“Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off--then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.”
--Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
November in My Soul was inspired by that greatest of American novels, Moby-Dick. The colors are deep and dark and rich--light gray-blue, medium blue, forest green, lilac, chartreuse, white and a very dark mauve along with fairly heavy magenta speckles. I dyed it using my Splashed & Speckled method, so it isn't likely to pool. That also means that each skein will have the same colors but different color placement, so each skein will be an adventure to knit or crochet or weave with.
I dyed it on Quick and Cozy Bulky which is a 3-ply yarn made of 100% superwash merino. It has great stitch definition and wonderful squishiness. It's perfect for when you want something that works up quickly without sacrificing softness.
November in My Soul on Quick and Cozy Bulky
106 yards / 3.5 ounces / 3 plies
100% superwash merino wool
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry
The last photo shows a set of three colorways all dyed on Quick and Cozy Bulky. From left to right they are November in My Soul, Purple Heather, and West Fork in Autumn.
I included a small swatch I knit up using this colorway on 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.
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