It’s the full moon this weekend (yesterday actually) which means it’s time for a new moon color for our Monthly Full Moon Collection. April’s full moon is often referred to as the pink moon, named for the pink moss phlox that are spring’s earliest flowers in the eastern US.
As I was putting the chickens to rest Thursday evening I received a special gift from the moon that pretty much took my breath away.
Look at how pink it is!! Actually you can;t see it here but there was a bit of a moon-bow. I have not seen one for quite awhile so I felt moon blessed. I dyes our pink moon and pale pink with a lovely blue green to represent the evergreen trees that the moon rises over before it lights up my front yard.
I’m loving the pink and green together, such a nice Spring feel to it. And since I was having light Spring color thoughts I decided we needed an Easter color.
Easter Parade!! Reminiscent of the egg hunts, bonnets, and parades of my childhood!!
So very Springy!
Are you ready for our next yarn base exploration?!
In waltzes our lovely Silky Victoria. My goodness, look at the ply and sheen on this beauty in our Elderberry Cordial colorway.
Silky Victoria, is a delicious light and lofty blend of South American Polwarth Wool and Tussah Silk. Silky Victoria is the 4th garment yarn base we added to our line. The 3rd one was called Victoria and was the same spin, ply and weight as this one but was 100% Polwarth and one of my favorite yarns. I love Polwarth second only to Targhee.
Similar to the Targhee breed, the Polwarth breed is a cross between a longwool (Lincoln) and a shorter staple fine wool (Merino). Weighing in with 85% Polwarth and 15% Tussah Silk, our Silky Victoria has just enough silk to add strength, silky softness, a tiny bit of drape and last, but not least, luminosity. Look at the sheen. make sure you click on the picture here to make it a bigger so you can really see that shine. The silk adds to what the Polwarth brings to this fiber blend with is so much loft and elasticity which gives us great bounce back for ease and wonderful stitch definition.
Silky Victoria is such a great garment yarn. Why you ask? Well, because of everything I have just told you and… also, because that 15% silk on a sport-weight yarn makes it light enough for a year round sweater. Silk has that magical quality that cools and warms both. I know!! Pretty great.
Color-wise even though the silk is well blended in with the Polwarth before spinning is still gives us a depth to the color we would not otherwise experience. Silk not only takes the dye/color differently than our wooly Polwarth friend it also reflects it more that our wool, even more silk magic! All of which gives our color quite a bit of depth and complexity.
Have you knit with our Silky Victoria? If not now is your chance. Our Silky Victoria Special starts now.
15% off with the coupon code: silkyvicrocks
Also…because we do like to have pattern support for our yarn and projects in mind we are going to host another KAL.
I have mentioned before Meaghan Schmaltz’s Everyday Cardigan. I seriously love this cardigan. It works well on all kinds of shapes and sizes. And not only does it look great it is also super cozy and…it flipping has pockets! Because it was introduced with all of the shows and yarn crawl I feel like it did not get the attention it deserved. So now we are going to highlight it with our Silky Victoria in a KAL.
Not only is Meaghan a talented and inspired designer she is also a tech editor so she knows her way around a pattern. It’s all in the details! Be sure to check size and yardage needs before purchasing your yarn!
Since our KALS tend to be popular and it takes us a bit to dye your yarn and get it to you so… we suggest you order it sooner rather than later. We will start the KAL the 2nd weekend in June which should give us plenty of time to get your yarn to you. Because most of you will ask what colorway Meaghan used it is Motley Hue and is stunning! We recommend using our shaded solids for this cardigan. Also the Ravens and Coven would work well. Even though I truly think Silky Victoria looks good in any of our colorways here are some of my favorites: Motley Hue, Ursula, Mermaid Tears, Spruced, Mica, Rose Quartz, Bleck, Forget Me Knot Blue, Blue the New Black, Midsummer’s Night… to name a few.
The 15% coupon will be good for the next week and then will move to 10% for another week. I do hope you will join us. As I have said I learned a lot from our BFL Sport discontinuation and the special and KAL. So we are going to do our part to give as much support to the yarns bases we love so we can assure they are around for as long as we ant them to be.
So now the yarn ball is in your court my friends.
So…on theoff chance the KAL does not speak to you but you would still like the delve into out Silky Victoria yarn exploration Julie Knits in Paris just released a pattern for a lovely cardigan knit is a sport weight yarn.
I have been having all sorts of chats and meetings with others on our industry about sustaining our industry and being stewards to insure the life and quality of those who make, dye, sell, design with and makes shows for us all to go. I will be writing a whole lot more about my thoughts and plans about the things like the Sustainable Stash and Yarn Stewardship so stay tuned
In the end though please know we all do what we do for you. Without our crocheters, spinners, felters, weavers, stitchers, knitters…we are nothing. If our industry is lead by anyone it is by you.
Okay this is getting long so I should wind up.
oh I almost forgot… before I go we are going to also run fiber specials for our spinners this summer. So for the following week on Polwarth (yes there is a theme) will be on Special at 10% off. Coupon code is: spinpolwarth Polwarth make a stunning yarn and takes the dye beautifully. It is one of my favorite blends to spin!!! Can you imagine spinning Polwarth in Coral Dreamer or Pink Moss Moon?!!!!
okay lovelies I hope you have a great weekend full of love and stitches.
I am going to leave you with this picture of SilkMo dyed in our Coral Dreamer colorway. I am possessed with this!! Just possessed.