Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hunting for Color

Dear Hearts,

What with one thing and another–where “one thing” is a ranch in Wyoming and “another” is a camp site in Chiapas–I’ve not had a moment to paste into this notebook a few photographs* from my recent stay in Morocco.

In the souk of Marrakesh, where I’ve lingered for many an hour, you will be delighted to find dyers hard at work…

creating yarns in colors so proud and revelatory that make one feel as though one has long been looking at the world through a grey veil…

Of course, when it comes to color Morocco as a whole is nothing short of a revelation. Sometimes, as a game, I pick a color in the morning and see how and where it pops up. These are from a blue day…

I’m simply over the moon to note that our own, dear colors are proving inspirational to a growing cadre of knit and crochet designers. Here follows a list of tremendous patterns either designed with our yarns or noted as being particularly suited to them.

Each title links to the pattern’s Ravelry listing.

Voyager Wrap (Julie Dietz)
Jewel Neck Shell (Karen Connor)
Raspberry Beanie (Lauren Sanchez)
Alice Elizabeth Shawlette (Laura Linneman)
Broadwyn Shawl (Miriam L. Felton)

Gloria Cloche and Headband (Quirky Bird Knits)
Gloria Handwarmers (Quirky Bird Knits)

Oakdale Hat (Darla J. Fanton)
Go Team, Go! Mitts (Lisa Ortale)
Fancy Panties Hat (Lisa Ortale)
Santa Maria Scarf (NorthbrooKnits / Joyce Weida)
Foliage Garland (Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich)
Cara Cardigan (Lorna’s Laces)

Where shall we go next?

Yours Ever,
Mrs. Crosby

*Speaking of photographs, I do hope you'll be playing along in our new photography contest.

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