Color Inspiration Thursday: Celestial

Celestial is a beautiful tonal solid blue with soft lavender undertones. It’s perfect for patterns where you want the stitchwork to shine and not be obscured by an overly dark or deep color. Celestial is dark enough to not be quite a pastel, but light enough not to obscure cables, lace and other stitch patterns.

And, because I am all about colorwork these days, Celestial would look great in a colorwork project, with so many options. Here are just a few:


Colorwork Options, clockwise from Upper Left: Celestial with Muscaris, Fresh Mint, The Witching Hour, Bison, and Scrimshaw

I’m imagining an icelandic style sweater knit in Bison with a patterned yoke in Celestial, Fresh Mint and Au Naturel (undyed), or knit in The Witching Hour with a yoke in Celestial, Fresh Mint and Au Naturel, or a hat and mittens in Celestial, Muscaris and Au Naturel or The Witching Hour. There are so many other great combinations of colors I didn’t show here (Pink Sands, Daydream, Fog …) that would be so pretty.

I need more time to knit.



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Help Me Plan for the Future!

Thanks to everyone who completed my surveys! It’s a really big help to hear from you this way😀. The winners of the random drawing for a skein each of Maeve are: Lisa Dexheimer, Carolyn Caldwell, Tresa, and Debd94. I’ve emailed you all, so check your mail boxes!

I’m in the process of skeining up yarns for gradient and other kits for my website and the New York Sheep & Wool Festival, and also creating some special blanks for sock and other knitting projects in some of my most popular bases, and I’d love your help!

I’ve created the following surveys to help me plan out these new STF offerings, so I can better provide just what you’re looking for, and I’m really hoping you’ll help me out by taking a moment to answer the following questions:

Complete the above survey, and then leave me a comment telling me what your dream yarn is: the color (either an already-existing colorway, or the as-yet-created color of your dreams) and on what STF yarn base, and you’ll be entered to win one of the skeins of yarn featured in the photograph below:

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Maeve, 75 incredible yards per skein of super chunky superfine merino and cashmere. From left to right: Fresh Tomato, Waikiki, Scrimshaw, Bog Shadows

This is a new base I’m considering adding to my yarn line, which I’ve named Maeve. It’s a super chunky blend of superfine merino and cashmere, and is just intoxicating (hence the name: Maeve translates as intoxicating, or she who intoxicates😀 ).

The survey will stay open until Tuesday, August 23, at which time I’ll close the comments and randomly choose 4 winners for a skein of yarn each!

Thanks for your feedback!

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