Friday, August 03, 2007

Fiber Friday - Worry Doll

When I bought this yarn I realized that one of the reasons that I am drawn to hand-dyed yarn from small production dyers is the color names they come up with. I like seeing that their creativity continues past the dye pot. I like reading a color name and being able to see where the inspiration for certain color combinations come from. It kind of lets you see into more of the whole process than just looking at a finished skein of pretty yarn.


This color is called Worry Doll - and isn't that a perfect name? The colors seem to move through the skein in short vibrant bursts. The colors are totally reminiscent of those little dolls from Guatemala that are made and decorated with bright colorful bits of thread and cloth.


The worry dolls often come as a set in a little box. You are supposed to tell each little doll a worry and place in in the box and the worry will disappear. I've decided that this will apply to my skein of namesake yarn too. I can tell my yarn a worry with each stitch I knit and the worries will disappear.

I mean would you rather knit with a color called Worry Doll or 2763?

Yarn Details
Brand: Hello Yarn
Yarn Name: Hand-dyed sock
Color: Worry Doll
Fiber Content: superwash merino wool
Skein Weight: 4 oz.
Yardage: 295 yards
Care: wash cold / air dry

15 comments:

Sue J. said...

Gorgeous! Love to start my Fridays with all this color. Thank you so much.

The_Add_Knitter said...

So beautiful--and Worry Doll has to be one of the top names ever. The yarn actually does evoke the bright colors that we've all come to associate with that terribly cute little gaggle of dolls!

Batty said...

Beautiful yarn!

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

I'm with you on the name thing! That has a lot to do with why I sometimes fall in love with a particular yarn! I love this colorway and name! Fabulous!

Mom said...

The yarn reminds me of the rainbow room from years ago!! Of course I love the colors...

gilraen said...

I can so just see the worry doll in that skein. That is some Yarn Pron there. :) Beautiful...........

Ava said...

beautiful yarn. I've never given yarn names any thought. I will now.

Bezzie said...

Hee hee! We called them Booey dolls and put them under our pillows to take away bad dreams. But "worry doll" sums it up nicely too!

Esoteric Knitter said...

I love your colorful stash!

Bobbi said...

I'm with you, creative names are better and more fun, anything is better than color 1733. really. As always that yarn is stunning, you have the best taste!

cpurl17 said...

I love that name too and much prefer names vs. a number.

turtlegirl76 said...

LOVE IT! Worry doll is such an appropriate name. Gorgeous pics.

Stacie said...

that is AWESOME! i love it, and agree, it is all in the name!

peaknits said...

Hello Yarn is simply vibrant and gorgeous! This skein is no exception!:)

mel said...

Excellent - the yarn AND the post. What a perfect name.