Posts tagged knitting
Posts tagged knitting
This is the Sparkling Violet-Ear Hummingbird. Who doesn’t love a wee little hummingbird? One of nature’s most amazing creatures… This colorway was developed for a faraway friend who happens to be a nut for purple, green and aqua. Yes, Miss Julia, it’s on its way to you ;-)
Naturally, it’s available on any gnarledpaw base, just holler!
(bird pic by Julian Londono! check him out - he has some AMAZING shots!)
This is a Dark-Eyed Junco. I assure, however, that this yarn is anything but a Junk-oh! It’s gnarledpaw Tweedy! a fantabulous light fingering that makes awesome tweedy socks or scarves.
But wait, is that little bird cute or what? And considering it was 81 degrees again today, I can honestly say the snow in that picture looks ok. I don’t feel threatened or menaced by it. In fact, while it doesn’t look welcome yet, it does appear benign.
(Dark-Eyed Junco photo from Bill Schmoker!)
This is a ‘tied-me-over’ as in a little bit of something to ‘hold you’ (as my mother would say about the piece of bread she handed up a 1/2 before dinner) until I get those flower-inspired colorways up.
This is, obviously, another bird-inspired colorway. This time we have the Brown-capped Rosy Finch. The yarn is my favorite, gnarledpaw Prime Fingering, a 70/20/10 blend of BFL, silk and cashmere. This is the yarn you use for a hat, for a cowl, a wrap - for something that should be luxurious, special and close to the skin. It’s gift yarn. For your Mommy, your BFF, etc.
shop now: BC Rosy Finch at gnarledpaw
(bird photo credit: Jacob Spendelow!)
Sorry for the spam!!! I figured out why it wouldn’t post!!! I had a bad file name!!!
Now here is the post as it was intended!:
Damn Tumblr! This will be the second post I’ve written. Normally I’m smarter about long posts and keep an html copy in email until a post actually posts, but did I do it today? Did the post just spin for minutes? Yes!!!! Did I “leave page” YES! Arrrraugh.
Anywho, as I recall:
Meet the Eurasian Kingfisher. Newest colorway in the gnarledpaw line. Available on ALL bases. So, do I normally post pictures of birds in the throes? No. But they say sex sells, soooooo. I’m kidding!!! You know that, right? But unless this is a gay couple, the female gets to be pretty too!!! Yay! You can tell I know squat-all about birds. I do know a pretty one when I see one, however.
The middle photo presents Eurasian Kingfisher and Cyan Shadow… hereafter referred to as EK and CS. Did I mention I lost a very long post? ;-)
Now, suppose you are a Stephen West fan. So many folks are these days! Women do love men who knit, don’t they! So, how about EK in this? Or this? Of, how about EK and CS together in the HUGELY popular Daybreak?
And if you’re a crocheter? How about this quickie?
(ok, saving html!)
well what the hell does Tumblr not like about my posts?
Ok, this upper is older - Cyan Shadow and the lower is brand new - Eurasian Kingfisher.
Reds are tough to photograph. Some reds in particular. This is one of them. The bottom skein is a brand new gnarledpaw colorway: red, orange and green. Named, as you can see, for the Chattering Lori, it’s a vibrant, exciting color. Consider a Traveling Woman shawl or in a popular free pattern the 22.5 Degrees.
available now at gnarledpaw
I’m posting this for a friend who’s hard drive died leaving her at the mercy of her picture-mean webmail. I’d promised to shoot it for real last night - you know, inside the tent, on top of the light box, but I fell sound asleep and woke up with another set of mosquito bites. And trust me, when I find the culprit, she’s DEAD! Dead I tell you…
Anyway, this is most divine DK EVER. EVER, people! If you touched this, you’d think you’d found your way to Valhalla. I’m absolutely serious about that. This is the finest DK and it could be yours if I could just shoot it and get it posted to the etsy site…
PS: That pale green? 3rd skein back? It’s a sort of pistachio color. Delicious, as you’ll see if I ever get it shot!!!
From the land of variegated yarn comes this photo… but I draw you attention to the front three skeins, names for the Adelaide’s Warbler - seen in the bottom shot. Anywho, those three skeins are (from left) a Special Proper DK, a Frieda Helix and a Pretty. That special DK is 250 yd - a nice 20 extra yds from normal, plus, it feels like it’s got silk in it. Even after the scour and dye process. That’s just a little representation of how colorways travel across wool blends.
So don’t be shy! If there’s a colorway you’d like on a specific base, just holler!
(bird photo credit goes to J.Toms)
If you’ve been following this blog for awhile, you’ll know that flowers are a key source of inspiration for many colorways at gnarledpaw. Here are three shots currently milling about in my head and tacked to the studio wall. It doesn’t mean I’m planning a creamsicle skein necessarily, but that something about that shot has the brain cells percolating.
So just for giggles, I’ll post these now and then when I act on them, I’ll post them again along with the end yarn product.
Meanwhile, I have a good start on my test knit for the kit I’m doing with Tina. Hazy details here. I’ve been thinking about how to do the free kit giveaways. too. I mean, like a radio station: the third message wins! Be the third emailer! Or, you know, some more fun way…email a picture of your favorite knitting place, chair, outfit, TV show, playlist, etc… or your most recent knitting project, or your current WIP? Any ideas out there?
I’m in love with two of these. The third is a giant meh (and so is hiding behind the others), but ohhhh, how I love the gray and the cranberry skeins! They’ll go up later today :-)