Need a little sunshine? ☀️
Forsythia, a new colorway!
A gorgeous ray of sunshine to brighten your mood (rain or shine, this has been tested and verified)! To me, this is the absolute perfect yellow. Blurring the lines between a pop of color and a dependable neutral. I see lots of Forsythia in my immediate future!
Climate Beneficial Wool
I choose to work with Rambouillet wool in particular because of its interesting characteristics. It is bouncy and soft but with great stitch definition. We collaborated with Imperial Yarn to develop our custom-milled bases of Elder and Maven, which have quickly become studio favorites!
Climate beneficial wool is fiber that has been produced using carbon farming practices. These practices include compost application, hedgerow planting, mulching and no till/direct seed. Ryan Mahoney and the Emigh family (pic above) have been sustainably raising sheep in Northern California for 150 years and are committed to maintaining the health of their land and herd through these systems. Stronger, healthier grazing lands mean happier sheep which in turn create more beautiful fiber. Read more on the blog about the Rambouillet sheep and our climate beneficial wool.
Light Worsted Weight 2-Ply Non-Superwash Rambouillet Wool Squishy. Great stitch definition - ideal for cables and textured stitch patterns!<
Fingering Weight 2-ply Non-Superwash Rambouillet Wool Slubbed texture. All season wearability. Perfect for colorwork, lace and cables.
Mohair & Silk Beautiful held together with Maven!
We have just a handful left of these beautiful, high quality scissors from Cohana. These snips are made in Japan and available in this sunny yellow color.
Do you know a Gemini? (May 21-June 21)
I am completely surrounded by them! Today is the first day of the Gemini season, and the Gemini pins are a great gift to give a Gemini maker you know. If you are a Gemini placing a new order, don't forget to add a Gemini surprise gift for yourself! (This can be found under the Gemini yarn colorway listing.)
Projects to jump into with this new colorway!
We've added Forsythia into a few of our current kits that we think it would be great for!
The Mackworth Sweater from Andrea Mowry features a colorwork yoke and is knit up in Maven. This would be so pretty with Forsythia as the main color with Quartzite, Chromite and Bone for contrasting colors.
Holding Maven & Fae together would work up such a beautiful Classic Cozy Raglan from Jessie Maed. This is a wardrobe staple and a worthy investment of your time.
I also think it would be a very sunny and sweet Vintage '83 from Andrea Mowry! This top features a squishy brioche yoke and a textured body with short sleeves. I consulted with Candice from The Farmers Daughter Fibers and we picked some pretty contrast colors to go with Forstyhia, check it out here!
Things I like 🖤
Dreaming about casting on a Sandoval sweater from Annie Haas with this new color! I love both the colorwork pattern and shape. I would pair it with Melancholia or Catacylsm in Dream State from Spincyle Yarns. Just purchased some french terry to make the Underwood Tank from Sew House Seven. I am pretty excited for this basic garment that I will likely wear all the time!
If you are looking for a new book, I just started digging intoThe Great Alone by Kristin Hannah! It's about a family's adventure into the Alaskan wilderness and it is proving to be a welcome escape.