Thursday, May 28, 2009

What's Up with the Blues?

For ten to fifteen years I wore mostly black. It wasn't that I was a goth girl--my brain doesn't get going until it's been awake for awhile, so black clothes for work was a practical choice. There were probably a dozen pair of black pants, half that many black skirts, and lots of black tops and sweaters in the closet, all ready to be accessorized with some bright jewel colors. It kept wardrobe decision-making to a minimum.

Something happened about five years ago. Black didn't look as good against my maturing skin. I started wearing a bunch of new colors away from the black and jeweltone palette. All sorts of reds, oranges, golds, and greens started appearing in the wardrobe.

But never came blue. It just wasn't for me. Too corporate. Too Brooks Brothers. Too boring, that blue. I didn't even own blue jeans because they were uncomfortable and tiresome.

So what's going on now?

Recently I spun the jumbo yarn shown above and below. It's named "Happy Skies".

This is a DK to Jumbo thick-and-thin 2-ply. There's about 50 yards of it--full of so many shades of blue they couldn't all be named. Below you can see it next to a laceweight yarn to get an idea of the size of it. (Note that the laceweight is also in blues.)

This yarn could be yours soon. For free. It's going to be given away, along with some other cool stuff, as a thank-you gift to readers in celebration of my one-year blogaversary. Keep watching the blog for pictures of other giveaway items and to know when to comment about which item you'd like to win.

Next post I'll show some more of the blues that have been happening around here.


Cindy said...

Beautiful yarn and blog! Lovin' the blue jumbo yarn!

I met you at NW Wools yesterday (did you ever get the yarn you purchased?)

I'm new to knitting... actually I learned in grade school, but never moved beyond a scarf until recently. I've become a hat making fool recently. That blue hat you saw is now a large ball of yarn... sigh. I'll be making it again, this time on larger needles. I learned that I'm a tight knitter.

Robin Thomas said...

I am with you on blue. I cannot get enough of it. I touch every bit of blue I see!