Contemplating Yarn

Posted on | May 14, 2010 | 12 Comments

I’m already thinking of the next indie design and I’m trying to match it up with a good yarn.  First up on the table, a bevy of beauties from Sweet Georgia – light green is silk crush sock, dark green is cash silk lace, orange is tough love sock, turquoise is merino silk dk, and the the already wound sea blue cake is merino silk lace.

Other possibilities I’m considering are the always popular Madelinetosh and Sanguine Gryphon, at whose dye workshop retreat I’ll be teaching this coming weekend in Maryland.

I have two ideas I would love to work out. One is a little something to throw over yourself in a chilly, over-air conditioned office, a situation I find myself in a lot these days. The other is a cardigan in a lightweight yarn (can you tell I love cardigans?) for the summer.


12 Responses to “Contemplating Yarn”

  1. Felicity
    May 14th, 2010 @ 2:13 pm

    Beautiful colours. I love sweet georgia too; her studio is walking distance from my house, and Felicia’s the sweetest person too.

    I’m with you on cardigans, especially fingering weight. Just isn’t possible to have too many :0)

  2. Larissa
    May 14th, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

    Personally, I’ll be more than happy if you keep designing cardigans!

  3. Becky in VT
    May 14th, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

    Beautiful yarns all around! I really like the blue color of the caked one. I’m also working up a design right now in SG’s kypria which is a really lovely yarn!

  4. Melynda
    May 14th, 2010 @ 2:50 pm

    What a lovely picture- gorgeous yarn! I just got my hands on some Plucky yarn and am working on a new cardigan. Beautiful colorways are my weakness!

  5. thea
    May 14th, 2010 @ 3:01 pm

    Mmmmm. Those colors are gorgeous. I’m partial to the orange…..

  6. Julie
    May 14th, 2010 @ 3:05 pm

    such gorgeous colours!! I love that deep orangey shade. I’m looking forward to the new designs- these offices are always chilly!

  7. Adrika
    May 15th, 2010 @ 8:54 am

    the yarn is really lovely and I’m sure that with your art you’ll prepare some wonderful goodies… something to throw over myself, sounds so good :)

  8. Amy
    May 15th, 2010 @ 8:56 am

    I’ve recently been introduced to sweet georgia yarns, and oh my yum.

    And what is it with over air-conditioned offices? (Mine is, too.) Wouldn’t it be a good thing to save a little cash on operating costs and keep the temperatures comfortable?

    Of course, then I wouldn’t get to wear all those great summer cardigans.

  9. sylphette
    May 15th, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

    Mmmm…I just bought 3 hanks of the SweetGeorgia Merino Silk DK. The color is so saturated — I love it!

    Can’t you design new patterns for all of the above yarns??? Please? ;)

  10. Siga
    May 15th, 2010 @ 7:25 pm

    Oooh, that Sweet Georgia yarn is so yummy. I just knit some socks in the richest colour ever and can’t stop looking at my feet. :)

  11. Veronique
    May 17th, 2010 @ 12:48 pm

    I haven’t knit with any of these yarns. It’s a shame :(
    Glad to hear you’re in an office again!

  12. helen woloski
    May 18th, 2010 @ 2:28 am

    The deeply saturated colours of Sweet Georgia are amazing. Can’t wait to see your new design.

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