I came up with this colorway a few months ago, and though it was not what I was actually going for, it was love at first sight. It is a blend of olive brown, golden brown, and burgundy. I had no idea what to name it, so I did what I usually do in such cases - brought it home and showed it to Brian.
He was sitting at his computer working on something, took one quick look, and said absently "it looks like a raspberry truffle" and then turned back to his computer screen.
So of course I had to knit something with it!
This is a new Swirl, Wild Thyme. Love. It. This is definitely my favourite swirl so far. It consists of two yarns; one an alpaca, merino, bamboo blend that has small loops and is very soft and fluffy. The other yarn called for in the pattern is a DK weight, so I used a merino and bamboo blend that has a light sheen. The two yarns take dye in a similar muted manner and I think they are lovely together (kits are available, see our website).
I also made a shawl out of one of my 500-yard skeins - this is a bonus sample for Yarn Durango, a great shop that is now carrying Cat Mountain Fiber Arts yarn.
I liked how this shawl came out so much that I immediately started another one for me. I think this is my new favourite colourway.
We'll be doing a trunk show at Needle Rock Fiber Arts in Telluride on Labor Day Weekend. More details soon!