The thing that never fails to take me by surprise me is the way that the colour of a yarn can change as it is knitted up. As beautiful as it looks in the skein, when the colour repeats are all long and stretched out, is nothing compared how to it looks as you start knitting and the stitches join the colours together in unexpected ways. It’s so exciting to watch each row unfold!
So exciting, in fact, that it’s sometimes a bit hard for me to send my yarns off to customers… because I want to knit them up myself and see how they come out. And so the thing that never fails to absolutely delight me is when customers share pictures of their finished objects and I get to see my yarns all knitted up. Let me show you two that I think worked out beautifully.
Cindy won this skein of Garden In Spring in the SpaceCadet Creations May Giveaway…
And she used it to make these fabulous Dancing Diamond Socks by Wendy D. Johnson. I love how knitting subdues the wild variegation of the colours but still allows the yellow to pop. The result is just gorgeous!
When I lifted my first skein of Plumberry out of the dye pot, I loved it — loved it — but I knew that it was the kind of wild variegation that needed a carefully chosen pattern to really bring out the best in the colours.
And when Sarah chose to knit Pomatomus by Cookie A. with it, I don’t think she could have picked a better pattern for the yarn or a better yarn for the pattern. These socks are absolutely stunning!
Thank you so much, Cindy and Sarah, for sharing your beautiful socks with us!
And everyone else, when you finish a project with one of my yarns, please do share it — I just can’t get enough of seeing how those colours turn out!