As a dyer, it's always fun to dream about having your own yarns spun to your specifications by yarn mills. Finally, after a few years in business, I took the plunge and had Serenity Lace spun to my specifications as my first custom spun yarn last year. The response was so fantastic that I decided to do another custom spin but this time, in a fingering weight and from that was born Serenity 20 spun especially for Zen Yarn Garden and not seen anywhere else.
The new yarn was spun and delivered early in the New Year but it's been waiting for me to get a hold of it for a few weeks now and finally, I did my first update last night. This yarn is delicious and soaks up the dye in a fantastic way. Here's a sampling of a few of the colourways:
Today I spent the day packing up everyone's orders so the yarns would get into everyone's hands quickly! I know it's not fun to have to wait for yarn especially if you have a pattern in mind already.
Thank you for such a fabulous response to the first stocking of this yarn - it makes me very excited to know you are just as excited as I am to try a new yarn. I am planning on updating the colourways on a regular basis so if you visited last night and didn't see a colourway you wanted, please make sure to visit again soon!
And what is Serenity 20 you ask? Well, since I have already been stocking the lovely Serenity Sock with 10% cashmere, I thought it'd be amazing to up the cashmere content to 20% for twice the cashmere and twice the softness. 10% feels nice but 20% feels even softer so this yarn contains 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere and 10% nylon in a lovely fingering weight. It's perfect for a luxury pair of socks but will be fantastic for any next-to-the-skin projects like cowls, shawls, shawlettes, fingerless mittens, etc. Let your imagination run wild!
Now I'm having visions of more custom spun yarns. If you could have a dream yarn spun for you, what would it be? I have a few more ideas but feel free to make suggestions too!