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 August:
Colourway // Neverland
So I recently celebrated a birthday that makes me a little bit older, a little bit wiser, and a whole lot closer to that milestone birthday. It’s probably natural now, moreso than ever, to feel the desire to never grow up. To live permanently in Neverland — in a state of constant joy and fun, devoid of responsibility. I imagine a place like Neverland to be lush and verdant, full of fresh air and a cool breeze, surrounded by sparkling, crystalline blue water. Where I get to both snowboard and surf on the same day. Where I get to enjoy the high metabolism of my misguided youth.
But this isn’t a story about getting older and being all morose or melancholy about it. Rather, it makes me remember the time when I overheard some women chatting at a spinning retreat. One asked the other, “what do you remember as being your best decade of your life?” and the woman replied, “Oh definitely my 60’s. Life started getting good in my 60’s.”
Time after time, I think back to that reply and it always makes me think that the best is yet to come. There is even more in store.
Yarn // Twinkle Sock
Twinkle Sock is a special blend of 50% superwash merino wool and 50% tencel spun up into a 3-ply fingering weight yarn. Each 100g skein has approximately 360 yards which is typically enough to make a pair of women’s medium socks.
Tencel is a manufactured fibre, made from wood pulp cellulose using the lyocell process. Tencel claims to be more environmentally friendly than other similar man-made fibres. Being a cellulose-based fibre, it doesn’t absorb the acid dyes we use, resulting in a streaky appearance. Designed to have silk-like qualities, Tencel lends drape and shine to this beautiful fibre blend.
Fibre // Merino+Tencel
Merino + Tencel is a special blend of 50% merino wool and 50% tencel that is soft, shimmery and lustrous.
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 »