Lingering Light, December Top of the Month Club, 2015
There is no stopping it; we are sliding into the dark heart of the year. As a hedge against the darkness, I teach myself to recognize its beauty.
Looking to the west at sunset, I see the trees on the horizon, black outlines against the lingering golden red sunlight. At the same time, the sky above darkens into multiple shades of violet twilight; there is so much pleasure in this Lingering Light.
Our wool this month is Targhee! Targhee is one of the newest sheep breeds. It was developed in Idaho from crosses of Rambouillet (highly crimped, very soft), Corriedale (moderately crimped and moderately soft), and Lincoln (long, lustrous, coarse curls.) This US grown wool is very soft at 23 microns, with lots of muted luster.
The wool/silk blend this month is Merino/TussahSilk, 80/20. This is a great blend that spins into a bouncy yarn with a silk gleam.
The companion tonal colorway is Violet Twilight.