With the creation of my Saethwr gloves, I’ve entered a new chapter as a designer: color work. It’s opened up a whole new world of ideas that I am really excited to explore. I’ve got another design planned using the Afghan Hound I have left over from Saethwr — something that will match the gloves. And I’m super excited because I placed my first order with Brooklyn Tweed last night — 2 skeins of Shelter in warm gray tones that will be a perfect match for my black peacoat as a new scarf or cowl design I’m plotting. I’ve also got my eye on some Quince & Co. Chickadee for a multi-colored shawl I’m designing in my head even before I’ve ordered the yarn!
You might be wondering why I’m ordering yarn when I’m a yarn-dyer. So I’ll tell you why. As much as I love knitting with yarn hand-dyed by myself or one of my indie dyer friends, sometimes I have a real hankering to knit with yarn that has been made in America out of America-grown wool. To satisfy that hunger, I order from Quince. And now from Brooklyn Tweed as well. It isn’t very often that I do purchase yarn from other companies nowadays since I do knit and design mostly with my own bases. But as a designer, I love working with yarns from all different brands.
Anyway, back to my new adventure… And I have some questions that I’d love to discuss: Do you enjoy knitting color work projects? If so, what kind and why?
Everyone who joins in the discussion between now and next Wednesday, the 20th, will be entered to win a free copy of Saethwr via Ravelry, so get to talking! I really want to hear what you have to say. :)
P.S. ~ I just realized why I haven’t been getting comments since September! Somehow my settings got changed, so my new entries weren’t allowing comments. All fixed now, I hope! :)