I created this colorway because of the corona virus and how it is affecting all of us. I thought of naming it social distancing but decided instead to focus on the fact that even as we distance ourselves from one another physically in order to protect those who are most vulnerable, we are in this together.
The blue represents the blue sky under which we all live together. The black lines represent the physical division we are bearing for now. The many-colored speckles represent each of us.
Here's the poem by John Donne:
No Man is an Island
by John Donne
No man is an island entire of itself; every man
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
well as any manner of thy friends or of thine
own were; any man's death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
No Man Is an Island on Sock Perfection
450 yards / 3.5 oz / 4 plies
80% extra-soft superwash merino / 20% nylon
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry.
This yarn would look great with Eggplant or Little Black Dress.
I included a photo of a small swatch I knit in this colorway using Sock Perfection. It should give you an idea of how the colorway will work up, but keep in mind that how it looks will vary a lot depending on the pattern, the yarn base, and even the individual skein.
MY GIFT TO YOU
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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