The third Exclusive Colourway dyed for Lusciously Loopy is Spring in The Lakes. This has once again been made by the super talented Petra at Made By Black Elephant Check out her wonderful etsy Shop and follow her on Instagram or Facebook. I have some of her yarns available here
Winter in the Lakes colour is here
Autumn in the Lakes colour is here
Summer in the lakes color is here
When I decided to commission an exclusive hand dyed colourway I wanted the first collection to be nature based. Living in the Lake District was inspiration for the four seasons in the Lake district and Petra was the first person that came to mind to dye them for me.
For the first two seasons I found images that really captured the look and feel of the lakes for me. Spring was a bit more difficult to find one particular image. One of the places that immediately came to mind was Rannerdale which has many happy memories of years gone by. Spending sunny lazy Spring days/evenings exploring with Milly, surrounded by Bluebells with the most gorgeous view of the hills and shimmering blue of the lake. There is also one particular memory of a walk there when Alan took us on a 'short cut' that ended with us knee deep in bog. Luckily Milly found it all an adventure!
As Cockermouth was the home of Wordsworth and is therefore synonymous with daffodils I wanted to convey the jaunty, sunny, positive beauty that they bring to this area in spring. The images I found of both were lovely but there wasn't one alone that conveyed how this area feels to me in spring. Petras interpretation of the images I sent her is stunning and she has once again produced a winner that feels like Spring in the Lakes.
It is available in:
Sock - 100gm 425m 75/25 merino/nylon
DK - 115gm 230m 100% Merino
Aran - 100gm 166m 100% Merino
Black Elephant yarns are all hand-dyed in Sheffield using wool which is ethically sourced, supporting communities which produce it and no animals are hurt (mulesing free)
Each order will receive one handmade glass stitch marker by Libbycraft.
Please note that the photos are for illustration purposes only and show particular colourway as accurately as is possible with hand dyed yarn. The skein you receive might differ to this photo slightly. Colours do not pool or stripe and create a nice speckled / heathered effect. There are no dye lots and each skein is unique.
***No two skeins are exactly the same, so it is recommended tp alternate skeins to achieve a blended effect.***
Machine washable in cold water but as with all wools it will last longer if hand washed and dry flat.