Hues of Golden
While browsing for yarn at Knitty City in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, I fell in love with a silk yarn by Handmaiden.
Different hues of golden are captured in this beautiful fingering silk yarn; from deep golden to soft golden to subtle golden. I wish you could see how this yarn radiates!
Usually, I go for the solid colors but ever since I have gotten lace shawls on the brain, I am on the hunt for yarns in very subtle color variegation.
Here's an example of a Malabrigo sock yarn with a subtle yet vibrant tone on tone variegation:
Vibrant hues of fuchsia, dark pink and purples are lifted up here and there with just a smidgen of moss green...sigh, this color way rocks my world...
The tone on tone colors in nature
Today I browsed for hours and hours for a yarn with a color that satisfies me but I did not succeed. A little bit disappointed I left the yarn shop and on my way home I tried to put in words the colors I am looking for.
But sometimes, words cannot capture what a picture is well capable of... So I searched in my photo library for colors in nature.
Oh my, if only I could find a silk yarn that resembles this deep purple color that almost ventures into black. What dramatic feelings this evokes...:
And how about the happy and vibrant hues of pink in this gorgeous dogwood?
Just look at the different shades of burnt orange in this Japanese maple during Autumn...
Nature provides the ultimate color palette, don't you agree?
Color is very important in my knitting... if the color isn't talking to me, I will not enjoy knitting. I will search high and low for that special color way, browse for hours and hours and if I cannot find that one color that sweeps me off of my feet, I will leave the yarn shop empty handed.
What is your favorite hand painted yarn brand?
There are several brands that have absolutely gorgeous tone on tone variegated yarns. To mention a few:
Are you like me when it comes to color? Is it also of importance to you? And do you have a favorite hand painted yarn brand?
Let me know as I am on the hunt for mesmerizing handpainted yarns that will encapture me and have me open up my wallet.
Thank you for reading and until the next entry!
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