Winter shades of yay

Gray Seeds

Before I started knitting, I never considered grey one of my favorite colors. Sure, it was a great neutral for skirts and accessories, but it wasn’t necessarily a shade I fawned over.

That all changed when I started buying hand-dyed yarn. I found myself drawn to skeins the color of cold steel and greys verging on lilac. I love how on certain fibers, like silk, and on certain bases, grey seems to come alive. The Urban I knit with Skein’s Top Draw Socks in the Sterling colorway remains one of my favorite FOs.

Of course, there’s no real season for grey, but I tend to think of it as a winter color, with images of snow-covered roads and rocks and branches — or metal skyscrapers — peeking out.

Here’s a selection of some of my favorite skeins and grey projects from Indie Untangled artisans:

Daddy Steelbucks, The Woolen Rabbit

Daddy Steelbucks, The Woolen Rabbit

Nimbostratus, The Uncommon Thread

Nimbostratus, The Uncommon Thread

Night Bokeh, Duck Duck Wool

Night Bokeh, Duck Duck Wool

Grey Skies by Countess Ablaze

Grey Skies by Countess Ablaze

Black Quartz, Kettle Yarn Co.

Black Quartz, Kettle Yarn Co.

Night's Watch by Lara Smoot Designs. Because Winter... is here

Night’s Watch by Lara Smoot Designs. Because Winter… is here

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