I had this Merino roving in my stash from a colorway I put together last year. Technically, I had the greens and some white. I didn’t have enough of any one color to make a decent amount of yarn, and so it sat. It wasn’t until this challenge was announced that I thought of splitting and dyeing the white to go with the greens.
Mid-October (right around my birthday! what a gift!) is when the trees in my neck of the woods really start showing off their gorgeous color changes…and, typically, before we get enough wind and rain to knock all the leaves to the ground. There’s that magic window of time, just a few days, to really appreciate the spectacular colors, and then it’s gone. Every year, I find myself mesmerized by it and desperately wanting to capture the light that filters through the stained glass-like leaves.
The evergreen and lime green roving are commercially dyed. The white, I split into roughly even portions and dyed with food coloring: red, brown-red, brown, yellow, and orange.
I split the colors and fractal-spun them into an aran-weight two-ply yarn. It’s about 7.25 ounces and 490 yards.
Before setting the twist: