I hope you all had a nice break, ours has been extended two days due to the severe cold. On such a freezy day, it is nice to snuggle up with nice cuppa. Hence the theme of our December Tiger Club, based around a gradient of Salted Caramel Mochaccino.
Tongue in cheek, this idea came from our fiber this month, which is a soft-as-kittens blend of Baby Camel, Silk, and Merino. I wanted to showcase the lovely pale tan of the natural color of the blend, yet make it into something decadent. Hence, Salted Camel Mochaccino! (Yeah, yeah, I’m so clever, ha!) There are five shades from natural to caramel to browns to deep espresso.
Our sock yarn is MCN – Merino Cashmere Nylon, a lovely soft blend. It is nice for socks, but I decided to break from tradition and dye it for not-socks. There is one gradient on the skein, 9 even and long stripes from natural cream to caramel and through the ever darkening browns. Make a shawl or scarf or maybe do colorwork with it. Or as warp or weft for a weaving project. I really can’t wait to see what you come up with!
As a side note, you may have noticed the lack of color on the tags, and the weird green tone of the inspiration picture on your note. I’ve been having trouble with the pink ink on my printer for months, and it finally gave up. I tried ‘fixing’ it during break….and, well, broke it completely. That figures, right? So, now I’m the proud owner of a new printer, and you’ll be seeing full color in the future (knock on wood!). It even was discounted within the price difference refund window, so if I had to break a printer, it worked out ok in the end.
Tiger Club is open for new subscriptions through January 15th, I hope you’ll consider joining us. We’ll have a great line up of yarn and fiber in 2014, and plenty of beautiful colors!