In April, I hinted to a special edition colorway for the store. What I didn't tell you was that it was going to be the 5th Anniversary Commemorative Colorway for SSYC- something I've been working on since earlier this winter.
For the store's past anniversaries, my chosen dyers for the commemorative colorways have dyed colors that used the pinks and chocolate that the store is known for. But for this anniversary, I wanted something a bit different. I wanted this color to commemorate not only the past five years of the store, but also my life- the changes that have taken place in my life and my family, and the joy I experience everyday.
When I started designing this special skein with Krista at Pigeonroof Studios, I shared that my initial thoughts were of rural setting- endless acres of sunflower fields set in a bright blue and cloud-filled sky. To me, a sunflower field represents beauty with its golden petals, sustenance within its black and white hulls, vibrant life in its green stems and leaves; all set it a limitless blue sky that is dotted with clouds. All these colors are represented in this special edition Sundance colorway, and all of what this colorway represents is present in my life. I feel like this colorway is a true representation of the peaks and valleys that I've shared with you over the past 5 years. The highs and low that I've experienced and shared. The anniversaries and births, the sickness and sadness.
This colorway will be available in a special edition kit that will soon be available to you. But I just couldn't wait any longer to show you this color. The pattern shown, is a simple stockinette with a cable inlaid on each side of the leg. It's something I designed to show off the dappled color of the yarn but with enough of a twist to make it interesting. Like a good life, it's simple, but with enough twist to keep it interesting.