the fibre //
Merino Bamboo Silk. 50% fine merino wool, 25% bamboo, 25% tussah silk. An exquisite blend of merino, bamboo and silk makes this spinning fibre lustrous, elegant and warm.
the yarn //
Tough Love Sock. Our most popular blend of 80% Superwash Merino and 20% nylon for a hardwearing sock yarn that can by dyed in brilliantly vibrant colours.
the colourway & inspiration //
“Hummingbirds” is a collection of my favoured colours, combined in a way that doesn’t create odd contrasts or jarring transitions. Hot magenta and lime, with deep blues and violets. Had the magenta and lime been placed side-by-side, we would have seen muddy browns emerge… but here it’s all clear, clean and vibrant.
I’ve kept a little note by my desk that I hardly ever glance at until just recently. Saved from a Papyrus wedding card, it says,
“Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation.”
Life is rich. Beauty is everywhere. I know I saved this note for a reason. I hope you enjoy and savor every inch of this colourway.
Diane from Alberta sent me a shot of her Navajo-plied yarn, keeping all the colours clear and even.
Here’s also Tamara’s socks that she knit up in the yarn version of the club. I love how the stitch pattern makes these little “hiccups” in the colour movement. Very cool. I like.
And finally, this is a fantastic shot of some unfinished singles by Stine. Let’s see what you made with your fibre/yarn club offerings! We share them on Ravelry on the Sweet SweetGeorgia group.