Color Storms

| Monday, March 16, 2015
Happy Monday 'Readers'.  Time is flying by and for those of us in the NW, we are getting a few warm and sunny days to enjoy.  For all of you who still have snow...I am so sorry!  But Spring is in the air and I hope to inspire you today with what I have to share with you.  We have a feature that I seldom get to blog about and I am really looking forward to it.  Today I will be sharing a gradient set of yarn with you!!

Please let me take a minute to introduce you to the master designer and dyer behind
 All of Linda's patterns can be found on Ravelry.
"I started knitting the night before I went into the hospital for a C-section for my son, so it’s easy to remember how long I was knitting. I only have to remember how old he is! I have been knitting pretty constantly with only short breaks since then.
 I’ve started a business dyeing yarn, selling yarn, giving workshops, and teaching knitting. I started this with my oldest daughter who taught me a lot about it (Osborn Fiber Studio), and then she kicked me out of her “nest” and got me to branch out on my own. (ColorStorms) Amazing.
Why that name?  I have always loved storms, and now almost any storm that blows our way will find my husband and I standing by the window or the door watching them.  Storms are a normal part of life as well as weather, and we have had many.

Color is also a big deal to me.  My summer purse is a rainbow of cotton  yarns.  My favorite sweater is slip-stiched with red, yellow, orange, and blue.  And the colors I extract from nature range from soft pinks and blues to very dark oranges, reds, and browns.  I hope you enjoy perusing the site and seeing the vast number of colors that come from nature and the storms of life."

Meritime Gradient Set

Worsted / 10 ply
 540 yards / 250 grams
5.0 sts = 1 inch / US 8 - 5.0 mm
50% Merino / 50% Tencel
I am first struck by the perfection in Linda's color gradient.  Each color transition is ever so slight and yet still retains its very same color family.  For those of you who are not yarn dyers, this process takes skill and time to master.  Linda has captured the perfect "Orchard Peach."
The hand of the yarn is the second that I am drawn to.  As a knitter we all love how a yarn flows through our hands while its being knit up.  This combination of 50% Merino / 50% Tencel is no exception.  I am currently working on creating a cowl with a simple texture pattern to really highlight the color changes.

I know that I have seen several dyers that offer gradient sets, but you will find very few who offer a set in worsted weight.  Linda's creation really is unique, her worsted weight color creation opens endless doors for knitting patterns of all ranges. 
Color Storms also dyes other fiber content gradients as well as single skeins that range in color from solid to multi-colors and really just about everything in between.  I challenge you to go to her web page and not find something that you just can not live without!! 
I know what I have been drooling over!!!

Linda, you have such an eye for color and I can see your passion spilled out into your work!  Absolutely stunning yarns and I am pleased to have shared them with my 'Readers' today.

   Color Storms receive a 5 Needle Review Rating!
Thank you again Linda Jennings for sharing your color perfection yarn!
Just remember;
“Anything can happen when you put on a pair of Hot Pink Socks”
Make sure you stop over at Color Storms today so you can "Knit in Spring" with a gradient set of your own!  I would love to know what your favorite color gradient of Linda's is????


{ Kim D } at: May 8, 2015 at 4:04 PM said...

That sprout sage is wonderful

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