Blushing Dahlia – March 2016 Tiger Club

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It is being a long spring of on-again-off-again temperatures, hail, and even a tornado! However, spring is also time we think of soft baby things, and so this month’s colors reflected that. I’m going to be honest, I developed the colors before finding an inspiration color OR name for this blend of pinks and pale yellows. When hubby asked what I was going to call it….I said (*cough*), marshmallow “Peeps in a Blender”. I was vetoed, so a bit of a Flickr image search turned up this great picture of a Dahlia. You’re welcome.

Blushing Dahlia Tiger Club March 2016 on Silky Sock

Our yarn is a luxury one, a blend of Superwash Merino and Silk. It straddles the balance of being bouncy enough for a sock yarn, yet drapey enough for shawl use. I used a slightly randomish pattern in small color sections to encourage a mottled pattern, although it will depend on your pattern/stitch count/gauge/which way the wind is blowing/etc.

Blushing Dahlia Tiger Club March 2016 on SW Merino/Merino/Silk

New up is a new fiber I wanted to try. It’s a blend of superwash merino, untreated merino, and tussah silk. It isn’t blended fully, leaving streaks of each fiber, with the idea that each will take the color differently. The effect is subtle with these pale colors, but still beautiful. Baby soft! I suggest spinning from the fold to keep the longer silk in with the wool, so you can tear this into color bits and do some rearranging if you like.

Interested in Tiger Club? Each month we have a new fiber, a nice rotation of sock yarns, and various dyeing styles. For the first time in about 6 months, I have openings in all options!

About ThePaintedTiger

I'm an Indie dyer of yarn and fiber. I love all the colors, but especially green and brown.....and purple, and blue.....
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