About a week before I needed to decide on a club color, this was the view from our deck. The blazing yellow, orange and pink, topped off by hazy purple and gray just begged to be interpreted in wool.
The fiber is a blend of Mixed BFL and Silk. The natural dark fibers in the BFL gave the cloudy misty sense of haze and possibilities of this spectacular sunrise, and the longwool qualities plus silk give it just the right amount of shimmer. It’s a back and forth dye, so split it up if you want the colors to progress in order instead, or even spin them together across the bits of top held together if you want a single long gradient….you are the boss of your fiber!
The yarn is a variation of a staple sock yarn around here….Bengal Journey. Same construction, great yardage, and twist as the Merino Journey, but made with Blue Faced Leicester Wool, which lends extra strength, and that lovely BFL luster.
I’ll show you how my skein knits up once I get past the immediate end of year stuff….inventory and sales tax! I used a mirrored dyeing pattern this time, which will be different from November’s in-the-round pattern. Fun with variegation!
In the meantime, there are some sock club spots open for January….I’m going to expand it by 4 skeins, so if you’ve been waiting be sure to jump in, as they tend to go fast. The Fiber Clubs (and sock and fiber combos) have a waiting list, so do contact me if you are interested. Thanks, and may you have a bright and sunny 2016!