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This Rushmore-inspired skein has 3-4 rows each of navy, oxford blue, khaki, red beret, mustard and green velvet.
This Rushmore-inspired skein has 3-4 rows each of navy, oxford blue, khaki, red beret, mustard and green velvet.

OK, so I might not be quite so obsessed with Wes Anderson that I would drop over a grand to go on a Grand Budapest Hotel-themed cruise cruise (no, I did not make that up), but I am super excited about the Canon Hand Dyes Wes Anderson updates. The first one is happening TODAY at noon PDT, and it will have six-color self-striping skeins and six-color gradient sets inspired by the movies Bottle Rocket and Rushmore.

The Wes-mania will continue every Friday in May, with two new Wes Anderson-inspired colorways each week. Here’s the schedule for the rest of the month:

May 16

The Royal Tenenbaums
Moonrise Kingdom

May 23
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Fantastic Mr. Fox

May 30
The Darjeeling Limited

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Amy has yarn for a variety of pop-culture and literary tastes, including some Downton Abbey-inspired colorways that are very popular.

Linda at Kettle Yarn Co. recently debuted a new shawl kit with the exclusive Antiprism pattern. This is a collaboration with designer Renee Callahan from EastLondonKnit, and each kit comes with a four-skein ombre set of BFL Twist yarns. This pattern will be available only with the Kettle Yarn Co. kit until the fall.


I cannot look at the photos showcasing the new lotion bar scents from Sweet Sheep Body Shoppe without wanting chipotle caramels.

Countess Ablaze continues her Twelve Caesars Collection with Caligula, which features a range of brightly-colored variegated colourways appropriately juxtaposed with the dark, the moody and the sinister.


June Pryce Fiber Arts is the brainchild of two sisters, based in Rhode Island and Pennsylvania. They have teamed up to create a one-stop shop for the fiberphile, selling hand-dyed yarn and fiber, as well as handspun yarns, project bags, stitch markers and more. I’ll bet you can’t resist their hand-painted gradient sets, above, available for preorder.

Speaking of which — Dyers have got to stop tempting me with these amazing gradients! Stephanie at Dirty Water DyeWorks just came out with her Brush Creek Shawl Kit, with three different ombre color combos. Check out the blog next week to see all the gradient possibilities…


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