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Thursday, July 13, 2006


Somewhere along the line, my brain came to a conclusion. This conclusion was neither original or difficult but certainly was compelling…

The Conclusion: Must Have More Yarn!

The next thing I know, one itchy trigger finger later, I was the lucky owner of the ginourmous bag of Sonata (elann) cotton you see above. It has Chesnut Brown, Sage Silver, Navy, etc. etc. etc. Oh and a littel Pesto to top it off. These are all destined for transitional tops…

And even though the Mighty DSL Pipeline is making my head swim (omg, I can now catch up on all of the Podcasts!!!) it has also opened up new horizons of content.

For instance: Pantone’s Fall 2006 Color Report – downloads in about 3 sec. (right click on the dress on the right side bar). YaHAAAA!

OR: cruise’s Couture Reports like they were pages flipping on my lap!

So far, my favorite is the Collection offered by Proenza Schouler which you can see here.

Most compelling for me? The Color.



I believe the Report calls it *Bijou Blue* [Pantone 18-3921] and the look it creates paired with Black anything is fabulous. They show it with Black leather; Black chiffon; Black taffeta. Hmmm. But of course, I’ve always been in love with Black.

26 responses to “Thursday, July 13, 2006”

  1. Melanie says:

    Oh. My. Goodness. Look at all that yarn! I’ve been eyeing the Sonata – your stash seems like a pretty good recommendation!!

  2. Kim says:

    Blue Blue Blue. I love that Blue. Must have that blue.

  3. Imbrium says:

    Mmm…yarny goodness. That Sage Silver is so pretty….

  4. Seanna Lea says:

    How is ordering from Elann? I was thinking of ordering Esprit for the ruffled dress from Vogue Knitting, but haven’t managed to get off my lazy butt to do it.

  5. Terry says:

    Oh yeah! Heed to the call of new yarn. Good for the soul. This DSL thing is great for you BM – I notice a bit more of a “bounce” in your posts:)

  6. Gina says:

    I love when W magazine releases the Pantone colors for the season. I have a color palette from Color Me Beautiful, and I am the sort of dork that cross-references them.

  7. Leslie says:

    Love the blue! I’m a blue person. Just finished a little short sleave number in pale blue baby yarn from Walmart! But that blue in your post is divine. I must find out what yarn it is…

  8. Leslie says:

    Thanks for the great link. I’ve put it in my favorites. Also, you’re weakening my resolve to not buy any more yarn until I use some from my stash. Take it one minute at a time, one minute at a time…

  9. Marg says:

    Okay, so I can do ‘Purple Magic’ and ‘Bijou Blue’, and maybe the gray one. I’m a “Winter” in my 50s…maybe some year they’ll start designing stuff I can wear!!

  10. Wanda says:

    I love those colors you got. The navy is just so pretty and vibrant. Lovely, lovely. Stop tempting me with Elann stuff. I’ve been trying to resist!!!

  11. AmyP says:

    WOW! That is (and forgive the use of capital letters) YARN!!!

  12. Lolly says:

    Ah, that Bijou blue is gorgeous!!

  13. suzanne says:

    love the sonata – just finished the “green gable” sweater with the lovely ruby red sonata…guess that makes it the ruby gable?? (not as catchy a name is it)

  14. Laurie says:

    My favorite pairing color with navy is your b.limey!

  15. Jennifer says:

    That’s a whole lot of Sonata!

    Ooo, that navy blue is so smart and pretty.

  16. Karen B. says:

    Thanks a lot, b. Marie! You know it takes next to no provocation for me to enhance my yarn store :-)

    So I went to Elann and plunked down $70 for more yarn…

    BTW, your new arrivals are gorgeous.

  17. jen says:

    Isn’t it a wonderful and horrible thing all at the same time that it is so easy just to click and order wonderful yarns any time of day :)

  18. jen says:

    Isn’t it a wonderful and horrible thing all at the same time that it is so easy just to click and order wonderful yarns any time of day :)

  19. laughingrat says:

    Wow, those are nice. That blue is really rich and I love the green. They are all nice though.

  20. Becky says:

    I SO agree with you, B-M. We can never have enough new yarn. And as for the mighty black? We can never have enough black in our wardrobes, either.

  21. Karin says:

    Oh my, what is up with all those puffy sleeves in that fashion report? I AM SO GOING TO SKIP FALL!

  22. Karen says:

    Now that is how to enhance your stash!

  23. Chris says:

    Pretty pretty cotton! You have a lot of fun knitting ahead. I am going to hide until this 80s fashion thing is over…

  24. Delica says:

    Jumping on the blue bandwagon – gorgeous color1

  25. heather says:

    I hear you …I just got some yarn.

    Love the colors you picked out…esp. the pesto!


  26. Nik says:

    that blue is intense. beautiful.

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