I received an email from my yarn supplier last week that two of my regular bases and a club base are now discontinued. I was disappointed, because the regular bases have been with me since I opened up in 2009. The club base is brand new to me, but I totally fell in love with it this month.
The regular bases are White Ash Worsted and Black Cherry Lace. Long time customers will remember that I used to offer Pin Cherry Lace, which looked the same as Black Cherry only had 20% silk. That base will be making a comeback to maintain two lace options. I originally dropped it because silk prices have skyrocketed in the last few years, but I have no other choice. With the loss of White Ash Worsted, Red Ash Worsted (100% Targhee) will take its place in my booth at shows and in my online shop. Before now Red Ash has been primarily a club fiber. I was able to purchase enough White Ash to complete the 2016 club obligations.
The club base that was discontinued is Poplar Sock, a 100% silk yarn. I’d never played with it before because of its high price point, but made it a part of the Luxe club option and am so glad I did. I fell in love with this yarn. It’s so soft and pretty! Smooth, shiny … it’s everything I love about silk in a fingering weight yarn. Unfortunately, that sold out before I was able to buy enough for the club, so I will have to replace it with another yarn with a similar price point when the time comes. I’m disappointed, but such is the life of an indie dyer. I’d show you a photo but I don’t want to spoil it for club members just yet. Soon.
To assuage that disappointment, I decided to take a peek at a new sock base that my supplier is offering – 92% SW Merino, 8% silver lurex. FINALLY, HH is getting a sparkle base! The yarn won’t be to me until April 12, but I have high hopes. I plan on making a very special debut of this base.
Do you enjoy sparkle yarn? Do you use it for socks? Shawls? Let us know in the comments!