Wednesday, May 28, 2014

No Idle Hands Here!

Though I am generally a floppy person who enjoys her laziness as much as the next person, I still need to be doing something.  As I am currently out of yarn to dye, I'm returning to recycling yarn to fill up my time and my shop.  I have literally wound thousands of yards into skeins and still have a bunch to go.  I am so pleased with the summer colors and textures I was able to harvest from discarded sweaters.  They will be up in the shop soon! Here is a plate of mini-skeins as an appetizer.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Radiant Orchid, How I Adore Thee!

Ever late to the party (I may end up renaming my blog that), I figured it was time to celebrate Pantone's Color of the Year!  Radiant Orchid is gorgeous.  I thought nothing could top last year's Emerald Green, but I've been having so much fun looking for ochidy delights on Etsy that it has been very difficult to choose what to feature.  If you want to read my post on Emerald and my discovery of the wonder that is Pantone, you can check it out here.  Now, without further ado, some of my favorite Etsy picks of Radiant Orchid!

An understated geometric pattern really lets the color take center stage. From The Bolster Queens.

Radiant Orchid is not just an accent color! This nightstand from Stiltskin Studios is exquisite in full color.
I am a sucker for a new sheer lip color.  Etherealle makes this temptress shade. They actually make several shades that fall into the orchid family. Something for everyone!
I absolutely love men in shades of pink, berry, and the like. From Dark Cycle Clothing.
This photograph from Three Colors has a few of my favorite things: weathered doors, Paris and color!
There is nothing about this mug from Batton Clayworks that I don't love.
And you know I'm going to add in a yarn.  These beautiful and unusual skeins come from Silk Divine.

Friday, May 16, 2014

I'm All Business! But It's Fun!

Years ago, I discovered Pinterest.  I had a lot of fun collecting everything from ideas for crafts and home decor to outlandish fantasy castles and costumes.  Then, as many recreational online activities tend to do, Pinterest fell by the wayside and I found other things occupying my time.  But now I have rediscovered Pinterest and I am loving it.  I switched my account over to a business one, but left my boards the same.  After all, I'd rather have people know I am a real person, not just a website.  I also added a widget to this blog so people can follow me (hint, hint) or pin things themselves. I'm finding tons of inspiration for all aspects of my life.  The recipes alone are worth creating an account. I feel like I'm a little late to the game and that everybody has been pinning blissfully along for years without me, but I'm going to catch up!

Sangria in the Deep End, Bellini Freckle, Pool Party, Mojito Freckle
Yarn News: New summer colors are here and listed at Skein Deep Yarn!  I feel so good about these that I've made little sample to show yarn shops in Colorado while we are there in June.  I would love to have my yarns in a few fabulous shops across the country.  I have had so much fun working on my business and can't wait to create the next bunch of colorways.  I know it's ridiculously early, but I have some very fun ideas for my holiday line.  I'll slip some fall colorways in, too, of course!
Summer Sky, Celery Stalk, Paper Flowers

I've barely had time to knit the past few days, but I have a tank top I'm designing and a pair of socks on the needles.  I'll probably take a bit of time out today to devote to these little projects.  I'll post pictures next time! 

That's all the news here for now, so see you soon and have a yarny day!