Posted by: katjorgensen | February 15, 2014

Legend Status

For years I’ve wanted to have a yarn named after me.  I know, it’s a crazy idea.  But it’s what I wanted.

Back in 2008 when I got back into knitting seriously, I used to joke with Jorgie about this dream of mine.  Jorgie was never one to step on a dream, and he told me I should go for it.  Only I didn’t know how to go about it.  So I continued to buy my luxury yarns and enjoy knitting.

Last year my favorite online yarn shop, The Loopy Ewe, announced they would do color ways for some of their best clients.  I never thought I’d make it, but I did.  The owner of TLE, Sheri Berger, notified me late last year that I was getting a color way named after me and I’d be a Loopy Legend.

Now Jorgie would have gotten a real kick out of that, because he used to tease me that I was a legend in my own mind.  Funny boy.  He loved word plays.  And he’d make me laugh every time with this one.

Sheri asked me to send her a picture of something that meant something to me for the dyer’s inspiration.  I selected a shot of the Outer Banks of North Carolina because it’s where Jorgie and I had our happiest vacation times with family.  We loved going down there and soaking up the sun, enjoying the waves and just being with the ones we love.

Thursday I got the first glimpse of my yarn.  It’s gorgeous!!!  More than I could have hoped for.

And sweet Sheri named it after both Jorgie and me.  That meant so very much to me.  So here it is.  Kat and Jorgie’s Outer Banks.  Photo courtesy of The Loopy Ewe.  I know my darling Jorgie is smiling down on me and enjoying this with me.  I may have ordered a few skeins.  How could I not?

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Responses

  1. I LOVE it!! I would love some too!!
    Congratulations!

    • Thank you, Emmy. It’s been such fun.

  2. This is so amazing, and the name is perfect! Congrats!

    • Thank you, dear Hattie. Hugs to you.

  3. Thank y’all! I got my yarn today in the mail and it is truly lovely. I just want to hold it and squish it. But then so does Sam the kitty.

  4. Dear Kat, you totally deserve this! Love the color and the backstory. I’m sure Jorgie is chuckling along with you. I’ll be buying some too! Xx

    • Jorgie loved to laugh, so I know he’s got his head thrown back and is doing a full, throaty laugh that resonates deep within his soul. : )

  5. Love the story behind the yarn. Love the yarn. Love that you’re writing again! Jorgie would be smiling about that, too.

    • Jorgie was my biggest writing cheerleader. When he was so sick in the hospital he looked at me and wanted to know why I was sitting there with him “wasting time” instead of home writing! He would have been so upset with me for not being able to write these past 16 months. I know he’s still cheering me on each day.

  6. Tears in my eyes, Kat. But sweet and lovely tears. I adore knitting and I believe I’ll head over to that site and see if I can pick up a skein or two of your fabulous yarn. HUGS!!

    • Awww, thank you, Ginger. I know you enjoy knitting when you’re not writing and working and raising your family. So good to hear from you.

  7. Kat, this is such a lovely legend I’m so glad you shared. The yarn and the story behind the yarn. Makes me wish I could knit. 🙂 Jorgie is indeed smiling. So am I. It’s great to see our Kat coming back.

  8. Kat, love the colors and the story. Know he is so proud of you the same way as I am. I want some of this too.

    • I’m sure Sheri at the Loopy Ewe would be happy to hook you up, Donna. It’s a very nice place to shop. Great customer service.

      • I have and 2 skeins on their way here. Can’t wait. You are awesome

  9. Oh, Judythe, you could so knit. It’s easy and relaxing. I’ve been knitting since I was 5. It’s nice to be on the comeback trail : )

  10. What a lovely honor for you and Jorgie! Even before scrolling down to the picture, knew it would be blue, and it is quite beautiful. Dearest Kat, you are
    a legend indeed to all your friends, even those of us who haven’t yet met you IRL.

  11. This is such a beautiful yarn Kat! Just reminds me a day out in the countryside. What a special way to remember your darling Jorgie.

  12. Such a beautiful yarn! So happy for you! Extra special memories! Ros

  13. Kat, got the yarn and it is indeed something you just want to hold and enjoy the softness and the beauty of the colors. Will order more to make xmas gifts for grands.


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