“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 Squoosh DK, which is a wonderfully soft and squishy DK-weight yarn made of extra-fine superwash merino. The yarn is priced per skein.
November in My Soul on Squoosh DK
250 yards / 4 oz / 4 plies
100% extra-fine superwash merino
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry.
November in My Soul would look fabulous with Burgundy Rose, Perfect Purple, or Forest Green.
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.