I was reminded of this lovely Robert Frost poem by Cathy-Cate at Hither and Yarn, and it seemed perfectly appropos for the colourway (never mind that spring doesn't come to the high alpine until July or thereabouts.)
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf,
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay.
This is one of my favorite "gentle" colourways, drawn from the most enchanting of alpine wildflowers:
Feathery dove grey melts into pale creamy yellow with just a hint of chartreuse.
The merino-silk is particularly luscious (as usual):
And some mohair-silk laceweight that perfectly mimics the delicate, feathery fronds of the flower:
The Cruiser sweater pack has been nabbed already, but there is still a sweater's worth each of the sport and worsted weight BFL, or you could combine this colourway with a darker one for some colourwork. I'm still brainstorming how best to handle sweater quantities, knowing that one size does not fit all, so to speak. I'm open to suggestions, including a limited amount of custom dyeing in certain colourways.
This week is shaping up to be pretty full, with company to entertain for most of it, so I won't be able to do another full dye run until next week, BUT... I still have a tub of back-stock of sock yarn and another of laceweight, much of it Silken Mist, so I'll have my voice activated skein winder working while he socializes and put that yarn up next Sunday.