Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rhinebeck 2011 colorway

This year it took me longer than usual to come up with the special Rhinebeck colorway. Two years in a row I had something with browns. The first year I did it I dyed the skeins in fall colors. (Because Rhinebeck takes place in the fall. That one was easy.)  Last year I did pinks and browns. I was a lot better at blogging last year, too, even though I didn't think so at the time...take a look at this!

But finally last week, when we had the best stretch of weather all year, I buckled down, tried a few things, and came up with Rhinebeck 2011.

The Sheep finally got its own signature color. It's a deep periwinkle blue that I concocted myself, staying with my kettle-dyed tradition. This colorway also introduces the new version of watercolors II yarn, which I am now getting from a new distributor and I am in LOVE. Love, I tell you.

This yarn is so soft, I can't wait to sit and knit with it after Rhinebeck is over. I'm going to make a friend a little shawl from one there's one of the whole batch that's staying home with me!

Here's the Rhinebeck 2011 next to a friend dyed in blue/black.

For the first time ever, I am offering the year's colorway online in my etsy shop. I always get some requests from customers who can't or don't go to Rhinebeck. So here's your chance!

Alright I better get back to packing. I have to be on the road to the New York State Sheep and Woofestival in 36 hours.

See you there, we are the Sliver Moon Farm booth, # 27 A 10.