The 60s Have Called in Andre

The 60s Have Called in Andre

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The 60s Have Called, on that big clunky pinkish-yellow rotary phone that hung on the wall like a heavy plastic brick. Civil Rights. The Freedom Rides. The Voting Rights Act. The Fair Housing Act. The March from Selma to Montgomery and the Edmund Pettus bridge. Change. The Vietnam draft. Conscientious objection. Burning your draft card and going to Canada. Music. Janis Joplin. Phil Ochs. Jimi Hendrix. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band. Woodstock. Being barefoot in Berkeley and passing out flowers. The 60s were a time of change, and some would say we haven't been the same since. I've chosen, with these colors, to remember music and band posters and the color palette that started to show up in dens and kitchens across the country.

HaldeCraft HandDyed yarns started life in 2007 in a small yarn store in Gainesville, Florida (Hanks Yarn and Fiber) and was then called "Perhaps Today is a Good Day to Dye". It has continued online as HaldeCraft HandDyed since 2011, and is hand-dyed and lovingly re-skeined in a small home studio by someone who loves the fiber arts just as much as you do. If you are looking for photos of yarn colorways or finished objects and are on Ravelry, you can find my yarn in their database; just look for "HaldeCraft HandDyed".

All of my yarns are hand-dyed singly or in batches of two. If you would like to order for a large project, please contact me and I will be more than happy to dye your order with every attempt to get each skein as matching as possible. However, as with all hand-dyes (not just my own) I recommend working from alternating balls on larger projects as even yarns dyed at the same time may not be perfectly matched.

This yarn was dyed in a smoke-free, but not pet-free studio; however, once dyed it is kept sealed in bags inside bins which studio dogs do not have access to.

Base: Andre
Content: 80% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon
Yardage: 400 yards/100g
Weight: Sock
Gauge: 6-8 stitches/inch on a US 0-2