Nourishes Me

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Nourishes Me

This is the last of the skeins I snow-dyed during our snow day. As for the's an inside story that has made me feel alive again for the first time in a long time.

My kids had a snow day, so I took the opportunity to scoop up a cooler full of fresh snow and did some snow-dyeing. When I use snow while dyeing, I put clumps of snow on top of the undyed yarn and then put the dye on top of the snow. It takes some time for the snow to melt and this gives the skeins a dappled effect when the dye reaches the yarn. It's a slow process, but it's fun.

My kids picked the dye colors for 2 of the 4 snow-day colorways, I picked the colors for this one. I love the simplicity of these colors. Every skein is different - like no two snowflakes are the same. If you buy more than one skein I will do my best to pick the skeins that are the most similar. (I always do this with all colorways...FYI).

Salem is a new sport weight base in my shop. It’s 100% superwash merino, 3-ply, very springy, squishy, and soft. Two strands held double make a perfect worsted weight.

Colors: cream, gray, sage green, blue, tan
Yards: +\- 325, 3-ply
Weight/Base: Salem, Sport weight, 100 grams
Fiber: 100% superwash merino
Care instructions: This can be machine washed. To make finished items keep their vibrant colors, hand wash. Lay flat and shape to dry.

NOTE: Most tap water has a higher than desirable (for hand-dyed wool) pH level. You can neutralize this by simply adding 2 tablespoons, per gallon of WARM water, of white vinegar to your wash water. That will neutralize the pH levels and help maintain the vibrant colors.