After a rather trying past 2 1/2 weeks, I am happy to report that I am back in the studio! (Wondering what on earth I’ve been up to? Short version: household stomach flu followed by my husband having reconstructive knee surgery. I know you’re jealous, but to soothe your anxious feelings I will be sending yarn soon. Yarn with silk in it. Silk. Don’t you feel lots better now?)
For the February installment of the Yarn Love Sock Club, I’m introducing a lovely new sport weight yarn: 85% Polworth wool / 15% silk; 330 yards per 4 oz skein; handwash. $24.50 per additional skein.
I can’t wait to start dyeing up this new base in earnest. Polworth is 3/4 Merino crossed with Lincoln and so is soft and silky all at the same time. Silk also adds an amazing and subtle glint as well as improving durability. It seems like heaven in yarn form. Plus, sport weight socks work up fast and keep you ultra cozy – and who doesn’t love that?
I had my mind made up to dye a mostly solid in a highly saturated but brilliant blue. We haven’t had a true blue semi-solid since the yarn club’s inception and I thought it was time. During the process of mixing the different layers, I mixed up a marvelous deep mauvey-purple. I loved it. I threw out the blue and poured only the purple into the dyepot.
It was a great decision.
Serendipity is highly saturated – so much so that in low light it looks almost black. It’s a beautiful blackened, burgundy rose hue with pops of lighter rose and lilac scattered throughout. Saying Serendipity is “purple” is selling the complexity of this colorway a little short. Like purple? You gotta get some Serendipity.
Devotion is a celebration of spring. The grey of wet earth, the light brown of dried foliage being replaced by nearly translucent spring green, crowned with a bold, warm yellow and tipped with a hint of scarlet. I love watching the flowers grow and this colorway is a celebration of the coming season. Moderately saturated – just like the newly warm sun on a spring afternoon.