Some of our suppliers are just great to do business with. Several weeks ago, Tracy (owner of Tilli Tomas) called and asked me if I'd like her to create a custom colorway for us in one of her yarns. We talked about some color ideas, and threw around some names, and then look what arrives in the mail one day? Pure and Simple, in our custom colorway called "Leaf Peepers." We love it! It reminds us of the gorgeous fall foliage we have here in Vermont. Our fall tourists are called "leaf peepers" and the name also has meaning for us since a few of ran in the "Leaf Peepers" Half Marathon recently. This colorway was developed for us, but should be available in other stores that stock the Tilli Tomas Pure & Simple.
Then Cheryl from Cherry Tree Hill called the other day. They recently acquired Wool in the Woods, and she has a lot of their dyes left. She offered to dye up some "potluck" colors in Sockittome for us. I asked her for 8, and we talked about what colors I liked and what I didn't like. Today, our UPS driver brought us the gorgeous yarn. We have 12 skeins in each colorway. That's it! They are our colors and you won't see them elsewhere. When they are gone, they are gone. Kalen and I were unpacking them, and decided to name the colors after some of the local ski & snowboard resorts. Maybe we really are eager for the snow to fly? Anyway, they are spectacular colors. Thanks Cheryl!
From top left to bottom right: Smugg's, Sugarbush, Stowe, Bolton, Stratton, Snow Bowl, Mad River and Jay.