Most of you heard about this little thing called the Sock Summit that occurred here in Portland in August. Twisted was there, with stars in our eyes and bells on our toes, and we had a blast. We also met some wonderful women who dye yarns that we sincerely felt we could not live without. One of those yarns is A Verb for Keeping Warm.
From the AVFKW website:
Spinning, dyeing, knitting, felting and weaving are just some of the verbs used to describe how humans have kept warm over the centuries.
The dyes used at A Verb for Keeping Warm (AVFKW) are organic sustainably-harvested extracts from Earthues in Seattle. In addition to that, AVFKW has its own organic dye garden in Oakland. All of the dyes used have been tested and have passed vigorous light fastness tests. We use aluminum sulfate as a mordant. This is a food grade substance that is used for pickling and as an astringent. It is non-toxic.
We received a partial order of this yarn on Friday, and Vivian squealed and hopped up and down when she saw the label on the box. We oohed, aahed, and drooled our way through the box, and it is only with great trepidation that we are sharing this yarn with all of you. Between all of us here at Twisted, we really wanted this yarn to ourselves (heehee).
To begin, we ordered 3 different blends:
Creating is a fingering-weight Superwash Merino. It’s 4 oz and approximately 385 yards.
Annapurna is a fingering-to-sport-weight 80% Superwash Merino/10% Cashmere/10% Nylon blend. It’s 4 oz and approximately 385 yards.
Metamorphosis is a fingering-to-sport-weight 70% Superwash Merino/30% Silk blend. It’s 4 oz and approximately 385 yards.