Each month, we dye a brand new, unique colourway for our Spinning Fibre and Sock Yarn Clubs. We’d like to share what we sent out to our members in June:
Colourway // Mountain Man
Lost in a forest of grey-green pine needles, lichen-encrusted trails, and clearwater creeks… Despite living in the achingly beautiful, natural landscape that is the Pacific Northwest, I can count on my fingers the number of times I’ve had the opportunity to go camping. My husband and I, we are not experienced campers. And yet, somehow, I felt confident that we should head out into the wilderness with our 19-month old child along with four other 19-month old children for a collective five-family camping trip.
Mountain Man, oh, how I wish I had your experience and knowledge of what to eat in the woods, besides hotdogs. Mountain Man, how I wish I had your wisdom of how to mellow an excited toddler on his first night of camping and actually get him more than four hours of sleep.
Ignoring the sleep fiasco, spending a mere 48 hours cut off from the world (my iPhone battery died in the woods) and having the time to enjoy and laugh with my family and friends under a sky full of stars was exquisite.
Yarn // Panda Sock
Panda Sock is a our favourite fluffy and silky blend of 60% superwash merino, 30% bamboo viscose, and 10% nylon spun up into a 3-ply fingering weight yarn. Each 4 oz (112 g) skein has approximately 430 yards which is typically enough to make a pair of women’s medium socks. The combination of soft washable merino, strength-building nylon and breatheable bamboo makes for an ideal sock yarn blend. The bamboo fibre doesn’t absorb the dyes we use, so the yarn takes on a heathered and slightly shiny look.
Fibre // Panda
Panda is a divinely fluffy and silky blend of 60% superwash merino, 30% bamboo viscose, and 10% nylon. The bamboo viscose fibre does not absorb the dyes that we use and the dye process results in silky white streaks alongside intensely coloured fibre.
If you’d like to see what our members are making with their Club yarns and fibres, have a peek in our Ravelry group here »