Butter mints...served at every baby or wedding shower, pinochle party, or formal supper my grandmother every hosted. I've always loved them, for their buttery minty yumminess but more for their lovely array of color. This is another beautiful spring colorway, with pastel shades of mint, sage, peppermint, rose, butter, hints of pale tangerine, creamy white. Lovely!
Handpainted on fine Merino wool fiber, spun as an art yarn, extreme thick and thin, very lofty, slub/tuft yarn-each skein is approximately 100 yards (not blocked to retain character) and weighs over 3 oz.
Each skein of yarn is a labor of love. Recycled or local roving is hand painted with low acid dyes, steamed, and cooled for 24 hours to ensure colorfast yarn and less environmental impact as no dye is being washed down the drain. The roving is drafted and spun on my dreamy Schacht Matchless wheel, wound onto the niddy noddy and fashioned into a skein. Next, I soak the skein of yarn in a spring water rinse. At this point the wet skein is blocked (dried with weights or on a yarn blocker to remove overtwist) and finally stored, awaiting a new home.