I wanted to share a sneak peak of one of the yarns included in the Community Supported Yarn/Fiber. This is just a sample skein I dyed up, not a full 100 grams. This wool is from
Rambouillet sheep in Wyoming. The mill I purchase it from tracks all the fiber back to the farm it came from. How perfect is that for a CSY/F?! This is a fingering weight single ply yarn. It's a little rustic, but is soft and I think would be beautiful knit up in a shawl.
Because none of the mill's wools are super wash the colors will be a little muted compared to what I normally dye. A nice gentle skein.
I'm planning on adding one other yarn from their line, a sport weight 2 ply yarn that I am smitten with! I dyed it up in the same color as the sample above and I'm working on a little swatch. I'm having a great time trying out different stitches and even some cables. This yarn is for a special line that I'll tell you all about next time! A little suspense!! I'm over the moon about this project and can't wait to get the yarn in my hot little hands to dye up.
As a little FYI Black Trillium is fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis. I had a roommate down the hall in college who has this disease. Not fun, in a million years. This is close to Melanie's family, a school friend of her son's has this disease. Can't imagine being a little person and fighting. For every $5 you donate you are entered in a drawing. She has some FABulous prizes, including a skein of Ladies That Lunch! Go check it out and donate what you can.