Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,
My favorite time of year has rolled around again. It’s time for new colors from Spud & Chloë. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. In fact, just the opposite is true. The new colors speak to me in a fresh, new and inspiring way like never before. When I see these colors new projects race around in my head. The shades evoke feelings and memories and settings. Plus, there are a few colors I have been waiting for since the beginning and this may be the case for you, too. What a gift.
I am proud to introduce you to our newest shades in all three Spud & Chloë lines and as always the color names are a highlight on their own.
Hippo in Fine (photo above), is a darker shade of gray, almost a charcoal gray. It makes me think of smoke from a bonfire and dark thunder clouds on a hot day. A gorgeous simple shawl made with this colorway would accent every wardrobe color under the sun. That’s my plan.
Sidewalk is the second shade of gray in Fine for this round of colors. This lighter color reminds me of cool concrete on a hot summer’s day. It is smooth and natural looking. I want to cast on for a new pair of cable-filled socks with Sidewalk. The crisp stitches in this light color would make those cables pop!
Dolphin in Fine is the most inviting shade of blue. It is light and airy. It reminds me that Cornflower Crayola crayon I was just talking about a few weeks ago. I was referring to my favorite crayon color when I was growing up and here it is in a gorgeous hank of yarn. Dolphin is fresh and fun. There are a million projects that Dolphin would be so perfect for. I think everyone will want this yummy shade of blue in their stash and on their needles.
Now, I’ll tell you what I really want to do. I want to take Dolphin, Sidewalk and Hippo and stripe them together. When I received a clear bag filled with these new shades of Fine I couldn’t believe how beautiful they looked together. I think a new pair of stripey socks is on my horizon….. yes!
As a toy knitter this one is for me! I have been requesting black, black and more black. I am thrilled to introduce Penguin (how about pairing this with Igloo for an arctic theme?) to the Sweater line. This deep, dark black makes me think of a kitten’s whiskers, a baby’s eyelashes, sleepy nights and yes, a slick penguin’s back.
I’ve always wanted to knit a simple black sweater but never have and now here is my chance. I can knit a black sweater in my favorite yarn. I love black, I wear black and I will knit with Penguin to no end.
Here we go with another option for all of you gray lovers out there and I know there are many of you. Beluga in Sweater is a rich, creamy gray that I can’t get enough of. I am just going to say it, I want a cardigan out of Beluga in the worst way possible. Then I want to wear my Beluga cardigan with every brightly colored t-shirt I own. That would look so good! It’s in my knitting plans over the next few months.
Skydiver in Sweater is another treat of a blue. Skydiver reminds me of calm seas, a dripping blue popsicle on a hot summer day, a cool breeze and clear skies. This shade will quickly become a Spud & Chloë favorite. I have no doubt.
In fact, I am casting on a lacy scarf in Skydiver today! I have 2 hanks wound and ready to go. More to come soon on this project….
Now we’re onto Outer. Outer always impresses because of its uniqueness but with these additional colors it really can’t be beat.
Wave is a deep, rich shade of blue. The bluest skies, the deepest ocean, the purest blue eyes….. ahhhhhh.
Snow Day in Outer is the brightest, cleanest white that I can’t live without. I want an oversized cable hat with a big pom-pom on top and a turned up brim, a matching scarf and some yummy mittens in Snow Day. It is like the blinding snow on a sunny winter day. The. Best. White. Fresh, fresh, fresh.
I think sometimes you think white is white but Blue Sky Alpacas and Spud & Chloë do white like no one else. It’s a talent to take the most mundane shade and make it interesting and special and enticing.
Blueberry pie hot out of the oven, taffy, a hair ribbon in a little girl’s ponytail and my daughter’s favorite color….
Meet Giggle in Outer. This happy shade of purple is gorgeous and saturated and just plain fun. Purple lovers will go crazy for Giggle and some new purple fans may be converted when they see this colorway. Love it!
All of the new colors will be available at your local and online yarn shops in mid to late June, 2011!