Be kind and tender to the Frog,
And do not call him names,
As "Slimy skin," or "Polly-wog,"
Or likewise "Ugly James,"
Or "Gap-a-grin," or "Toad-gone-wrong,"
Or "Bill Bandy-knees":
The Frog is justly sensitive
To epithets like these.
The last week has been so enjoyable for me. It’s one of the few weeks that I get to play in the dyepots with new colors. Some that work and some that do not…..but it’s all fun.
This particular colorway was actually an accident. I was aiming for something blue and managed to get one of my favorite greens. I am using the Aestlight Shawl pattern to test knit my Kashmir yarn that is pictured above. I should be able to knit the shawl with just one skein of yarn......so far I am really enjoying both the yarn and the pattern.
Back to the frog…..
As I was taking pictures of some of the new yarns, I was racking my brain trying to think of a name for this colorway. It’s a very complex colorway, so I was thinking of “lofty” names to match, when I noticed just at that moment the yarn was actually the same color as the little frogs who frequently appear in my pictures. Hmmmmm…….I think I will call it “Ribbit” in his honor. It really is a silly name for such a pretty color, but I think it fits. ;)
Here is a peek at some of the new colors that will be appearing in the shop next month. Some are old colors that have been reworked a little and some are new and some are still brewing…
Now that I have added a few “blues” to the line up I am off to work on some greens and plums…….
Have a great weekend!!