When Jazzie and I started talking about yarn and dyeing our own yarn and fiber inspiration was a huge part of that discussion. We live in such an amazing place with ocean, mountains and National Forests at a stones throw from us we knew it would be easy to think of yarn in different terms, but when we found out about the #thereisroomforeveryone anti-bullying awareness day on Instagram we knew we wanted to take part. Bullying colored my life in a very severe way when I was a teenage girl. I won’t go into details here, but I would happily chat with anyone who feels helpless and hopeless because of bullying. I promise you it will get better. In those really dark times yarn and music saved my life. I crocheted a blanket and listened to countless hours of music. Therefore when dying up this collection of yarn music played a big part in my and in Jazzie’s inspiration. We have named it Music to Our Eyes
A Change Is Gonna Come: is about taking life back from those who wish to hurt us
Time In A Bottle: Is about taking time to breathe and remember we are perfectly made and loved even when it may not feel that way
Pieces Of Me: Comes from a song by Jewel and really tells the story of bullying
I Will Survive: Is just that. Others may try and take away our happiness but we will survive and be stronger for it.
R E S P E C T: is about respecting ourselves
And finally Here Comes The Sun: is about the joy we feel when we are finally on the other side and can feel the warmth of those who love us and those we love. It is about walking into the sun and leaving the cold behind.
So join us in raising awareness and show some love and kindness to each other. There really is room for everyone and not just in the yarn communities, but everywhere. Thank you for being a positive light in a sometimes very dark world. You never know your kindness may just save a life.
YARN BASES DRIFTWOOD BASE: Superwash Merino/Nylon Fingering/Sock 100g 400m/437yds It is 85% Merino/15% Nylon. This yarn is super soft, warm and cozy it’s squishy yet springy making it perfect for socks or mittens.
SPINDRIFT BASE: Superwash Merino/Cashmere/Nylon. Fingering/Sock 100g 350m/382yds This yarn is 80%Merino10%Cashmere/10%Nylon. Who would have thought that a little bit of cashmere could make such a difference. This yarn has a bit of a spring to it giving it beautiful stitch definition with a very slight halo. It is perfect for head to toe knitting or crocheting.
SEA SPRAY BASE: Superwash Merino This yarn is 100% Merino Single Ply Fingering/Light Sock 100g 400m/437yds What can I say about this yarn? It is soft and airy, yet warm when next to the skin. It’s perfect for shawl knits.
SALTY AIR BASE: Superwash BFL This yarn is 100% BFL DK 100g 233m/254yds This is a toothy yarn with a light halo. It’s strong and has good stitch definition. A perfect warm weather sweater or cowl yarn.
SUNSET BASE: Superwash Merino This yarn is 100% Merino DK 100g 200m/218yds Love this yarn it is so soft and squishy. Perfect for baby knits and crochet projects. It’s perfect for that cozy yet light sweater or a shawl that’s just a little heavier than a fingering weight wrap.
All yarns are hand dyed by us in a smoke free environment using a kettle dyeing process with high quality professional acid dyes. We strive for uniformity, but because they are hand dyed there will be differences from skein to skein. We suggest if making a larger fabric that you alternate skeins as you go.
We also suggest hand washing of your finished product. Lie flat to dry.
We strive to take pictures that accurately represent the colors in our yarns, but because all computers and mobile devices are different colors may vary slightly than what you see on your screen. If you have color questions feel free to message us.