Sometimes inspiration for a new art batt or yarn strikes, and everything else just has to stop. That's what happened when the idea for Lothlorien struck me. I was thinking about the description of Lothlorien from The Fellowship of the Ring. It was a place at once ancient and new, beautiful and mournful, wild and civilized. That is what I tried to convey in this colorway. I dyed it on my Buttery Soft DK base, which is made of 45% baby alpaca, 45% extra-soft 19.5 micron merino, and 10% silk, and it really lives up to its name!
This is a variegated yarn made of rich, earthy colors. Please note that this is NOT a superwash yarn.
Yarn Weight: DK Weight
Yarn Base: Buttery Soft DK
Length in Yards: 245
Ounces/Grams: 3.5 ounces/100 grams
Contents: 45% baby alpaca, 45% soft 19.5 micron merino, 10% silk
Colors: Forest green, eggplant, Irish moss, gold, gray, and brown
Instructions: Wash in cool water by hand and air dry
The last photo shows Galadriel's Gift, Highland Heather, Bouquet, and Lothlorien. If you take a look here, you can see all the yarns in this lovely base.
PROCESS AND PACKAGING
Each skein of yarn is spun or dyed by me with loving care and contains a label with the yarn facts shown above. Your yarn is wrapped in tissue paper and shipped promptly, making a great presentation if you are giving it as a gift to your favorite fiber artist--even if that happens to be you!
Unless otherwise specified, your yarn will come as a hank, which is basically a large loop. This is the best way to store yarn because there’s no tension being placed on it. Before you begin to use it, however, you will need to wind it into a ball or cake or you will end up with a tangled mess. The best way to do this is with a swift and ball winder. However, you can use the arms of a patient friend or just put your yarn over two dining chairs back to back and wind it into a ball by hand. If you don’t have a swift and you plan to use the yarn fairly soon, I would be happy to wind your yarn into a cake for you at no extra charge. Just mention it in your note to seller when you check out.
As a token of my appreciation, I would be happy to include your choice of either a sprig of fresh rosemary from my organic garden or a handmade felt ball infused with essential lavender oil with your order. Both of these smell wonderful and are natural moth deterrents. Just let me know if you would like one and which one you would prefer in the note to seller when you check out.
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