Tuesday, November 20, 2012

50 Skeins of Grey

The other day, we were hanging out around the lunch table talking about what everybody was reading. There were the usual suspects. Amanda is reading a travel book and Laura has a stack of magazines on her bedside table. I'm in the middle of a book club book and trying to keep up with the New Yorker.

Then we started discussing the crazy popularity of the Fifty Shades of Grey books. Seems like half the world has read them and they've been on the New York Times Best Sellers list forever. At some point, a lightbulb went on! We could do a series of colors to tie into them. We finally decided that we'd do five colors that each had 10 different shades of grey. Hence, 50 Skeins of Grey. Let me introduce them to you. 

This is Anastasia. She is the palest and she blushes a little towards the purple. 


Christian dances on the greener side of grey.


Charlie Tango kisses the brown edge.


Mrs. Robinson can be a little blue.


And Red Room is, well, reddish.


We'll be shipping these to your LYS after the Thanksgiving holiday.  We're dyeing them in all of our yarn bases. You can buy your favorite character/color or get alll five bundled together with a leather strap! 



9 comments:

Sarah said...

I love this idea! I haven't read the books (and probably never will) but I love puns. I've been saying 50 Skeins of Grey for a few weeks. It's catchy! :)

Kepanie said...

What'd you think of the first book? I was in-between I liked it and I really liked it on Goodreads.

TikiBarbie said...

This is a really fun idea for some pretty grays!

Susan Ipavec said...

Love these!

manhart said...

Where can I buy these?!?

wj89 said...

Are these limited edition?

wj89 said...

You can buy them at jimmybeanswool.com.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous yarn! I want to buy some, but I can't seem to decide which color scheme I like best. Do you have photos online of any swatches or projects knitted with the 50 skeins collection? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love this idea. Fun!!! And perfect for me to knit a scarf for each of my closest friends of whom have read/enjoyed the books!!! Giddy up!!!