There are a few things that always tickles my interest when it comes to yarn. The word “discontinued” is a trigger. Another trigger is “sale”. And if something is both discontinued and on sale, then it’s very interesting. Apart from that it has happened, more often than I care to admit, that I have bought yarn based on color name. I once bought a skein that was called Golightly, because of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I have also bought yarn because it was inspired by Wicked and the witches, Glinda and Elphaba (pink and green).
Those two examples are quite obvious, the yarn dyer has been inspired by these things. Today though, I got yarn, based on the color name, that made me think of the great artist Beatrice Eli. I can’t tell you why the colors, Party Fever (pink-peach-bownish) and Admire Me (light greenish), made me think of Beatrice Eli but they do and now I’ve got one of her songs stuck in my head. I’m not even sure these two colors will go together but I hope so since I want a bigger shawl. If they don’t go together, I’ll have two smaller Beatrice Eli shawls instead and that’ll be fine too. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the yarn is as pretty as the pictures show. Oh, I have a good feeling about this!