Featured Colourway: Rosseau Pumpkin

There was lots of conversation about pumpkin on the ravelry forum this week, so I figured this was perfect excuse to feature it on the blog this week, which as you know, means it is on sale all week! As well, this leads to the opportunity to share some exciting news with you all!

With a lead like that, I should share the exciting information! On this coming Saturday, May 3rd (which also happens to be my 27th birthday) my husband and I are making the 20 minute trek and moving to Rosseau. We couldn't be more excited. We have a really unique opportunity to take over management of a beautiful B&B there. I will do a full post later on about the home and the business, but in the meantime I figured I should share that we are having this change happening.

Some pumpkin Hennessy Combed top spun and ready to be plied by a raveller. Image courtesy of Lorraine.

Some pumpkin Hennessy Combed top spun and ready to be plied by a raveller. Image courtesy of Lorraine.

Now, what does this mean for Georgian Bay Fibre Co.? Basically nothing. I am maintaining my studio space here in Parry Sound and will commute it. It just means that if you are planning a studio visit make sure to email me to ensure that I am here. It also means that I have some big fibery plans for retreats at our beautiful heritage B&B for fall and winter. How fun would that be? It also means that any orders that come in at the end of this week might be a bit slower getting out depending on how the move goes and the sale on pumpkin might go a bit longer if I can't get a new post together next Monday morning.

So onto Rosseau and pumpkin. The colourway Rosseau Pumpkin means so much to me personally, it is likely the most emotionally significant of all the colourways to me. Last October 5th Jim and I got married outside at the waterfront in Rosseau and had our reception in the Community Hall. It was one week before the Thanksgiving Weekend Pumpkin Festival so the town was decked out in pumpkins every where. Now, we are making Rosseau our new home and are looking forward to getting involved in this small and inclusive community's festivals and events.

Orange is a tricky colourway. You want to create an appealing colourway that is flattering on people in a place other than their feet. So I took a bit of liberty with the colour of pumpkin and expanded the concept a bit loosely. Instead of the painfully primary shade that you find in jack-o-lanterns and Halloween decor, I decided to move more towards the shade in pumpkin pie, featuring gold, brown and red tones, like ginger, clove, and cinnamon that taste so wonderful in pumpkin dishes. I wanted it to be warm and comforting like a pumpkin spice latte. Since I focused on ensuring wearability in my orange I have a few ideas for patterns. I can't wait to pick the perfect fall project for this colourway.

For those who are concerned about orange too close to their face, I have a perfect sock pattern. Rumpelstiltskin by verybusymonkey. Image courtesy of anneleterme.

For those who are concerned about orange too close to their face, I have a perfect sock pattern. Rumpelstiltskin by verybusymonkey. Image courtesy of anneleterme.

Another accessory pattern, Fallberry Mitts by Anne Hanson. Image courtesy of knitspot

Another accessory pattern, Fallberry Mitts by Anne Hanson. Image courtesy of knitspot

As always a sweater option. Little Wave by Gundrun Johnston for Wool People Vol. 6. Image courtesy of Brooklyn Tweed / Jared Flood.

As always a sweater option. Little Wave by Gundrun Johnston for Wool People Vol. 6. Image courtesy of Brooklyn Tweed / Jared Flood.