November Top of the Month Club 2016
While weve been savoring the lingering warmth of this long Indian Summer, fall has imperceptibly crept up on us. It is still unusually warm here, with the exception of a few blustery breezes and near-freezes, but the trees have finally stopped their summer-pretense and slipped into their ebullient party clothes.
Two of our dogwood trees changed into their splendid reds almost overnight; at the same time, the sugar maples slipped into their golden-oranges. The oak trees, with their somber reds, are attempting to chaperone the accelerating rumpus, but the hickory and sycamore trees just tease them with heedless, golden, fluttering insanity. In spite of the heat, the kooky fall shenanigans have arrived: the party is ON and we are making the most of this Fall Folderol!
The wool this month is Organic Polwarth. Polwarth sheep originated in Australia from a cross of Lincoln (coarse long wool with luster and curl) and Merino (fine shorter wool, highly crimped.) At 22 microns, this Polwarth is fabulously soft; this wool is less crimped than Merino and thus more open and so it is easier to spin.
Our wool/silk blend is Merino/Superwash Merino/TussahSilk, 40/40/20. MSWMTS dyes beautifully, is amazingly soft, and it has super-draftability.
Our Tonal Companion Colorway this month is Tree Greens.