This is the best time of year — the excitement of the annual garden cleanup, ordering seeds and dahlias, taking the first pictures outdoors. The glory of warm sunny days and impatience on the cold ones. Moving the clock forward. This year is extra sweet, as we all anticipate life slowly returning to normal after this long hibernation.
We’re having our first 60-degree days this week and I’ve already started cleaning the bearded iris beds and scanned the early daffodils poking up through the snow remnants. It’s the perfect time to release a new group of colors that capture the season — cool, pale neutrals; warm, sunny colors that aren’t too saturated — colors that match the early growth already commencing.
Six new colors of Harbour Singles fingering and five of Triton MCN DK are live in the shop. From the soft fatigue green of Stone Cold and icy clear lemon of Zest, to the soft, warm coral of Collins Ave and the traditional Delft blue of Cornflower, the possibilities for combining and fading these abound.
Is there mohair, you ask? Of course! There are even four new colors in Sparkle sock. Now I’m on the lookout for the first robins of the year and all will be momentarily right with the world.
Hang in there, my friends. Hopefully we will be able to see each other again by the fall.