June 22, 2008

#2 & 3, Paris

Paris is one of my favorite cities. Easily top 5 of any place I’ve ever been. So defining it in yarn form was a bit daunting…
LOUVRE
arch di triumph

I decided after a bit of experimentation that it needed to be broken down into two colorways:
Paris Day

Paris day:
Paris
notre dame paris
Paris Day


Which is a self-striping yarn and will stripe to look something like this:
Paris Day
Paris Day
(btw. Knitting the test socks for my yarn has been so much fun. Almost as much fun as the dying!)

And Paris Night:
parisnight
Paris Night
Which is a verigated blend of purples, deep blues, and burgundy.
Paris Night
I can almost taste the wine!

Both are now available at Destination Yarn!

(again, I’m really excited about this, please bear with me)!

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Well I sold out of the first round of Paris Day! You guys are amazing! Thanks so much for your support! I do, however, have a few skeins that have a knot in them (I’m still figuring the best system for winding and in the process I ‘effed up a few skeins). I wasn’t sure I was going to sell them because of the knots – I hate when I find a knot in yarn… nothing is more frustrating - especially in a self-striping. So what I’ve decided to do is offer the skeins with knots in them as “Seconds” and knock $1 off the price. I think that’s a fair way to do it….

12 comments:

  1. You should be excited . . . . very excited . . . . they are so beautiful. I think Paris Night is my favorite (so far). ;)

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  2. I'm excited for you! What a wonderful idea. And your colorways are goooorgeous. Be prepared to become one of those coveted yarn dyers that people stalk!

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  3. I LOVED Paris. In a soul-yearning, I-would-move-there-tomorrow-if-I-didn't-have
    -a-house-and-responsibilities-and-stupid-
    grownup-crap-like-that kind of way. You're right, far too much beauty to be contained in one colorway!

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  4. Hurrah! New shop for me to watch!
    You have beautiful colours there. I love "Paris Day"
    Tricia

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  5. How fun is this new project! I'm so proud of you for setting up the etsy shop! The logo is super fun by the way. I hope you try a San Fran colorway or maybe a Sequoia or Yosemite one. ;) Oh the possibilities are so endless! I love them all so far!

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  6. I LOVE the Paris Day yarn. The Night too for that matter. Someday I'll make it over there....

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  7. How fun! I think you did a fabulous job!

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  8. Next summer is Paris for me... June 22-30... Paris and London. I can't wait! And I bought Paris Day in anticipation.

    Great job, Jeanne.

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  9. I love your photos, especially the low-vantage point ones of the architecture!

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  10. oooohhhhh, I LOVE those too!!!! You're doing some great color combos and I LOVE the striping!!!

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  11. paris definitely a most magical place in my top five too! and to think at least till september there's non-stop flights from cleveland, oh now if only someone would give me a ticket! ha ha!!

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  12. Paris night would be gold and deep blue to me--just like your photo of the Eiffel tower. I am definitely going to live in Paris at least part of the year, as soon as my son graduates from high school and gets settled in a nice college (only one more year to go!)

    --marina (quiltnut on ravelry)

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