Blue Heron yarns were in the house this weekend. Demian Savits, Blue Heron owner, brought box after box of beautiful fibers. The biggest hit was the Bulky Rayon Chenille - I mean really, who could resist this luxurious fiber and the plushy fabric it makes! Lots of people bought it for a gorgeous one skein cowl - a terrific gift for those of you thinking about holiday knitting.
One skein cowl in Rayon Chenille
Another really popular project in the Bulky Chenille was this beautiful long vest. Knit side to side, the colors fall in flattering vertical lines. It's open at the sides for an easy fit that looks great on all body sizes and shapes. It's a very simple construction, so it's easy to knit, and easy to modify, if you like.
I wore the vest most of the day Friday. It feels so nice on - I can't wait to make my own. I would be starting immediately, but Paulette saved me by purchasing my favorite color. Thank you, Paulette. I do need to finish something before I start this.
Demien brought tons of Rayon Metallic, his most popular fiber, in every Blue Heron color he had in stock as well as lots of samples.
What fun to see how the different colorways worked up! I am always surprised at how subtle the sparkle can be in this fiber - especially in stockinette stitch. Beautiful in the evening, it's perfectly appropriate for daytime garments and casual tanks.
Because Blue Heron Yarns come in generous hanks, there were several very popular one-skein projects. This topper in laceweight Cotton Rayon Twist is one. In this yarn, a strand of rayon is plied with a strand of cotton; the two fibers take the dye differently for a shimmery yarn with a beautiful hand.
Another very fun project is this fringed shawl. Triangular shawls can be tricky, but this one is large and open and very flattering. This is one skein of Rayon Metallic and pattern free with purchase!
There was lots, lots more - I know Demien took more pictures that he'll probably post on Facebook, and I'll post more on the Pinterest board.
This was a fun weekend. Over the past year or so, I have made some very conscious decisions about companies with whom I want to do business. There are plenty of companies out there making yarn, so I have the luxury of choosing those that share my values and my commitment to customer service. Blue Heron Yarns is such a company. They are small and local, and all of their fiber comes from small independent mills in the United States. That makes a difference to me. From a customer service perspective, Demian stands behind his product. His quality is consistent, his prices are fair, and he delivers on time. And Demien's a really nice guy. I look forward to working with him more in the future and bringing you lots of beautiful yarns from Blue Heron.
Demien Savits, Blue Heron owner with his son, Jackson