While visiting my mother-in-law, Jean, recently, she gifted me with some sleeping beauty turquoise jewelry. The color of the stone was captivating to me. I also love the name of it which is based on the name of the mine in Globe, Arizona, where the rare color of turquoise is mined, Sleeping Beauty Mine.
Julie at Island Wools dyed this merino silk blend for me and I think the color is perfect. Her line of hand painted yarns, Whimsical Colors, is dyed at the shop in Friday Harbor, WA. I find her colors delicious and hard to resist.
I named my new pattern, Sleeping Beauty Cowl, after the beautiful turquoise. It is available in my Ravelry store as of today. It's my 60th birthday this month and I'm feeling festive! My pattern is available to download for free until my birthday on the 22nd and then I will give myself a prezzie by putting the price of $5.00 in effect. So have a Bday prezzie on me and go download yourself a copy for free before it's too late.