End of Summer Sparkle and Delirium!
The yarn arrived! The sock club has shipped!! And…we are just about caught up on everything that this yarn shipping delay fiasco cost us and just in time fore heat wave. Holy moly it is not a good day to be a dyer today. So very hot!!!!
Just about the whole team arrived this am at 6:00. While for a few of us that is our regular start of the dye day, to the rest of team blue moon it brought home the meaning of the crack of dawn. We compensated for this with cake for breakfast!! On the upside it does mean we get to stop at 2:0o today and not steam set yarn when it is over 90 degree weather. Actually we could probably just lay it out in the sun and be good to go.
As you can see in the very bright header above, Shannon and I are hosting another KAL!! A super, sparkley, speckley, sock-anklet knit-a-long no less. I know…we’ve been overcome by the speckle on the sparkle. I will stop, but please know, I could go on and on and on with the whole speckle~sparkle word play.
You can read all out the details in the post above. I can’t wait to see all kinds of sparkley speckled anklets walking around. I really want to knit a pair in Heckley Speckley because I have a bit of a colorway crush going for it but Shannon has beat me to the punch on that one. Instead I think I am going to try a getting a little Intro-Specktive. ;0)
Or I will throw caution to the wind and Heckle Speckle to my heart content.
See?? It’s a skein of beauty!
I have another color love affair going on right now too.
Delirium is a magical mercurial character and the youngest of the seven Endless from Neil Gaiman’s Sandman Series. I love her!! She was born Delight and later transformed into Delirium. How poetic is that?! She is a colorful changeling with a prophetic tendency that often comes too late. She’ s a little scattered often dropping and later picking up the threads of a conversation. Her observations on life are seriously entertaining, offbeat and often inconsequential. She is a force unto herself and most of the Endless are fond of her and she them. She has a bit of a thing for Destruction which makes sense in the grand scheme of things.
I was asked earlier this year to come up with a colorway inspired by a graphic novel. I was pretty thrilled with this color inspiration. Of course I chose Sandman! I decided to do a colorway based on Delirium for them. I was so possessed by creating Delirium that keeping with her changeling essence I made a few incarnations. The one I sent to JBW, I called, A Little Delirium which is a paler version of our Delirium. I am also in the process fine tuning one that is Delight before she was became her more delirious self. And yes, I do believe I am on my way to creating all of the Endless ones.
Right now our lovely friend Shannon is knitting a Wonder Shawl out of it and Solstice.
So pretty! Can’t wait until she gets to the lacy part. Hurry up Shannon!
Okay I have got to make a run to the PO with the afternoon mailing before it is too late.
Our Specials are on for one more week folks! I really mean it this time. So get them while you can!
I hope everyone has the best of weekends. I am headed to Coastal Yarns tomorrow morning with a whole bunch of yarn. So if you at the coast be sure to drop by!
oh….I almost forgot!