Melanie Dilworth of Black Trillium Fibre Studio is just one of the many small dyers I'm proud to offer at Simply Socks Yarn Company. As many of you have noticed over the past year or so of having her squishy skeins in the store, her colors are dynamic yet wearable, and the bases she chooses are comfortable on the skin and hold up well. Black Trillium's Merilon (merino/nylon) is one of those rare hand dyed yarns that I would be comfortable gifting to someone who doesn't know how to properly care for hand knits. While it might not hold up to washing and drying with towels like Opal and Trekking do, it certainly can tolerate machine washing and drying without being destroyed in the process.
I received a new batch of Melanie's Merilon and Pebble recently, and here's what you can find for now, keeping in mind when I received the last batch a few months ago, several colors were nearly snatched up immediately. Trinity, the merino/cashmere/nylon, isn't available anymore, so what you see is all I can get.
In Pebble, Brindle, a color that is tame enough for a color-shy man like my husband, but still a fun knit for me.
Beach Glass in Merilon. Which, if you'd read this blog long you know this is the type of color I go for. Green/blue.
For those of you who are energized by blue-tinged-purples, Night Blooming Flower in Pebble.
If you are looking for something cheery this time of year, take a look at Robin's Egg Blue in Merilon
And Watermelon, in Merilon, is a reminder that as wintery as it is, summer is only a few months away.
For those of you waiting to hear about the winners of the recent contests, it's a (wonderfully) busy time of year so I haven't yet found the time to finish the contest. I hope to do so in a week or so, so please continued to check back.