Saturday, June 11, 2011
YARN AND HOSTA, A Still Life
Yarn reclining amid the flowers
I am unbelievably lucky to live next door to Fleece Artist and her nearby daughters, the HandMaidens, perveyors of fine yarns dyed in exquisite colours. Once or twice a month, I either have special colors dyed for my kits or go foraging through their shelves for strange brews or left-over hanks. Every visit is bliss. Imagine walking into a world of silk, drying, hanging, sitting?
Yesterday was HandMaiden day. I had just had a batch of silks brewed in Monet hues for a new kit coming mid-June just as my order of Tili Tomas beaded silk arrived. Suddenly, yarn abundance filled my senses. I gathered it all up and swept to the garden to photograph the colors amid my flowers, imagining myself painting all these hanks reclining in sensual splendor amid the glories of June.
Think I'll knit them instead. And, speaking of painting, there's a 'Knit a Masterpiece' KAL running in my group on Ravelry, if you're interested. As for these yarns with their Monet-inspired melds of lilac, lavendar, blue-green and blue, the kits will be coming soon along with a little shrug pattern to do them justice.