I’ve been looking at new yarns, making plans and designing new patterns, all with my friend Steph Thornton of Perran Yarns. I had a lovely evening with her yesterday organising the new yarns and colours for the autumn, and discussing the next part of a new pattern we are working on together.
These are some of the Perran yarns we will be stocking in the Autumn once Steph has beautifully hand-dyed them. (She really is very talented with colour, I’m a big fan!) There’s a new Merino Tweed yarn shown in colours “Sunset Party”, Blackcurrant Sorbet” and “Weathered”. This new yarn picks up the colour really well and shows the tweed effect to perfection. A lot of the colours I choose are quite girly, (I love the blackcurrant sorbet!) but the “Weathered” colour is perfect for a special man in your life and when I get time I will make it up into a beanie hat pattern for you.
The Merino and Tussah silk is beautiful and has been very popular with customers, what do you think of this colour “Mineral”? Its ideal for either men or women as accessories, but it would make a lovely garment and with a bit of notice, and a bit of patience, Steph can custom dye any batch of yarn in any colour way to your requirements, and with all the same dye lot, there’s less problem adding a new skein to your work. Just let me know, by email and I’d be happy to help.
One of the new patterns we have been working on was dreamt up in a quiet moment chatting when we were at Royal Cornwall Show together. I’m a lifelong knitter learning to crochet, Steph is much more of a crocheter than me. We decided to collaborate on a shawl pattern which features both knitting and crochet, and Perran Yarns and another Gorgeous Yarn from our collection. So, I have made a knitted test piece, and we have discussed the crochet edging it will have and that’s what I’m working on next. I’ll post pictures in my next blog if I’ve got on OK with it, but it’s the crochet bit, and I’m not so good at that! Steph and I hope it will be available as a pattern in the autumn, and perhaps as a kit…. I think it will be called Dynamic Duo, but perhaps I’m flattering myself!
It seems a bit crazy to be talking about the autumn when we haven’t had our summer holiday yet and the kids are just breaking up from school. Time flies by and I want to have patterns and yarns ready for you to pick up your hooks or needles when the weather changes and everyone is back in the school routine again. I will do my best to keep blogging during the holidays, and write my summer newsletter next week, but if the sun is shining, I’ll be in the garden!
Bye for now!