An Ode to Hand-dyed Yarns
We have been receiving boxes and boxes of hand-dyed yarns in the last week. Handmaiden, Mountain Colors, and Madelinetosh are the most exciting boxes to open and unpack as there are always must have colours and skeins of yarn. Opening these boxes is like finding a door to Spring and Summer. The colours are incredible. These colours are the best antidote to the grey days of Winter.
On Monday there was a box from Handmaiden; it was full of Casbah, Maidenhair, Lace Silk, Sea Three, I-Silk and Mulberry Tussah! Exotic names for incredible yarns. Silk, Kid Mohair, SeaCell, a little Cashmere and Wool all Fibres combined in different ways and all singing out in colour.
On Tuesday there was a box from Mountain Colours. It contained Bearfoot – my favorite sock yarn. Mountain Colours yarns are known for their deep, rich colourways and this box was jammed with options!
Yesterday there was a box from Madelinetosh. It is full of their new Worsted. Tosh Merino Worsted – a single ply intensely soft and wonderfully squishy! All dyed in Madelinetoshs’ unique glazed dying. No other dye company does it quite the same. There is another box to go with this one – it isn’t here yet, but it holds the Madelinetosh Lace Silk – this is new to the store. And how I want some – sight unseen!
I have never experienced the Winter Blues! Perhaps this is because every time I open a box I get to hold Spring in my Hands!
In the Handmaiden box there was this one hank of Casbah – it instantly made me think of Spring Gardens, tulips and daffodils. It came home. There will be other hanks that call, are already calling! But this one was irresistible and it came home immediately!
Need a piece of Spring – pull out your Stash and fondle some yarn!