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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Blue Nude

I was supposed to head to Toronto today to see the new yarns for fall. I didn't have a good nights sleep and wasn't up for the drive. Instead I spent the day at home making up kits and knitting.
Yay. I'm at the fourth colour. I don't think the shawl will be finished by Saturday but it will be at the show so that everyone can feel the awesome yarn.

There is a new colour coming from Zen Yarn Garden. This is a special colour and once it is sold we won't be able to get anymore. The yarn should be here mid - May.
The twenty fourth offering in our ART WALK Series features a painting by Pablo Picasso entitled "Blue Nude". From one medium to the next, artists express their use of colour. Inspired by our chosen art piece, our dyer has successfully captured the excitement and complexity of the painting.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), a twentieth century Grand Master who co-founded Cubism, was only 20 years old when his friend’s tragic death resulted in the subdued “Blue Nude. His “Blue Period” artworks, rendered in somber blues and greens, were part of an astounding 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures he produced in his lifetime. Hauntingly beautiful and exquisitely composed, “Blue Nude” is one of Picasso’s best-selling pieces, and a testament to his ability to express complex emotions with one simple shade. [quoted from Art.com]
We have it coming in Serenity Glitter Sock and Serenity Silk Single.
Serenity Glitter Sock: 80% Superwash Merino/10% Cashmere/10% Sparkling Nylon
3-Ply Fingering Weight | Approx. 400 yards (100 g)


Serenity Silk Single: 75% Superwash Merino/15% Cashmere/10% Silk
Single Ply Fingering Weight | Approx. 430 yards (100 g)
 
The skeins are $37 each. 

We have geese in the back yard and Melo loves to stand on the deck and talk to them. We've come to the realization that if the geese are around then the coyotes aren't.
Now back to my knitting. I'm flipping between hockey and baseball. It's been a great sports day.

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