CIRCUS SHOES from our Favorite Books collection Hand Dyed Superwash Merino Yarn,Sock Toad
During a virtual trunk show with Paige from Frame and Fiber, we discussed some of our favorite books as children. You can find the video here. This is one of the books chosen by Helen.
Circus Shoes by Noel Streatfield, follows the lives of two children who go live with their uncle in a traveling circus. As the children grow and acclimate to life under the big tent, their preconceived notions of circus folk and all the work that goes into training to be a performer are turned upside down. Since we always harbored a secret desire to run away and join the circus, this really struck a chord with us.
Helen envisioned red and white stripes for the tent and then we added orange speckles to represent the book cover we had growing up.
Yarn is available in fingering and DK weights:
Sock Toad Base: $28/skein
80% superwash merino, 20% Nylon
Toad DK: $28/skein
100% superwash merino
Our yarns are hand dyed or hand painted using professional acid dyes. We wash each skein carefully after dying but slight bleeding may occur during first wash. Skeins may vary in color slightly so if using more than one skein of yarn in a project, please alternate skeins every few rows.
This soft, squishy yarn is perfect for socks, shawls, sweaters or any project where you would use a Fingering weight.
Care of yarn - superwash merino will allow you to wash your items in the washing machine but please use cold water. For best results and care, hand washing is recommended.