February 2015 Yarn Club: Dark Wings, Dark Words

February’s colorway was called *Dark Wings, Dark Words*.

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“Dark wings, dark words, me mother used to say, but when the birds fly silent, seems to me that’s even darker.”

Ravens are used in Westeros as messengers, and while most messages sent are of standard fare, occasionally it is said that the black birds are the bearers of bad news, and harbingers of death. While mentioned throughout the series of books in many different areas (as they are used comparably to how we would use carrier pigeons), the ravens we get to know the most are those at the Night’s Watch, especially Mormont’s raven, who also has some rudimentary speaking ability – mostly asking incessantly for corn.

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If you opted for sock, the yarn was Andre, an 80% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon blend which gets 6-8 stitches on a US 0-2.

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If you opted for Worsted, the yarn was Tepper, a 100% Superwash Merino that gets 4.5-5 stitches to the inch on a US 7-9.

Sad that you missed out? The next round of club is still open!

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