The color of spring 2013 has been declared to be ‘Emerald’ by Pantone. I don’t often follow trends or trend makers, but when the color is green, I’m happy to oblige!
This is month two of my mini-theme for the fiber. I’m over-dying fibers that are a natural color (not white). Last month was Mixed BFL, and this month is Masham. The original color of the wool is a lovely light brownish grey. And then I added color……
Wow. I don’t say that to brag, because the awesomeness of this was a surprise to me, too. But really….wow. I’m going to have a lot of fun trying this with other colors. Anyway, Masham, or Massam (pronounced Mass ham), is a longwool breed, a cross of Teeswater and Dalesbred or Swaledale. The staple is about 6 inches, and the micron is 31-36. It is recommended for outer garments or felting (although I think it may take a bit of effort to felt it). I think it would be fine for a shawl you plan to wear over something, or a vest. Spin it with low twist to keep it soft.
Oh, you suppose I should post the inspiration photo?
Our yarn this month is a new one, I’m looking for a replacement for Tiger Twist. I like TT, but I think it could be improved a little. Tiger Twist II? is an 80/20 superwash Merino and Nylon blend with the same great two ply construction, but even more twist. (Tiger Twistier….or Tiger Twistiest??!!) It is 400 yards per 100 grams. I love how it took these colors brightly and clearly, and I look forward to your reports on how it knits up and wears.
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