February Yarn Dyeing Theme: Persuasion
It's February 1st which means it is time to announce the yarn dyeing theme of the month.
Okay. Can I tell you how VERY excited I am for this one?? The yarn dyeing them for February is...
Now if you aren't familiar with this particular book, it was written by Jane Austen and based in the early 1800's after the first defeat of Napoleon during the Regency era.
The Regency era has a wealth of color inspiration to choose from. Blush pinks, lavendar, delicate blues, dainty yellow, and a myriad other pastel shades. Very spring like and lighthearted.
I am also going to be attempting a few self-striping colorways. If they are successful and not too difficult to dye, then you can expect to see a few skeins pop up in the shop.
Do you prefer wider or narrow stripes in self-striping yarn? As you can see in the picture, the stripes on this particular colorway are quite narrow. I like how it looks, but I think they are too narrow. So I'm interested to know what you think!
Sigh. Aren't these colors just too lovely and perfect for words? Finger's crossed I can actually get the dyes to work with me! Pastel colorways have managed to mostly allude me so far. . .
Have you read Persuasion? I cannot recommend it enough if you haven't! It is my favorite of all Jane Austen's novels and I've read and re-read it several times.