Thanks to everyone who sent me inspirational photos over the past month! Once again, it was really hard to choose just one. But, this photo from Allyson ended up the winner for this month:
Allyson wrote: “This was taken in Alaska on a ferry ride from Haines to Juneau. When I saw your photo yarn color challenge I realized the memories I would love in yarn is something that would commemorate and combine all the years and adventures in Alaska. Looking back through all my photos this is the one. Even the grey days had beauty if you were willing to be outside and find them!”
And beautiful it certainly is. I have always been a complete sucker for rainbows. They’re just magical (whatever the real science behind them may be). I found myself coming back to this photo over and over again, loving the interplay of colors, the haziness of the storm clouds, the tiny strip of sun along the coast, and the clear, bright sky peeking out from behind. And that seems to be how it works: you folks send me your photos, and I look at all of them over and over again until, finally, one seems to say “do me, do me!” louder than the others.
Meet this month’s limited edition colors:
First, the primary inspiration colorway, Rainbow Over Juneau, features a rainbow of colors (both softly speckled and blended) applied in the correct order (ROY G BIV) across the center of the skein, with cloudy grays at either end (the gray ends are twisted together up at the top of the skein in this photo):
Next, Rainbow Deconstructed, takes the colors of the rainbow, shakes them up and speckles them indiscriminately on a base of soft grays and creamy white.
Then come two tonal solid colorways to compliment these rainbow skeins: Skies After the Rain is a soft, clear blue reminiscent of that sky peeping through:
and Stormy Waters is inspired by the shadowed water under the storm clouds (I took some artistic license with this and added more blue to it, because I wanted a colorway more blue than charcoal):
These limited edition colorways will be available for pre-order through March 29, 2018. Orders will ship approximately three weeks after the listing closes.
You guys asked; I listened: This time around, all four colors are available on the following bases:
Aurora (fingering weight 100% Superwash Merino single ply, 400 yards per skein, $28.00 per skein)
Sunna (fingering weight 75% Superwash Merino three-ply, 15% Cashmere, 10% Bombyx Silk, 365 yards per skein, $34.00 per skein)
Andromeda (DK weight 100% Superwash Merino single ply, 240 yards per skein, $28.00 per skein)
Please see the listings for more information and to order!
Subscriber Color Inspirations happen on a monthly basis, and whoever sends me the winning photo receives a free skein of their own special yarn! Photos can be sent until the end of each month. The only rule is you have to be a newsletter subscriber to play. Subscribe to my newsletter (link at top right of this blog) if you’d like to play along!