This week we’re introducing the first of our charity yarns. Bobbie and I wanted a theme for these which would run throughout 2015, and it’s fair to say that Bobbie has found an amazing source of inspiration for this.
The theme for the 2015 charity yarns will be Tribes.
The images which inspire this yarn come from a blog which details the travel adventures of Jimmy Nelson.
The tribe which inspired the January yarn is the Nenets Tribe.
This is Bobbie’s watercolour to tell me what colours I needed to get from the dye pots.
The January yarn is called Northern Lights lights and is available as both a self striping and variegated sock yarn.
Self Striping Northern Lights
It’s amazing how similar the two yarns look in skeins.
We’ll be donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these yarns to the three charities chosen by the Knitting Goddesses (and Gods). These are the Alzheimer’s Society, the Stoke Association and Mind.
Each of these colourways is limited, and once they’ve sold there won’t be any more of these colours.
Next up are 4 more self striping sock yarns
Bold Self Striping Menace
Bold Self Striping Siamese Fighting Fish
Self Striping Chocquoise
Self Striping Groovy. So 70’s. So bad taste. So what I want to cast on with now.
Then there are variegated sock yarns.
I’ve started using Pinterest to collect images where the colours appeal to me, so there’s a fairly diverse range of images. If you want to take a look you can find the board here. Several of this week’s yarns have been inspired by pictures and the yarns range from screamingly bright to delicate muted tones.
Finally for this week there’s a restock of some semi solid sock yarns