New Yarn Arrives
On these dark winter nights, what better than to feel the comforting slide of our fabulous alpaca yarn slipping through your fingers? Your mind is focused, you feel a meditative state come over you as you create another fantastic garment. The big decision is do you keep it or give it away?
Black as night, our natural, undyed black yarn
has arrived from the mill; beautifully sleek, it has a subtle glossiness that reflects the light beautifully.
Random Thoughts: Did you know that ‘black as night’ was coined as a phrase in John Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost‘ ?
“What has this to do with knitting?” we hear you exclaim.
Well, in his poem Comus, a Mask
, Milton foretold of circular knitting whilst listening to music:
|Come, knit hands, and beat the ground
|In a light fantastic round.
Obviously he didn’t foresee us or he could have added:
Black as Night Balboa stands
A monument to skill in a knitter’s hands
As you can see, Balboa is a black alpaca (we promise, absolutely no photoshop involved) and this means we can create our lovely black yarn without using any dye at all! In fact all the Purl Alpaca Designs’ colours are 100% natural and undyed. There will definitely be no colour running in the wash here!
You can order our exquisitely soft alpaca yarn in ‘night‘ either by itself or in a kit in time for Christmas knitting and indulging (or even gifting). Last posting dates are rapidly approaching- 12th December for international customers and 22nd December for UK orders.
We may have misinterpreted Milton so feel free to comment!
Kari-Helene & Tracy xx