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That's what I thought when I saw Cosmo with Mimosa and Creamsicle:

(That was my first thought, no lie.)

And then a descending, "yessssssss" when I saw the pairing of Mojito and Cosmo.

But today is about the final pieces of the puzzle, the last two colors of our new spring rainbow. Tomorrow, I'll show you the whole shebang all together, as well as some pictures of what you'll find at the Cloverhill Yarn Booth at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. (I'm not going! I hate it!)

Keeping with our sounds good enough to drink theme, here's Ice Blue Raspberry:

Blue with hints of pale plum. Not quite periwinkle, more like Ice Blue Raspberry.

More like I love it.

Here's the final chapter, Curaçao:

Turquoise, like the waters of Curaçao.

Last, but definitely not least.





If you say it loud enough, you'll always sound precocious.

Cosmo is bright lipstick pink with subtle shadings of vermilion and magenta.

It looks so yummy with other things (Creamsicle? Mimosa?)

I want many many articles of clothing made from this color.

You'd be surprised at what pink does for the following colors:

  • Red (Indian saris -- magenta and crimson!)
  • Orange (very tropical)
  • Yellow (happy!)
  • Green (when paired with Mojito, this looks like a watermelon)
  • Blue (especially turquoise)
  • Purple (light purple is sweet, deep royal purple looks regal)
  • Brown (sophisticated)
  • Black (tres boudoir!)

So when the cat has got your tongue, there's no need to dismay.

Just summon up this word, and then you've got a lot to say.

supercalifragilisticexpialidocious = Cosmo.


That's what I'm going with.




Creamsicles and Mimosas.

Beautiful shading, no distracting pooling.

Golden yellow with pale cantaloupe frosting. My dad took one look at it and said, "Creamsicle."


A little Mimosa is nice at any time of day, is it not?

A little cantaloupey orange with some pinks and some golds. Kind of like a dialed up Creamsicle.

Is cantaloupey a word?

I guess it is now.

Listen: I'm not a huge orange fan. But this is one of the good oranges.

Both of these will be available at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival (Cloverhill Yarn Booth) and at retailers soon.






Lordy lordy.

Today was a day.

A busy day.

A good day, but a bad day.

One of those days when you:

  • run out of labels
  • run out of tape
  • find out your website has been down for two hours
  • run out of energy
  • discover that your printer is malfunctioning
  • run out of ink
  • run out of paper
  • can't find your hole puncher
  • know that you're under a huge deadline and a giant job must be finished by 4:30, no matter what
  • find that a huge percentage of the yarn you're trying to get ready is TANGLED, DAGNABIT.
  • run out of patience

And then, despite all of the headache, you watch your baby, the biggest shipment of yarn you've ever prepared, go sailing off in a truck, neatly tucked into its cradle box, and you feel a teeny bit of relief. And you eat some cookies and drink some tea. And you know that everything will be OK, and that tomorrow the printer and labels and tape will not seem like such a big deal. Really, in the grand scheme of things, not being able to find your hole puncher is pretty miniscule.

So it's been a day, a good day and a bad one. I think those of you heading to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival next weekend will thank me.

How about you?


Brandy Alexander.

Flavorful. Smooth. Delicious.

Brandy Alexander goes down easy, that's sure as shootin'.


See, the thing is: brown makes everything better.

I don't care if you don't think you like brown.

I don't care if you know you don't like brown.

Brown is nature's accent color. It makes every other color more beautiful.

This warm, toasty brown has a golden undertone that makes it especially flattering to wear. It won't wash you out, nor will it compete with the rest of your carefully planned wardrobe.

If you're anything like me, you spend a minimum of twenty seconds deciding what to wear every morning.

You would NOT want Brandy Alexander to mess that up for you.

One of the (many) amenities of the new studio is its proximity to other things, like sushi restaurants, flower shops, independent coffee houses, and public transportation. When I was photographing this collection, we just popped over to the flower shop, explained what we were doing, and they happily loaned us some flowers for a bit. (Thanks, girls!)

But back to Brandy Alexander: ain't he a beaut?

And also, let's pretend I did not say sure as shootin' and ain't he a beaut in this post, OK?






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