close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Bumblebirch Forage

We do love our local hand-dyed yarns at Close Knit. We have a great relationship with Sarah of Bumblebirch, and it's always a pleasure to see her beautiful work in the shop.
Many of you are huge fans of her Heartwood fingering weight yarn, and I think you are going to love the Forage Worsted as well. Each skein is 220 yards of machine washable merino yarn, perfect for just about anything.
We have carried Forage in the past, but it has been awhile. I used a skein of Dandelion to make myself an Advanced Beanie. The knitting was pretty straightforward, although it is desperately in need of a fuzzy white pom pom. I am ashamed at how long it has taken me to get to that bit.
Forage knits up with such a lovely bounce and squish, and the colors are a very important part of the fun. Her colors really reflect the personality of Portland in a lot of ways. The greens, blues, and greys are so familiar to all of us right now in the middle of winter. Her bright orange, deep yellow, and soft pastels look like Portland springtime to me.

This gorgeous stuff is worth seeing in person. Pop in for some local color. 

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