Bohemia Fibers is an indy yarn dyer I discovered on Ravelry some time ago. They dye to order, as in you send them a photograph and they dye the yarn to have the same colors in approximately the same proportions. It’s great stuff. The kind of thing you choose a simple stitch pattern for because you just want to let the yarn do the work (besides, something complex would get lost), or you break it up into smaller bits outlined by a solid color.
This winter I followed the Hubble Advent Calendar and fell in love with… well, just about with all of it. I was particularly taken with the Carina Nebula.
More precisely, the “Mystic Mountain” portion of the Carina Nebula (because we now have telescopes powerful enough to get details of nebulae!).
So I ordered a skein of laceweight merino yarn from Bohemia Fibers dyed to reflect this picture. They just shipped it. I was hoping to get a ‘teaser’ picture of the yarn, but I guess they just do that for their custom dyed series. In any case, I’m planning to knit a Wirbel with it, or other simple shawl.
I can’t wait for it to get here!
I didn’t win the chocolate yarn giveaway at Mereknits blog, but I did enter a few more:
Dayana Knits is giving away some lovely Rowan Artprints Aran in a planned pooling giveaway (23 April drawing).
The April Knitcrate giveaway (15 April) is a mystery box, as always
Knitted in Switzerland will give away one of three shawl patterns (12 April)
Crochet Ever After is giving away two skeins of Silverspun yarn and a pattern (30 April)