Saturday, April 19, 2008


Desperate measures

Not really, it's just that I've spent the better part of a week trying to create a sock colorway for the Yarn Harlot. The first two, although not bad, were too bright, so I chose some darker colors with just a couple brights (cuz after all, I'm Stitchjones and that's how I roll). I made two skeins, the main difference between them is that the gold in one is more yellow than the other. Here they are, guys, let me have it. If you think the Yarn Harlot would go "blecch" the moment she was alone, because she has way too much class to behave that way in front of people, tell me so. I'm a big girl and I can take it, and I would rather know the truth than embarrass myself.

The gold is more yellow in the second photo.

Now for the name. I'm a proud member of the PDX KnitBloggers (represent!) and wanted to somehow convey a souvenir of Portland. Tentative colorway name is "Willamette Crossing". However, I'm very much open to suggestion on this.

I'm making this a quickie blog entry for various and sundry reasons-- I just wanted to flash the yarn so I could get some input before Tuesday. Thanks all, and my dad's doing fine. The ER doctor thought an infection was causing the blood in the urine, so she put dad on a 14-day course of antibiotics and he's going to follow up with his doctor in a couple of days. The immediate problem has cleared up.

And one last thing--Stitchjones.com is being built, even as we speak! I love it, and I guaran-damn-tee you'll love it too.

Beautiful! Both of 'em! The darker one is more Harlot-ty colored. How about Willamette Crossing for the darker one and Spring in the Valley for the other?
I don't know the Harlot, but I like the first one better. Judging by the colors of her knits, I *think* that's also closer to the colors she tends to choose.
Glad to hear that your dad is on the mend!

Both colorways are gorgeous! Based on a couple of sweaters that she has made for herself, the first darker batch looks like it would be a hit with the Harlot. I, myself, am leaning towards the second, lighter colorway as my favorite, though.
That yarn is beautiful, I am sure Stephanie will love it. And I'd love to talk to you about it, possibly quote you in a story we're writing for Tuesday's Oregonian about her visit. If you get a chance to call me Monday morning, that'd be fabulous. My number is 503-276-7148.

Thanks, Mims
All the yarns on your blog are wonderful. I stumbled across your blog from another one and I feel in love with all the yarns. The colors are so bright and cheery.
Do you sell them somewhere?
I have no idea on your colors for the special job. For me, I'd choose the second one.
It takes real balls, (heh) to be a dyer. You never really know what you're going to get, there are so many factors at work, and you have to commit good yarn to every risk.
thanks for all the input, everybody! I think the first one, since it's darker, is the one I'm going to present to Stephanie.

Sue, my yarns are currently available at http://mymommadethis.etsy.com.
What beautiful colours!! I agree, I think the Harlot will like the darker one best. Glad to hear your dad is doing better!!
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