Here at Neighborhood Fiber Co., you may have noticed that we aren't exactly shy about our beliefs. We were all stunned to the point of paralysis after the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. With Karida out on maternity leave and Stitches West quickly approaching, the decision of what to do got pushed to the back of our brains. Well, now we're back and we're ready to do something.
On April 20, 1999, I was one of millions of high school students across the United States who felt their safety shattered by the Columbine High School Massacre. For me, it felt like one of those moments where everything changes and nothing can ever truly be the same again. Before I graduated from high school, there were school shooting or bombing scares that raised all manner of hue and outcry against the availability of guns and bomb-making materials. But nothing really changed. In recent years, I’ve watched the aftermath of so many school or mass shootings, that I felt myself becoming desensitized to them. Until February 14, 2018. Watching the students at Stoneman Douglas High School flee their school buildings, hands in the air, as police and EMTs pooled around them, I was horrified, but I was also really scared. For the first time, I experienced a school shooting through the lens of a parent. As many of you know, I recently gave birth. My son, Kai, was still 6 days from being born, but the brother that I have been raising for the last 3 years was still at school. Many of you are parents too, and even if you’re not, I know that you share my horror at the events in Parkland. Watching the young people who have come of age in this climate of fear rise up to make a change has given me hope that I haven’t felt in long while. These young people are the victims of these school shootings. The adults have failed to protect them, so they are demanding what we should have been able to give them. Now is the time to give them all of our support. - Karida
Because we are yarn dyers, of course we turned to color.
Parkland will be available until March 24 with all proceeds going to March For Our Lives so that more young people can join the fight and have their voices heard. It's working and we want to keep it that way.
Picture shown is in Studio DK. Please note the color differs slightly depending on the yarn base. As with all of our speckled yarns, each skein is dyed individually so they are truly one of a kind!
Since we are dyeing these to order, please allow up to a week of processing time. All sales are final and non-refundable.
You have a lot of different types of yarn! How do I know which one is which?
We do have a lot of different types! From lace weight to extra bulky, we really do try to have something for everyone. Each type of yarn has its own listing with more information, which is linked below.
Maisonette: fine lace weight, 50% merino/50% tussah silk,1250 yards/4 oz
Chromium: fine lace weight, 69% silk noil/31% stainless steel, 440 yards/1 oz
Loft: lace weight, 60% kid mohair/40% silk, 350 yards/1 oz
Capital Luxury Lace: 3-ply heavy lace/light fingering weight, 80% wool/10% cashmere/10% nylon, 560 yards/4 oz
Penthouse Silk Fingering: 2-ply light fingering weight, 100% silk, 500 yards/4 oz
Rustic Fingering: single-ply fingering weight, 100% superwash merino, 475 yards/4oz
Studio Sock: 8-ply fingering weight, 100% superwash merino, 400 yards/4 oz
Cobblestone Sock: 3-ply fingering weight, 75% BFL/15% cashmere/10% silk, 400 yards/4 oz
Capital Luxury Sport: 3-ply sport weight, 70% merino/20% cashmere/10% nylon, 360 yards/4 oz
Studio DK: 3-ply DK weight, 100% superwash merino, 275 yards/4 oz
Cobblestone DK: 3-ply DK weight, 75% BFL/15% cashmere/10% silk, 275 yards/4 oz
Rustic Worsted: single-ply worsted weight, 100% superwash merino, 275 yards/4 oz
Studio Worsted: 4-ply worsted weight, 100% superwash merino, 400 yards/8 oz
Cobblestone Worsted: 4-ply worsted weight, 75% BFL/15% cashmere/10% silk, 200 yards/4 oz
Studio Chunky: 6-ply bulky weight, 100% superwash merino, 125 yards/4 oz
Rustic Bulky: single-ply super bulky weight, 100% merino, 140 yards/8.8 oz
Cobblestone Roving: spinning fiber, 75% BFL, 25% silk, 4 oz per braid