An Estonian girl who has found a home in Sweden.

Monday, September 19

Aurora Borealis

September 19, 2016 Posted by Vaire ,

Finally finished!

Aurora Borealis

Just gorgeous. I love how even it turned out despite the fibre being compacted. Could have been from storage, or dyeing, or both. I does not matter. I dealt with it by attenuating the top to get the fibres slipping past each other.

TdF 2016, Day 17

All the Pretty Fibers 140g of 70/30 blend merino & silk. I named it Aurora Borealis because It reminded me so much of the northern lights.

This vendor is one of my favourites. Her fibres are gorgeous and she is in Europe, so the shipping cost is much less than shipping from North America. The shipping time is shorter too — less distance to cover...

Aurora Borealis

Look how the silk shines and gives a different tone to the black merino wool. The camera does not do it justice, but the colours are more distinct IRL. And more shiny.

I haven't calculated how many metres there are yet, or the WPI, TPI, etc. I estimate the size being a sport weight, or maybe plump fingering weight. I'll do the math before I start knitting.

This yarn will become Revontuli shawl. Revontuli being northern lights in Finnish and the pattern being perfect for using up all the yarn.