January update

Welcome to 2019 and, for those of us in the northern hemisphere, to winter!  I hope you’re keeping your needles and hooks busy making lots of beautiful, practical things to help keep yourself or your loved ones warm and toasty.  (If you’re in the southern hemisphere, thanks for your patience; we in the north seem to like the pseudo-bragging-rights that come with surviving harsh winter weather.)  Today’s colournames are mostly of interesting or unusual places around the world; check some of them out, if you have time!

To claim a gobsmacker, send me an email (gobsmackedyarn@gmail.com) letting me know the name of the cake and the base.  The first person to claim a cake gets it.  Things can be pretty fast and furious at the beginning, but I promise I’ll email you back to let you know whether you got what you wanted.  Once the dust starts to settle a little, I’ll follow up with a PayPal invoice; if you haven’t ordered from me before, please include your mailing address (and phone number, if outside Canada).

Please remember that colours may vary across different devices; if you have any questions or would like a verbal description of colours, just ask.

blues 4Q.jpg

Four Quarter: Top left: The Fruit Hotel (royal purple to dappled lavender grey and soft blue); Top centre: 100 Brooding Octopuses (royal purple to medium blue to blue-green); Top right: Halo-halo (deep lavender to silvery grey); Bottom left: A Dancing Curtain of Light (teal grey to dappled aqua, light turquoise, blue, and leaf green); Bottom centre: Kjeragbolten (pale greenish-blue-grey to blue-grey to cadet blue); Bottom right: Antarctic Exploration Museum and Post Office (dappled grey-navy to  pale grey-blues to very pale blue-grey)

greens 4q

Four Quarter: Top left: Forest of the Future Library (bright teal green to forest to dark spruce green); Top centre: Yeak Laom (teal to swampy green to light grey-green); Top right: The Tortoises of Aldabra Atoll (medium blue-green to light brown to warm brown, with dapples throughout); Bottom left: Antarctic Sculpture Garden (mahogany brown to cadet blue, with lots of dapples throughout); Bottom centre: Oklo Reactor (unusual dark purpley-green to subdued emerald green to bright spring green); Bottom right: Aviator’s Arrow (heavily dappled sage green and straw yellow and aqua, transitioning to dappled medium brown)

reds 4q

Four Quarter: Left: Ampel-Parchen (extremely bright yellow-orange to red-orange); Centre: Chaukhandi Tombs (bright burnt orange to brown); Right: Chicha morada (dark mahogany red to scarlet. This cake has 2 knots + 1 short flawed section; discounted price of $35)

kane kwei

Four Quarter: Kane Kwei Carpentry Workshop (unusual tomato-orange to yellow-orange to pale pinks and greyed purples)

stealth raspberry

Alpaca/ silk/ linen: Stealth Raspberry (this is an extremely subtle gradient in bright raspberry pinks)

electric fruit

Cabra giant: Electric Fruit (very bright raspberry pink to spring green, with lots of white, pink, pale green, and grey dapples)

enouement and scarper off & scoff

Cabra giants: Left: Enouement (turquoise to blue to royal purple, with lots of white and pale blue and pale purple dapples); Right: Scarper Off and Scoff (greyed navy to turquoise and white dapples)



chillier than thou

DK double (one long gradient, dyed over two 100g cakes): Chillier Than Thou (teal to blue to deep raspberry-purples)

mcs heavy

Merino/ cashmere/ silk heavy lace: Left: Gone On Along (mulberry to purple, with deep mulberry and pale pink dapples); Centre: All the Way Through (bright reddish purple to royal purple to turquoise, with lots of dappling throughout); Right: Deep Blue (turquoise to bright aqua, with pale aqua and blue-green dapples)

swanning around on miami vice- sc lace

silky cashmere lace: Swanning Around on Miami Vice