80% superwash Merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon
435 yards (398 meters) per 100 grams
7-8 stitches per inch on US 0-3/2.0-3.25 mm
$34 per 100g skein - dyed in a batch of 5 skeins
I'm choosing my words carefully here, in an attempt to describe an event with which my patience has ended, yet my heart tells me that pointing out that the emperor really is naked is indeed what is called for.
The goon squad is making its yearly rounds, taking much of the crop for the lazy king, leaving little for those that actually labor. Yeah, I could say more, but yarn is more interesting, right?
So, as I stood next to the kettle gazing at the colors, nothing, and I mean nothing, grabbed my attention. The jars remained silent, not a single one of them stepping forward saying, 'use me!' I resorted to secondary techniques, calling up images on google of things I love, and eventually was inspired by rubies and emeralds. How to work those together was the question, and what you see in the photos is the result. Definitely more ruby, the skeins run from bright to smoky, with the splashes of clear emerald evoking highland plaid.
How, you may ask, did we get from highland plaid to the pop queens of TV vampire culture? I have no idea. All I can tell you is that as I looked at the skeins drying that's the image and name that arose. Perhaps the bigger question is how did we get from tax season to blood and gore. Hmmmmm.....
As one of my longtime student/friend/customers remarked, "Can only imagine what Sookie said. Wink!"