While this picture captures the inspiration pretty well, I was actually inspired this month by last November’s Receding Twilight. I wanted to make something that would go with it, particularly with the fiber (see below). I started with the deep blue of Receding Twilight, then pushed the color into blue purple and finally out to a deep pink leaning purple.
Our fiber is luxurious 60% Polwarth wool and 40% Bombyx Silk. I managed to squeeze 3 ounces of this goodness into club, and I’m glad I did. It’s gorgeous and shiny and soft. It should make a good addition to the tail end of your Receding Twilight, or will be great on its own, or as a border with something else you have.
I’m still not happy with this picture, the yarn looks much more like the purple parts of the fiber above, with bits of the deep blue peeking through. Ah, well….I can’t win all the time at photo editing.
Anyway, this is another new yarn I wanted to try. It’s a blend of 60% Merino Wool, 20% Baby Alpaca, and 20% Nylon. It isn’t superwash, but it held up very well to dyeing, and should make good socks (keeping in mind negative ease, as both merino and alpaca like to ‘grow’). Otherwise, this mottled semi-random kettle dye could make a great edging on your Receding Twilight project, or stand on its own.
Tiger Club is open for August, I have a number of fiber spots open, and one more sock spot. Join us!