Friday, January 30, 2009

February's "Teaser"

I'm excited to post these because I had a fun thought this month...why not do two versions of the painting? I was inspired to go one way and yet another way with this painting so I thought I'd mix it up a little this month and send out one version to half of the club and the other version to the other half of the club. I'm really happy with how both versions turned out so I hope you like yours when you get it! If you happen to like the other version too, don't hesitate to let me know as I'm happy to send the second version to you too after I reveal the spoilers.

Ahhhhhhh, flowers...they always make me happy even when I paint yarns to reflect them!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

February's Inspiration - Georgia O'Keefe

I was in the mood for something cheery given all the cold weather and snow we've been having here in Ontario so I turned to Georgia O'Keefe this month and she does not disappoint!  What a lovely and gorgeous painting this is.  Sure to brighten up anyone's day!  Look at those wonderful purple hues and given I was in the mood for purple this round, this painting is definitely fitting that bill.  I'm excited to get started on these yarns which I'm doing today :)  Hope everyone's doing well :)  

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

January's "Spoiler"

Here we go!  January's spoiler picture and we're almost onto February!  Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying this yarn and colourway.  The base yarn is a new one for me and I thought it'd be great for the clubbers too.  It has 25% nylon with 75% superwash merino and should knit up into a nice, strong, long-wearing sock if that's what you choose to knit.  It's a slightly lighter fingering weight and would probably work really well with US1 needles.  I don't know about you but I like a light fingering weight every once in awhile for the pretty little stitches it creates.  Enjoy!

Friday, January 2, 2009

January's "Teaser"

Everything is ready and mailing today! These colourways were oh-so-nice to handpaint I must say! I decided to focus on a couple of the colour tones from the painting as they were very complimentary and soothing together. I hope you enjoy my choice too! I like these colours together a lot :)

Happy New Year everyone!