Fiber Colorways

New colorway: Mist - & a shop update on Thursday

The next shop update is coming this Thursday morning at 10am Eastern. All the yarns in the update will be in my wonderful new base, Coquina DK, a single ply, 100% superwash Merino yarn. Each skein will be 254 yards and 100 grams. Retail price will be $26.

And here's my final new colorway for this update, Mist.

Mist

It's a soft grayish blue, with bits of medium blue just lightly strewn here and there.

Mist light gray blue coquina dk weight hand dyed yarn knitting crochet hat cowl DPN beautiful springtree road superwash merino wool single ply 003

Just look at them sitting there, all plump and delicious. Just waiting to be wound into a ball and knitted into something cozy. Or crocheted. They'd be happy either way.

Mist light gray blue coquina dk weight hand dyed yarn knitting crochet hat cowl DPN beautiful springtree road superwash merino wool single ply 001

I hope you've enjoyed the previews of the new colorways! The next update will have lots of sock yarns and, just in case you're not into DK weight yarn, each of these three new colorways will be available in at least one of my sock yarn bases.


New colorway: Aubrine

Lately, I've been playing with gray. Yesterday, it was gray + brown, today it's gray + purple, and tomorrow it's a gray + blue, though that one is much lighter in shade.

Aubrine purple gray coquina dk weight hand dyed yarn knitting crochet hat cowl DPN beautiful springtree road superwash merino wool single ply 002

Meet Aubrine, a smoky, purpley gray. 

Aubrine purple gray coquina dk weight hand dyed yarn knitting crochet hat cowl DPN beautiful springtree road superwash merino wool single ply 003

I've been looking at baby names for a few months now and I really like names that start with Au - Audrey, Auberon, and August. Then there's Aubrey, which is a family name - one of my grandfather's brothers. Since this yarn is sort of almost an eggplant purple, I combined Aubrey with aubergine and got Aubrine.

Aubrine purple gray coquina dk weight hand dyed yarn knitting crochet hat cowl DPN beautiful springtree road superwash merino wool single ply 001

Now this is my kind of purple. Or gray. However you want to look at, I dig it. I would love to make a scarf with this colorway, to go with my dark gray coat.

This one will be in the shop on Thursday - more details to come here on the blog tomorrow & through the newsletter, plus the usual social spots.


New colorway: Nutbaby

I'm preparing for the next shop update today - looks like it'll be shaping up for Thursday, but I'll announce that for sure in a day or two. All the yarns in this update will be my new base - a single ply, DK weight, 100% superwash Merino, 100% super squishable yarn.

For this update, I'll have 11 colorways - 3 of them brand new. Here's the first of the three, Nutbaby.

Nutbaby brown gray coquina dk weight hand dyed yarn knitting crochet hat cowl DPN beautiful springtree road superwash merino wool single ply 002

Take some charcoal, shake in some brown, and you get Nutbaby. I think this would make a great hat for your favorite fellow - or for you. 

Nutbaby brown gray coquina dk weight hand dyed yarn knitting crochet hat cowl DPN beautiful springtree road superwash merino wool single ply 003

What's a nutbaby? Well, we have these trees in the backyard and I should know what kind they are, but I just can't ever remember even though my friend Denise told me just a couple of weeks ago. But they give us these just all over the place.

Look! A Nutbaby!

V started calling them nutbabies and it stuck. So it's a nutbaby tree, I suppose.

Land Art 005

I wanted to do a strong yarn that would be suitable for a man or a woman and Nutbaby is what what I came up with. The name works, huh? ;)

Nutbaby brown gray coquina dk weight hand dyed yarn knitting crochet hat cowl DPN beautiful springtree road superwash merino wool single ply 001

Please check back tomorrow for details on the second new colorway!


Roving, for spinners

I've decided to sell my hand-dyed roving again, just in time for fall spinning. Because, well, these things happen. (I'm hatching a plan, as usual.)

I've just put a few braids in my Etsy shop. The first one is called Waving Woods. It's the colors of an autumn wood: a firey orange-red, burnt orange, dark brown & olive. I got the name from an Anne Bronte poem that recalls summer, not fall, but I still thought the name fit.

Waving Woods

I also have a yarn spun up in this colorway.

This next colorway is called All the Pretty Horses, after the book of the same title by Cormac McCarthy. I've had this one in my head for a while - a wild horse-inspired colorway - & I love it. 

All the Pretty Horses

I'm also going to do a few semi-solids for folks who might like to make a 2-ply yarn (might also be good for felters...hmmm...), so this one, Kohl, coordinates with All the Pretty Horses.

Kohl

And that's where I'm headed this fine day. I'll still be spinning, though, never fear. I'm working on my next big shop update right now!