Friday, August 13, 2010

The Tweed Theme Continues........

We are in the midst of a sweltering heat wave but somehow I can still manage to find a cool spot to work on the new samples for Fall. This week, I decided to continue the tweed theme and wound a few skeins of Llama Silk into cakes. Just having this gorgeous shade of Burnished Auburn staring at me is cooling in a way. Doesn't it make you think of crisp, cool days, when the leaves have fallen? Or maybe this shade, a vintage Merlot with lots of full body and depth?

Or this refreshing shade of Lime, the colour of new growth in the forest?
Or this intense Mulberry shade, a reminder of ripe blackberries to be picked and baked in a crusty pie?

Or a shade of Muskoka Pine, the tall trees sheltering the forest, keeping the air cool?

I am well into the second skein now, this yarn is a luscious blend of llama, sheep wool and silk in a chunky weight. Somewhere in the second skein I decided to just go for it, and knit a long coat with a notched collar, so that will be about 40 or 50 inches in length for this piece!

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