|the pile of yarn on Tuesday morning|
I've been writing these newsletters since May 2014 (here's the first one) and ... things have evolved a bit! Sara helped me develop a style when she was here last June. Fonts and Colors make a huge difference. When we started, it was all about the "project". Now, though, the "off week" letters (which the shop's manager publishes) do most of that. My letters are focused around yarn, with just enough pattern thrown in to get people excited about that yarn. I still work with the same fonts and colors Sara helped me find, but now I spend most of my time on research...and photos.
When Swans Island announced the yarn and pattern collection (late Spring?) I immediately wanted to knit the Ingrid Pullover. I love pullovers and I really wanted to learn two-handed fair isle. I was delighted when Theresa decided to order the yarn...in all 36 colors. But when the yarn arrived last month, I was up to my eyeballs in Shibui and didn't really look at it. Until Monday when I snapped this photo with my phone.
|the sport is on the right - 36 colors fill up the bins!|
|for the opening - love the focus on the label...the rest of the photos were quick once I got this one|
|from this morning's (failed) attempt to photograph colorways...again in my bedroom|
|my kitchen counter close to publication time|
I've mentioned here before that one of the hazards of this whole newsletter gig is what it does to my queue! This week was no exception. My friend Pat has had her eye on the Fiona Coat. She was planning to buy the yarn and knit it for her "light winter coat" in December and January. I really wasn't interested in knitting a "stockinette blanket with sleeves" ... until I saw this coat
|yep, from Nordstrom...I don't even know how much it costs|
Pat and another friend also bought their yarn yesterday. We're going to have a knit-along! of course Pat has already swatched...me...not so much, but I have wound a ball of yarn.
|noting how weird lighting can be with yarn... this is the lightest color shown in the photo above|