Top of the Month Club, February 2015
In our neck of the woods, optimistic gardeners plant their spring peas on Valentines day. It sounds crazy I know, but peas love soil that is moist and cool. With the lengthening days and increasing warmth, it is possible to get lucky with this earliest-of-early plantings.
Im pretty sure that Valentines Day is not all that different from the extra-early-planting-of-peas. Optimistically sending cards, chocolates, and flowers, we hope that our expressions of love will bear fruit, bringing warmth and light to winters darkness.
With these musings in mind, I introduce Sweet Pea, my ode to love and to L. Odoratus, otherwise known as Sweet Peas, those graceful climbing flowers of early spring with pink, purple, and white flowers which possess an intoxicating and unforgettable scent.
Both of the wools this month are swirls of white and dark wool which add depth and complexity to finished yarn.
The wool this month is Mixed BFL, a swirl of ecru white and brown wool.
The wool/silk blend is Merino/Tussah Silk. The tussah silk in this blend has been dyed black.
The companion colorway is Bouquet of Tulips, which is available both through the secret link in your shipping notice and our Etsy shop. Bouquet of Tulips is a gradient colorway, dyed in thirds.
May the dark days of your winter be filled with color, light, and love!
Happy Spinning everyone!
With Love, Stephen & Mary Ann