Be prepared for an egregious number of exclamation points, because that’s just how excited I am.
I’ve been working on this super secret project behind the scenes with my dear friend Michelle of Simply Elemental, a talented artist who specializes in all-natural bath and body products. Michelle and I have teamed up to develop something totally new; Berry Vanilla cleansing yarn conditioner! Made with all-natural products, including shea butter and lanolin oil (the natural oil of sheep wool), this beautiful wash will cleanse, condition and protect your precious hand knits, leaving them baby soft and smelling like heaven. To go with the wash, we have also developed a Berry Vanilla spray; a simple freshener for your hand knits, lightly scenting them all day long. Nothing is tested on animals, and the lanolin oil is compassionately harvested from already-shorn wool.
Of course, to go with everything, I’ve developed the Berry Vanilla colour way and pattern!
A gorgeously textured crescent shawl with a slightly ruffled border, this shawl uses up almost all of a skein of Niagara MCN. Don’t let those cables scare you off; they are surprisingly easy and fluid to work once you get the hang of it, though I would say being able to cable without a needle is a must.
Are you ready to hear about the party? Everything, the wash, the spray, the pattern and the yarn will be launching at Yarns Untangled here in Toronto, on Saturday August 13th. There will be kits available, munchies, and one lucky winner will walk away with a free Berry Vanilla kit! Stay tuned for more details including timing etc., but save the date because that will be the only place to get Berry Vanilla until after Festival Twist (and at Festival Twist, of course!). If you are planning to attend the KW Knitters Fair we’ll have kits for sale there as well. After the Knitters Fair, Berry Vanilla, the wash, the spray and the pattern, will all be added to the permanent collection on our website.
You might as well get to know Amelia and Brenna from Yarns Untangled really well if you happen to live in Toronto, because they are the exclusive yarn store of The Blue Brick ombré yarns for the entire GTA, that’s how much we love them!
So many exciting things going on, while we’re trying to sell/buy a home and prepare for our first really huge festivals. It’s never boring around here!
Interesting. I always assumed lanolin was undesirable on wool, hence it being removed as part of the processing of fleece. Can you explain what the benefit of adding it back in is?