Yarn/Roving

Yarn & Fiber Colors for Week 10

Hi all and Happy Friday! Here are a few colors from last week:

BIG SUR VIEW is a Merino/Bamboo/Nylon blend and the inspiration photo is from a visit to Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California.

LAVENDER BARK was a fun experiment using Superwash BFL. This was based off of yarn that I spun using a pretty lilac/purple and a dark brown.

MEDIEVAL WALL is the second version of this roving. This one uses a wonderful Oatmeal BFL base wool which I then dyed with browns, grays, yellows.  Inspirational photo is from the Medieval Wall in Lucerne, Switzerland.

PRETZELS & BEER. What else is there to say? LOL! I have been dreaming about dyeing up this colorway since our trip to Switzerland. We visited a brewery in Lucerne where we ordered a handmade pretzel and Swiss beer. I wish I could remember the name of my drink because it a mix of beer and soda (maybe like a Sprite) and was quite refreshing! We like the brewery so much we went back a few days later for more pretzels and beer 🙂

SWEETHEART is a lace weight yarn that was a nice shade of bright pink that I over-dyed with deep purple. I like it better this way 🙂

Enjoy!

Knitting

Squiggle Socks & Candy Stripe Socks

ALOHA and Happy Thanksgiving!

I thought I’d post a couple projects I recently finished (and recent meaning as early as this afternoon while watching football on TV).

This one is called SQUIGGLE Socks because of the squiggly line that the aqua yarn makes across the front and back of the sock. I got the inspiration for this after walking by a shop whose metal doors had these wonderful abstract oval shapes hammered into the steel doors. Very cool and artsy. This fuchsia yarn is wool, while the aqua is a wool/bamboo/silk blend.

These following socks are my CANDY STRIPE Socks for the obvious reason 🙂  Since I’m a big fan of colorwork and stripes, I thought I’d try a pattern where the stripes start immediately from the toes and work their way up. I did change the position of the yarns in my hand every once in a while so you’ll see a different color ‘pop’ out in certain areas.

Both are available on the shoppe.

Knitting, Photography, Travel, Yarn/Roving

Glacier Bay

Cruising through Glacier Bay National Park, one can’t help but take as many photos as possible. One of my favorite photos, I particularly love the color of the water and the ripples caused by the ship’s motion and the tiny piece of ice in the lower right hand corner.

(Glacier Bay, Alaska | August 2010)

The colors in this photo are really subtle, but there are shades of teal and gray and I tried to capture these in some fiber I dyed. I named this colorway Glacier Bay.

Knitting, Yarn/Roving

AlohaBlu Etsy Store Open

Aloha! I’m so excited to post new products on my Etsy store!

alohablu.etsy.com

Special thanks to my wonderful hubby for re-designing the logo which made a lovely banner for my store.  So, if you’re fiber obsessed like me (or know of someone who does), come by the store and take a look.  I’ll be posting sock patterns and kits shortly too so check back in a couple of days. Here’s a sneak peek of some of my fun fiber products.