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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dirty Hippie, Ember, Lucas, Nautilus

New colours of Sirdar Baby Crofter DK arrived yesterday.


Sirdar Snuggly Baby Crofter Dk is a gorgeously soft yarn with an incredible Fair Isle colour effect that appears as you knit. Inspired by the gentlest colours of the Scotland Highlands, Snuggly Baby Crofter Dk is the same wonderfully soft blend of 55% nylon and 45% acrylic as Snuggly Dk, and is machine washable and easy care. This yarn will also knit to all Sirdar double knitting baby patterns.
There is a new book for the Baby Crofter which includes this pattern. Oh my goodness. It is too cute. We ordered in the Snowflake DK in white because I have a feeling a few people are going to want to make this.

I'm at home today - it's accounting day. Really, the worst day of the month.

I'm sitting at the kitchen island and keep getting up to do chores. The dishwasher. The garbage and recycling. I'm tempted to wash the kitchen floor but that might be pushing things :)

We needed to get some parcels out so I'm now in the store. A huge box arrived from Friea Handpaint Yarns. We have new colours in Bulky and Fingering.
Dirty Hippie
is a fun color in saturated jewel tones. The color is slightly deeper and more muted than other "rainbow" colorways becoming a somewhat unexpected and much more sophisticated blend. This Ombré yarn transitions from cerulean to garnet, red into an overly saturated dark orange and finally to a quiet and deep mustard.
2 balls of Bulky Dirty Hippie came home with me and Beth took them right away. She found a pattern on Ravelry and is casting on. Pictures tomorrow.
Ember
is an elegant combination of ultra-bright colors with more muted hues. The passionate red and deep coral balance out the darkening shades of masculine taupe and pewter creating a very wearable palette. This colorway would look just as good for a simple accessory as it would used in a larger more complex sweater or coat.
Lucas
is both the creation and namesake of one of our guest designers, Sara Lucas. Inspired by the verdant nature of her hometown of Corvallis in Oregon, Sara selected shades of greens and deep brown-blacks with some lighter accents to create this gorgeous unisex colorway. Our aim is to create colorways that withstand the whims of fashion and folly and this color is no different, these classic colors are truly timeless.
Nautilus
is a beautiful delicate palette in shades of porcelain pink and tans grounded by a dark and engulfing navy . This colorway is universally flattering and both sophisticated and sweet - we see it being used in so many different patterns.
I'm thinking that we might use Nautilus Fingering for another Magmatic Boom.

Now I need to get back to my accounting. Send good thoughts my way :)

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