Colourway // Eden
The past few months in this Club, we’ve traveled through a whirlwind of human emotion, and this month is no different. Just a few weeks ago, we welcomed baby Nina Eden Wong to our family.
Choosing names for our children is a task that I took deeply to heart. The names we choose reflect what we feel for them, what we hope for them, and include our prayers for them.
When I found out we were having a girl, the lack of expression on my face as the doctor told us sort of belied the sheer panic that struck me. I remembered my own passage through the years, trying to discover my place and how much of a challenge it was, and how (rightly or wrongly) I blamed much of it on my gender. It was hard being a girl. Girls can be mean. Girls can have fewer opportunities. Girls have so many expectations of them… I worried for my daughter-to-be.
I fell in love with the name “Eden” a long, long time ago but now it seemed the perfect fit. Perhaps like the Garden of Eden, my prayer for my daughter is that she will not want for anything. Not that she’ll be surrounded by material things or that she’ll be free of work or stress, even. My hope is that she’ll have bountiful opportunities and an abundance of adventures in her life, and that she’ll never be denied the joy of doing things she loves.
Eden. It’s only four letters, but it’s full of my heart.
Yarn // Silk Crush
Silk Crush is our 50/50 Superwash Merino and Silk blend in a 2-ply fingering weight. The combination of the pearl-like twist and the glittery silk content gives the skein a rustic or “crunchy” look, but once it’s knit up, it just drapes and shines like nothing else. Silk Crush is ideal knit up on larger needles for small sock-yarn shawl designs. Despite the fact that the yarn is machine washable, we always recommend that you hand wash your precious handknitted items. It just helps preserve the shine and integrity of the yarns and your knitting.
Fibre // BFL+Silk
BFL+Silk is one of my absolute favourite fibre blends! It is a beautifully lustrous and luxurious blend of 75% Bluefaced Leicester wool and glittery 25% Tussah Silk. While BFL is soft and glossy on its own, it’s generally considered a longer-stapled wool which can lend to feeling coarser (than fibres like Merino or Polwarth). The raw silk in this blend adds to the softness and shine making this an indulgence to spin.
If this combination of yarn and fibre seems at all familiar, it’s because I used the same pair when I designed the Club colourway, “Night Owl“, for our first baby. I thought it seemed fitting… kind of the same, but different.
Interested in seeing what some of our Club members are making with their yarn and fibre? Check out Rachel’s spinning posts about what she’s been spinning from our monthly fibre. And welcome Katrina, who is going to be knitting up each month’s yarn into something spectacular!
— Enjoy colour, Felicia
Each month, we dye a brand new, unique colourway for our Spinning Fibre and Sock Yarn Clubs. This post is all about what we sent out to our members in April 2016.