Recently, I came across a teeny, tiny robin which had fallen from it’s nest onto the sidewalk. He was at most 3 days old. I couldn’t locate the nest and he was injured from the fall. I couldn’t just leave him there, and brought him home with the idea to make him as comfortable as possible. Little did I know that this teeny, tiny bird would grow and thrive and fly off into the wide world as a fledgling.
Fletch spent 4 weeks in my basement. Growing from a helpless hatchling into a fledgling with the ability to fly fast and far. After feeding him hourly for the first two weeks of his life and every two hours for the second two watching him fly away was bittersweet. I was thrilled he had not only survived, but thrived…but the loss of his inquisitive eyes and sweet song was hard. These colorways are a tribute to Fletch – my little robin redbreast.
This month you have your choice of two spring-inspired colors: Little Robin Redbreast and Robin’s Egg Blue. Both are dyed up on Juliet: 80% superwash merino / 20% nylon; 420 yds / 385 m per 4 oz / 115 g skein. Additional skeins $21 each.
Little Robin Redbreast
This variegated colorway contains every color you’ll find on a robin. It’s a complex color, layered with two shades of brown, two shades of tan, two shades of red and one shade of grey. The colors mix and swirl in the dyepot making each skein unique. It’s a mostly neutral with a pop of red.
Robin’s Egg Blue
Have you ever stopped to examine a robin’s egg? They have such a unique shade a turquoise, with creamy ecru accents and spots of darker blue, brown and grey… and so does this yarn. This semi-solid is a stand-out. It’s dyed with three overlapping layers of turquoise, for a subtle variegation, overdyed with ecru and topped with speckles of grey, brown, gold, and turquoise. Those speckles are created by a unique application of dye powder directly onto the hot surface of the yarn, adding a dimensional halo of speckles that appear to sit only on the surface of the yarn.