Guigemar, A Yarn Club Unboxing, Part 1
Yes, it's true. I failed to resist the siren call of a new Round Table Yarns Yarn Club! This one tells the tale of Guigemar over the course of three months, featuring three luscious skeins of Karen's Camelot base, which is 435 yards of decadence in fingering weight MCN (80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, and 10% Nylon).
I'm unfamiliar with this tale and though Karen tells us in the introductory shipment that this story is not directly related to Arthurian legend (it is, in fact, a lay by Marie de France), there is a crossover in one of the story elements and I am most intrigued by her teaser!
Guigemar earns a reputation as the most handsome, intelligent, and brave young man in the land. Many women fall in love with him, but he never returns their love. One day, during a hunt, Guigemar mortally wounds a white hind, wounding himself in the process. The white hind curses Guigemar with her last breath: never will his wound be healed but by a woman who will suffer greatly for love of Guigemar and he for love of her. Will Guigemar's wound be healed? Will Guigemar fall in love at last?
Are you ready to begin a new adventure? Come along, then!
SPOILER ALERT! Picture of YARN below!
The Marvelous Ship is a beautifully soft and kind of dusty blue with that fantastic tonal depth of color that I so adore about Karen's colorways. If you listened to the story, you'll know that Guigemar finds himself floating out to sea unexpectedly at the end of Part 1 and I can just imagine drifting off toward the horizon on the gently rolling blue waves under a warm summer sun - I don't think I'd much mind at all!
And bonus! Check out the cute little enamel pin with the crochet hook!
As I mentioned in the video, I already have plans for this trio of yarns, so I won't be challenging myself to create a new piece with each skein as I did with the Tristan and Isolde Yarn Club before, but I'm quite looking forward to seeing how the rest of this story unfolds! If you'd like to see some three-color pattern suggestions, be sure to check out the bundle that Karen put together on Ravelry (there are both knit and crochet patterns) and, of course, there's also my Cave of Lovers Scarflette design featuring just one skein of Camelot!
P.S. I'm wearing the Briar Rose Cowl, which was my design using the final installment of the Tristan and Isolde club.