic to declare a heatwave in New York . Oddly I've been keeping cool by thinking, working with and writing about yarn. I thought you'd like to see the new colors in the shop. And it's about time for a sale - use the code welcomeback and save 15% off any yarn purchase. The sale runs until August 11.
The dyers at Koigu produce so many color ways that are described as "rainbow". P146 is a rainbow, and it's predominately yellow, not so much blue, and lots of red violet. This is definitely a color for summer!
For some men this color is considered "bright". P163 is a combination of green, rust and blue, the green is a bit bright but all the other colors are not. Works well against those blacks, navy and greys. Consider it for a boy's sweater to a man's hat or socks.
Raspberries with your chocolate cake? Or would you prefer cherries? P347 is mainly pink and brown, a pretty and classic combination. This does not stripe, rather you get a few stitches in each color.
Can looking at a color calm you? P518 is a sea green with splashes of blue and a hint of brown. P518 would make a beautiful sweater!
P879 is one of Koigu's new color ways for 2015. As I worked with the yarn I envisioned a loose scarf or wrap, worn casually, maybe with a jean jacket (do folks still wear those?).
Koigu is know for some wild color combinations and this is one of them. Imagine a bouquet of irises and daffodils with a red tulip of two. Try P928 for that purple or blue that needs a kick.
Until next month's colors.
Just what I need, right? I mean, just how many do I have going at the moment? Let's not think about that, let's think about THIS:
This is Alchemy Temple, a 100% superfine Merino I've never worked with before but often admired. This was a total impulse purchase prompted by Laura's gorgeous striped knee-highs . . . when I saw her FO shot I just HAD to copy her! I really wanted that exact combo of pink and brown that she had, but couldn't find just the right shades in sock yarn, so ended up with this pairing in DK/worsted weight instead. The pink is much more of a raspberry color IRL than in this picture, but this is the best I could do (even with my fancy new camera, the truth is I still don't know how to take pictures!).
I'm going to make striped armwarmers instead of knee-highs . . . at this gauge, the project should be a true quickie! Assuming I don't get distracted, that is . . . .