Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Inspiration

Another big bag(s) is joining me on my errands today since 50 skeins sold in about 15 minutes yesterday over at Sunshine Yarns! Phew! You people know how to shop! Thank you everyone for your support and wonderful comments. I got so many amazing emails, it really makes the whole experience even more rewarding on my end. And here are the bags once again (you can see where I shop too!):



I also got lots of emails yesterday asking where the inspiration comes from. Like most other amazing yarn dyers out there, much of my inspiration comes from nature. I am a big outdoors person... I think I would be a permanent camper/traveler/hiker if I didn't have work, bills, etc. Growing up in Colorado made it easy to become inspired by the beautiful things around me. I learned to appreciate it all from a very early age and believe that nature itself formed who I am today (environmental scientist/yarn-crazed-dyer/knitter). Here is just a snapshot of what I see in a few of my colorways:







So, take a stroll outside today and see what inspires you... afterall, its Spring and a gorgeous day here in Boston!

15 Comments:

At 10:27 AM, Anonymous Monica said...

I love seeing photos of what inspires a colorway, thanks for sharing!

 
At 10:28 AM, Blogger Sheri said...

What a beautiful post! Very inspiring.

I enjoyed the shopping frenzy yesterday. Hope you get more Blacksmith up on the site soon. I was sad to miss that one. ;)

 
At 11:30 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Gorgeous. I'm so glad things are going well over at Sunshine Yarns, but I'm sad you're talking about spring and gorgeous days. It isn't spring here yet.

 
At 12:22 PM, Blogger Beth S. said...

And what a great fifteen minutes it was. ;-)

 
At 1:49 PM, Blogger Lynette said...

OMG!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!

i was on a natural fiber high. barb and i had sooo much fun hitting refresh on the keyboard to see what new colors would show up. 'Love' blew me away so much that i bought it!

also, thanks for sharing your inspirations with us

 
At 2:56 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Thanks for sharing those pictures of your inspirations - it's fun to see the connections.

 
At 5:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll say it was speedy. I couldn't check until 10:45 and there was nothing left. Great new colors!
Cyndy

 
At 5:48 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

I'm so excited that MY yarn is in that big bag! Your colors are truely inspired. I can't wait to knit up my Ravenclaw socks. I have always made top down socks, but I think it will be worth learning toe up just to get every available inch from the skein.

 
At 9:42 PM, Anonymous Bliss said...

It was an exciting 15 minutes, waiting for each new color to come up. This was my first "virtual" shopping brawl, where people I couldn't see were taking yarn out of my cart before I could process payment - lol. One of those packages is for me!

 
At 10:33 PM, Anonymous Kathy said...

Those are so beautiful. Neat to see what inspires you!

 
At 11:37 PM, Blogger Zonda said...

It was a great 15 minutes! It was exciting to refresh...wait and see...and I scored a gryffindor!

I hope you make more of the tiger or the night tiger loved it!

Good job!!!

 
At 7:55 AM, Anonymous amysue said...

I was so busy getting ready for Passover that the skeins were gone before I could get there! I'm hoping you dye up some more Tiger and Night Tiger soon!

 
At 9:28 AM, Anonymous anmiryam said...

What great pairings -- they illustrate the connections beautifully. I wish I was fast enough to get some of the yarn these days. I'm glad I've got some stashed!

 
At 1:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SO beautiful!! I missed this last batch of yarns abut will be on the lookout for the next.

 
At 5:28 PM, Blogger sarah said...

I'm so excited that your dyeing business is going so well...even though I have yet to buy one for myself. One of these days I'll get in on the action! Congrats!

 

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