Monday, April 14, 2008

Inspiration is a beautiful thing!

   So... I was flipping through the channels the other night trying to find something interesting to watch, when I happened to see that HBO was re-airing one of my favorite series-- ROME. I loved that show! Of course, when it originally aired, I had yet to discover the joy of hand-painting my own yarn. But this time... my eyes have been opened to a world of possibility. 
   The series' rich and vivid colors (and characters), have inspired me to introduce a new line of colorways: the "All Roads Lead to Rome" series. I have 10 exciting colorways in mind (so far) for what is sure to be a batch of bright, bold, and vibrant hues. I plan to only make 1 hank per colorway, so if there is a character that catches your eye or intrigue, grab it fast! In the event that there are requests prior to dying, for the same colorway, by more than one person, I can arrange to make accommodations to fill everyones needs. However, once the dying process has begun, and the yarns are posted for sale on my Etsy shop, that will be the only chance to acquire these colorways. These yarns will be Superwash Merino/nylon blend sock yarn at 462 yds per hank.
   I anticipate these new colorways to be ready by the middle/end of May. Please let me know if you have a favorite character, not listed, that you would like to see dyed up. Also, please let me know if you would like a different weight other than fingering. Here is the initial list of character colorways:
  • Julius Caesar
  • Gaius Octavian 
  • Mark Antony
  • Atia of the Julii
  • Servilia of the Junii
  • Lucius Vorenus
  • Niobe
  • Titus Pullo
  • Eirene
  • Gaia


magnusmog said...

Do you get the show Dr Who? It's a UK classic and last Saturday's episode was filmed on the set of Rome.

Squib-stitcher said...

oh wow! My friend Erica has been trying to get me to watch Dr. Who for a while now. I'll definitely have to try to find that and DVR it!
I really miss ROME; I thought it was fantastic! Rumor has it that the budget was way to expensive to maintain for production :( bummer! I was so upset when I heard that the second season was not only the series finale, but that it also wouldn't have a full run of episodes. The Battle of Actium was cut out, too-- that was a big let down! :(

Erica said...

Call it destiny then! Besides, Dr Who just might give you a few colorways.... :)