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Posted by Caroline Hershey

Developing Chincoteague Colors!

We did not know it would be so much fun to dye yarns. But developing the Chincoteague Colors has been a labor of love. So many times Dan and I would drive across the causeway onto the Island, and I would say, just look at those colors – the greens, blues of the water the sky. Just incredible. It took me a while to realize that I could actual capture the colors in our yarns.

And of course the colors are not as vivid in this photo as in real life. Each colorway represents a place, flower, bird, something on either Assateague or Chincoteague Island.

In the photo above, starting at 3 o’clock,¬†there is Conch Beauty, Trumpet Flower, Marsh Rose, Low Tide Flats, Cattails, Reed Grass, Chincoteague Waters, Dragonfly, Island Bluets, Assateague Shadow, Queens Sound, Storm at Sunset. And actually there are some colors not pictured. We are dyeing them in the fingering wt and DK wt with all of it being 100% merino superwash.

We have several shawl patterns being published soon on Ravelry. So keep an eye out for the first one, Echoes of Chincoteague.

They Like It, They Like It!

Posted by Caroline Hershey

It’s been awhile coming!

This little baby blanket has been in the works for a while, and I comforted myself with the fact that she wouldn’t be able to use it over summer. But I finally finished it and presented it to Elise this weekend.

And who could give one sister a present without giving the other one also. So I surprised her sister Jaina with a shawl.

And of course with Jaina’s shawl, I had to use some of my handdyed yarn from the Chincoteague Colors. I was a little stunned though when she turned to her mom and said “it’s Assateague Shadows!” Now, when had my granddaughter been studying the colors? And to recognize the color? I was just a little impressed.

What fun we had this weekend with the two of them.

This week we have the four older grandchildren and Dan and I will discover all the children’s delights the Island has to offer. :)

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