August 2012 Sock Club Colors
August is here, bringing with it warm, sultry weather and complex new yarn colors. I find August to be an expectant time of the year – when it seems most everyone is poised on the brink of change….a break in the weather in favor of fall breezes, transition from summer idleness into the rigors of school. It’s a time of planning new challenges and embarking on new adventures. It’s also one of my most favorite times of year.
I’ve dyed up a new yarn for this month. A light fingering weight yarn, tightly spun of Corriedale wool, this yarn will last for years. It’s a great combination of things I love in a sock yarn – durability but soft enough to wear next to the skin easily. Machine washable:
100% superwash Corriedale wool: 460 yds / 420 m per 4 oz / 115 g skein. Additional skeins $22 each.
For those of you who love warm colors – you’re going to love Calliope ! Seven component colors are kettle dyed to create even more in the pot. Deeply saturated and almost too intense, this colorway was made to be seen. Copper, deep sapphire, maroon, bright rose, ocher, royal purple and magenta. Calliope shows pops of green and chartreuse from the ochre & navy combining in the pot.
Cottage by the Sea
Are you ready for a breath of fresh, cool, clean air? Perhaps it’s time you visited the seaside. Next to a rocky beach the ocean laps cool and inviting. In hidden niches lie little tide pools, showcasing the beauty of the sea. Soothing sage, steel blue, sky blue and kelp green lap each other playfully in this moderately saturated semi-solid.