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Legend Status

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?

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20 thoughts on “Legend Status”

  1. Dear Kat, you totally deserve this! Love the color and the backstory. I’m sure Jorgie is chuckling along with you. I’ll be buying some too! Xx

    1. Jorgie was my biggest writing cheerleader. When he was so sick in the hospital he looked at me and wanted to know why I was sitting there with him “wasting time” instead of home writing! He would have been so upset with me for not being able to write these past 16 months. I know he’s still cheering me on each day.

  2. Tears in my eyes, Kat. But sweet and lovely tears. I adore knitting and I believe I’ll head over to that site and see if I can pick up a skein or two of your fabulous yarn. HUGS!!

  3. Kat, this is such a lovely legend I’m so glad you shared. The yarn and the story behind the yarn. Makes me wish I could knit. 🙂 Jorgie is indeed smiling. So am I. It’s great to see our Kat coming back.

  4. What a lovely honor for you and Jorgie! Even before scrolling down to the picture, knew it would be blue, and it is quite beautiful. Dearest Kat, you are
    a legend indeed to all your friends, even those of us who haven’t yet met you IRL.

  5. This is such a beautiful yarn Kat! Just reminds me a day out in the countryside. What a special way to remember your darling Jorgie.

  6. Kat, got the yarn and it is indeed something you just want to hold and enjoy the softness and the beauty of the colors. Will order more to make xmas gifts for grands.

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