October welcomes our Thanksgiving holiday in Canada and it is, by far, my most favourite holiday. It’s the opportunity to take a breath, give thanks, and show gratitude for everything we are blessed with. This year, I give thanks for the chance to explore new adventures at SweetGeorgia.
Colour // Wildflower, by Felicia Lo
Ever feel out of your element? Feeling like you wish you could be more? Do more? Do it better and faster? These past few months spent building the School of SweetGeorgia have stretched and challenged me more than ever and often I wished that I could instantly know more, be better, and express more easily the vision etched in my mind. After spending years collecting pieces of photo and video equipment that I “needed” to produce the teaching videos I wanted, finally, things were set in motion and I needed to actually learn to use all those bits of gear and make something. I’m reminded often of two sayings — “progress not perfection” and also “don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle”. And so, I keep going. And I keep growing, like a Wildflower, craning my neck towards the sun and sending out roots to soak up every possible resource and inspiration. Wildflowers flourish wherever they happen to be. Bloom and grow, no matter where you are, stretching towards the stars.
If you’d like to see what I’ve been working on, please visit schoolofsweetgeorgia.com.
Yarn // Bulletproof Sock
Our Bulletproof Sock is designed to make beautifully smooth and strong socks and is blended from 50% superwash merino, 15% silk, 15% mohair, and 20% nylon. Slightly finer than our Tough Love Sock, Bulletproof Sock knits up at a gauge of approximately 8 sts per inch on 2.25 mm (US 1) needles. Each skein of 3-ply light fingering weight yarn has approximately 437 yards (400 m) per 3.5 oz (100g).
Fibre // Superwash BFL
Superwash BFL — our beloved Bluefaced Leicester made washable. BFL is one of the softest, glossiest medium-long wools (longer staple length), making it an all-around favourite fibre to spin. Easy to draft, durable fibre texture, and soft enough for next-to-skin wear… the perfect fibre for everything from laceweight to bulky.
Note that the superwash quality to it makes it easy care, but can also make it a little more slippery to spin. It might be a wonderful challenge for new spinners.
Interested in seeing what some of our Club members are making with their yarn and fibre? Check out posts by Rachel, Katrina, and Charlotte to see what they are spinning and knitting up with each monthly installment!
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 October 2017.