Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Spring 2011

Alrighty then. This is the second go-round of this blog post. The first one disappeared in an unfortunate delete incident. I may have gotten a little distracted by Fleetwood Mac Rumors. Anna put it on a few minutes ago and it brings back more than a few memories. Some of those memories make me blush.

Let's get back to the here and now rather than 1977 shall we?

We started shipping the Lorna's Laces Spring 2011 colors in the past couple of weeks. If they haven't arrived at your LYS yet, you should be seeing them shortly. We did five, four multi's and one nearly solid.

As with the past couple of season, we've been leaning towards whimsy with the names. This series derived from a facebook post I made lamenting the underutilization of the word "shenanigans". I was flooded with words along the same vein and we decided to embrace it.

Shenanigans, the namesake for the collection.

shenanigans, lorna's laces















We all fell in love with this color the instant it came out of the dyepots. We were worried that it might feel a little autumnal, but we decided to go ahead with it because we liked it so well. Besides, it just screamed Shenanigans to us.

Next up is Tomfoolery.

tomfoolery, lorna's laces















This is our bright for the season. Magenta, rich orange and golden yellow make for nothing but fun.

Monkeyshines is and elegant neutral.

monkeyshines, new colorway

















This colorway developed from a email I got from an LYS owner. One of her clients had mentioned that golds and greys were all the rage in home decor. She sent along a few pictures and it really got my creative juices going. I developed several variations on this theme and it was hard to narrow it down to this one. It's fun to do this sort of collaboration. As they say, two heads are better than one!

The last of the four multi's in Hullabaloo.


















It's actually a little more muted than this photo represents it. I think it's a perfect gender neutral color. There's touch of aqua in it, but not enough so it tips to reading "boy color". Besides kids stuff, Hullabaloo seems like a perfect match for blondes although now that I'm writing this, I can picture it being wonderful for folks with darker coloring as well.

Last is our nearly-solid, Kerfuffle.




















It's a deep, rich grey with a little purpley/blue/stormy skies thing going on in the background. I've got this one on needles making Anna Bell's Favorite Cardigan from Modern Knits Vintage Style.

22 comments:

Christine said...

I love them all! They look amazing!

Melissa Morgan-Oakes said...

I am in love, still, with Monkeyshines and Tomfoolery. Love.

Karen said...

Tom Foolery and Monkey Shines would be my favs too, but they are all good colors. I do like the grey and gold too. Who'd of thunk it??

Maire said...

Shenanigans looks so spring-like, like something good poking up from the garden. My favourite is the colours in Tomfoolery, though I have no idea what to do 2ity it (other than the obvious "set it out to be admired")

I would *so* knit a sweater in Kerfuffle...perfect idea!

Kepanie said...

Love the Tomfoolery and Monkeyshines! Amazing what LL comes up w/.

Mary said...

Wowza! As I go back and look every time I'm sure I like a different one best... I think I'm settling on Hullabaloo for fun, but Kerfuffle is one of those colors that I think I could slowly take over everything I make ;)

elineof said...

Lovely colours!

Robin said...

Decisions, decisions...how's a girl supposed to decide? Could you knit a swatch of each -maybe that would help.Otherwise I might have to get them all!

billicummings said...

I love the Monkeyshines! Great combination. Love the name too ;)

8rmine said...

1977 and Fleetwood Mac's Rumors.... Ahhh! I remember those days fondly, as well. Nothing wrong with a quick trip down memory lane.

Really LOVE Tomfoolery and Kerfuffle.

Now I think its time to go pull out my CD's and locate that Fleetwood Mac collection....

Thanks!

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

I love Monkeyshine and that Kerfuffle is really calling to me too!

rudio said...

Love them ALL!!!

Shannon Okey (knitgrrl) said...

Kerfuffle is killing me. LOVE it!

gotgauge? said...

Totally love them all, especially Monkeyshines (and Tomfoolery. . .and Kerfuffle. . .and. . . ).

theresa said...

What beautiful colors, but I'm partial to Shenanigans too!

Caroline said...

Can't choose; love them ALL.

Julie Witt said...

I love, love, love Hullabaloo and Kerfuffle! But they are all just gorgeous! Great job, as usual, and my wallet hates you because it is going to be missing a lot of money very soon :)

Rin said...

Oh no, how can you do this to me? Now I'm going to have to spend lots of money and start a bunch of new projects!! Absolutely LOVE Monkeyshines in particular, but they're all stunning. Nice one!

Holly Sparkman said...

I have to get some Kerfuffle and Monkeyshines! Gorgeous absolutely gorgeous.

jenn j said...

Yeay! New gray! That's super exciting.

Anonymous said...

I love LL colors of course! But I'be been reluctant to buy any until I see something knit up with it. Multi-colored yarns can really look great, or crappy, and it's a gamble. Could you guys post knitted swatches, knitted scarves, hats, socks, so we can see what the yarns look like knitted up? Or are they somewhere on this site?

Sarah said...

Ooh...Kerfluffle is my kind of semisolid! Absolutely gorgeous.