Severe Weather Warning – May 2019 Tiger Club

May has been one wet month here in the Midwest along the Mississippi….and we’ve had a few of these storms, where the plants take on an eerie vibrancy, and the sky is all blue and black and grey (and cheerful and white and fluffy in the middle!). It’s a great subject for our May yarn and fiber.

Severe Weather Warning Bengal Sock Yarn - Tiger Club May 2019

The yarn is an old favorite of mine, Bengal, which is a nice round 4 ply of 100% Superwash BFL. The longer fibers of the Blue Face Leicester sheep make for a sturdy, yet soft yarn. I folded the yarn and basically painted on this picture, so the color sections are shorter and repeat twice. I can’t wait to see how socks in different stitch numbers and gauges work up.

Severe Weather Warning SW BFL - May 2019 Tiger Club

The wool is also 100% Superwash BFL. I also folded the fiber and painted on the landscape. Be sure to hold your hands a little further apart for BFL, and if you find it too slippery (superwash does that), try pulling off a chunk and spinning from the fold. This is also a good option if you want to rearrange the colors. Go ahead, I really don’t mind!!

Not in club? I have one sock spot, and a couple of fiber spots open through June 15th. Stop by and join!

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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