There's nothing quite like a jolt of color to turn your week around and put you in the crafting mood. So far this week I've received two quite large shipments from both Tanis Fiber Arts and Schaefer Yarn, and both are so full of fabulous color that you can help but have a sunny disposition when looking at it all.
Cheryl Schaefer's been dyeing yarn for as long as anyone I can think of (Schaefer Yarn itself has been around since 1980), and I swear I read an article that she actually coined the term "hand painted yarn." The fibers she works with are among the best you can find. And since the yarns I carry all contain wool, they suck up the dye really well and even if the tones are pale, you still get a well saturated skein. Her yarns are named after women (I believe ladies who work/ed for her) and many her colors are named after those she deems "Memorable Women".
I have several new colors and restocks for you in Anne (merino/kid/nylon), Heather (merino/silk/nylon) and Nichole (merino/nylon). Shown in Anne below: Emily Post, Georgia Okeeffe and Mary Walker Phillips
Shown in Heather below:
Last month, Tanis sent me a new batch of her Blue Label (merino/nylon) and Purple Label (merino/cashmere/nylon) and it got caught up in Customs for about three weeks. Now, if you read this blog often, you know I have a ever-so-slight *ahem* love for her colors. And just knowing that it was sitting in Customs in NY waiting for some sort of clearance to get to me, well, it was enough to drive me nearly mad. Boxes get held up coming from Canada all the time. It just happens. But for some reason this one really bugged me. All those lovely bundles just doing no one any good by just sitting there unknit. Maybe there was a knitter in Customs who didn't want to let the yarn go!!
Shown in Purple Label below: Poppy, Amber and Jewel
Shown in Blue Label below: Glacier, Lilac and Mallard