She Droned In Sweetness
Grace Fingering

50% silk, 50% superwash Merino

438 yards (400 meters) per 100 grams

7-8 stitches per inch on US 0-3/2.0-3.25 mm

$36 per 100g skein - dyed in a batch of 5 skeins

I've been carefully watching the Instagram feeds of acquaintances in England, hoping against hope that the weather would keep the bluebells in for another two weeks so that I'll be able to walk amongst them again this year. Alas, it appears they've already begun their springtime show. Perhaps a few will be left in small magical pockets, and in the meantime, they and the lilacs showed up in this week's batch of yarn. I really needed some sweetness, perhaps you do too.

It's been a bit of a rough year, and not just for me. The Notre Dame fire was utterly devastating news, accentuating the fragility that underlies all we hold precious, reminding me that now may be the only time we ever have. It was incredibly heartening to see so many step up and volunteer time and funds to rebuild, further illustrating how at core we are all one.

And the best news was that the bees on the roof survived, which is almost a miracle. And it led to dreamy thinking about bees, who unlike us, lose almost all their weight when they die, leaving behind a mere wisp of gossamer wings and a hollow shell. In life they are almost all honey, comprised basically of sweetness and light. 

As the dyeing commenced with these skeins a few of you came to mind, the lovers of periwinkle and lavender, so during this time of renewal and rejuvenation, may this yarn bring promises of summer after spring, of life after loss.