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Yarn & Fiber Colors for Weeks 37-38

Happy Fall Season everyone! I can’t believe summer is already over though the weather has been turning out here in LA. It’s a nice change for sure. I haven’t posted too much this week on the shoppe as I’ve been working on custom orders, but here are a few for your viewing pleasure:

This is FALL in merino/bamboo roving:

and in Tweed fingering yarn:

Another colorful creation is PORTOFINO, in merino/silk:

based on a photo I took of this famous town

andย  RAINY DAY EIFFEL in luxurious alpaca/merino/silk (gasp!):

enjoy!

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Yarn & Fiber Colors for Week 22

In this episode of National Fiber-graphics, we start off in the City of Lights (Paris) where we view an Egyptian exhibit in the world famous Louvre Museum. . .

I love ancient Egyptian history and the Louvre had a plethora of artifacts including sarcophagi, mummies and stone tablets etched with HIEROGLYPHICS. Some of these hieroglyphics were of a gold coloring against a stark gray/black stone. This fingering weight yarn is a nod to those ancient texts.

In another ancient topic, this BFL wool in MEDIEVAL WALL colorway was inspired by the ‘old town’ wall in Lucerne, Switzerland.

On the other side of the world, other colorways are playing fun. COCONUT LIME in a tweed fingering yarn gets its fun coloring from 2 plies of non-superwash merino and 1 ply of superwash.

And what’s summer without some tropical drinks? or a sorbet? in a sparkly lace weight yarn! TROPICAL SORBET is just similar to the sparkle sock yarn I have dyed up in the past, but in lace weight – gasp! How fun is that?

and we end this week’s journey in my most favorite place in the world…Hawaii. more specifically, the island of Maui. KAANAPALI BEACH is a tribute to a photo I took back in 2003 when our friends got married on the island. As one of the bridesmaids, I was able to share in a spa day with the girls. While awaiting for my treatment I took a photo of the beach from the hotel balcony. I am more than thrilled to represent this colorway in a Falkland British Merino/Tencel lace weight yarn:

enjoy!

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Yarn & Fiber Colors for Week 21

Ah, I am a bit late in posting due to the long weekend and working during said weekend, but here we go with this week’s yarn colors.

This first skein was inspired by a very crafty knitter by the name of Nutty4Knitting. Nutty does actually has a first name but we will keep that secret for the time being. I had some new fibers and yarns coming in so I asked the Dye-Along forum on KnitPicks Community for suggestions on new colorways. Nutty suggested a peach, blue, blue-gray color – now, how pretty does that sound? I am sure this isn’t exactly what she was thinking as I took some liberties with the dyes, but I think A NUTTY SUGGESTIONย  came out nicely in a superwash wool yarn. Thank you Nutty!!

PURPLE HAZE 2 is a merino/cashmere/nylon blend that came out brighter than I thought. Instead of using a purple dye, I mixed blue and red and it seemed really dark in liquid form. I love that there are still specks of blue and red in it as well.

Now we jet off to two of my favorite places in the world. . .

WAIMANALO STORM is our fave beach on Oahu where we found ourselves running to the car to avoid the sudden torrential downpour. 10 minutes later it was sunny again and we were back on the beach ๐Ÿ™‚

And lastly, LIGURE SUNSET was inspired by a photo I took from the first town of the famous Cinque Terre, Monterosso, during sunset.

inspired by:

and there you have it. Week 21 colors! enjoy!!

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Yarn & Fiber Colors for Week 14

For this week’s colors, we start off in the islands, work our way back to the east coast, then pay an homage to our childhood ๐Ÿ™‚

COCONUT LIME is a merino/tencel roving with dark brown, bright green and a bit of white/ecru. I just love those coconut/lime lotions and bath products so had to make a colorway for this!

NORTH SHORE 2 is a new tweed yarn! It’s sooo cool! With 2 plies of non-superwash and 1-ply of superwash yarn, the aquas & peach/oranges have this wonderful combination where the various yarns took the dyes differently.

I just can’t get enough of this colorway so, here it is again, BILTMORE BARK – this time in a new sparkle lace weight! This is merino, silk and stellina (the sparkley stuff).

Now we go back in time. . . Growing up, there was a popular doll called RAINBOW BRITE, who even had her own cartoon series. Though I never had the doll, I always loved her colorful outfit. This is merino/bamboo/nylon roving.

This colorway was inspired by the 1981 hit single, TAINTED LOVE (doesn’t it kinda look like tainted love?). This is a merino lace weight in pinks/purples with a black overlay.

And lastly, a colorway based on a movie that has transcended time and generations . . . EMERALD CITY is named for Dorothy’s destination to seek the wizard who can help her get home in the 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz.