Meet two new yarn bases from Spirit Trail Fiberworks, now live in the shop: Aurora and Zaftig! Aurora is fingering weight 100% Superwash Merino single ply and Zaftig is super bulky 100% 20.5 Fine Merino. These two bases are opposites in weight, one is superwash and the other is not, and they’re on opposite ends of the alphabet, but they have more characteristics in common: both single ply, super soft, take dye like a dream, are delightful to knit and crochet (and weave, too!), and simply wonderful to wear.
Zaftig is perfect for super quick knits, so if you (like me!) are staring down the Christmas and Holiday Handknit Gifts Deadline and it’s not looking good, Zaftig could be just perfect for whipping out a few more gifts in time for giving. It’s dyed in a bevy of speckled colorways, and I really love how the speckles turn out on this voluptuous base: they’re softer and more spread out, and give the yarn more of a variegated appearance than true “speckles.” I purchased only a limited quantity of Zaftig for this first run, so I decided to go all out on the Fun Scale with colorways.
Aurora is dyed in both speckles and some great tonal solids to go with them. So, lots of options for one-skein/one-color projects, and also a whole bunch of great color combination possibilities for multi-colored projects (if you need any color combining advice, I’m happy to help so just email me!).
There’s also one new kit dyed on Aurora, which is the “Gray Scale” kit I created for the New York Sheep & Wool Festival. This kit sold out so quickly at the Festival (it’s featured in the photo at the top of this newsletter) I decided to dye it for this update; it’s a beautiful color scheme of subtle speckles over a soft charcoal gray base.
Also new and uploaded to my Etsy shop, I’ve recently dyed a bunch of new silk scarves. This batch turned out so well! Every scarf is like a painting, with fun and interesting bits of color. I really love dyeing (and wearing) these scarves. It’s impossible to completely control the dye process, and it’s always a little bit of a surprise to see how they turn out. They make perfect gifts (although if you’re like me, it can be hard to part with them!).
And, also live now, I’ve put some inventory on sale, both in my website shop and in my etsy shop. On Etsy, the last of the Brigantia color kits are on sale at nearly 50% off. In my website shop, there are Nona and Sunna kits on sale, as well as a selection of skeins in just about every base, marked down 20 to nearly 50% off. You can find the Brigantia kits through the Etsy link above; the sale page on my website is here.
Please note: if you place orders from both my Etsy shop and my website on the same day, I’m happy to combine them and refund the extra shipping charges. And all US orders over $125 ship free! International orders over $125 will receive discounted shipping (I’ll deduct what the US shipping charge would be).
I hope each one of you has a wonderful Holiday season and New Year!