Mark Rothko (1903-1970), Untitled, 1953
This spring I joined my first ever yarn club, and while I was in the midst of snow-stomach bug-spring break mania my first shipment arrived!! The club I joined is through Fibre Space, a fantastic local yarn shop in the Washington D.C. area. I was attracted to this club because it is a collaboration between a newly discovered indie dyer I'm loving, Hazel Knits, with one of my favorite indie designers, Ann Weaver. The colors are all inspired by Mark Rothko paintings, so you can see why I was uber excited about this and signed up ASAP! Honestly, they probably would have had me at Hazel Knits and Ann Weaver, but what made this club particularly exciting to me was that they gave a great preview of the colors in advance so I knew it was something I would love. I've never signed up for any of these clubs before, since I hate the idea of paying a lot of money and ending up with yarn that I don't love. So this club was totally a win + win + win for me!
This month's project was fingerless mitts, and you can see that they very closely match the inspiration painting (above). I easily have enough yarn to make a second pair out of the kit we got! I might just need to reverse the order of colors. Next month the project will be a cowl, so I'm curious to see if all the patterns will be colorblocked like this. The yarn is divine. I'm definitely adding Hazel Knits to my LOVE list, along with Miss Babs and Madtosh! And even better, it's dyed in Washington state, so it's nice to support a business in my home state.