"The White Whale swam before him as the monomaniac incarnation of all those malicious agencies which some deep men feel eating them. All that maddens and torments, all that stirs up the lees of things, all the subtle demonisms of life and evil were personified, to crazy Ahab, in Moby Dick."
--Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
No collection of characters from Moby-Dick would be complete without the great white whale himself. In the book he is described as having a white head but gray beneath. To these two colors I added ocean blue speckles.
Like all of the Moby-Dick yarn collection, I dyed it on my Sock Perfection yarn base.YARN FACTS
Yarn Weight: Sock/Fingering Weight
Length in Yards: 450
Ounces/Grams: 3.5 ounces/100 grams
Rec'd Needle Size: 0-3 US
Rec'd Hook Size: B-1 to E-4
Gauge: 8 stitches per inch
Contents: 80% extra-soft superwash merino wool, 20% nylon
Colors: White, Gray, Blue
Instructions: Can be washed by hand or in washing machine on cold. Please air dry.
The last couple photos show the entire Fall 2018 Moby-Dick collection. From left to right there's November in My Soul, Call Me Ishmael, Moby-Dick, Captain Ahab, and Queequeg.
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.