Wednesday, 10 March 2010

The Silk is finally here!

Very, very exciting news! My new mulberry silk yarn that I have been talking about for ages has not only arrived, it has been dyed and photographed and listed on the website and is totally ready for prime-time!

Ah, so silky... so shiny... so soft... so beautiful.

I can't say enough about this yarn. It's decadent. It's luxurious. It just begs to be photographed and is the kind of yarn that I have a hard time actually winding into a cake and knitting with because it just looks so darn good sitting there in a skein in all it's silky glory.

The dyeing process for this yarn, which I couldn't resist calling "Silver label" any other colour name just didn't seem appropriate, is much more labour intensive then my usual routine. Silk doesn't take the dye the same way that merino does, but adjusting my methods to achieve rich and dynamic colours is definitely worth the effort.

There are several colours that I just couldn't wait to see in the silk; Peacock, Blueberry and Shadow, all colours that I love and knew would translate well on silk. But a couple other colours really pleasantly surprised me.

Garnet, so rich.

Sand, I find it really looks like a precious metal, this would make a gorgeous shawl.

Amber looks like copper. The sheen of the silk really adds to the metallic look. Love it.

I've got my next project all ready to start. I'm so happy to finally be able to share this new yarn with everyone. I hope that you all love it as much as I do!


7 comments:

  1. What beautiful, rich colors! What are you going to make from them? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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  2. OMG The silk is brilliant, so rich in color. I also love the new web site look. Congratulations!!
    Joyce

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  3. OMG The silk is brilliant, so rich in color. I also love the new web site look. Congratulations!!
    Joyce

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  4. oh WOW!! Those skeins look incredible!!!! and silk is so perfect for summer knitting, too!!

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  5. I like the new look of your web page too:-) The silk yarn looks so luxurious:-)

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  6. Absolutely stunning. So stunning I can see the odd skein or two piggybacking most orders!

    Definately one to keep on the desk to pet for a while before balling.

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  7. Wow! They are beautiful - and I see your banner has changed to incorporate them. I had a chance to squeeze your yarn at Stitches West and even drooled over your Fiddlehead kits.

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