|I'm so excited!! After months and months of working on getting the exact shades, Renaissance Romance is finally approved and sent to the que of "to dye" colors.|
Think of the shades of velvet from the dark ages. The green is very dark and deep. You will be seeing more of this color from me. The yellow is old gold.
I knit this swatch on a standard (4.5mm) gauge knitting machine at tension 8. That is pretty much the same as US#0 or 1 needle. The edges are rows of crochet. Sometimes when testing new yarns, you need to try different knit stitches and crochet stitches. The last 2 rows of crochet were done in double+ crochet. Which made the color clump together. I rather like it!
I forgot to tell you, that all 4 of my fair submissions got ribbons.
The first item was a felted cell purse bag. I posted pics of that on an earlier blog.
The 3rd item was one of the EZ toddler vests. You can see a picture of that on one of my earlier blogs. It is hand knit, and I worked up and now sell the pattern for it.
The 4th item was machine knit using Cascade Heritage Sock yarn. It was a bolero for a young teen. This will be put into the sales studio at Heritage Textile Fiber Arts.
The rains have FINALLY left the Oregon coast. The sun is out and warm, with a slight breeze. Such a pretty day!
Tomorrow, Saturday, a large group of knitters will be meeting here. I cancelled my Friday group during the summer, so this will be a mixed group of knitters. Some that float from location to location each month, and some from my Friday group. So much to do !!
Friday, August 22, 2008
new EXCLUSIVE color in Lorna's Laces
Posted by Angelika at 11:17 AM