cey & i: of chairs and collections

IMG_2529cropthis is the chair

beside susan’s desk

at classic elite yarns.

as creative director,

her space fills quickly

with color cards,

various mood boards,


and nearly endless

ย fresh design possibilities.

to begin something new,

one morning just over a week ago

this lemony vintage chair was filled with, well, me.

we talked of ideas and angles, palettes and themes, and of course, yarns.

by the time i had to drag myself away to get the kids off the bus,

we had finalized everything down to the color choices

(ie: all the colors warming the chair above)

for an indie collection of my new ideas

that cey and i are collaborating on.

i admit,

that as the stack of colors grew,

i began to feel a bit giddy with the excitement of it all.

to be given such freedom of choice and professional support

was moving to the creative side of me in a way that i find hard to describe.

what i can say clearly, is that the practical side of me went

right home and eagerly cast on for the first sweater.

‘clearly’ taken from 6:42 in luke.

(this is to be an ongoing series of posts

chronicling the process of this collaboration from swatches to release.

to search, all post titles will include ‘cey & i:‘ and be tagged with ‘artistic differences‘.)

5 thoughts on “cey & i: of chairs and collections

  1. That’s a gorgeous palette. I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

    The Bible verses you post are always so interesting. Thank you.

  2. thank you. i was glad that i had a strong idea of what colors i wanted before i arrived in susan’s office because once i say the yarns face to face i wanted to knit with almost every one!

    things i love: God, family & friends, knitting, music, long walks, disco balls…i try to include them all in the blog because they all had something to do with me being me.

  3. Beautiful yarn! I check here every day for news, as you know, so I’ll be watching to see what it becomes. ๐Ÿ™‚
    p.s. I began my rivi mitts today! They will be blue. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love twisted ribbing.

    • yeah for rivi mitts! i had mine on again this morning over gloves and then this afternoon (which warmed up a bit) on their own. what yarn are you using? i love them so much that i tend to do too much in them, so i intentionally steered clear of all but the pale blue green in the bottom row of the picture.

      all the cey yarns were great! i wanted to add more and more pieced to the collection so i could knit with them all. at this point i’m feeling a little spoiled to have so many good choices, but very, very happy.

      • I’m using Patons Classic Wool for mine, in a medium denim colour which goes with almost everything I own. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love blue! I’m just ready to do the gusset on the first one. It’s a great pattern and I love the look of them in the photos. They will be warm!!

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