With apologies to all those grey lovers who fell in love with the desaturated teaser photo, here's the real deal:
My colour project for the coming year is to create a new, five colour palette each month that ties in with the theme of the month. For January, I thought there could be no better embodiment of Possibility than the capricious moods of the wild, wide open sky.
Dawn is a clear pale pink with subtle splashes of sunny yellow:
Ultraviolet was inspired by the intense sky blue that darkens nearly to navy at the horizon, seen mostly from the rarified air of a mountain top on a sunny winter day. (So named because one inevitably regrets forgetting the sunscreen while viewing it.)
Grey Day is not an uncommon occurence in the coastal mountains, a soft, dark grey blanket with purple shadows all that remain of the forested slopes.
I've done versions of Alpenglow before, but it really is a signature feature of our winter sky and I couldn't resist having another go. This version is a fierce rosy pink with splashes of red and gold and hints of purple.
And last of all, Twilight - that magical space of blue fading rapidly to shades of grey and black on the receding slopes.
The colourways are available individually, and I've also made up a few quintets - single skeins split evenly between the five.
The mitten at the top of the post demonstrates one of the many possible ways to play with the Wild Skies palette. I haven't decided yet whether the mittens will be a published pattern or simply an indulgent swatch... though I'm open to expressions of interest in that regard! There's a wee surprise on the palm that I'll show you once they're complete.
As always, full details of everything included in this week's store update may be found in the newsletter (there was some restocking of Dark Water as well.)