I have to confess that I haven’t been a very attentive blogger while I’ve been getting ready for Art & Soul East (I leave Wednesday), so I’m going to make it up to y’all by showing you some pretty new yarn. I have lots of knitting to do. My niece will be one on June 1st. An old friend just adopted a baby. And looming on the horizon, my son Teddy is leaving for school in frigid (by our temperate southern standards) New England in four short months. So, I have been playing with lots of new colors in an effort to decide what I want to have on hand to play with. Here are some of my favorites.
This is Debutante, dyed on Blue Faced Leicester from England. I love this yarn.
This is Crayon, dyed on organic Merino.
This is Venice, named of course, by Miss Ellie, who seems to be all about anything European right now.
And this is some simply smashing silk yarn in Periwinkle. If this yarn was a man, I would marry it. I really, really like it.
The Judge and I had a fun afternoon with the little ones at Magic City Art Connection, a local art festival with a juried show, lots of food (my poor diet), and an entire area where kids can make lots of different art. It was like a litter corner of heaven. The funniest thing happened — a woman walked up to me and introduced herself as Kristin. She said she knew one of my friends and recognized my youngest son from pictures she had seen. She had two beautiful little children with her and told me that they had some of my playsilks and loved them. It just made my day! I’m hoping Kristin will leave a comment and link to herself, because in addition to being a blogger of seven years (seven — she must have been one of the original bloggers!), she is a photographer and I want to see her work!
The Judge is on the way home with takeout Sushi for dinner. Life is wonderful.
5 thoughts on “Pretty New Yarn”
This nice thing about friends is that you can “help” them by posting a link for them — you can find Kristen here: http://www.thisclassicallife.com/weblog/
Since I am sadly blogless, I don’t know how to make it a hyperlink — maybe your 16 year old could teach me!
As always, you offer a feast of colors, even for those of us who do not knit.
Sadly blogless Jennifer is quick! It was really nice to meet you today. I am a jill of all crafts, master of none, so I confess that the camera was just a mcac accessory, an attempt to capture pictures of sadly toothless toddler girl looking cute making art.
“If this yarn were a man, I’d marry it” instantly classic quote! Great yarns, Venice is my favorite.
Joyce, all of the yarn is gorgeous. I can’t wait to see what you do with it. I think I agree with you on the silk – if it were a man, I’d want him to wrap himself all around me!