If you’re anything like me, you’re going, going, going, and then you stop and think “now where did that last week go?”
Time just seems to go by faster and faster. I meant to release last week, but today I released Thoroughbred, a quick pair of fingerless mitts knit up in Swan’s Island’s new Eco-Wash yarn. Some of you already know I’m a fan of SI.(Can we also talk about how GORGEOUS Alora AND her horse are?)
For those of you who don’t, let me tell you why you need to try this stuff: It’s like the champagne of local yarns. Out of all the US-made yarns I’ve worked with, Swan’s Island is the most luxurious. Their new yarn is 100% Merino superwash–but not superwash as you know it. Most typical superwash yarns are run through a bleach bath or worked over with other similar chemicals to burn off the “scales” on the yarn (much like cuticles on your hair). SI’s new eco-wash is rendered washable with a special enzyme instead. This makes it friendlier to the fibers themselves and also the environment.
For those of you looking, you can find Swan’s Island’s new yarn here. I love every single color–I haven’t found a combination that doesn’t work in some way. The colors are just so perfect for autumn.
In celebration of this release, I’m giving away a skein of Swan’s Island’s laceweight yarn from my personal stash…just gorgeous!
To enter, go favorite Thoroughbred on Ravelry if you haven’t already, and share this post on facebook-leave me a note here saying you did!
I’ll be drawing each day’s giveaway a week or so from the original post, so the other giveaways are still open, too!
Until next time!