For years I’ve wanted to have a yarn named after me. I know, it’s a crazy idea. But it’s what I wanted.
Back in 2008 when I got back into knitting seriously, I used to joke with Jorgie about this dream of mine. Jorgie was never one to step on a dream, and he told me I should go for it. Only I didn’t know how to go about it. So I continued to buy my luxury yarns and enjoy knitting.
Last year my favorite online yarn shop, The Loopy Ewe, announced they would do color ways for some of their best clients. I never thought I’d make it, but I did. The owner of TLE, Sheri Berger, notified me late last year that I was getting a color way named after me and I’d be a Loopy Legend.
Now Jorgie would have gotten a real kick out of that, because he used to tease me that I was a legend in my own mind. Funny boy. He loved word plays. And he’d make me laugh every time with this one.
Sheri asked me to send her a picture of something that meant something to me for the dyer’s inspiration. I selected a shot of the Outer Banks of North Carolina because it’s where Jorgie and I had our happiest vacation times with family. We loved going down there and soaking up the sun, enjoying the waves and just being with the ones we love.
Thursday I got the first glimpse of my yarn. It’s gorgeous!!! More than I could have hoped for.
And sweet Sheri named it after both Jorgie and me. That meant so very much to me. So here it is. Kat and Jorgie’s Outer Banks. Photo courtesy of The Loopy Ewe. I know my darling Jorgie is smiling down on me and enjoying this with me. I may have ordered a few skeins. How could I not?