by Jennifer Lysen

Spring has finally arrived.  Birds are singing (and singing and singing at our house), flowers are starting to bloom and new colors are released.    

Rhododendron - bright, rose pink.  Rhododendron macrophyllum, a hearty, dense wooden plant, native to the alpine areas of the Northwest.  It is beautiful and sturdy species that represents wild, uncontrollable nature.  All the things I personally aspire to be.

Yellow Bell -  light, cheery yellow.  Fritillaria pudica, native to the Northwest and abundant on the hills behind my house where I grew up.  My sister and I would sneak through the cattle fence and run up and down the hills picking these beauties.

Peach Ice Cream -  vibrant peach/pink.  Every year, on my birthday, my dad would make peach ice cream from scratch.  It wasn't meant to be a  tradition, we had an orchard and peaches were ripe in July.  After the first few years it became a thing that I had to have peach ice cream on my birthday.  It still is a thing.

The Grass is Always Greener - light, grassy yellow/green.  Full disclosure: this color was an accident, but a happy accident.  While trying to create a different shade, I mis-measured my dye and ended up with a color I liked better than the original.  Proving the proverb is true.  The grass is always greener on the other side.

These beautiful colors are available in the shop in Sapling Sock and will soon be available in other weights as well.  Stay tuned for more exciting announcements later this month!