This is a hand-dyed, hand-spun yarn I created using KnitPicks’ Bare, peruvian wool, and Greener Shades acid dye. It came out much more intense than I was intending, but I love how saturated the wool became and I didn’t want any of the natural white showing through. I struggled with what to name it…thinking it looked like some of the heliconias that we saw in Hawaii, but after spinning it up, it looks like a painted desert to me. So voila! It’s 256 yards at 14 wpi (dk weight).
Also this week, I spun up a skein of superwash corriedale from SweetSheep that I purchased long ago. Its colour way is called Forlorn and it does look a little forlorn next to the intense Painted Desert. But it is a lovely subtle colourway… They’re like extroverted and introverted sisters. Forlorn is 234 yards at 10 wpi (worsted weight).
I’ll be adding both of these to our etsy shop once I get them to my sister’s, probably later this month. Until then, I’m keeping them safely hidden away and trying really hard not to wind them up and knit with them!