A skein of rustic, chunky weight handspun Merino wool yarn in slightly variegated medium sky blues, with occasional bits of darker, violet-tinged blue and hints of green. Thick and thin two-ply with fluffy neps here and there. (Please note that the photos may not accurately reflect color on all monitors, though they're as accurate as I could make them on my own computer screen...) You may also find a few tiny bits of grass or hay in this skein, which can be picked out.
This yarn was spun and plied on my primary partner in spin, my Kromski Sonata spinning wheel, then kettle-dyed with acid dyes and washed before being stored with the other yarn waiting for homes.
If you need more yardage, here's another skein of the same wool, dyed in a similar color: https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/186483042/handspun-merino-wool-yarn-variegated
Perfect for a variety of creative endeavors, including knitting, crocheting, weaving, needle felting, and altered art. Also suitable for petting and squishing, starry-eyed gazing, and Zen contemplation.
--- Yarn stats ---
Fiber content: Merino wool
Yardage: 39 yards
Weight: 1.6 oz
Knitting weight: bulky weight
Colors: variegated medium sky blues, with a little bit of violet-y darker blue and hints of green (kettle dyed with acid dyes)
--- Important notes ---
Your yarn will arrive as a skein (a.k.a. hank) tied in multiple places, unless you tell me otherwise. If you'd like it wound into a center-pull ball/cake, please make a note in the "notes to seller" area when you check out.
Also, please be aware that this yarn was produced in a cat-friendly environment. While the cats aren't allowed to play with the fiber or to wander at will through the craft room, and yarn and fiber are stored in boxes away from direct cat contact, there is the possibility you may find a stray cat hair has latched onto your yarn. You know how cats and their mischievous hair can be, right? ;)
--- Care and feeding of your yarn ---
Hand-wash only, alone or with like colors. (Some color bleeding is possible.)
To wash your yarn or items made from it: Soak in lukewarm to cool water with wool wash or delicates wash for 15 minutes or more. Gently squeeze out excess water, then soak again in rinse water of the same temperature. Squeeze out excess water again, then hang in an airy, waterproof place to drip and dry. (You may want to spin it dry with a salad spinner or roll it gently in a towel before hanging it, to speed the drying process.)
Please do not machine wash, agitate the yarn while washing, or wash in hot water ... unless, of course, you actually want it to felt. ;) (Also, hot water could cause any dyes present to consider making an escape run.)
☆ Thank you so much for looking! ☆
There's more yummy yarn to be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/starandcrossbones?section_id=5091004
Also feel free to check out the rest of the shop for shawl pins, art prints, spinning fiber, handwovens, and whatever else is coming out of the craft room right now! http://www.etsy.com/shop/starandcrossbones
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