Sunday, August 9, 2009
Let me introduce "Vintage" featuring wine inspired colors of Merlot, Blush, Raisin and Rose. Shown here on Morgaine Superwash Merino Fingering.
And "Fire Swamp" in shades of Fiery Red and Orange, Swamp Green, and Smokey Gray with dapples of subtly accentuated color - inspired by one of my all time favorite movies, "The Princess Bride" and a long overdue addition to my Princess Bride series of colorways. Shown here on Morgaine Superwash Merino Fingering.
And "Pan" in shades of Reddish brown, Purple, Turquoise, Green, Cantaloupe, and Fire Engine Red is loosely based on a one-of-a-kind colorway called "Pan's Meadow" that was created during my stay at the Enchanted Glen congo. Shown here on Guinvere Superwash Merino Worsted/DK.
You may recognize this glistening beauty with shades of Peach, Spearmint, Turquoise, Wisteria, and Purple :) "Mermaid" is a new version of the one-of-a-kind colorway that was created for the Enchanted Glen Mermaid stocking with the same name. It is essentially the same colors except it is space dyed and since I took no notes at the time, I am sure it is slightly different color mixtures, LOL! I just loved the combo and had to bring it back! Shown here on Arthur Superwash Merino Sport, Morgaine Superwash Merino Fingering, and our new Excaliber Superwash Merino Bulky which is to-die-for soft! It feels like a superwash version of Gaia Bulky!! I am in LOVE with it :)
Meet "Merman" in soothing shades of Navy blue, Purple, Sky Blue, Turquoise, and Spearmint Green it is a wonderfully masculine counterpart to our "Mermaid" colorway. Shown here on Morgaine Superwash Merino Fingering and Excaliber Superwash Merino Bulky.
And those of you that are very familiar with my colorways know that I tend to love LOTS of color and its reaaaalllly hard for me to leave any natural yarn showing. BUT, in an effort at some zen balance I thought it was appropriate to honor the Arthurian legend, "The Lady of the Lake" with a more reflective, simple and soft colorway with the pale watery shades of Iris, Turquoise and Spearmint and an equal amount of misty white. I couldn't resist and lightly dappled very muted shades of those colors throughout the white - though its barely visible :)
And finally we come to "Caprica", the second colorway born of my love for the now defunct "Battlestar Galactica" series. Based on an amazingly complex character that is both the downfall and savior of the human race, this colorway features Light and Dark Red, Very Pale Blue, Butter Cream Blonde, Natural White, and Steely Silver.
These are the last of our announced 10 new Fall 2009 colorways. These sneak peeks are meant to give you an idea of the colors, but the really rockin' pics are yet to come. I can't wait to get some really nice professional pics from my sister for the listings :) Who knew posing yarn could be so much fun, LOL!
Thanks so much,
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Please welcome "Battlestar" to the mix :) Featuring tan, dark red, dark green, navy blue, silver and charcoal it reflects all the colors that I associate with my much loved and missed Sci-Fi (now goofily called Sy Fy) series "Battlestar Galactica".
For those looking for a more traditional boyish colorway - I hope this one fits the bill, LOL! BTW, all dyeing is now done, and the yarny goodness is just waiting for its day with my sis the photographer ;) I decided to keep all yarn heavier than fingering weight in 8 oz skeins rather than dividing them. So there will be no knots to contend with :)
Have a great weekend!
Monday, August 3, 2009
Since it sounds like I have a whole lot of yarn due in soon and should be elbow deep in dyes (figuratively of course, my gloves are only wrist length, LOL!) I thought I would go ahead a slip you all another sneak peek of one of the new Fall 2009 colorways :) Please welcome "Jubilee" to the family! Decked out for a celebration in shades of Wisteria, Purple, Sour Apple, Avocado, and Cantaloupe it is festive and colorful without being specifically feminine - no pink here :)
Saturday, August 1, 2009
As requested - the first sneak peek! This is "Banshee" on Cestari, which will be offered along with a trim skein of wisteria at the big stocking :) I totally picture this as a skirty! Bright vibrant colors - Magenta, Wisteria, Turquoise, Sour Apple, and Cantaloupe. It will also be available in sock yarn - that would make some very pretty socks too! Before the stocking my sweet sister (Ramona of Adora Boutique on Venus Vanguard) is going to take professional pics for me with her super duper digital camera and great eye - so expect it to look even better by then, LOL!
September 1st at 11:AM EST!
So far I have planned for the festivities:
~An auction for the Magic Wand Tunisian capris set from The Enchanted Glen starting at only $10
~One charity auction listing for sock yarn starting at only $10
~A Pay It Forward (PIF) drawing to win a free copy of the Tunisian longies pattern
~A PIF listing for a free copy of the Tunisian longies pattern
~A PIF listing to win a free Cottage License for the Tunisian longies pattern
~A PIF listing for 2 skeins of Cestari
~A 2nds listing for 2 skeins of my classic colorway Faeries of Avalon kettle dyed on Licorice Twist Merino
~And of course - all the new Family Pendragon ™ Fall 2009 colorways on 45+ skeins of beautiful superwash yarn from fingering to Bulky, some Cestari too, as well as several custom dye spots.
As a teaser I will share the names of the colorways with you now, and throughout the month I will share some sneak peek photos of them :) The new Family Pendragon ™ Fall 2009 colorways are:
5. Lady of the Lake
8. Fire Swamp
And there may even be a surprise colorway :)
I am very excited to be re-opening again and hope that you will join me for the celebration on September 1st. Also be on the look out for a members only discount code to be announced before the big day!
Thank you :)