Time to post about November’s Tiger Club! This month I was inspired by a yarn I had made several years ago. At the time, I just made one of a kind colors, no recipes or repeats. I also was using a different dye brand. I still loved the color (pictured below, and titled ‘Electric Slide’), so I decided to see what I could do to make something similar in the new dyes. And as always, we need some picture inspiration…….
A Flickr search for Black, Green, and Blue turned up this (and some other amazing photos). So the new colorway is dubbed ‘Northern Lights’. During my sampling, I achieved some amazing intense colors, and although it is perhaps beyond the natural inspiration, I loved the play of the bright lime green to teal to blue play against the black.
Our yarn is Tiger Twist II, which lived up to the intense colors.
Our wool is a new one, New England Wool Top, which I will talk about in a minute, because I have more colors for you! A few ladies on the Ravelry board are thinking of a mitten SAL/KAL with this wool, so you are welcome to join in. I plan to!
New England Wool Top is a nice general wool, representing the wool pool of sheep in the Eastern United States. I love buying American whenever possible. The wool is a little denser, with about 28-29 microns, and it has a staple of 2.5-3.5 inches. Perfect for easy bulkier spinning (mine will be thick singles), or felting. It takes color beautifully, and I enjoyed pulling out recipes to try on this new wool. You can find all of these in our brand new New England Wool section.
Thanks for stopping by! We do have openings in the Tiger Sock Yarn and Tiger Fiber Clubs, if you missed out last month, and subscriptions make great gifts for your wool loving friends and family!