Misty Mountain Morning. The picture is captivating, and I was amused that there was already a yarn palette attached to it. I wanted to do a little something special for July, between 2020 being what it has been, and school starting soon, I wanted to be sure I had a little extra time to make this one. While I kept fairly true to the yarn examples, I blue-d up the teal and aspen a bit, and left out the saffron, letting the blending between the yellow and copper colors fill in that spot.
For fiber, I used Glitz, a blend of 70% Merino wool and 30% Firestar (trilobal nylon). The Firestar is pre-dyed in rainbow colors and blended with the merino. It gives the normally white wool a kind of silvery grey cast that makes the dyeing come out with a lot of depth. I love how it shifted the colors, and the bits of glitz are nice and not overwhelming. If you find one fiber or the other pulling out of your hand unevenly, I’d suggest spinning from the fold, or to make faux or real rolags.
The yarn is one I’ve been wanting to try for a while, and it was finally in stock when I was making an order. Shimmer is a blend of 80% Superwash BFL and 20% Firestar. I couldn’t quite catch the bit of subtle shimmer the firestar gives the yarn in the picture. The yarn runs about 430 yards for 100 grams. I dyed a gradient through the colors on this, in a fade kind of blending. This will be fun for a fall shawl, cowl, scarf, or other such project.
My apologies for not getting reveal up sooner, between waiting for the USPS to deliver club, and then the Derecho knocking power out for a few days (we’re fine, our house is a little beat up, nothing major), it’s been another typical month of 2020!
Want to join Tiger Club? I have a few Sock spots open through August 15th!