The concept of beauty is so subjective. But there are certain combinations of color and texture that immediately generate the comment, “So beautiful!”
My Latest Discovery – So Beautiful!
Those of you who read this blog often know what I like.
Deep, saturated, vibrant, interesting, and colorful.
Kaffe Fassett was the first I ever noticed had the ability to put together unusually interesting colors in a way that I found very beautiful. From a commercial perspective, I’ve also found Noro to be innovative and beautiful. Koigu is another company I’ve loved. More recently, I’ve really been enjoying the colors of Uneek yarns by Urth.
Over the years, I’ve found a number of indy dyers whose work I adore as well. But you have to strike fast on those sometimes. Dyers like Groovy Hues didn’t make it through the pandemic.
Fast-forward to today. I’m in love with two fibers today. The first is a very commercial yarn.
This is a Cascade yarn called Eco + Hemp. It’s a DK weight yarn with 80% Peruvian Wool and 20% hemp. I just love the vibrancy and saturation of the colors.
The other fiber is a roving by Nic White.
It’s a braid of alpaca and silk that I can’t WAIT to spin! I loved it so much, I purchased over a pound of roving, and it was even nicer looking when it arrived than Nic’s photos. It’s amazing how silk soaks up and displays such a lustrous bounty of color!
What is your color aesthetic?
I’m glad I continued on with the Garter Stripe Shawl that I wasn’t liking in the last blog post.
The colorful yarn happens to be the Uneek Fingering yarns, and as they start to change and emerge, I’m liking them more and more!
I’m also continuing to love the icord selvedge edges. On one side it’s all one color and the other it’s striping like the fabric. No one will notice it, but I still like the detail.