December, a time of getting together with family and friends; enjoying and making memories. I wanted to give a nod to the season without using the stereotypical colors, and I think this picture fit the bill nicely. I didn’t want the orange, as that leans the colors toward fall, so I swapped it for the warm gold of the lights. Listening to Christmas radio brought the line I used for the color name from ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’, and it was perfect.
Our yarn is a new one, Silky Soft. It’s a blend of 85% 19.5 micron Merino and 15% mulberry silk. The skein comes in at a generous 490 yards, hovering between lace and sock weight, making it perfect for shawls or other lace work. It also is 2 ply, which will help your lace holes stay open. For this colorway, I created a long blended gradient. Each color was allowed to overlap and blend into the next, so you will have areas of solid and areas of variegation. It’s a cool effect, and I look forward to seeing Clubber’s projects!
The combed top this month was a lucky special I managed to grab (and I’ll be looking to see if I can grab some more!!) It is a blend of 80% USA Targhee, 10% Rayon Bamboo, and 10% Mulberry Silk. The blending was not complete, leaving ribbons of silk and bamboo to shine on this top, making a lovely effect. I’d suggest spinning from the fold to keep these fibers together.
Sock Club has been filling up fast, but I do still have a couple of spots, plus some fiber spots. If you’ve been looking for a club to stretch you into colors, dye methods, and fibers that you may not normally use, please join us! Sign ups continue through January 15, or when the clubs are full.