I’m very excited to share a guest project made by my wonderful and lovely agent, Erin Murphy!
First, some background. My first novel, A Curse Dark as Gold, takes place in a woolen mill called Stirwaters, which is known for its brilliant blue dyes.
Shortly before Curse came out, I attended the World Fantasy Convention in Saratoga Springs, NY. Near the convention site was a lovely yarn shop, and there I had me an Idea. I popped in and asked the shopkeepers for “sheep’s wool yarn in a blue so beautiful it’s almost otherworldly.” In other words, Stirwaters Blue. The shopkeepers led me to Berroco’s Peruvia yarn, in Aquamarina. It was rich, it was dark, it was impossible soft and gorgeous and just about nearly perfect. I bought two skeins, which I Cleverly Repackaged Thusly:
(That reads, Stirwaters Select: Pure New Stowewold, Mazareen Blue)
…And sent to Erin, who pondered the possibilities for a while before coming up with this magnificent sweater: