Thursday, September 11, 2008
New Color Commentary!!!
It here, it's here!!
OK, actually it's on its way to a yarn store near you.* We got the green-light from Amy Singer from knitty.com on Tuesday and have spent the past two days dyeing Amy's Vintage Office.
When Amy and I started discussing making a colorway for her we thought about what direction we wanted to go. Our initial inclination was to pull our inspiration from the knitty.com website. But, the more we talked about it, the more we realized there was something better out there for this project. Something more specific to Amy. The person who writes and blogs. After all, this is Color Commentary.
As time went on, we found out that we share a love of old metal office furniture and equipment. Who knew? There's something very special about old typewriters, desks and file cabinets.
When I close my eyes, I can imagine a different era. Simpler times when women wore dresses and men wore hats to work every day.
So, these are the photos we started with. Lots of greys and muted tones. Early prototypes were close, but we knew they weren't quite right. The frustrating thing was that it wasn't clear what exactly it was the color needed. Then the Marvelous Miss Amy sent this along:
Mystery solved! I was off to the dye pots and Amy's Vintage Office was born.
Hope you like it as much as we do!
*There have been lots of questions about where to buy your own Amy's Vintage Office. We have been shipping it out to LYS's since September 10. Give yours a call. If they don't have it yet, we have plenty here ready to ship to them.