New in the Shop: Why the Sea is Salt

Popular September 2013 club colorway “Why the Sea is Salt” is now available as a regular colorway in the shop!

Fairy tales, like folk tales and mythology, can be used to help explain things we don’t understand – or didn’t understand, hundreds of years ago. At the same time, they teach life lessons; be kind, be helpful, be generous, for these things are rewarded… as are selfishness, greed, and avarice (although not with the kind of reward anyone would want). Everything comes with a price, and that price is not always explained when the bargain is struck.

The inspiration for this yarn, “Why the Sea is Salt” (also sometimes called “How the Sea Got its Salt” or “Why the Sea is Salty” ) is such a fairy tale – what you get isn’t always exactly what you were asking for. The condensed version is that through a series of events, a man comes to own a magic mill that will grind everything he could ever want. There is a magic word to stop it, however, and when the mill changes hands, that word is not passed on… resulting in it grinding so much salt that the ship it was on sank, and there it lies today at the bottom of the ocean, still grinding salt.

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.

You can find Why the Sea is Salt here. Thanks, y’all!

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