We spoke with Jane Saffir of Jade Sapphire yarns about her color inspiration for the 2013 Holiday Collection, and here is what she had to say:
"Truthfully, I was agonizing about it. We already had the colorway "Rockaway Beach," the name of the beach vacation place of my childhood. We already had "Tahitian Garden" (although I've never been to Tahiti, just fantasized about it!). We already had "Caribbean Mist," which covers a lot of territory for fantasy vacations. My family kept teasing me, saying that my favorite vacation destination is my own house, if I could be "allowed" to just stay home and play with all my toys (all fiber related)!
Anyway, we just got back a few days ago from a mini-vacation in Vancouver in British Columbia. We chose it as a destination since my older daughter, husband, and I all live in New York, while my younger daughter lives in Alaska. Vancouver was a good place to meet since we could all take just one flight. While we were there, my older daughter (whom I had told about the Jimmy Beans color "challenge) suddenly pointed out the beautiful and unusual color palette of the Vancouver city vista...pale greens, silver (many, many glass buildings) and blue. We had our travel vacation color! A destination where I would spend time with my daughters is definitely a favorite!"
We hope you enjoyed reading about Jane's Travel Traditions. Stay tuned on Monday for more Travel Traditions and Holiday Collection inspiration. Remember, the collection debuts next Friday, November 22nd....and it's going to be AWESOME!!!