Thursday, January 22, 2009

northern lights and more.....

Here are some of the glorious colours to be found in the store right now.  The new Northern Lights roving in "forest glade" spins up into a deep dark emerald flow with lighter strands of teal and olive  -  it is absolutely beautiful!
Then there is the "mulled wine" that Shelley was spinning on Tuesday - from a distance the yarn looked like rich burgandy reds with fire shades throughout. Very yummy!!!


"Meadow trail" looks lovely and will no doubt spin up into vibrant tones that will remind us of spring and summer.

We now stock recycled sari silk - it is crazy soft and the colours are iridescent.  These photos don't do justice to the luminous quality of each shade.  Just imagine intense radiance - you have to see it and feel it to believe it.
We have an open bag of this exquisite shredded silk thread on the table by the couch for anyone who wants to experience it's allure.
On Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. several spinners gather at Fun Knits to spin, knit, tell stories, and share beautiful handspun, handknit articles.  I am always struck by the unique loveliness of each piece and the obvious commitment and devotion to the craft whether its creator slants toward meticulous perfectionism, free-form rustic, or one of the endless variations between the two - the item and its maker are amazing!!! 

2 comments:

kate said...

Great pictures, Deb!!

What fascinates me about the fibres is how they can look so different depending on how they are spun up. Intriguing.

Love all the colour on this winter day!

Rona said...

Great pics Deb.. although the "Mulled Wine" is so much more than what the pic indicates... I plan on getting myself some as the colors are so so nice and remind me of berries.

See you Tuesday!