Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Knitting & Crochet Blog Week - Sunday: What a Yarn
This is Jitterbug in Rio, a very nice bright fuchsia. The colour is almost solid, the pink is slightly lighter and more vibrant in places and a little darker in others: very nice and subtle! There are also some very small bits of red and orange in it, just enough for about a single stitch - it does create a lot of interest and variation in the overall colour appearance. I love this colourway!
I also bought several further shades in this yarn - almost all directly from Colinette because it is more affordable than bidding for it on ebay: the price invariably rises beyond what you pay directly. People seem to go a little crazy when they start bidding for any of this yarn.
These are colourways Fruit Coulis on the top, and Dark Umber below. I also bought Cherry which is very similar to but without the darker pink/purple of the Fruit Coulis.
I also have some Frangi Pani and I just realised that I need to take pictures of that shade too!
Since then I also bought a skein of Colinette in Magenta, the colours are more pink than the photo shows, and it's absolutely gorgeous!
I also used a Knitwitches silk that I love: 100% silk single ply Indian silk in colourway Lucerne. This is the most gorgeous yarn that's absolutely wonderful to knit with! Unfortunately the lady running Knitwitches is sold out on all the colourways (Lucerne, a lovely mix of aqua blue and a gorgeous mid grey, isn't even listed although the banner graphic shows this colourway), though the undyed variety can be ordered. I had started the Balmoral Thistle design doily in the Kinzel Modern Lace book but it turns out that I haven't got nearly enough yarn. I may frog this and make something else with it, the yarn is so gorgeous that it really deserves a proper project and not a half finished one: