Colours of Spring
The colours of spring are bright and abundant here in Cornwall. I love this time of year, the fields all around are dazzling with the yellow of the daffodils that missed being picked. The Gorse is in bloom and on a warm spring day, the scent of their vanilla-coconut flowers is intoxicating.
I have finalised the colours I want for the NEW Gorgeous Colours collection which will be available in May. These yarns will be hand dyed by the talented Sue of Pipps & Co for Gorgeous Yarns on a DK Corriedale base. This yarn will be very suited to knitting and crochet garments and accessories as it has a bit of oomph and holds stitch definition well. I have had fun deciding on names; inspired by the colours of spring around me I have gone for a nature and landscape theme with names like “New Fern leaf” and “Briar Rose”. I can’t tell you how excited I am about the development of this project and as soon as I have a launch date, you will be the first to know!
Have a look at these Colours of Spring from Pantone for more colour ideas. It’s interesting to see that my colour choices for the Gorgeous Colours Collection are spot on, and I have only just looked at this! Trend setter me! I enjoy colour, and the colours of spring are so inspirational and enlivening. I think it shows in my colour choices….
From left to right: New Fern Leaf, Peony, Deep Lagoon, Summer Cove, Briar Rose and Wood Smoke
And talking of nature and colours of spring, later in the year I am hoping to do some yarn dyeing myself, in very small quantities using plant based natural dyes. As you may remember, I went to a workshop last year, and used the plant dyed yarns to create the Advent CAL 2016. I love the colours and gentle tones of these plant dyes so I will be collecting through the year. Gorse flowers, onion skins, coreopsis flowers and acorns will all be on the list and stored in the old freezer in the garage until I’m ready. I expect these yarns, if successful, will be in limited numbers as kits. Do let me know what kind of kit you would be tempted with….a crochet lattice cushion cover, a fancy stitch wrap, a felt able bag design or something else……
Have you seen that the Como Shrug cardigan has been rewritten using Pirkka Lanka Worsted weight yarn? It’s called Como Revisited and is available from our website or from Love Knitting.
Bye for now,