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These days the world feels so stressful and divided, so I wanted to do something that would help me feel more connected to the wider world community. No matter our political persuasions, religious beliefs, or all the other details that make us different, I don't think it's a stretch to believe that we all really want a better world and a better life for everyone. I will always fundamentally believe in the innate goodness in the vast majority of people everywhere.

I know from my own experience volunteering in soup kitchens when I lived in Washington, DC, and from my Mom's experience volunteering as a nurse in our local free clinic and at our local food pantry, even small measures ~ just reaching out, being present ~ can mean so much to someone in need.

My goal with the Power of Pink is to help, in a small way, the many people who need help in the U.S. and around the world. Twenty-five percent (25%) of all orders with (pink) in the title will be donated to several organizations whose mission is to help people and provide vital services, here in the US as well as abroad. So you can be sure that, whenever you order pink from me, part of your purchase will go towards helping and supporting those less fortunate.

The Association for Women in Science is a bit different, but it's an organization that's rather dear to my heart. It works towards equal opportunities for girls in STEM classes and schools, and women in STEM professions. This hits close to home, because not only do I have a niece currently majoring in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Maryland, my daughter is planning to become a Marine Biologist, too! I'm so proud of these two incredibly intelligent, committed young women and I want to support them, and all the other women like them, as they pursue their education and careers.

For me, pink is no longer a color for babies. After all, Real Men aren't afraid to wear pink, am I right? :-D Seriously, though, it has become a symbol of the power of the people when they come together for a cause. A symbol for working together; I think the power of pink can be a force for good, and positive change, in the world!

It's nice to know that as I'm knitting something beautiful for myself, a loved one, a friend, or as a donation to a cause important to me, I'm also supporting someone else's life and helping to make life better, even if only in a small way. And that the yarn I dye, in someone else's hands, will do the same. That the very act of creating is helping to create a better life for others. How great is that? Big changes sometimes start with small steps, right?

Please note that this endeavor is meant to be completely a-political. I am not here to judge, or be judged. It's sole purchase is to help us connect in our shared love of textiles, and in doing so help others less fortunate than we may be, here and abroad. Your purchase of pink yarn from Spirit Trail Fiberworks will go towards supporting those less fortunate, in a non-political and non-judgmental way. The organizations currently earmarked for donations are:

The International Rescue Committee
Women for Women International
Association for Women in Science
Planned Parenthood
Feeding America

If you'd like to have your donation go to one of these organizations in particular, just include it in the Comments section of your order. Likewise, if there is an organization you don't support, please note the one or ones you would like to support and just leave out the ones you don't out. No judgement, and I will follow customer directives completely. If you don't have a preference, just leave your comment section blank, and I'll split your donation equally between these organizations.

I plan to change the organizations we donate to on a quarterly basis, so if there is an organization you particularly want to support, please email me at info@spirit-trail.net and let me know. I'm happy to consider your suggestions.

I thank you for joining with me in solidarity, to make the world a better place, one stitch at a time!


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Birte ~ Pink Sands (pink)


A soft pink color with gray undertones, reminiscent of pink sand beaches. Tonal solid.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Price: $34.00
4 in stock!
Birte ~ Rose Kissed (pink)


A rich plummy-pinky red, reminiscent of roses, semi-solid.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Price: $34.00
2 in stock!
Birte ~ Sorbet (pink)


A bright, happy blend of coral/orange reminiscent of fresh berry sorbet, semi-solid.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk DK weight.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

Price: $34.00
1 in stock!
Brigantia ~ Neon Poppies (pink)


A vivid red with hints of pink and orange; vibrant, intense, and fun. Tonal solid.

85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 8 ounces / 210g / 600 yards per skein.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.


Price: $54.00
2 in stock!
Brigantia ~ Pink Sands (pink)


A soft pink color with gray undertones, reminiscent of pink sand beaches. Tonal solid.

85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 8 ounces / 210g / 600 yards per skein.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.

Price: $54.00
5 in stock!
Brigantia ~ Watermelon Slushie (pink)


Soft coral / pinks, reminiscent of watermelon slushy drinks. Tonal solid.

85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

Sold by the skein. Each skein is 8 ounces / 210g / 600 yards per skein.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.

Price: $54.00
3 in stock!
Luna ~ Christine (pink)


Christine is rather like bubble-gum-pink on steroids. Bright, vivid, intense, strong, and really fun. Semi-solid.

Great on its own or as a contrast color in colorwork.

100% non-shrink organic wool (although my dyes are not all organic), worsted weight.

18-20 stitches / 4 inches on US 6-7.

200 yards per 3.5 ounce / 110 gram skein.

Christine is named for Christine de Pizan (1364-1430), who was unusual for her time because she made her living as an author. She lived a life idealized by many modern feminists that was totally contradictory to that of the typical female of her time, as the sole earner and head of the household. She was the first known French (and possibly European) woman to make her living by her pen, which she did to support her family and to create a more positive view of women in late fourteenth and early fifteenth century France. (wikipedia)Great on its own or as a contrast color in colorwork.


Price: $27.00
11 in stock!
Luna ~ Lucretia (pink)


Lucretia is a deep mauve-purple-pink, more purple and mauve than pink. Semi-solid.

Great on its own or as a contrast color in colorwork.

100% non-shrink organic wool (although my dyes are not all organic), worsted weight.

18-20 stitches / 4 inches on US 6-7.

200 yards per 3.5 ounce / 110 gram skein.

Lucretia is named for Lucretia Mott (1701-1800), an American Quaker, abolitionist, a women's rights activist, and a social reformer. She formed the idea of reforming the position of women in society when she was amongst the women excluded from the World Anti-Slavery Convention in 1840. In 1848 she was invited by Jane Hunt to a meeting that led to the first meeting about women's rights. Mott helped write the Declaration of Sentiments during the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention. (wikipedia)

Price: $27.00
3 in stock!
Luna ~ Marie (pink)


Marie is a lovely, soft mauve-pink with hints of pink-gold and darker mauve. Semi-solid.

Great on its own or as a contrast color in colorwork.

100% non-shrink organic wool (although my dyes are not all organic), worsted weight.

18-20 stitches / 4 inches on US 6-7.

200 yards per 3.5 ounce / 110 gram skein.

Marie is named for Marie de Gourney (1565-1645), a French writer, who wrote a novel and a number of other literary compositions, including two protofeminist works, The Equality of Men and Women (1622) and The Ladies' Grievance (Les femmes et Grief des dames, 1626). In her novel Le Promenoir de M. de Montaigne qui traite de l’amour dans l’œuvre de Plutarque she explored the dangers women face when they become dependent on men. She insisted that women should be educated. (wikipedia)

Price: $27.00
3 in stock!
Selene ~ Lady Slipper (pink)


A bright but soft pink, reminiscent of wild lady slipper flowers. Tonal solid.

100% non-shrink organic wool (although my dyes are not all organic, the wool has been raised and processed according to GOTS-certified practices), DK weight.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US 3-6.

255 yards per 3.5 ounce / 110 gram skein.


Price: $27.00
4 in stock!
Sunna ~ 50's Pin Up

A deep, intense pink-red, semi-solid.

75% Superwash Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk.
4 ounces (110g), 350s yard (320m) per skein.
18-32 stitches / 4 inches on US Needle Size 2-7 (higher gauge for socks, looser for lace).

Price: $34.00
5 in stock!
Sunna ~ Bubblegum Shooter


A fun speckled colorway of deep pink, blue, green and lavender speckles on a pink base, reminiscent of bubble gum, gum balls, and gum drops.

75% Superwash Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk.

4 ounces (110g), 350s yard (320m) per skein. 18-32 stitches /

4 inches on US Needle Size 2-7 (higher gauge for socks, looser for lace).

Price: $34.00
7 in stock!
Verdande ~ Elizabeth (pink)


Elizabeth is for those who like a little bit of pink, but not too much: A soft gray background frames speckles of magenta and soft pinks.Variegated.

Great on its own or as a contrast color in colorwork.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk, worsted weight.

18-20 stitches / 4 inches on US 6-7.

220 yards per 3.9 ounce / 113 gram skein.

Elizabeth is named for Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), was an American suffragist, social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women's rights movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the Seneca Falls Convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized women's rights and women's suffrage movements in the United States. (wikipedia)

Price: $34.00
2 in stock!
Verdande ~ Ruby Slippers (pink)


Rich, vibrant ruby-red with pink undertones, semi-solid.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk, worsted weight.

18-20 stitches / 4 inches on US 6-7.

220 yards per 3.9 ounce / 113 gram skein.

Price: $34.00
5 in stock!
Verdande ~ VaVaVoom! (pink)


A vibrant, intense dark magenta/pink. Semi-solid.

75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk, worsted weight.

18-20 stitches / 4 inches on US 6-7.

220 yards per 3.9 ounce / 113 gram skein.

Price: $34.00
3 in stock!
Vesta ~ Pink Sands (pink)

A soft pink color with gray undertones, reminiscent of pink sand beaches. Tonal solid.

100% superfine merino (NOT superwash!).

210g / approximately 300 yards, Gauge: 10-16 stitches over 4 inches (on US 9-11 needles).

Price: $50.00
6 in stock!
Vesta ~ Ruby Slippers (pink)


Rich, vibrant ruby-red with pink undertones, semi-solid.

100% superfine merino (NOT superwash!).

210g / approximately 300 yards, Gauge: 10-16 stitches over 4 inches (on US 9-11 needles).

Price: $50.00
3 in stock!