…Skies are Blue

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock (and don’t have a Facebook account), you are aware that yesterday our U.S. Supreme Court agreed that any human person could marry any other human person. Hard to believe we had to have an argument to decide that, but that’s an entry for another day.

As a blogger and a crafter, I love me a good theme. So in honor of this auspicious event, I thought I would share some of the wonderful and amazingly colorful ways you can express your joy at this news as a crafter.

First off, yarn.

There are quite a few companies out there that profess to make rainbow-striped yarn. I can tell you from experience, though (cough – Lorna’s Laces Rainbow – cough) that they don’t all do it well.

White Birch Fiber Arts has cornered the (Etsy) market on rainbow colorways and their awesome names, and several of my crafting friends have used them quite successfully.

©Deanna Ross
©Deanna Ross custom socks knit in “Full Monty”

WBFA’s yarns aren’t cheap, but they are wonderfully witty, including:

  • My Rainbow Can Beat Up Your Honor Student
  • Does This Rainbow Make My Black Look Big
  • Sparkle Pony
  • Rainbow Warrior (which also happens to be the name of the University of Hawai’i football players)
  • The Full Monty
  • And my personal favorite: Nothing Says Screw You Like a Rainbow.
©White Birch Fiber Arts
©White Birch Fiber Arts “Nothing Says Screw You…”

KnitPicks.com has Stroll Hand Painted self-striping sock yarn in Spectrum.

You can go old-school and buy one of each color and make your own from Forest Hill.

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Or you can go old-century, start from scratch and spin your own with Frabjous Fibers Stripey Batts.

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Heck, just search “rainbow yarn” in Etsy. That’s really where the pot of gold is.

Next, patterns.

Ravelry.com returns 1400 suggestions when you search for “rainbow.” From hats to dresses to shawls, to (of course) socks, there is something for everyone’s needs or tastes.

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Just about everything looks better in a rainbow. Including our Constitution, as it turns out.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Mary Hibbard says:

    Awesome! I need the rainbow mittens! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Wendy says:

    Wonderful. As usual you are spot on.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Deanna says:

    I love me a good rainbow, person or yarn.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. aranarosada says:

    Thanks! I just shared this beautiful blog ❤️

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