9 Dec 2017

My Tribe

Hi Folks!
Thank you for joining me on this wonderful blog hop around the Scheepjes Bloggers!
Susan from Felted Button wrote a beautiful post yesterday and I'll be honest....I'm feeling more than a little pressure to produce something half a good!!!!
Normally I stick to talking about yarn and yarn related things on my blog. 
This time it's a little different. 
This time the yarn represents much more. 
It's all about My Tribe. 
Our Tribe. 
The Scheepjes Bloggers. 

Just over a year ago, whilst on a Scheepjes Bloggers weekend, we were all asked to choose a set of 6 colours that would drift together well. It was to be for a new yarn range to represent the bloggers.
Well! You can only imagine the frenzy of excitement that ensued! I can still remember it so well. I mean, it's not every day you get asked to choose colours that will be made into a ball of yarn named after you is it?!
What I also remember so well is a an overwhelming feeling of gratitude and happiness to be involved with such a fabulous set of people. I do confess to welling up a bit and going to the loo to have a quiet blub as it was all too much....but shhhh! Don't tell anyone 😉 
I think it's fair to say, as a collective, we are so much more than a group of yarn loving makers and designers. We get each other. We understand each other. We cry together when bad things happen. We support each other when the going gets tough and we laugh and celebrate when things are good. We come from all over the world and different walks of life but when we are together we are in our happy place. Safe in Our Tribe
Obviously it also helps that the yarn is freakin' stunning 😍

The Our Tribe yarn itself is a sport weight 70% Merino Superwash/30% polyamide blend. 
It comes in 100g balls which is 420 metres. It's machine washable (yay!) at 40 degrees and the recommended hook/needle size is 2.5 - 3mm.

I spent some happy time arranging the colours. I think you'll agree there is a lovely selection here!

This is the 50 Shades of 4ply colour way!
I've haven't had a great deal of time to play with the yarn as yet but I've hooked up a small selection of samples to try and show you the yarn in action. Ive used a 3mm hook and found that this size gave some great results.

This plain HDC sample shows the colour transitions. 

I tried out a more solid textural pattern and was pleasantly surprised with the results! 
The texture pops more than expected and it highlights the gentle colour changes beautifully.

I also really liked the yarn in a lacy pattern. 
One thing you cannot tell from the photographs is how well this yarn drapes once blocked. 
It is very soft. It passed the next to neck skin test with flying colours!
(yes I really do sit with yarn samples draped around my neck!!!)
I have plans for this yarn! Both crochet and knit wise so do please keep checking back.
Do pop over to the very talented Jellina from Jellina-Creations tomorrow for more Our Tribe love.
In fact just go now! You can browse a bit before tomorrow 😉
If you haven't been flowing this journey with us so far, here are the links to the previous posts:
Kirsten (Haak Maar Raak)
Nerissa (Miss Neriss)
Rachele (Cypress Textiles)
Susan (Felted Button)
Til next time x

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  1. Wow! So very cool! I love your tribe ;)
    And so valutabeleid what a great friendship you all have together.

  2. Oops, sorry.....commented in the other post with the secret garden throw...but this is the one with the delightful wheel design square that I would so much like to make!
    All so lovely, I am lost in here!

  3. Wow! This shade works up so beautifully! There are colors that you cannot tell are there until it's crocheted. Like a chameleon!