I was sent a braid to spin for a swap. I wanted to do something really special with it so decided to ply it with a luscious blend from Countess Ablaze:
The supplied blend was all light and brightness and fun, fresh colours. The darker blend was deep and subtle and more mysterious. They seemed like two sides of the same story, and as I wanted the yarn to arrive as a Mothers’ Day gift, so the story came about.
1. The Light: “Nurture”
Watching them breathe whilst they sleep.
Sleepy eyes and rosy cheeks when they wake.
Joyful cuddles and time together.
Precious moments, rushing by too fast.
Playing in the park: candyfloss and water slides.
Making daisy chains in the sun.
2. The Dark: “Indulgence”
Having a day all to myself.
Dropping responsibility and embracing freedom.
Staying up late and sneakily raiding the chocolate stash!
Because I’m a grown-up (so they say) and it’s allowed.
Doing something just for me. Just because I want to.
And looking forward to being with them again.
Title: Every Good Thing
Composition: Fibre supplied
Weight: 200g / 13 WPI / DK
Length: 468m / 512yd approx.
Care: Hand wash only. Dry flat.
Date: February 2016
Skein code: 0086
- Unknown blend – Looks like Merino, Silk & Angelina.
- “Gothika” – Merino, Black Bamboo & Rainbow Trilobal.
- Spin City
- Countess Ablaze