I find myself, just after the autumnal equinox, in the midst of a spell of sultry summer weather. It’s as if the weather has decided to finally deliver the heat and humidity that we never really had this summer in Ontario. It’s actually hot enough that it’s a little hard to think of yarn right now– but I’m sure that you’re up to it, right, when there are gobstoppers on the line?
This batch is partly named for Elizabethan slang, and partly from various fetching phrases related to heat from a 1905 dictionary of slang that I recently found online; I’ve only just started to look through it, but I can definitely predict that you’ll be hearing more of it in the future!
As always, every gobstopper is one of a kind, so if you see something that you love, email me to claim it.Remember, colours may vary considerably across different devices, so do email me if you have any questions about the colours of a particular gobstopper. Yarn details and prices are available here.
Four Quarter: Back:
Boon for a Borsholder; Front Left: Like Winking at One O’Clock; Front Right: A Jeeny o’ Water
Four Quarter: Back left:
A Murrey Mishtopper; Back right: A Bully Rook Bufe; Front left: Couch a Hogshead; Front right: Apt Arquebus
Sock (matching 50g cakes, sold in pairs): Top:
Bosky Bowers; Upper middle: Upon the Gad; Lower middle: Caitiff Caterwauling; Bottom: Dun’s the Mouse
merino-silk (MS-4) fingering: Left:
Plume-up the Praetor; Right: Will He, Nill He
MCN giants (150g cakes): Left:
Hunt-up the Hurly Burly; Back centre: Dismount Thy Tuck; Back right: Cullionly Barbermonger; Front centre: Woundress Sensible; Front right: A Collied Coystrill
merino DK: Back:
When the Garden Went Wild; Front left: June Waits for Spring; Front right: Darwin Drives a Car
merino-silk DK sockstoppers (matching 50g cakes, wound in opposite directions to better show colours): Far left: A Bartholomew, Ostentatiously Displayed; Centre left: To Wabble the Lip; Centre right:
He Wears His Blues Open When It’s Hot; Far right: Whence Rampageousness?
BFL-silk laceweight: Left:
A Bit of a Hot Brain; Centre: Foot-hot It, Now!; Right: To Drink a Locomotive
merino-cashmere-silk (MCS) lace (a heavy lace to light fingering): Left:
She’s Going to Stive a Crowd; Centre: A Flip-Flap Acrobat; Right: The Blazing Habiliments of Flunkeys