This is the COOLEST fiber. It’s a silk product, so it’s a little pricey. BUT….it’s make from using reclaimed materials. They source the materials from the Sari factories in India, and then have Nepalese women and their children spin the final product. They receive living wages to do this, and it provides steady work for people who would otherwise not have steady employment or money. The color bits are placed randomly, so each skein is unique. Which means anything knit from it is also completely unique. I think that’s reallly a great thing! I’ve been getting this from Darn Good Yarn.
Willie loves to have his own photo shoot! It’s the funniest thing. He seriously DOES love to model knitwear. Probably because he gets so much attention AND treats! Here he is wearing my WIP scarf from the Punky Chunky yarn I showed you last week while still in hanks. I wanted to get an idea of how the piece photographed. So far, I love it!
This is the totally amazing Wild Peacock Recycled Silk Yarn from Darn Good Yarn. It’s like a really interesting handspun. The colors are like the most beautiful bright jewels you can imagine. This is all the trash from the Sari factories in India. They buy the trash and pay living wages to women in Nepal to spin and sew. When you buy this product you are helping Nepalese women who would not otherwise be able to support themselves as well as supporting small business here in the US. It’s a win win all around
I have this pattern is live in my Etsy shop!! It’s super cute and so easy. Please drop by and favorite the item and my shop. Thank you so much for all of your encouragement and support on this project. It is so appreciated.
Willie is really excited to show you his new Darn Good Yarn cowls! Soon! I’ve been working hard on this project all month long. So much goes into putting together even a very basic pattern. It is surprising how much time and effort goes into it. I never mind paying for patterns, because I know how much work goes into the process.
if you follow the paintbrush with your eyes while not moving your head, it forces you to use emdr which is a therapeutic technique to calm anxiety/panic. watching fish swim causes the same effect.
I don’t have a favorite post on Tumblr, I don’t have things that I ‘always’ reblog.
But this is one thing I love seeing on my dash, I love having it on my blog, it really helps to calm me down and its amazing.
Willie loves this new stuff!!! I’m sold on Darn Good Yarn. It’s great to make cool and unusual stuff, but to know what you buy is helping to eliminate waste and provide jobs for people, then it’s completely worth while. I hope you will give them a look and try a few things. I hope they will like my patterns enough to list them as kits in the fall. Maybe you can knit your own doggy cowl from my pattern!! I’m keeping the patterns extremely simple to showcase this unusual fiber.
The Punky Chunky with the Ribbon fiber. It’s called “At the Bahamas multi colored recycled sari silk ribbon yarn. I bought #35’s to knit that bit and see what I get. It’s so unlike anything I’ve ever done!! Can’t wait to see what I can make. The texture and the color in this Darn Good Yarn product is AH-MAZING!