Friday, September 26, 2008

YPF - The Knitty Version

If I had never found Knitty and the Coffeeshop, well I wouldn't be here, online I mean ;) Until I had found Knitty, I was alone in my knitting, had no stash, and not a lot of friends that knit, or many cool, hip, free patterns. I had no clue what a fiber festival was and heck, what tink meant! Let alone a blog...I kept thinking everyone was talking about a bog??

It's been 3 years and I have friends all over the world, um..er..a stash, and more knowledge and ways to get even more and been to a fiber festival ;)

Amy Singer, is the founder of Knitty, (in case you didn't know) and when I saw her colorway next in line for the Color Commentary for Lorna's Laces I caved. I was trying to be good.
Lorna's Laces Shepard Sport
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Color Commentary Series
Lorna's Laces Shepard Sport from Angelika's Yarn Store (excellent service and super fast shipping and they will have the bamboo silk blend in this colorway soon too..um..yikes!)

But seriously, these are my colors!!! I couldn't help it!

"Her inspiration was her office full of gorgeous old office equipment and furniture. Lorna's Laces worked with images of a charcoal desk, steel grey filing cabinets, a card catalog that was grey with the slightest hint of violet....and a light blue princess phone."

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Many pictures were taken to try to show these colors!
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Yum or what.. (I realize this colorway may not excite everyone, but hey, doesn't take much to make me happy ;)
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I fear some socks may not be finished so I can knit with this ASAP!
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Thank you Amy for Knitty, and for this colorway!

20 comments:

Christie said...

What a beautiful, subtle mix of colors. Lovely!

Jo said...

I really love how well the colors blend and how muted the wole effect is.

CCC (Crazy Cooking Camper) said...

Beautiful colourway! Love it!

Bezzie said...

I just hope it doesn't smell like a vintage office. YOu know that musty paper smell? Although that does bring back memories!

I dig it. I think you're the first person I've seen w/it!

weezalana said...

Neat! I love how they describe how the colorway came about, too!

cpurl17 said...

I love those colors too! I think the phone color is cool.

Tara said...

Great job with the pictures, shows off the colors really well.

Angelika said...

Absolutely stunning photos!! These are the best I've seen of this colorway. You've inspired me to do better!

Amy's Vintage Office will be a best seller, has sold out for me already, and will continue to be an awesome seller.

Until the end of the year Lorna's Laces is putting this out in a 49/50 silk bamboo light worsted weight. oooohhhh miiiiiiiyyy gosh!! Should be in stock in 10-14 days if the mill and dye gods bless us!
Angelika
www.yarn-store.com

DPUTiger said...

Oh crap. Wonder if I can find that in Shepherd Sport? Hmmm ...

freshisle said...

Great colours. I agree, where would we be without Knitty?!

Jewel said...

Great color and I know what you mean about knitty.

Karen said...

Oh my, that is so beautiful!!!! I love when colorways are inspired from things someone see in their day to day life.

nanaknits said...

Sigh, I've resisted buying any Lorna's Laces, but I think you have suceeded in finally demolishing my willpower! Off to find a websight!

tiennie said...

I love these colors! The flowers from your last post are gorgeous too!

Elizabeth said...

I love it too - I just got mine in the mail today. Saw it was on sale at Webs and just loved the colors and bought it! I've been on a yarn fast but I broke it. And now I guess I have to learn to knit socks!

KnitPastis said...

You are right! These are great colors. Yay for Knitty.

Knittypants said...

So pretty, love those colors together.

Batty said...

It's fabulous! Didn't think those would be colors I would like, but now that you opened up the hank and I can see it all... I love it.

Mary, Mary... said...

Your pix are the first I've seen to do this colorway justice. Gorgeous!

Jess said...

Those are some of my FAVORITE colors together! I love love LOVE it! Can't wait to see what this yarn becomes!