Note from Sundara: Someone in my Instagram feed is traveling through France and I have severe travel envy. But since I'm currently too embarrassed by our government to actually leave the country and admit to anyone that I'm an American, I thought this week's Daily Dream, I'd take take us to the South of France.
But before you judge this very pretty and interesting color of yarn and find it not quite what you would expect from this inspiration photo, I have to admit that I created this color before I found the inspiration photo. I had a very specific image in my mind's eye when I dyed the yarn - an ancient French farmhouse, the stone bathed in the warm, waning light of the setting sun, and next to it, a field of flowering lavender. The sunlight, with its glowing orange, washed the traditional lavender purple into a warm and soft amethyst.
And so after I had created this color of yarn that gave life to the image in my head, I set out to find the perfect photo. But alas, I could not find quite what I pictured. This photo was close enough and I hope you'll forgive this minor transgression and instead travel with me and the yarn and experience the dream of a sunset in Provence.
As a reminder, this yarn is dyed to order and you may order as much as you want until Friday at 5PM PACIFIC. This yarn will ship in mid April, depending on factors such as when the mill gets me the yarn and whether or not my kid randomly gets sick.
Orders for 2 or more skeins will be matched as closely as possible.
SILK LACE is 1000 yards and 100 grams of 100% lace weight silk.
FINGERING MERINO is 490 yards and 100 grams of 100% super wash merino. It knits up at 7-9 stitches per inch on US 0-2/2-2.75mm needles.
FINGERING SILKY MERINO is 560 yards and 150 grams per skein of 50% silk and 50% merino. It knits up at 7-9 stitches per inch on US 0-2/2-2.75mm needles.
SPORT MERINO TWO is 338 yards and 100 grams of 100% super wash merino. It knits up at 3-5 stitches per inch on US 3-5/3.25-3.75mm needles.
ARAN SILKY MERINO is 200 yards and 100 grams per skein of 50% silk and 50% merino. It knits up at 4.5-5 stitches per inch on US 7-8/4.5-5mm needles.
ARAN MERINO is 246 yards and 100 grams of 100% super wash merino.It knits up at 4.5-5 stitches per inch on US 7-8/4.5-5mm needles.
Note from Sundara: a couple weeks ago, I dyed a snow-inspired light colored grey and blue aran merino; it sold out quickly enough that many of you asked for more and several others of you asked for the color in a different yarn gauge. I generally don't repeat the Daily Dreams, but when I saw this striking photo of a building in Madrid, I thought it was close enough to that snow inspired color, yet had a little more brightness and sunlight. Since, despite the snow currently falling from the sky, we are getting close to spring and I felt a more spring-like blue was warranted. Like that past color, it has the bits of grey and cream, but the blue has that ever so slight edge towards sky blue and aqua and somehow manages to be delicate and delightful without being cloyingly little boy.
FINGERING MERINO is 490 yards and 100 grams of 100% super wash merino.
It knits up delightfully at 7-9 stitches per inch on US 0-2/2-2.75mm needles.
Gently hand was in tepid water for project longevity. Orders for 2 or more skeins will be matched as closely as possible.