Yes, I know, I’m really on a November kick, aren’t I?
Perhaps it’s because it’s the natal month; perhaps it’s because it’s NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month). Or perhaps because I’m always very aware that November marks the transition to the longest season up here — winter.
But I find it fascinating that there is yarn — more than one — with colorways named after November. Given that it’s such a brown, gloomy, dreary month, generally speaking. I realize I’m sensitized to November, but, for example, I don’t recall seeing a number of yarns with May-themed colorways (as delightful a month as it is, much more so than November). I suppose I just might not be paying attention.
Last year I showed you some November yarns I had found.
Here are a couple more I have discovered and collected (most of these ARE collector’s yarn; I am not planning to knit these, and if I did, it would probably be for me. Or possibly another November baby. Maybe.) I showed you the Dream in Color November Muse last year, but in the Smooshy sock yarn; this year’s collector yarn is the same November colorway in Baby laceweight.
I probably will knit up the Dream in Color Baby at some point, actually. When I find or design a pattern that seems appropriate. And the ZenString “November” on the right is just gorgeous; I think the colors in Austin in November are a little different than up here (and maybe that’s a little blue-gray sky mixed in).
The Malabrigo on the left mystifies me a little, though. Wouldn’t “Noviembre” in Uruguay inspire a different color palette, one would think? That’s spring in Uruguay. Maybe it’s early spring.
I put the yarn down in an autumnal part of the garden,
& noticed that the colors of the November garden truly were reflected in the yarn.
See? Truth in advertising!
I guess November can be beautiful, after all. I believe I occasionally may need an attitude adjustment! Anytime I feel dreary this month, I should come look at my November yarns.