I got back from Orcas on Sunday and all I can say is, it’s a good thing I unpacked and got all my ducks in a row Sunday night. Because come Monday morning it was, hit the dye barn running, and it hasn’t stopped all week. Paula has been out sick all week long with that super awful crud that is going around and around. So, Heather and I have been doing out best to fill her shoes, and yes, it takes two of us! ( Feel better soon Paula!! please…)
This is pretty exciting week for a couple of reasons, the biggest and brightest one is, that it’s the annual Rose City Yarn Crawl. Yay!!! All kinds of happy dancing in the streets of Portland this weekend. I’ve been cooking up all kinds of Blue Moon goodness with Twisted not the least of which is there RCYC shop colorway. I love working with Shannon and Emily and all of the wonderfully talented people they attract. It’s the best kind of fun. Wooly color fun. I wish you could have been in the back room with us when we named our colorway. Kat and I almost fell off our chairs when Shannon did here interpretive KaPOW PaTIna. I wish you could’ve heard her because it’s just the best. I have it recorded on my phone and am considering making it my ring tone. I’m sure if you are at the store in the next few days she’ll happily say it for you. (That sound you hear is Shannon kicking my ass all the way down Broadway.It’ll be worth it though.) oh yeah!
My color inspiration was the Sellwood Bridge which I admit was a little challenging. I’m pretty thrilled with the results though. I think it does the bridge justice. I hope you will be too! I think when they’ve done the rebuilding project on it we should yarn bomb it with our colorway.
Twisted is chock full of all kinds of wonderful yarns. Knitted Wit has been dyeing and skeining her heart out for her wonderful sampling on Sunday and the ever lovely Jeannie Carver from Imperial Stock Ranch is going to be there on Friday with a trunk show and a wee little lamb. And that’s just a few of us.
I will be there on Saturday from noon until 4:00 with all kinds of silk hanky tricks.Knitting ones and spinning ones! Shannon has designed a lovely little kerchief pattern ( free) and I will show you how to coax the hankies into knit submission.
Also…a whole bunch of Blue Moon’s bright new spring color line-up will be there, as a sneak peak, before they hit the website next week.
Until then we decided to try something new. We’ are taking your wish list and putting it up almost in it’s entirety for a week. After a week some of them will come down to make room for the new ones. ( The color wall is only so big.)
There are two colorways that we could not rustle the pics ip for and those are Two Can Rock and Pisgah. We’re sorry! We’ll work on them for next go around. If you do not see a fiber or yarn type offered in the colorway you want please do email us.
Here is the list of the colorways from your wish list:
Peek -a-Boo Peony
A little Dab’ll Do Ya
Spot Rock One
I do have pictures of the plying part of spinning from my week with Judith and a few other yarny tidbits but they’ll have to wait for next time. I will say that it was one of the best weeks I’ve had in a very long time. Reconnecting with the why and how this all started for me, the making of yarn, was rejuvenating. I spun until it the fibers woke up in my bones, flowed through my veins and tickled my soul. A very good week.
I hope to see you at Twisted this weekend.