Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Summer Knitting (or Crocheting)

 Update 8/8/13 The picture I had here of some beautifully hand painted yarn is not available because hopefully the lovely yarn sold. However the shop I talk about is still on Etsy with even more handpainted yarns and finished items as well.

In a search for orange to fit a blogging theme this is what I found. To me this Etsy seller jirbydesigns has captured the essence of summer in a color way she calls Fruit Punch. In this color grouping you can get anything from wool to silk to fun novelty yarns like a ladder or eyelash.These colors could take you from summer to fall with a fun wrap made of the ladder yarn to a pair of cozy socks knitted from the wool.
In her own words from her profile in her Etsy shop jirbydesigns explains where her inspiration comes from."I started selling my own line of handpainted yarns in the fall of 2004. I have developed my own colorways based on the nature that surrounds me both in Virginia and coastal North Carolina. I dye my yarns by hand in a small studio at my home. I handpaint the yarns in small quantities using Gaywool Dyes."
For more sunny, wonderful, amusing and very orange themed posts check out this blog for links to others in the Etsy Bloggers Street Team.
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  1. That yarn is gorgeous and makes me want to start knitting--something I have not done since I was about 6 years old when my Memere taught me how!

    Great orange post!

  2. Thanks. I really like the idea of a theme for writing inspiration. Thanks to the person who said orange.

  3. The colors are absolutely beautiful. It is very impressive what you can do when you dye your own. wonderful presentation for the "orange theme"! Corline


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